Shark Class!

Year 4/5/6 are taught by Miss Jackson 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 Mrs Price.
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.

Shark Class Team are very proud of all pupils and know that everyone will work hard to achieve your potential after taking this very strange school year in your stride.


Class Newsletters

Autumn 2020
 

Curriculum Maps

Click on the links below to see what Shark Class will be covering this year.

Autumn 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Yearly PM Overview

 

Homework

Reading: 

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. 

Spelling:

Shark Class spellings can be found in their indivdual spelling books, every child has their own folder to be brought in to school on a Monday ready for testing. New spellings are stuck in to books and sent home on a Wednesday. Spellings should be continued to be practised throughout the week to ensure children are continually developing their skills and in turn are embedding this knowledge throughout their written work.
 

English & Maths Homework:

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.


SAT's Companion:

SAT's Companion is used for Year 5 & 6 Maths homework. Children are set a weekly task to help develop their skills around National Assessment papers. The questioning techniques they use enable the children to practise the skills and knowledge that they have learnt in class.

 

Take a look at what we have been up to....

Summer Term

English

This term in Shark Class, we have been working hard on uplevelling our writing and the skills involved in the process. We have looked at adding adverbs, adjectives, fronted adverbials and more, to make our writing even more exciting to read! We are currently revisiting diary entries in a bid to make them even better than the ones we produced at the beginning of the school year. Look out for our finished pieces based around our topic - The Ancient Greeks.

Maths

We have recently enjoyed taking part in Number Day. We loved completing various Maths activities and games including building robots!
A huge thank you to all parents/carers for the donations to the NSPCC via parent mail. We were so impressed with everyone’s wonderful and creative ideas with uniforms, it is very much appreciated.
Look out for our summer themed Maths challenge next half term.


Topic

This term, our topic is The Ancient Greeks. Children will be introduced to the who, when and where of the Ancient Greek civilisation. All children will look at maps and timelines to place Ancient Greece in context. Pupils will engage with historical sources to find out clues about life in Ancient Greek times. We have recently linked our Art work to our topic and enjoyed creating some fantastic sketches of Greek Gods/Godesses. 




Science Week

This year we once again celebrated British Science Week by immersing ourselves in scientific investigations, experiments and opportunities to learn new skills. 

Shark Class participated in lots of scientific investigations including...

Fireworks in a Glass

For this experiment, we filled a tall glass with warm water and poured a small amount of oil into another container. We also added a few drops of food colouring. Then we gave it a good stir - it was important that it mixed. If it didn't we added a bit more water. We then poured the food colouring and oil mixture into the warm water and watched the fireworks!



Silly Science Workshop

Vanessa Rose hosted a Silly Science Workshop for us and it was extremely exciting. 
Shark Class loved learning more about chemical reactions, thrust and explosions!

 
 

Our Vision

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.