Saturn – Year 4 & 5
I am the Saturn Class teacher and my name is Mr Bucknall. I am supported in class by Mrs Douglas.
I am so pleased to see so many fo the children return to class. This term we will be learning lots of new things. Our topic will begin with a recovery curriculum to help support children during these times and give children to express their emotions and feelings. Later on in the term, we will look into Fair Trade with a particular focus on Africa. In English, we are writing traditional stories written from a different point of view. After this, we will go on to write a story with a time twist before concluding the year focussing on a persuasive speech and a poetry focus. We will also have a weekly grammar focus, so please ask your child what we are studying and help them to revise this subject. This term, we are reading the book ‘I believe in Unicorns!’ We will have weekly Maths focus areas whilst also ensuring the children are learning their times-tables fully. The children will also be learning Spanish once a week.
During these difficult times, it is really important that children keep safe and ensure they are washing their hands regularly. Children are recommended to bring their water bottle in to school everyday and ensure it washed every evening.
A few helpful reminders:
We have PE once a week (Wednesday) with Mr Jenkins. Children must have their full PE kits.
Children must read and have their reading record signed every night. If this isn’t completed more than twice in a week then your child will miss playtime to read. Homework will be updated once a week via Google Classroom (the login details for these have already been sent home). Children are required to submit their work and I will provide a written comment on their progress. If homework isn’t completed, then children will be expected to complete it at playtime.
Due to the virus, children are expected to be in school no later then 8:50am (arriving through the main gate) and then are to be collected at 3:25pm again from the main gate, except on Fridays when they are to be collected at 1:15pm.
As always, please speak to me if you have any concerns regarding your child over the next term and thank you for your continued support.