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Owls Class 4 2021 - 2022

Miss Russon

Welcome back Class 4.


Welcome back everyone! I hope that you have had an enjoyable and relaxing Summer break. Adults who will be working with year 5/6-  

Miss Russon, Mrs Leach and Mrs Brimelow.

We have a BUSY year ahead. For Year 6, they are reaching the end of their Primary School education and will soon be off to the high school. I am currently arranging a SATs meeting for parents after school so that any questions about the upcoming assessments can be discussed.

The Autumn term- Our topics for the term include ‘The Titanic’ and ‘Christmas.’

We will also hopefully have a ‘Science week’ during the Summer term. This will include a week of investigation and experimentation.

Spellings- Weekly spellings will be given to year 5/6 to learn for homework. These will be given out on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Please also make every effort to support your child in learning their times tables up to 12 x 12 also. Quick recall will make other aspects of maths much easier! We will have a mini times tables test on a Friday morning.


Reading- All children should be bringing home a reading book on a regular basis. For homework, every child should be aiming to read for 15/20 minutes (average) per night. Children have the opportunity to change their books regularly in school. At school, children take part in guided reading activities every day. These involve answering comprehension questions, taking part in discussions about a text and reading out loud with intonation. Discussing a book with your child assists with the understanding of a text and can be valuable in raising levels of achievement. A note/signature in your child’s reading record is much appreciated to help us keep track of reading at home.


Strategies to help your child with reading-

  • Read aloud with your child
  • Discuss the story
  • Discuss any words or phrases that they have not understood
  • Visualise the story
  • Predict what will happen next

Maths- Children in year 5/6 will focus upon developing the following skills throughout the school year.


  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.
  • Compare and order numbers beyond 1,000.
  • Compare and order numbers with up to 2 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 100 and beyond.
  • Find 1,000 more/less than a given number.
  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts all tables to 12x12.
  • Recognise PV of any 4-digit number.
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.
  • Round decimals with 1dp to nearest whole number.
  • Add and subtract: Numbers with up to 4-digits using written columnar method.
  • Multiply:2-digit by 1-digit, 3-digit by 1-digit
  • Count up/down in hundredths.
  • Recognise and write equivalent fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator.
  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks.


PE- PE will be taught on a Monday (George Waring) and Friday (Margi) in Class 4. Please ensure that your child is in the correct kit. Later in the year, Mr Finney will also be doing a PE session once a week.

Homework- Each week, alongside spellings and reading, children will be given maths or English homework to complete via the school website. This will be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday.  


If you have any questions/queries then please feel free to call in to school to see me. I will always reply to emails as soon as possible and encourage parents to chat to me at the school gate.

I look forward to the Autumn term with your children.


Kind regards,

Miss Russon



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Crowton Christ Church C.E. Primary

Kingsley Road, Crowton,

Cheshire, CW8 2RW

Main Contact: Heather Bettley (Head Teacher)

Tel: 01928 788230