Welcome to Kilmar class, we are a fun filled, hard working group of pupils in Year 4 and Year 5. Over the summer holidays we have been on the move! Our class has relocated to be along the corridor from Trewortha class (Year 6) and we are very grateful to all of the staff and parents who willingly gave up their time to create such a brilliant learning environment. Thank you!
The staff in Kilmar this year are;
- Class teacher – Mrs Young (currently on leave)
- Class teacher – Mrs Morris
- Higher level teaching assistant – Mr Waters
- Morning teaching assistant – Mrs Milne
- Afternoon teaching assistant – Mr Sparks
- 1:1 teaching assistants – Mrs Beckly, Mrs Drake & Mrs Taylor
We will work on a number of topics over the course of the year, which we will have chosen ourselves. We love variety and our topics will reflect this, starting with our first topic of Rise of the Robots.
Life in Kilmar isn’t just about maths and literacy work, we have weekly music lessons with the amazing Mr Harrison, PE sessions with specialised sports coaches, we’re starting French this year and on Friday afternoons, we’ll expand our considerable skills during Discovery Learning time.
Legend has it…
Our topic since half term has been Legend has it… We have focussed on the many varied (and often gruesome) myths from ancient Greece. Time has been spent studying selected myths to create non-chronological reports, Tanka poems and (in DT) ‘Muppet’ style puppets of Medusa, Hades, the Minotaur, Hermes, a demon and Cyclops.
During History and Geography, we’ve looked at where Greece is in the world, how the empire spread, the cultural influence the Greeks have had on Europe and their inventions and philosophies.
Due to there being such a wealth of information about this period in history, Kilmar have decided to continue this current topic after Christmas until the Spring half term holiday. We will be retelling a Greek myth and creating our own version, as well as studying the beginnings of the Olympics and debating the use of slaves to further a ‘modern society’. We are aiming to conclude our topic with a puppet show using the muppet mythological creatures we’ve made in DT.
As well as all of this, we will also have daily maths and literacy lessons, two sessions of PE a week, guided reading time, RE lessons and Discovery Learning on Friday afternoons – phew, a jam packed timetable!
Rise of the Robots
Prior to this, we started the year in style: we chose to learn about robots within our class topic entitled Rise of the Robots. In computing lessons, we discovered how to program a simple robot to follow directions for a particular purpose. We became master electricians by learning how circuits work and what their uses in robotics are. Getting creative, we explored the work of artist Eric Joyner and produced our own versions of his masterpieces, which feature various robots (and doughnuts!).
Things to note:
- Homework will be set every Friday and collected every Thursday. The tasks will consist of spelling practice, times table practice and a maths or punctuation/grammar task. Occasionally, the maths homework will be set via the Active Learn website. Alternatively, it may take the form of a work sheet, a challenge question or mini research project.
- PE sessions will be every Tuesday and Friday during the autumn term so please have the appropriate kit in school.
- Group spelling tests will now take place every Friday morning.
- There will be the opportunity for Year 4 pupils to go on a residential trip to Bristol in the summer term and Year 5 to join Year 6 on a residential trip to Penzance, also in the summer term.
Keep checking this webpage to see the exciting learning opportunities we will experience this year.