Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ




Welcome back! Happy Autumn 2021 everyone...

Class 4 

Teacher:   Miss Shepherd

Classroom Support Assistants:  Mr Lockwood,  Mrs Brain and Mrs Thomas

Welcome to the start of our spectacular new school year.... I’m so excited to be able to welcome everyone back to school and to be ‘bubble’ free!

This is the term when we all settle into our new classrooms, become familiar with our new friends, new routines and have lots of fun together! This year Class 4 is really lucky to have Mr Lockwood, Mrs Brain and Mrs Thomas supporting us. It’s going to be a great year!

Our first exciting topic for this year is Vikings, so we're going to enjoy finding out about how different civilisations lived and evolved. It will be interesting to discover about this historical time and contrast this with the modern living that we are now familiar with. The curriculum document will follow shortly to provide more detailed information about the aspects of learning we’ll be focussing upon in the autumn term.

In literacy we’ll be exploring a range of text types and will start our year with a focus on reading, handwriting and SPaG. In maths we’ll cover all aspects of our maths curriculum (place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,fractions, decimals, measurement, position and direction, shape, statistics) throughout the term, using an approach that helps children to know more and learn more, with constant revision of all elements.

Each week children will challenge themselves with the Golden 50 or 100 (ten minute timed activity focussed on multiplication and division facts recall). When children achieve 100%, the time to complete this will be reduced by two minute intervals. We will also undertake a half termly mega maths challenge which is about the recall of multiplication and division facts. Additionally the Year 4’s will undertake a statutory timed multiplication test at the end of the year.  

Spellings will be sent home weekly and will be available to download from the website too. Each week children will have a cloze paragraph to apply their spelling knowledge to in context. The new spelling sheet will have the subsequent weeks spellings highlighted to show the spellings which still need further practice. The topic homework will be added soon to this website to download.

We look forward to working with you in partnership. As always thanks for your support; together we’ll ensure your child continues to flourish and achieve. Here’s to 2021 and beyond…..

Important Letters and Information

Useful documents

 Golden 50.pdfDownload
 Golden 100.pdfDownload
 5-plagues-reading-spine-1 (1).pdfDownload
 Year 4 reading with your child advice.pdfDownload
 Year 5 reading with your child advice.pdfDownload
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Topic homework

 Class 4 Homework Vikings.docDownload
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Please find below the spellings, which will be tested in a cloze text on Friday.

 Y4 U2.docxDownload
 Y5 SF1.docxDownload
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Year 4 

Spelling video: 

Year 5 

Spelling video: 

Reading for Pleasure

We want all our children to develop a love for reading and to become life long readers. Please find some recommended books below for your child's age.

 Year 3&4 recommended books.pdfDownload
 Year 5&6 recommended books.pdfDownload
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Maths Videos

The videos below demonstrate the calculation methods we use in school.

Year 4 

Year 5