Welcome to Class 4
Class Teacher: Mr Gooderham
HLTA: Mrs Fayers
Year Groups: 5 & 6
Topics the children will be studying this term:
Topic: The Greeks
Science: Animals including Humans, Electricity
ICT: Programming, E-Safety
RE: Beliefs in Hinduism, Beliefs in Buddhism: Refuge
French: Le Temps
PE: Dance, Badminton, Quiksticks, Invasion Games
Music: Livin on a prayer - Bon Jovi continued
DT: Greek Vases
(If you have any interests, resources or any specific knowledge on any of these topics then please feel free to come in and share them with the children.)
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. This year they can look forward to football, high 5's, tag rugby, cross country, basketball, dodgeball, indor athletics, cricket and Quadkids.
In Class 4 all homework is generally given out on a Tuesday. It is collected in the following Monday. This gives each child a chance to organise their own workload over the week, in order for them to return it on the Monday. 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 or comprehension
Reading - 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 notebooks 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.