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Class 4 - Miss Cook

Welcome to Class 4

2020-2021


In Class 4 you will find many adults to help you with your learning.

Miss Cook is your Class Teacher

Miss Whittaker and Mrs Rich are our wonderful LSAs

Miss Francis is also with us for two afternoons per week during this current lockdown

Every Wednesday morning Miss Cook has PPA time she plans all our lessons. This is covered by Ms Pratt who will teach you maths, reading comprehension through V.I.P.E.R.S., and spellings.

 

During this uncertain year, we will continue to remain in our Class 4 bubble.

This means we will spend the day together, rather than socialise with boys and girls from other classes. This is to keep us all safe.

 

We will also spend breaks and lunchtimes together. Currently, these are on a staggered basis.

Morning break: 10.20-10.40

We take our own class supply of play equipment out with us. Bring a healthy snack to enjoy.

Lunch time: 11.50-12.35

Healthy eating options are always encouraged or you can of course have a school lunch.

Extra outdoor time: Mondays 2.15-2.55

Hometime: 3.10 (if you have an older sibling in school, hometime will be 3.20)

 

Class 4 is a Year 3 class, the first year in KS2. We follow the National Curriculum.

A typical morning in Class 4 will consist of:

  • Maths
  • Handwriting
  • Phonics / Spellings
  • Grammar
  • English (writing)

 

Afternoon lessons include:

  • Whole Class Guided Reading (following V.I.P.E.R.S.)
  • Science
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Computing
  • Geography or History
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Art and Design or Design Technology (DT)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Music

 

Every child will be supported through their learning in order to enable them to work independently. Children are constantly assessed through their day-to-day work to ensure they have understood their learning well. Any child needing extra support will receive this either during the lesson or through targeted interventions and support.

 

During lockdown and/or isolation, remote learning will be available via ClassDojo. Here, tasks will be accompanied by a mixture of pre-recorded and live teaching methods. Children are expected to register every morning, via ClassDojo, by 9am. Anyone who has not registered will receive a phone call from the office to check that everything is OK and to see if you need any support from us.

 

All work completed at home should be returned as photos to either the child’s portfolio or via private message on ClassDojo. Work will be commented on by staff in class and each day, children who have returned work will receive Dojo points for their efforts.

 

Each week, Class 4 will join Classes 5 and 6 (Lower Key Stage 2) for a Special Mentions assembly via Zoom. Each class will nominate home learners and children in school to receive a Special Mention certificate. A link inviting you to the Zoom meeting will be shared each week via ClassDojo.

 

Throughout the year, we have a range of exciting topics to study. These include:

Autumn 1 - Extreme Weather (Geography)
Autumn 2 -
Ready, Steady, Cook (DT)
Spring 1 -
Ancient Egypt (Geography)
Spring 2 -
Ancient Egypt (History)
Summer 1 -
The Railway Revolution (DT)
Summer 2 -
Europe (Geography)

 

In Class 4, there is a huge focus on reading. Each child will get the opportunity to change their reading book on a weekly basis and the book banding will be based on the colour banding system in school. The end of year 3 reading target is Ruby. We participate in whole class guided reading sessions, focussing on our 10 recommended reads, which can be found, below.

 

The novels we will study in Class 4 this year are:
Autumn 1 - The Day the Crayons Quit (Drew Daywalt) / Hotel Flamingo (Alex Milway)
Spring 1 - Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons (Andrea Beaty)
Summer 1 - The Twits (Roald Dahl)

 

With regards to reading from home, please continue to read your banded reading book- make sure that you can recall key events/facts from this text. Once you have read this, please continue to read books from home as well as accessing materials from the free websites below:

Oxford Reading Owl: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/
BookTrust: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

I will continue to deliver V.I.P.E.R.S learning each week, based on our class novel or non-fiction texts. It is so vital that you continue reading for pleasure. The websites above will aid this and the texts are free!
The subject I lead in school is science and I LOVE it! So, the section below is dedicated to my favourite subject. Here you will find lots of science activities to take part in or have a go at whilst you are at home. Miss Cook x

EXCITING NEWS ALERT! Summer Lane have been invited to take part in the 'Summer STEM Academy'! Going live on the 15th June 2020, you can access up to 26 STEM workshops from home. If you complete at least 5, you will receive a STEM Academy certificate! Get a grown up to sign you up here in order to access this brilliant opportunity: https://www.stemacademyscotland.org/workshops. Don't forget to share with us how you are getting on!

Raid your kitchen cupboards and have a go at some of these fun STEM activities!