Class 4

Teachers: Mrs Jonelle Arrowsmith and Mrs Verity Edwards

Autumn Term 2020

Topic – Earth and Space

Welcome back! We are delighted to finally have the children back in school together after so long. We are looking forward to getting to know our class as we start our new school year, albeit with some slight changes to how we do things.

Please see the timetable below which outlines who your child will be taught by:

  • Mrs Arrowsmith – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning, Friday.
  • Mrs Edwards – Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.
  • Mrs Baker (from Kenton) – Alternate Tuesday afternoons.

Please help us to settle into our new routines and then let us know any queries or concerns by email so that we can work together to support your child’s progress and mental wellbeing.


PE – will be taught on a Friday and at other times throughout the week. Children must come to school in their PE kit on a Friday.

Homework – will continue to be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Thursday. Homework will all be online using MyMaths, TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed. Any additional work will be set via Google Classroom. There will be no homework set the first week back.

Reading – please continue to hear your child read at home. They will soon be bringing home a book that is appropriate for their AR reading level, which they will need to keep at home to read and return once they are ready to quiz on it. We expect Class 4 children to complete AR quizzes at least fortnightly unless it is a large book. They will be given a book to read in school which they will have chosen themselves, regardless of the level. This is to be their ‘book to love’.

Water bottles – please make sure that your child has a clear, named and clean water bottle in school for the week. They will be sent home on a Friday for a thorough clean.

More information will be coming out soon regarding the curriculum overview for the rest of the half term but for the next two weeks our focus is completely on re-adjusting, mental wellbeing and the re-establishing the Secrets of Success. We are using the book ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers to support us with this and as a basis to our assessment of your child’s needs this term.

Mrs Arrowsmith and Mrs Edwards


For an overview of the entire Year 5 and Year 6 curricula please click on the link below.