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Welcome to Himalayas Class: Year 4 and 5
Himalayas Class is taught by Mrs Dunn and is supported by highly trained teaching assistants. In Himalayas class, learning is an exciting, collaborative process where children enjoy supporting each other to achieve their very best. Children become immersed in their learning through practical investigations and rich discussion. We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum where children are confident to share their learning with others and represent concepts using concrete and pictorial representations.
We love to take our learning outside the classroom and we make great use of our garden space which has a pond, vegetable patches and compost heaps.
Children are encouraged to practise their communication skills and use exciting vocabulary whilst learning. The children love reading, discussing and recommending books to one another - this love of reading shines through in their writing outcomes.
We aim to create a calm and stimulating atmosphere where all children can learn and build upon their knowledge and understanding. Children are encouraged to be independent and work as part of a team as much as possible. The children’s interests and needs are at the heart of all planned learning opportunities.
A day in Year 4 and 5 (Himalayas Class)
The gates open for the children at 8:40am when they are able to come straight into school to complete their morning task, linked to essential number facts or previous learning.
The gate then closes around 8:50am. Children are then registered and we start our school day. In Himalayas Class we start with our Maths, taught separately to the two year groups, where we focus on Maths Mastery. After break at 10:30am, we then move onto our English teaching, using the Talk for Writing approach or Take One Book. Throughout the morning, children will have explicit taught sessions on handwriting, number facts, spelling and reading in addition to the core subjects.
During the afternoons, you will see Himalayas Class focusing on different Curriculum subjects. Children have access to iPads and laptops to support their learning in school. We also encourage the use of technology at home, through the engaging resources of Bug Club and TT Rockstars. Using their curiosity, children are encouraged to ask questions and over the unit, explore their interests and develop and acquire new knowledge. Each term, we aim to invite visitors into school or take part in trips linked to their curriculum subjects – these are valuable and memorably experiences that they will never forget!
If you would like to know more about the curriculum that we have to offer the children please click the link below.
In History, we have been looking at chronological vocabulary and timelines. Today, Isla brought in photos of herself growing up. The children moved themselves into chronological order to create a timeline of Isla’s life so far. They then created their own individual timelines.
Ready for our Remembrance service at the church, we completed some beautiful watercolour and silhouette artwork to remember those who fought for our country many years ago. We very much look forward to Thursday morning when we will share our artwork with the school and parents.
Class 3 have been busy analysing data on the growth of infants in their first year of life. They used this data to construct bar charts and line graphs and evaluated which method presented their data more clearly.
This week, Himalayas class have been studying their most inspirational current artists. They will select and record key information about their lives and work and eventually, create their own inspired piece of art.
Class 3 have been working hard in geography to recall the names of the continents and oceans as well as using the index of atlases to name different countries and their cities.
WELCOME BACK - September 2021
Welcome to Himalayas class!
We will update this page regularly with information and news so please keep visiting!
Below is this term's newsletter with key information about home learning, upcoming dates etc.
Below it you will find a link to home learning if your child needs to isolate.
Please email with any questions.
Thank you, Miss Powell :)