The class has a two year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class. As many cross curricular links are made as possible and often the timetable may change depending on the topics.
The National Strategies for Mathematics and Literacy are followed, and the pupils are regularly assessed against the standards. Targets are then discussed with individual pupils.
The pupils are encouraged to be independent in their learning and take a pride in their work.
Homework is set weekly and is mainly linked to Maths or Literacy learning objectives for that week. We expect the pupils to read each evening and to learn spellings and multiplication tables. Often homework may involve research, and support from parents is valued. Pupils who need extra help with their work are supported in the classroom whenever possible.
Year 3 and 4 welcome back letter and planning overview for Spring term, with timetable.
Dear Parents , the children have had an amazing day, even the weather held off till about 2pm. This morning was climbing and obstacle courses and then pasta lunch, followed by camp building, Lazer tag and Nightline. Tea tonight was popular, burgers and hotdogs, followed by a trip to the shop. Everyone is now at the disco. Tomorrow they have zip wire and packed lunch, we aim to be leaving about 1pm and will confirm. We should be back in school around 2.15pm, you can pick up early and take siblings if you would like to.
A huge well done to our keen cross country runners, who made it through to the final at Lynnsport. It was a really cold, windy day, but they ran really well. We would like to thank Mrs Wright for acting as driver and coach, what a fabulous experience, well done everyone. Pictures below:-
The children have been competing in sporting events with great success. read the full report below from Miss Leftley, our talented sports coach ! Thank you Miss Leftley for all of your great coaching and well done children for such great achievements.
A wonderful day out was had by Reception and years 3 and 4 on Tuesday 12th June, with our trip to Hunstanton. Children enjoyed time at the rock pool and in the aquarium at the Sealife centre, followed by lunch on the beach and games. Year 3 and 4 also made beach sculptures and had a really interesting time at Mr Bun the Baker, finding out about life as a baker and even making their own doughnuts. Read all about it in the Hunstanton town guide, link below.
Years 3 and 4, plus most of Year 2, enjoyed a visit from Adrian Cosker last Thursday. Adrian is a woodwind specialist and he brought a selection of his instruments for the children to handle and listen to, including the flute, piccolo, clarinet, alto saxophone and the grandfather of the saxophone family, the baritone saxophone! The children were fascinated by the size of the largest saxophone! They really loved the fact that they were encouraged to hold and investigate Adrian’s old flutes and clarinets…what a fabulous opportunity to feel a real instrument and begin to understand about the fingering systems. Adrian also showed the children a selection of reeds and explained how they are made and how they vibrate to produce sound.
We are very grateful to Peter Barker and Classic Music Rocks for facilitating the visit.
This half term we have been thinking about the Christian value of compassion. We have been talking about how we can help people, sometimes when we have to make a sacrifice to do so. Mrs Wright sent me this amazing photo of Elizabeth, who had decided herself to have hair cut off, for the charity The Little Princess Trust. Through sponsorship Elizabeth single handily raised £500 so far, as well as, of course, the hair donation which will be used to make a wig for someone who is poorly with cancer and is losing their hair.
What a fabulous example of compassion to inspire us all. We are so proud of you Elizabeth and your new hair cut really suits you too.
Here is a photo of Elizabeth at Mrs Underwood’s salon, just before her hair was cut. A full 15 inches of hair was cut!