Year 4/5 - Miss McAvoy


Dear Parents,

Welcome to class HMY4/5


The class teacher for HMY4/5 is Miss McAvoy. We have 30 children in class and we have the lovely support of Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Lorgat and Miss Akudi on Wednesday.


Here are some important days for children in HMY4/5:

  • PE is on Monday and Thursday. It is advised that children bring their PE kits on Monday and keep them in school until Friday, when they can take their kits home to be washed for the following week’s PE lessons.
  • Homework will be sent home on a Friday. The homework will build on the work we have done in class during that week. Children must remember to complete it for the Monday that follows. Spellings will be sent home along with the homework. The spellings are practiced during the week and they will be tested on each Friday.
  • It is extremely important that children remember to read every night and bring their reading books/records back into school the next morning. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing!
  • Friday morning at 9.15am, we hold our celebration assembly where the whole school celebrates achievement. Please feel free to come along any Friday morning!



Curriculum Information

Literacy- In English, we will be reading Fly, Eagle, Fly by Christopher Gregorowski. ‘When farmer finds a baby eagle that has been blown from its nest. He takes it home and raises it with chickens but a friend of the farmer visits. He tells the farmer that an eagle should soar and fly high, not scrabble on the ground for grains. Will this be?

From this story, we will look into our own ambitions and goals again and write our own inspiring story.


Maths- The main focus is set out below:

 Measurement: Time and unit conversions

·       Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks

·        Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.

·         Convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute]


·         Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and line graphs.

·         Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.

          Geometry: Properties of shapes

·         Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size.

·         Measure angles with a protractor

·         Drawing lines and angles accurately.

·         Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes.

·         Identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations.

·         Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles.

·         Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations.

·         Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.


Science - This term will look do a review of the learning in Science covered through the year. We will aim to be curious and ask questions that help to investigate further into areas. From this we will take on the role of setting up and carrying out these investigations to answer the question asked at the start.


DT- In DT, we will create kites. We will investigate material uses and components of kite making. We will perform practical task such as cutting and shaping to build the perfect kite. Throughout this process, we will evaluate our work and make improvements.


Computing –The class will focus on the Unit of ‘We are Meteorologists’. The class will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of software to design and create an electronic information presentation, including word processing, drawing and desktop publishing before presenting their work.


Music- This half term, we will look to understanding musical notations and compose our own lyrical beat.


French – In French we will look at food items. We will develop the words into sentences and progress to spelling these words and creating mini- conversations.


RE – Our focus this half term is on the Evaluating moral dilemmas.

We will write persuasively about the reasons why people who have a religious background or non-religious worldview, try to help people who are vulnerable (eg victims of natural disasters or prejudice, people who live with disabilities or people affected by war)


PHSCE – We will look in to ‘Changing Me’. The class will learn how we grow and change and how our goals and thoughts also change. This will focus and support around the transition into Year 5 and Year 6 as well.


PE- This half term we will be looking at Athletics. The class will focus on individual and team games and this will help encourage and lead towards competing in Sports Day activities.