Welcome to Class Four!
Teacher: Mrs Burton
Teaching Assistant: Mr du Toit
Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are fully rested after the break.
We were delighted to see so many families at our Celebration of Learning just before the end of term and thank you for taking an interest in your child's progress, we were very pleased to hear how well you thought they were doing, thank you for your positive comments.
We have recently updated our curriculum map again to show our latest intended learning for Terms 3 and 4, so please do have a look at what our class will be covering in the coming weeks, beginning with our Ancient Greek Day on Monday 9th January.
This term we shall be having Forest School every Tuesday and our additional PE day will remain as Friday. Please ensure all appropriate clothing is worn for each of these as per the letters recently sent home, thank you.
Again, please do not hesitate to contact me at any point should you wish to speak to me about your child or their progress.
With best wishes,
It was great to meet so many of you on the first week of this term and please know we are always available should you wish to discuss anything about your child or their learning.
Thank you to those volunteers who have offered to help with reading, we really do appreciate your time and support, and you being able to pop makes the teaching of your children feel more inclusive. Should anyone else kindly like to offer an hour of their time, please catch us on the playground or drop us a note.
This term we are studying Anglo-Saxons, with the wonderful, epic tale of Beowulf as our hook. This is a gruesome tale of heroes and monsters, filled with marvellous description and a sure-fire win with most children. We started with an eerie reading of the first few chapters to create the right atmosphere and they loved it, so we hope you get some excellent writing from them as we go through Term 1.
Homework activities have been set up as a ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ and we have been amazed at some of the fabulous creations which have arrived already! Thank you for all your support in these and extremely well done to the children so far. Mr duToit takes the time to go through all of these artefacts when they are brought it, so that they can explain to him how they have been created, what they learnt and how this has helped embed their understanding. Remember, these do not have to be in until the start of Term 2, however, we are hoping all children will be able to gain at least ten stars and lots of Class Dojo points by this time!
Added to this will be a short weekly homework to be completed and returned each Monday to allow you to see what they are learning and to give the children a chance to show their understanding.
Should you have any questions, our door is always open!
Mrs Burton, Mrs Hill and Mr duToit.
On this page you can find out about all the exciting things we do in Class 4.
Our topics this year include ‘Land Ahoy!', ‘Chocolate Fever’ & ‘Keep Calm and Carry on’.
Please bring a named water bottle and coat into school every day.
Please bring a pair of named wellies/spare trainers in to keep at school all year.
In Term 1, we have PE on a Monday and a Friday. For the time being we ask that children wear their PE kit into school on these days. Clothing should be appropriate for the weather; we will be outside as much as possible!
- We ask that you hear your child read aloud for 15 minutes every day as this will greatly benefit their progress in reading. It will also underpin all their other learning; reading is a key skill across the curriculum. Please record each time they read in their Reading Record.
- Our homework is set on a Monday and is due the following Monday. (Extra House points are given out to children who hand their homework in early!)
- Topic homework is in the form of Pick and Mix activities. The grid will be sent home in the first week of each new term. Children have until the first week of the next term to complete their activities to ensure that these can be scheduled in at a time to suit your circumstances.