Speedwell Class Page

Welcome to the Speedwell Class!

We are Year 4 and Year 5.

Our teacher is Mr Ford

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Snoaden and Mrs Clements


On behalf of everyone in Speedwell, welcome to our class page! 

I'm really looking forward to this new year and the journey ahead of us.  

This section of our website will be used to provide a summary of Speedwell's learning journey. It will also be used to share information and post regular updates. Please scroll down for more information. Homework links are attached at the bottom of the page. 

As always, please do ask or speak to me if you are unsure or want to ask any questions. 

Term 5

Speedwell has had a packed term so far. I was so impressed with the resilience and courage all the children showed during our dancing queens extravaganza and I want to draw a spotlight to how compassionate they were to each other. They also were able to get hands on with making healthy smoothies, which the vast majority really enjoyed! Hopefully, they’ve been trying to make some more at home.

In Art, we have been looking at animated drawing and been creating our own cardboard robots that can move. I know many of the children are looking forward to taking them home to show you all. I’ve attached some pictures of everything they’ve been getting up to.

Additionally, I want to take this opportunity to remind Year 4 families that the children are doing their times table check after half term. Please make sure they are getting in that very important practice!

Term 1

Speedwell class has had an action packed start to the school year. From a great start with our book character day to drama, tag rugby & music workshops. They've adapted well to the new expectations of the year and I've been so impressed by how well everyone has settled into our new class.


We've also been getting stuck in to our class book the borrowers and trying our hand at different forms of poetry. In History we've been looking at the Anglo-Saxons, discovering not only where they came from but how they dealt with justice. Certainly, in a far harsher way than we do today! Speedwell love art and I have to say I've been increasingly inspired by their manga they have created on different animal poems.


I've attached below some pictures of the different activities Speedwell and the rest of the school has been getting up to!

Home Learning 

Home learning in Speedwell can be found on SeeSaw. This can be found at the following link https://web.seesaw.me/. It can also be downloaded as an app through the app store. 

We encourage all parents to access Seesaw as children's work, pictures and video of activities are often uploaded on the site.


In Speedwell class children are expected to do a number of homework tasks.

The first is Times Table Rockstars practice. This can be located at https://ttrockstars.com/ . Pupils know their individual log ins (although they can be made available on request), and the site can also be downloaded as an app from the app store and used with mobile or tablet devices.  We ask all pupils to do this 3x a week. It does not need to be longer than 5-10minutes at a time.

The second is 5-10 minutes of reading 3x a week. This can be done using a book the child is reading at home or through a book that they have brought home from school. All children have a reading journal to record their reading. We ask that parents sign their child's reading. Children who read at least 3 times during the week win a raffle ticket for the chance for the grand prize at the end of each term!

The third task is spelling. Each child has a group of roughly 20 words to learn each half term. They have the 6 weeks to learn these at which point they will move onto the next list. These are sent home with children, they are also available on the bottom of the page and on SeeSaw.

The final task is our let's discover sheet. This is a group of tasks based on the learning children are doing during that term. Children are not expected to do all the tasks and can pick and choose which ones they would like to do. They are however welcome to do all the tasks if they would like to. The sheet will be sent home to pupils each term, in addition to being found at the bottom of this page.

Many thanks, 

Mr Ford 

Let's Discover - Term 1 - Year 4.docx

Let's Discover - Term 1 - Year 5.docx



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