Class 4 is an exciting, fun and hard-working class. This is a great class to be in because we never give up and are always brave, tackling new challenges. We work with Mrs Curry, Mrs Bailey and Mr Graham. Together, they help make our learning exciting.
When people visit our class, they notice how we all work to keep our classroom happy and friendly together. We improve our understanding and skills by working together as a team. We carry out perfect partner work, helping each other to become the best version of ourselves. Working with a talk partner is an excellent way to explain our ideas to others; ask questions and clarify our learning. We value mistakes as they help us learn and unpick problems. We value resilience and fairness.
In our class, we have some amazing authors, marvellous mathematicians; super scientists and hysterical historians! We are finding all about what life was like in Durham before the Romans arrived and how the Romans changed our lives forever. We are loving finding out more about our past and how it has affected us now.
Please see PDF below for information about our curriculum. Please note, our curriculum this year has been adapted in response to the limitations imposed by covid.
In the event of remote learning, we share learning and resources through Classdojo. Parents and children are able to post messages, photos and videos and parents can see work and send me messages too. This is a really strong way of keeping our learning up to date and staying connected with our class. If you have any difficulties accessing Classdojo, please contact the school office for further support.
Developing our love of reading
Class 4 develops its love of reading through a range of high-quality books. We look at classic books, contemporary fiction and non-fiction and even high quality no-text books.
Our class author for the year is Roald Dahl and we are really enjoying finding out about his life through his incredible autobiography, ‘Boy’. We think Mrs Pratchett is awfully revolting (we love her for this!)
Check out some of the texts that we use to promote engagement and excitement with reading:
Please bring PE kits in on Monday and leave them in for the week so that children are prepared for any eventuality.
We have PE/ Sport sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are working with coaches on a Healthy Living Program on Mondays for Summer term.
Homework tasks are communicated through the Classdojo app to families. They include practising a given table; rehearsing a spelling pattern and completing an additional activity linked to our current learning. Responses are encouraged through Classdojo where possible or they can be submitted in paper form.
Additional activities, which will deepen your child’s learning include:
- Reading at least 3 x per week
- Practise x tables
- Rehearse telling the time
- Practise counting / using / identifying money/ making totals/ identifying change/ calculating multiples of/ solving practical money problems
Clarinet and violin tuition
In our class, we learn to play clarinets and you can choose to learn how to play violins or saxophones too.
Altogether we believe Teamwork makes the dream work.