Class 3 is a mixed year 3 and year 4 class. In the morning, Literacy and Numeracy are taught taking objectives from these year groups alongside tailor made teaching to fit individual learning needs. Literacy is sometimes taught based on a class text. For the autumn term it is ‘Diary of a Killer Cat’ by Anne Fire. Literacy is also taught using ‘Talk for Writing’ by Pie Corbett. Topics include non-fiction, persuasion and instructions. Interventions take place using Rapid Reading and Rapid Maths. Phonics is taught using Rapid Phonics and some Letters and Sounds.
In the afternoon, lessons are taught using a topic approach. For example in History, the topics include Ancient Egypt and the Romans. Geography, Art, Design Technology, Science and Computing are taught through topics. Where links cannot be made to the topic, for example programming in Computing, these are taught discretely. For more information on this, click on the curriculum link. Wider curriculum opportunities are incorporated by class visits to museums, gardens and places of interest. External professionals Future Steps are used to deliver occupational therapy to some children; to help develop fine and gross motor skills; and regular visits from Rebecca Borrill of CAMHS help support mental health and social and emotional development.
P.E. is taught on a Wednesday and also on a Friday morning. During the Spring Term, children attend swimming lessons on a Friday morning. This is done on a rota basis. On a Thursday morning we have a time slot in the school kitchen. Children cook a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes which they can then take home with them. In addition, for a half term a year the children have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument – this year we are learning the ukulele.
Every effort is made to make the curriculum as creative and hands on as possible. To support this, a variety of school trips are planned which are designed to stimulate children’s learning, develop their team work and promote new experiences. Please click on our gallery to see what we have been up to.
Mrs. Smith – Class Teacher
Mrs Adlam – Support Assistant
Mrs Bryan – Support Assistant
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.