Year 4/5 Class Page
Teacher : Miss Salisbury
Hello I’m Miss Salisbury and I have the pleasure of teaching both Year 4 and 5 this year! As this has definitely the potential to be too much of a good thing, Mrs Davies will take over every Thursday morning and on Fridays, Miss Davies! Supporting the teaching and learning in class – all day …everyday will be the rather fabulous Mrs Richards!
We start this academic year with a theme that has developed through a Pupil Voice electronic form I sent out. The results are in and has helped set the topic themes for the next three terms! The top book choices the children would most like to study for their Read and Respond work came out as Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl, The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
So we will kick off this autumn term with Revolting Rhymes and the gory stories will lead to a host of activities which will allow the children to develop their literacy, numeracy, discovery and creative skills. It’s surprising the range of topics they are going to lead us to! I can’t wait to see how they get on with some of the STEM activities I’ve incorporated into my planning!
Now with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic we are facing, the most up to date guidance advises that on P.E. / Forest School day, children should attend school wearing their kits. Year 4 and 5 are timetabled to have theirs on Friday. Half the class will access Forest School and half will access a P.E. session. We will confirm groupings so you know which week is what but on that day, could you please ensure that your child comes to school wearing suitable clothes for outdoors and the activity please. In addition, we are going to be setting a daily challenge to walk / jog / run a mile! We hope to see children breaking their personal records this academic year.
As the circumstances we find ourselves in mean that we will not be able to get together
as a school to celebrate successes every week for the foreseeable future, I will be ensuring that we have a class celebration at the end of each week. ‘Seren yr Wythnos’ and ‘Cymraeg’ certificates will be issued to one member of Year 4 and one in Year 5 each week … keep an eye to see if your child gets one!
We don’t intend on stopping there either … we know the children will be excited to share with you other notes home such as ‘Time to share good news’ – all designed to share in their successes! We hope there’s room on fridge door or on the bedroom wall! Those could be issued any day of the week.
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, weekends or holidays then there is some work that they can access online. Times Tables Rockstars, RMEasimaths and Headsprouts accounts are all set up and ready for action. Children will have their username and passwords for each one recorded on a laminated bookmark for home. 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 – so grab a cuppa, put your feet up and get comfy on the sofa and enjoy!
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 email me (SalisburyE1@hwbcymru.net) or ring the school and leave a message and I shall be in touch!
May I thank you in advance for your support and co-operation during this term.
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL