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Class 4 - Miss Cook

Welcome to Class 4!

 

Welcome to Class 4. We are a Year 3 class - your first year in Key Stage 2!

 

In our class we have adults who are there to support you with your learning:

 

Miss Cook - Class Teacher

Miss Elliott - LSA

Miss McCartney - PPA cover on Wednesday morning

Miss Robinson - Trainee Teacher (until December 2021)

First Year Degree Students (x3) TBC from November 2021

 

Topics:

 

Stone Age to Iron Age     -     Romans     -     British Isles

 

Our School Day:

8.40-8.50: Registration / Handwriting

8.50-9.30: Whole Class Guided Reading

9.30-10.30: Maths (on Mondays we have a whole school assembly 10.15-10.30 and have Times Tables Rock Stars before this for maths)

10.30-10.45: Break Time

10.45-11.45: English

11.45-12.15: Key Skills

 

We no longer get free fruit in KS2, so please bring a healthy snack for break time if you wish to have one. Please also bring a water bottle, which can be refilled throughout the day.

 

Afternoons:

Our afternoons are filled with our foundation subjects. We have different subject lessons each day.

 

Monday - Science

Tuesday - Computing & Indoor P.E.

Wednesday - Art or Design Technology & Music or French

Thursday - PSHE or R.E. & Outdoor P.E.

Friday - History or Geography & Special Mentions Assembly

 

At the end of each day, before we go home, we also have story time, where we will be making our way through our top recommended reads for Year 3. 

 

Please remember P.E. kits on P.E. days and remove earrings prior to P.E. days if you wear them.

 

Lunches

Please let us know via the Gateway app before 8am whether you would like to order a school dinner or bring a packed lunch. Don't worry if you forget, we can record dinners during registration. 

 

Book Bags

Please bring your book bag to school each day. We will change reading books once they have been read at home and at school. Re-reading really helps to develop fluency and more detailed recall of the texts. Reading journals will be sent home in the red book bag. These are now for recording home reads only and we have another system in school for recording school reads.

 

Homework

Homework will continue to be set on Friday via our Class Dojo page. 

 

Homework will consist of:

- Maths activity linked to the work we have been doing in class

- Spellings

- Times Tables Rock Stars

- Reading (book bag book and/or book of choice)

- Comprehension activity

 

A homework book will be sent home in the first week of school. This is to be kept at home. Answers to the homework will be uploaded onto Class Dojo so children can self-assess their work.

 

The same text will be used for 3-weeks for the comprehension homework. This is to encourage re-reading and fluency development. Each week however, the question focus will change. E.g. Text 1 - week 1 vocabulary focus, week 2 retrieval focus, week 3 inference focus

 

Times Tables Rock Stars logins will be stuck into the homework book and reading journal.

 

Spellings will link to the Year 3 spelling rule that has been taught that week.

 

Class Dojo

Please follow our Class Dojo page for photo updates of what is happening in our class on a day-to-day basis. We also use Class Dojo as a means of communication and you can contact Miss Cook via the private messaging service. You can also come and see us in Class 4 where we will be more than happy to help you. 

 

Should you find you are off due to self-isolation for example, this is where home learning will also be communicated.

 

I look forward to a busy yet exciting year with you all!

Miss Cook smiley

  

 

 

 

 

 

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