Welcome to Class (Year 4/5)
- Teachers: Mrs Carr and Mr Beeforth
- Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gordon
Class 4 is a great mixture of both Year 4 and Year 5 pupils, who are starting to become more independent and inquisitive learners as they reach the latter stages of their time at Victoria Lane Academy. Pupils are encouraged to question, to be creative and to find pleasure in the wonderful world of books and stories. With support from the staff, pupils will become outstanding role models for the younger pupils in school thanks to their positive learning behaviours. Our first topic for this year is The Amazon!
Our Curriculum Overview
You can view or download our curriculum overview by clicking the link below:
- Year 4 and Year 5 – UK
- Year 4 and Year 5 – Invaders
- Year 4/5 Long Term Plan – (including British Values)
The 2014 National Curriculum outlines the expected standards that children should reach by the end of each year in primary school. These are outlined below:
What should a Year 4/Year 5 child be able to do?
- Y4 Meeting Expectations English
- Year 4 Must Do Maths
- Year 5 Meeting Expectations English
- Year 5 Must Do Maths
Must Do Spellings
There will be two-hour PE lessons every week as well as a daily fitness session. At times, there may well be additional sessions when external coaches are in school. Children are advised to bring in a PE kit on a Monday morning and to leave it in school for a half-term. The kit will then be returned home for cleaning. If you would prefer to wash it more regularly then please inform staff, who will send the kit home as and when requested by parents.
Please note during autumn term, Year 4 children will be allocated a weekly swimming session (day to be confirmed) so they will require a swimming kit including a swimming hat and a towel. Boys must wear swimming trunks not swimming shorts and girls must wear a swimming costume and not a bikini. Goggles may be worn also. Please note no jewellery is allowed to be worn during PE for safety reasons and will need to be removed during PE and sporting activities.
At VLA, we operate an effective and consistent whole school approach to homework. Every child, from Year 1 – Year 6 is issued with their very own VLA Homework Book. Our Homework book will also be used as a reading diary and should be brought into school every day. The homework children receive in school will vary depending on the year group they are in.
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