Class 4 2023 - 2024

Mrs Molyneux

Mrs Adams

Welcome to Class 4

Hello! We are Mrs Adams and Mrs Molyneux and we are the Class 4 teachers. Mrs Adams works on a Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays and Mrs Molyneux works on alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday. We are very lucky to have Mrs Marsden, Mrs Macauley, Miss Fryer and Mrs Parker as our fabulous teaching assistants to support our children with their learning. On this page we will share with you what we will be learning, exploring and all of the fun we have in Years 5 and 6.

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            Mrs Adams         Mrs Molyneux      Mrs Marsden       Mrs Macauley          Mrs Parker


During the Spring term, we will be reading 'Shackleton's Journey' written by William Grill. Shackleton's Journey is a unique visual re-telling Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. William Grill's impeccably researched and informative illustrations celebrate the 100th anniversary since the historic exploration by Shackleton and his crew on Endurance. Children will love exploring Grill's exploded diagrams and the fascinating details of this landmark voyage. We will be focussing on relative pronouns, relative clauses and dialogue to write a recount as part of Shackleton's journey. 




During Spring term, we will be applying our calculating knowledge to investigate, calculate and explore fractions. Continuing your learning of times tables is imperative when learning about fractions. We will also be converting fractions, decimals and percentages. Investigating, 2D and 3D shapes and area and perimeter.

As always, we will be focusing on the children securing key fluency skills before challenging themselves with problem solving and reasoning challenges.

Some great maths websites:

Keep a look our for our tournaments!


In Science we will be learning about Classification. We will be describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals. We will be able to give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.


What is a Classification Key? - Answered - Twinkl Teaching Wiki



Wider Curriculum


In Art, we will be exploring Brave Colour. Exploring the work of installation artists who use light, form and colour to create immersive environments. Creating 2D or 3D models to share our vision of imagined installations with others.

In Geography, we will be learning about World Zones. We will be exploring climate zones and their ecosystems.

In R.E., we will be thinking about why community and equality is important to Sikhs.


Key dates and reminders for Year 5/6:

Wednesday 3rd January - Return to school

Friday 5th January - Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime at The Parr Hall

Monday 22nd - 26th January - Bikeability

Friday 16th February - First Aid Training

Friday 16th February - Finish for February half term





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Alvanley and Manley Village School

Junior Site: Manley Road, Alvanley, Cheshire,

Infant Site: Manley Road, Frodsham, Cheshire,

Tel: 01244 478021

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