Upperwood
Academy

Class 4

Hello from Class 4 and welcome to a new school year!

Our class teacher is Mrs Hirst and our teaching assistant is Miss Tutill. 

Hello from Class 4 and welcome to a new school year!

Our class teacher is Mrs Hirst and our teaching assistant is Miss Tutill. 

During the week, your child will also work with other teaching adults Mrs Merrills, Mrs Cavnor and Mr Fox.

Here is some information that you will need for this half term. 

PE is on Mondays and Tuesdays. Don’t forget your PE kits! It might be useful not to wear jewellery on those days. Your child may need help to dress and undress and the teachers will help. You could get your child to practice dressing and doing buttons and fastenings at home to help their independence. 

We start our day with register and assembly, so it is really important that your child is on time. Lunch options are available online and we help your child choose what they would like, but you can also choose from home for each day.

We have a broad and balanced curriculum with a range of subjects along with our core offer of phonics, reading, literacy, maths and PE. Some subjects are taught in alternate chunks during the term. 

This half term we are studying:

A story and instructions in Literacy, with spelling. Grammar, punctuation and handwriting practice.

Counting, place value, addition and subtraction in Maths

Religious studies- A Hindu Wedding- we will be having visitors in school!

Art – drawing and learning about the artist Paul Klee

Computing – learning about online safety and exploring our new platform Purple Mash.

Geography – The United Kingdom and its countries, Weather and Seasons, Physical and human features of Darfield with some fieldwork activities.

Music – Using our voice and singing

PSHE – E-Safety

Homework will be set on Purple Mash every Friday – it will be great to see your responses! Spellings will be set weekly and will be tested  every Thursday.  When you get your weekly list, just practice reading, writing and spelling the words until you know them for your test. Spelling Shed is a great way to practise your spellings. Also try out Numbots for maths practice. Log ins will be sent out over the next few days. 

Reading books can be changed every day as long as they have been read at home. Please ensure that books are brought into school so that books can be changed . 

Thank you.

Mrs Hirst