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St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

Growing Together in Faith and Love.

Year 4/5 - St. Therese

Welcome to St. Therese's Class


We are looking forward to working with your children and enabling them to succeed to the best of their abilities (with your help also).  Please read the following carefully as it will give you all the information you need.



Your child will receive a piece of literacy, numeracy and sometimes other pieces of homework each week. This homework will be set online, in Google Classroom, on a Wednesday and is to be returned by the following Wednesday. The Google Classroom login page and guides can be found by clicking on this link!


Encourage your child to work independently on their homework. Don’t just give them answers, but if they need hints or reminders for how to do the work, this can help them to learn. Please feel free to add any comments to their homework.  Some pupils may also have daily homework in the form of a homework pack to complete. Please encourage your child to use the Times Tables Rockstars and Abacus homework internet sites. Links to all of our online resources can be found by clicking on this link!


Learning Logs

Learning logs will be sent home every half term. This is done in place of the normal, weekly homework and should be 2 pages long. The topics for learning logs this term will be: All about me and my family, Christmas around the world.



Children will work on their spellings in school. Words will be taken from the ‘Get Spelling’ scheme and from their work books. Lists of year 4 and 5 spellings can be found in our Google Classroom. Some children will also have homework packs with spellings to work through.


Times Tables

Please practise your child’s times tables with them every day. In year 3 pupils learned the 3, 4  and 8 times tables. In year 4 pupils worked on the: 11s, 6s, 9s, 12s and finally 7s. Pupils should know all of them by the end of year 4.


Reading Books

Your child has been given a reading book. Please read a few pages with your child each day, talk and ask questions about the book to check their understanding and comment in their record book. Reading books and records need to be brought into school each day. The Oxford Reading Buddy website has online copies of reading books and quizzes for your child to access. Links to our literacy resources can be found by clicking on this link!



Your child will be going to the school library every Wednesday, when they will have the chance to change their school library book. Please ensure this book is looked after and returned to the school library when finished.  Lost books will be charged for at £5 per book.


Book Bags

These bags should be brought to school each day.  They keep homework and reading books safe and tidy.



P.E. takes place once a week, run by our sports coach on a Tuesday. Children need to have a full school P.E. kit, which includes navy blue shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls/trainers.  A sweatshirt and black or grey jogging bottoms are also needed in cold weather.  All kits need to be fully labelled with your child's name and year group. Children will need to come in wearing their PE kit on days in which they have PE or a sports club. They will also need to wear their school jumper or cardigan on top.



Please make sure your child attends school regularly and on time every day.  Year 3 pupils are to line up in the playground at 8.50 am every morning.  At the end of the school day, please collect your child at 3.00 pm from the Key Stage 2 playground. You will need to line up infront of our classroom, keeping a social distance from other parents. Please make every effort to collect your child on time.  Any child not collected by 3.15 pm will be taken to the after school club and you will be charged.  


After school curriculum clubs end each day at 4.00 pm, children must be collected promptly from the front of the school. Any child not collected by 4.10 pm will be put in our after school club at a cost.


If you have any concerns about your child, that you would like to discuss, please feel free to set a date and time to discuss this with me.


More information on each of the topics can be found in the curriculum newsletter below.


With kind regards


Mr G Thonet