Class 2 is a mixed year 3 and 4 class.
We start the day with morning maths activities and reading to an adult following the Rapid Reading scheme. We then enjoy breakfast together with an opportunity to chat about how we are feeling and the days activities ahead.
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. This half term we are reading ‘Mega Monster’ by David Walliams. Literacy is also taught using ‘Talk for Writing’ by Pie Corbett. Topics include non-fiction, persuasion and instructions. For Maths we follow the White Rose scheme of work. Phonics is taught using Rapid Phonics and Nessy.
In the afternoon, foundation subjects are taught using an exciting and hands on approach. For example, in Geography we are learning about the United Kingdom. We will be learning about the four countries that make up the UK, what the UK looks like from space and why the North East is so special. We also have access to laptops and iPads to extend our learning.
External professionals Future Steps come in to deliver occupational therapy to the children and we also follow the handwriting programme ‘Earth’ which was devised by the physiotherapists. This helps to develop fine and gross motor skills. Specialist support from our CAMHs key worker to support emotional regulation is also available for children.
P.E. is taught on a Tuesday afternoons. This half term we have sports coach coming in to teach us about ball skills, finding a space in a small area and how being active helps our body and mind.
On a Wednesday 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.
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 D Blake, Miss L Grant & Miss C Salmon
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.