Years 4 and 5 Class Page
Teacher : Miss Salisbury
Introduction to Class
Hello I’m Miss Salisbury and I’m lucky enough to be teaching two year groups this year! As this has the potential to be too much of a good thing, the fabulous Miss Davies will take over every Thursday. To the team, we warmly welcome Mrs Price, and she will be supporting the teaching and learning in class – all day … everyday!
We start this academic year with a truly scrumptious topic which is linked to our class reader by the magnificent author, Roald Dahl! Inspired by the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it’s possible that this could turn out to be a tough theme for the children with a focus on chocolate, sweets and sugar! Using plenty of literacy and numeracy skills, the children will have the opportunity to learn and develop their History and Geography skills linked to these as well as channel their inner Willy Wonka by developing, making and packaging a new treat! I’m thinking that possibly the taste testing of these might have to be completed by just us adults …
However! To balance everything out, and ensure a healthy lifestyle we will have P.E. every Thursday. Ideally, we would like it if P.E. kits could be arranged so that they can be left in school at the start of each half term and then be taken home during each holiday for a wash. They need a t-shirt, shorts or jogging bottoms and suitable footwear in the form of either trainers or gymnasium shoes. In addition to a P.E. session, we are going to be setting a daily challenge to walk a mile! Keep a look out for our Twitter feeds to see how we all fare with this new initiative and if we can get our time down. More details will follow closer to the time but we will complete a Swimming block in December.
Hopefully the Dojo codes sent out will have reached you and you’ve been able to successfully login to your child’s account. This will allow you to see and track all the positive behaviour reward points issued to your child during the school day. We know the children love it when you get to hear about how amazing they have been – they always want to share good news with you! Dojos can be earned for work related skills but also for their manner. With encouragement, I hope your child will work towards and earn a Dojo Certificate at the end of the week … but know that it’s a tough and close contest every week with only three certificates up for grabs!
I’m sure that working just in school won’t be enough for Year 4 and 5! If they find themselves with a little spare time on their hands during the evenings or weekend, then there is some work that they can access online. Individual Bug Club, ActivLearn, Times Tables Rockstars and RMeasimaths accounts are all set up and ready for action. Everyone has been provided with their Username and Password. All they need to do is login and off they go!
Homework this year will include reading, and your cooperation in completing the Reading Booklet would be gratefully appreciated. Reading interaction, even for a few minutes a day will make all the difference to your child’s reading skills.
Individual learning targets will be set and reviewed as appropriate in school. If you would like some advice on what you can do at home to help – please feel free to arrange a time to come and see me!
May I thank you in advance for your support and co-operation during this term.
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL