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Yr 5/4 – Miss Mycock – Ladybower

Year 4/5 Autumn Term 1 2017-2018

Our Topic this term is World War I. Please encourage your child to investigate our historical topic.

Homework for this term is shown below and will be shared with the class on Friday afternoons.

Week 1  week beginning 4th Sept Research the events leading to World War 1 and make a report to present to the class.

We will be reading War Game by Michael Foreman.

Week 2  week beginning 11th Sept Find out about Lord Kitchener and how soldiers were recruited to go to war and make your own poster and caption.

We will be reading War Game by Michael Foreman.

Week 3  week beginning 18th Sept Postcards from the battlefront – investigate and make your own postcard to your family.

We will be reading Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

Week 4  week beginning

25th Sept

Find out about Christmas Truce write a recount about what happened and why.

We will be reading Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

Week 5  week beginning

2rd Oct

Life in the trenches – write a short diary extract from the trenches.

We will read non-fiction texts to further our understanding.

Week 6  week beginning

9th Oct

The Red Baron and Battles in the Air – create a piece of artwork or labelled diagram to show famous battles, aircraft or war machinery.

We will read non-fiction texts about zeppelins, aircraft and other war machines.

Week 7  week beginning

16th Oct

Animals used in Warfare. Find out about the animals and write an information text.

The book we are reading is Flo of the Somme by Hilary Robinson.

Information Text

 Spellings – Weekly spellings focus on high frequency words as listed in the National Curriculum. Spellings will be given on a Monday and spellings tested the following Monday. The spellings to be learned will be highlighted in their diary and then the children will P the ones they spelled accurately.

ReadingPlease continue to encourage your child to read at home. In their diary are a list of other activities which will develop your child’s love of reading and the reading experience, try to complete at least 4 of them weekly. We always welcome book reviews and recommendations to encourage other readers in class, book review sheets are available in class. When completed come and display the review for other children to read. 

Grammar Hammer – This will be given out on Friday to be completed and returned any day but by the following Friday at the latest. Please encourage your child to complete this homework as it supports the grammar, punctuation and spelling learning, which takes place within the classroom.

In Numeracy this term we will be revisiting place value, the four operations and statistics.

W/B Stage 4 Stage 5
Week 1

week beginning 4th Sept

Place Value

Recognise the place value of each digit in a 4-digit number.

Compare and order numbers beyond 1000.

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

Read and write numbers beyond 1000.

Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.

Round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000.

Week 2

week beginning 11th Sept

Week 3

week beginning 18th Sept

Addition and Subtraction

Add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a 4-digit number with units; a 4-digit number with tens; a 4-digit number with hundreds; a 4-digit number with thousands.

Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate.

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation.

Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal methods (columnar + & -).

Solve problems involving +, – and a combination of these, including understanding meaning of = sign.

Use rounding to check answers and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.

Week 4

week beginning 25th Sept

Week 5

week beginning 2rd Oct

Multiplication and Division

Recall multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.

Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations.

Multiply 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number, using formal written layout.

Solve multiplication and division problems.

Identify multiples & factors; find all factor pairs of a number & common factors of 2 numbers.

Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 & 1000.

Week 6

week beginning 9th Oct

Decimals (Y4)

Multiplication and Division (Y5)

Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing and object by hundred and dividing tenths by 10.

Solve measures problems using dividing by 10 and 100.

Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one or two-digit number using a formal method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers.

Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division; interpret remainders appropriately for the context.

Solve problems involving x, ÷ and a combination of these, including understanding meaning of = sign.

Week 7

week beginning 16th Oct


Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs. Solve comparison sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.

Interpret and construct line graphs and use these to solve problems.

Times tables – A quick recall of times tables facts are an essential skill to support understanding in mathematics. Children will be practising times tables before being tested on their recall. Times table homework will be given out on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Please note times tables will also focus upon related division and multiplication facts.

Maths Skills CheckHomework will be given weekly to support and consolidate the learning in class. This is given out on Friday to be completed and returned any day but by the following Friday at the latest.  Your child should use the ‘Prompt Sheets’ to support them.

Please note Y4 will be set Maths Skills Check and Grammar Hammer homework alternate weeks. 

PE will be on Tuesday afternoons for all children and Thursday afternoons for Y5 as Y4 are swimming on Friday mornings. Please ensure that your child has both an indoor and outdoor PE kit on these days, as we will be venturing outside as much as we can.

Swimming – Y4 will attending swimming lessons on Friday mornings throughout the year. Lessons start on Friday 22nd September. Please return the parental information letter as soon as possible.

Whitehall (Y4 only) – More information and a kit list will be coming soon.

PE – This term we are developing our sending and receiving skills. We are taking part in a whole key stage ‘run a mile’ at least twice a week so please could trainers be kept in school.


Help Sheets

Y5 Maths Prompt Sheet

Y4 Maths Prompt Sheet

Spelling Programme Y5 Stage 5

Spelling Programme Yr 4 Stage 4



School Closes on 19th December 2017 & Opens again on 3rd January 2018

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If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they will be eligible to start school in September 2018. The portal opens on 13th November 2017 and you should apply by 15th January, your offer of a place in a school will be made on 16th April 2018.




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