Welcome to Class 4
Miss Debenham teaches Class 4 which is made up of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. She is supported by Mrs Fayers (HLTA). In Class 4 the children have many responsibilities such as library monitors, play leaders, recyling monitors and preparing the hall ready for assembly and lunch. They are all encouraged to be great role models for the younger children in school.
Many of the children in Class 4 are enthusiastic about sport and throughout the year they can sign up to many sports teams. The children love being active and particularly look forward to taking part in a number of inter-school tournaments.
In Class 4 we try to continue the cross-curricular approach to learning. Therefore many of our lessons are linked to our topics such as writing World War 2 diary entries, news paper reports and exploring artwork from the War.
In Class 4 all homework is generally given out on a Friday. It is collected in the following Thursday. This gives each child a chance to organise their own workload over the week, in order for them to return it on the Thursday. A typical weeks homework given out would consist of:
Numeracy - which consolidates that weeks learning, may involve an active learn activity online
Literacy - could be either some writing, comprehension or grammar
Reading - around 100 pages of their reading book (Target of 6 books per term)
Either a piece of Science or Topic research or project work
The children get to go on a residential tripwhilst they are in Class 4, our next residential will be in July 2019.
We take the children to the Hollowford Centre in Castleton, Derbyshire for the week where they get to try different outdoor activities which many have not tried before. The week usually concludes with a talent show which is always very popular.
If your child has guitar lessons at school these will take place Thursday mornings.
Every child is given a new home/school notebook at the beginning of the year. These are a vital means of communication, and as such they should be in school every day for the sharing of comments, quick messages home and filing of homework. The school is continuing to use Class Dojo this year as we feel we can communicate better and quicker with parents.