Year 4/5/6 are taught by Miss Jackson on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs McFarlane on Thursday and Friday. Shark Class are also joined by Miss Ritchie, our HLTA and Miss Sanderson.
Sharks are a class of 22 pupils, who love a challenge and take pride in the work that they produce. Shark Class work hard in all aspects of their learning and persevere to achieve their goals both for themselves and their classmates. Shark Class work very hard whilst embracing ISP Christian values and enjoying learning.
Sharks are all aware of their new half termly targets for English and Maths and are working hard to achieve these goals. We have chosen to display our targets on bee's in keeping with our floral themed classroom this year!
Shark Class Team are very proud of all pupils and know that everyone will work hard to achieve their potential this academic year.
In Shark Class, the children are expected to read every night for about 20-30 mins and record it in their reading diaries. Please also use this time to discuss the book and ask appropriate questions to further develop comprehension skills. Reading can be done independently, although it is still important that your child reads aloud regularly too. Please ensure that you, or your child, add a comment to their reading record each time they read. Diaries are checked every week and children receive dojo points for the completion of this homework. We enjoy using our class reading area to really engross ourselves in our books!
All children in Shark Class are set a weekly English and Maths activity, this is sent home on a Wednesday and should be returned by the following Monday. The activity will always be something that has been previously learnt at school in the week to ensure consolodation of learning and allows us to make time for interventions at the end of every half term to fill in the gaps of learning.
CGP books are used throughout the week and will become a focus for Year 6 homework after Autumn term 1 to help pupils become familiar with the wording of assessment style questions. Children will be set a weekly task to help develop their skills around National Assessment papers. The questioning techniques the CGP books use enable the children to practise the skills and knowledge that they have learnt in class.
This term in Shark Class, we have enjoyed using Talk for Writing to uplevel our writing and have took time to look at the skills involved in the process. We have produced some fantastic pieces of writing, starting with a 'Cold Task' to show how much we already know, developing our toolkit, before having a go at a 'Hot Task' using everything we have learnt. We have looked at adding adverbs, adjectives, fronted adverbials and more, to make our writing even more exciting to read! So far this term we have focused on suspense and instructions.
Our focus' in Maths this term have been Addition and Subtraction and Decmials and Fractions. We have become really confident with both these topic areas. We have focused on quick recall of answers as well as word problems and reasoning.
Every Thursday morning, we complete our Times Table Rock Stars Grid. We challenge ourselves each week to beat our previous scores.
Every Friday morning, we complete our Big Maths Beat That! These are quick recall Maths questions where we also try to beat our scores and move through the levels!
This term, our topic is Incredible India. So far, we have enjoyed looking at the Geography linked to India. We have located it on a map, looked at surrounding countries and continents and also looked at the mountain range the Himalayas. We have also learnt about and researched famous landmarks including the Taj Mahal. We have even managed to create some fantastic art work to display in our sketch books and our classroom corridor! We have also managed to design and build our very own Taj Mahal models! We are excited to hold a whole school theme day in Autumn Term 2 based on India; check back for some more information and pictures from this!
This terms topic focus is Electricity.
This term, we are developing our Word Processing skills. We have currently explored tables, fonts and editing. Our Computer skills are varied and this is a skill, that if at all possible, we can practise at home.
At Ireleth St Peter’s, through values rooted in Christian teaching, our community nurtures and enables positive foundations for life. Our distinct Christian ethos permeates throughout ISP.
Working together in successful partnership, our school family embraces the common goal of inspiring every child to reach their fullest potential, through God’s love.