Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ




Happy new year everyone! Welcome to 2022. Let's have another fantastic year.

Class 4 

Teacher:   Miss Shepherd

Classroom Support Assistants:  Mr Lockwood

We hope you had a lovely festive period, with lots of joy, happiness and rest.  Welcome to our new year. Even though I won't be with you for all of this year, I know it's going to continue to be spectacular and you'll make me proud.

We'll be starting our new topic- Energy! Enough for Everyone? This topic will help develop our Geography skills, culminating in the creation our own plan of a locality which uses a range renewable energy sources and desirable land use. This will be presented as a map.

 In literacy we’ll continue to focus on reading, handwriting and SPaG and our first text will be Phillip Pullman's Northern Lights. We'll be using this as inspiration to write our own battle scene. In maths we’ll begin the term by revisiting place value, addition, subtraction in a range of different contexts. 

Each week children will challenge themselves with the ten minute timed activity (Soundcheck) on TT Rockstars, focussed on multiplication and division facts recall. We'll practise timestables throughout the week in the build up to this, but keep working on this at home too.  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, as well as on the homework sheet on Seesaw. 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. 

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 2022 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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Remember to check Seesaw for the weekly homework. Keep working on spellings, reading and TT Rockstars.


Please find below the spellings, which will be tested in a cloze text on Thursday.

Week 1

 Y4 CE7.docxDownload
 Y5 CE7.docxDownload
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Week 2

 Y4 U7.docxDownload
 Y5 U7.docxDownload
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Week 3

 Y4 CE 8.docxDownload
 Y5 UCE8.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