Class 4/5 2021 - 2022

Mr Astle

Welcome back everyone! I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas, and are looking forward to kicking off 2022 with a bang!

We have got some amazing lessons coming up over the next few weeks. We are moving onto Vikings, one of my favourite subjects! Our History Line of Enquiry is 'Did the Vikings actually conquer Britain?' and we will be learning all about what made the Vikings such ferocious warriors, and how the legendary King Alfred kept our kingdom whole. In Science, we are moving onto 'Irreversible and Reversible Changes; we will be investigating non-Newtonian fluids. For R.E, we haved moved onto 'Mission' looking at the mission of Jesus' Apostles.

I can't wait! :)

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Round up of the Week

Week Commencing 17.1.22

Multiplication is getting harder! In the space of 1 week, we have moved from multiplying a 2-digit by 1-digit number, to multiplying a 4-digit by 2-digit number. The class showed a huge amount of perseverance and met the challenge head on. In English, we have finished our modelled write, based on the Beowulf book, and are now ready to write independently. Can Class 4/5 use what they know and write a story imagining a world in which Beowulf never existed? In history, we have continued with the Vikings, looking at the legendary King Alfred, and how he united the kingdoms to create Anglo-land. 


Week Commencing 10.1.22

Our first full week of 2022, and Class 4/5 have hit the ground running. We have moved straight into multiplying 2- and 3-digit numbers by a 1- or 2-digit number, using the formal written method. It is unbelievably tricky and complicated, but everyone gave it absolutely everything they had. In English, we are finishing off our modelled write based on Beowulf, before the class attempt a completely independent write next week. We have started our new PSHE topic, looking at what to do in the event of an accident or emergency. The class learnt to keep themselves safe, and how to put the casualty into the recovery position. 

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Week Commencing 3.1.22

This week, we have started our new History topic on Vikings! We have identified where the Vikings came on a timeline, coming to Britain after the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons. In Maths, we have moved onto using the column method to formally solve 2 and 3-digit, by 1 digit multiplication, despite it being a newly introduced method, the class showed fantastic confidence and understanding!

Wow Moment!

Even when self isolating, learning keeps on going! What an amazing representation of our solar system, as part of our Science topic.



Forest School

In our last Forest School session, Class 4/5 had the fire going. We had a wonderful time toasting marshmellows, building dens and celebrating an absolutely amazing term. Our next session will be before the February half term; I have no doubts it will be just as successful!






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