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   Home  Learning for Thursday 2nd November 

Click this link to Finish off the maths we started yesterday!       

Can you track down these autumnal words in a dictionary? Click this link to open a slideshow!

Scratch: Google 'Scratch' - no need to log in -  then click 'create' at the top; have a go at the Tutorial 'Create A Story'

 Also, don't forget to read and to practise your 12 times table - can you be ready for Speed Multiples on Friday?

Our Class

The teachers in the class are Mrs Livings and Mr Still
Learning support assistants in class are Mrs Howell and Mr Trickett.

Courageous Chaffinch’s is a year 4 and 5 class. Our classroom is a friendly welcoming place which aims to always be inclusive, caring and supportive. It is a rich learning environment,  based on our school values and our Therapeutic Thinking approach in everything we do, which is firmly embedded throughout the school. Our school values are courage, friendship, perseverance, curiosity, respect and love.

We have a super selection of books in our class library, and children read at school and take these books home every day. The books are appropriate to the pupils reading level and the children have a daily reading record that they, parents and teachers can record their reading progress within.


This term our Guided Reading and English lessons are based on the book  ‘The Great Kapok Tree, A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest’ by Lynne Cherry. An inspiring story using factual teachings to meticulously detail the issues relating to logging and the balance of nature alongside the much needed preservation of endangered rain forests, by tackling the problems raised one creature at a time.

The book presents an excellent opportunity for cross curricular teachings through the subjects of history, geographic, science, art, music, drama, design and technology, as well as raising children awareness to global world wide issues.

Our topic this term is  Planet Earth SOS and our enquiry question is 'Does the world need rainforests?   Does the natural world have rights?' 

Please see below our a topic map overview showing what learning the class will be covering this term in each curriculum subject;


At Home

We have termly homework which is linked to our topic, the children select two of their choice each term (or more if they wish) from a range of activities, all topic based. There is also weekly English and Maths 'Keeping in Touch (KIT) homework, which reflects current learning and supports recall of skills recently taught by showing last weeks, this weeks and nexts weeks homework all on one page. We expect the children to regularly read at home and practise their times tables multiplication facts. 

Homework Grid Menu – The children need to complete a minimum of two of these per half term of their choice. They may complete extra if they so wish.

Knowledge organisers:

Knowledge organisers are a great way to pre teach key vocabulary and themes that are topic related. As well as providing key information. These can help support in lessons as well as aid children in their recall and retrieval of related facts.

Please see this terms Knowledge organiser below:

Times Tables

We encourage children to regularly practise their times tables. All children have their own logins to Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) in the front on their home/school reading journals.



Children practise their spellings in class during handwriting sessions as well as through specific teaching of spelling families. They have a login to Spelling Shed (also in the front of  their home/school reading journals) should they wish to practise these more at home, in a fun interactive way. 

 Please make use of our virtual library:Chailey Virtual Library


Current Keeping In Touch home learning: