Class 4

Welcome to Class 4. This is where children at St James spend their final years in Primary School.

During their time in Year 5 and 6 children will be expected to take a greater amount of responsibility for their learning in order to prepare for their end of key stage 2 assessments and also for the start of their high school journey. Children are also allocated responsibilities beyond the curriculum to begin to prepare them for their futures.
Each morning begins with reading time and is followed by spellings and grammar, literacy and maths. The afternoons focus on the current topic within which children have the opportunity to apply their literacy and maths skills within subjects such as: Geography, History, RE, Science, ICT and Art and Design.



  • Spellings and timetable practise are set on a weekly basis.
  • Children are expected to read for 20 minutes per day.
  • A topic based project is set every half term – this gives children the opportunity to explore the topic in their own creative ways.



  • Tuesday – Outdoor PE
  • Thursday – Indoor PE


(Occasionally PE slots need to be moved around to fit alongside the wider curriculum, therefore we suggest that children have PE kit available in school all week)