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Welcome to Redwood!


Class teacher:  Miss Smith
Support staff: Miss Dale
Cover staff: Mrs Brailsford

Welcome to Redwood's class page. We pride ourselves on being a warm, friendly class, who are enthusiastic about our learning journey. We encourage a love of learning through a challenging enquiry based Learning Challenge Curriculum.


We have been learning new writing skills and consolidating skills learnt in previous years through different novels. The books and animations which inspire our writing throughout the year are:
The BFG 
Kaspar the Prince of cats.


For the Birds - Pixar animation

Children are encouraged to read five times a week at home and we now have a reading tree. This is a new idea that we are trying to encourage a love of reading with the children. They move their peg up when they have read and their diary has been checked by an adult. At the end of the week, the children who have read 5 times will receive a prize! - please remember to sign their reading diary every time they have read. 

Maths is taught daily and children will be continuing to develop the maths skills they learnt in year 3. It is very important for children to learn their times tables on a regular basis at home and they will be tested every Friday. 

Learning Challenge Curriculum
Each topic focuses on a question, which is then explored through individual lessons. We start each topic with a wow factor to engage children and enthuse their learning. Throughout the year we will be learning the following topics:

Science - What happens to the food we eat?

How could we survive without water?

How would you survive a day without electricity?

Why is the sound that One Direction make enjoyed by so many?

History and Geography - Why did the Titanic sink?

Why is Stoke on Trent a cool place to live?

Why were the Norman castles certainly not bouncy?

Where would you choose to build a city?

Our planned trips for this year are:
Maritime Museum Liverpool
Stafford Castle
Gladstone Pottery Museum
Animal man

Things to remember
Homework is set on a Thursday and needs to be returned by the following Tuesday. 
Maths Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.
Reading books and diaries need to be brought to school every day.
P.E. kits are to worn every Friday - Fitness Friday.

KS2 Phase Leader (Miss Harris)

To contact the phase leader for KS2 please complete the form below.