The Carey Federation

Class 4 (Y5 and Y6)

Welcome – Class 4 Summer Term.


In Class 4 we all work together to:  “Aim high, Be resilient and Take Care of Each Other.” I think this is one of the most wonderful things about the Carey Federation- the team work and sense of togetherness you see, not just in Class 4, but across both of our Federation Schools. It really is true “Every Piece Matters.” Our Motto enables us to develop a familiarity and confidence of the characteristics the children need to become effective learners – both now and into adult life.



This term our Federation theme is: Our Wider World! This umbrella heading allows us to adapt our planning to meet the needs of the different Year Groups, whilst also developing a whole school approach to learning. It’s so much fun planning, and even more fun delivering the curriculum to Year 5 and Year 6 children. We deliver an “Aim High Curriculum” with coherence from Intent through to Implementation. We deliver a curriculum that reflects the rich and diverse society in which we live. We value our local community, but understand the need to provide children with learning opportunities about our wider world. Learning is further enhanced -where possible -through class and Federation trips. I hope you enjoy looking at our planning grids. They have been developed to allow us to deliver a systematic and cohesive approach to the different curriculum subjects. Planning and Timetables for Class 4 can be found below.


This term we are going to find out about the Victorians. We will be developing our enquiry approach to discover more about the impact – positive and negative—of this time period. By looking at some census return data we can integrate maths skills too. Our visit to the Clifton Suspension Bridge was chosen to help us think about the impact of the Victorians on industry and engineering.  Discussions of the British Empire, from different perspectives, will give us a chance to think about the importance and celebration of multicultural Britain as it looks today.

Science and DT are linked this term. We will be drawing on previous work on electrical circuits to make different products. I was so impressed by the structures the children made last term – their measuring, cutting and sawing skills were fantastic. There was a great deal of team work too.


Science work this term includes looking at: Animals Including humans: changes as humans develop to old

Age. The children will draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans and learn

About the changes experienced in puberty, this naturally provides links with the delivery of our Non statutory

sex education lessons.


In the Carey Federation, we have always delivered very effective Relationships and Sex Education. See the attached link:


Alongside our curriculum work this term, we also look forward to our Federation Activities Week. Over the years, residential trips have always been so much fun and something that we all look forward to. Fingers crossed for good weather!! We look forward to the camping, to the trip to Bristol to making our own pottery. The week aims to support curriculum learning, while also enabling children to develop independence and resilience in new and exciting situations.



Reading is so important on so many levels. Maintaining regular reading opportunities will ensure your child is exposed to vocabulary and texts that will enable them to unlock an understanding of the wider world. More importantly, reading is a great way to relax and take a much needed breather from the busy life styles we all lead. Although we acknowledge the challenges of juggling busy lives, continuing to support Year 5 and Year 6 children with their reading at home is so valuable. We suggest reading with your child at least 5 times a week. Please can you record this in their reading records.

Here are a few ideas of how you can support your child at home:

Read a short section really unpick the vocabulary – link it to our grammar work.

Recount what has happened so far.

The child reads a few lines; you read a few lines.

The child reads silently for 15 minutes and draws a picture of what has happened.

Underline new vocabulary and spend time looking them up together in a dictionary.

Create a family reading time.



I cannot stress enough the importance of being able to recall times tables and number bond facts. They support fluency across all four operations ( – + X and ÷ ) which is key to solving more complex word problems. I will set homework that reflects the need for continued practise and repetition. Learning and overlearning times tables strengthens the long term memory. It’s about being creative and imaginative with games and ideas to help. I know as a child I sang songs to learn my times tables and some children have made up some fabulous games already this term. Please can you continue to develop fluency in this area it is so important for the tricky division and multiplication work that we are doing.



There are a few routines in Class 4 that I would to share with you. Just like other Classes across the Federation, reward points are given. In Class 4 they are called Fab ticks. The rewards may link to our Carey qualities; it may be for great work, for a lovely smile, the possibilities are endless.

As the children enter the transitional phase to secondary school, it will not be long before they are catching a school bus to their local secondary school. In support of this, we allow the children to leave the school – once a permission form has been completed by parent/carers – on their own to meet their parents outside of the school gates. We stress the responsibility of this to the children. They are reminded regularly of what to do if their parents are not in the usual meeting place -it is seen as a Class 4 privilege that the Year 5 and Year 6 children really appreciate.

Homework will be set on ClassDojo on a Tuesday to be returned by the following Tuesday.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. If your message is homework related and or not urgent you can contact me via ClassDojo- I do only look at this on a Tuesday. For attendance or general enquiries please contact the office.


Many Thanks for your continued support.


Miss Miners (Class Teacher) and Mrs Skinner (Teaching Assistant)


Class 4 Long Term Planning

LTP Class 4

Class 4 Medium Term Planning

Parents SATs information

Parents SATs meeting presentation

Learn about Carl Linnaeus

The heart

Map of Ancient Greece
Find the City States

Ancient Greece
A map of the different States

Dance Mat Typing
Learn to type the fun way!