Class 5 (Year 3/4) - Miss Richardson
Welcome to Class 5.
My name is Miss Richardson and I am the teacher of Class 5, working alongside our amazing Teaching Assistant Mrs Woodward. Our class is mixed and made up of both Year 3 and Year 4 pupils.
I started working at St. Helen's Primary School last year, I am passionate about education and love my job! Myself and Mrs Woodward are very excited to meet you all and return to school in September. It is our priority to ensure your child's safety, promote wellbeing and make learning enjoyable and engaging! We have a range of fun topics ahead of us this year including: The Romans Empire in history, Forces and Magnets in science and using water colours in art. I hope you are looking forward to joining us in September, I can't wait to get to know you all!
Year 3 is a very important year as children transition into Key Stage 2. We will be spending a lot of time building on skills and knowledge developed during the children's time in year 2. We will begin to prepare for the end of year 4 Multiplication Check, starting with the 3, 4 and 8 times tables, whilst developing the children's knowledge of 2's, 5's and 10's.
Year 4 is a very important year as we will be reinforcing our knowledge of the times tables up to 12 x 12 in preparation for the Multiplication Check at the end of the year. We highly encourage children to use Times Table Rock Stars at home regularly to practise their times tables.
Your child will bring home a reading book every day. Please listen to them read and make a comment in their reading record. The reading record also has suggested questions that you could ask your child about the book they are reading. Both your child’s reading book and their reading record should be returned to school every morning.
Your child will bring home spellings on a Monday which will focus on a new spelling rule each week. There will be up to 20 words and 10 of them will be selected for the spelling test on Friday. They should practise these spellings each night .The spelling sheets do not need to be returned to school.
Maths and English
Your child will bring home Maths or English work on a Friday which will consolidate learning from the previous week. This work should be completed and returned to school by Wednesday.
Class 5 will have PE on Wednesday and Friday. For PE lessons, children are required to wear shorts, a t-shirt and appropriate footwear. PE kit should not be the t-shirt and/or footwear that the pupils wear to school.
I am always available on the playground before and after school, if you have any questions or worries please let me know.