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Welcome to Class 4
Class 4 contains the current Year 5 and Year 6 children and is taught by Mrs Adams (Mondays) and Miss Austin (Tuesdays-Fridays) who share the teaching week. Mrs Firth covers PPA on a Wednesday afternoon and on other occasional days.
Children in Class 4 are the oldest in the school and are preparing for the next phase in their education; we aim to foster independence and resilience whilst being a close knit team; we look out for each other and support each other in every aspect of school life.
We are proud to offer a wide and varied curriculum and all children have the opportunity to experience learning through a range of practical-based and written tasks in all subjects. We take our learning outside the classroom whenever we can, utilising our grounds, taking an organised visit, orienteering to practise our geographical skills or exploring our local area as part of our learning in history. Further information about our curriculum can be found by following the link at the bottom of this page.
As part of their personal development, we provide opportunities for the Year 6's to take on leadership roles and build a civic awareness. Children in year 6 have the opportunity to work with charities in the local area which we strongly believe develops an awareness of needs within our local community and what our civic responsibilities are. In addition, we add value to our school community by taking on various leadership roles, such as Playleaders who organise activities for younger children during play and lunch times and Reading Buddies, who pair up with children in our Reception class to foster a love of reading.
The children in Class 4, being the oldest in the school, are looked upon as role models by the rest of the school, exemplifying the high expectations in learning behaviour that we want to see in all our children. Our Year 6's have the opportunity to earn the role of school Prefect, which brings with it further responsibility in aiding our Head of School with tasks.
A typical day in Class 4
The school gates open at 8.40am, when the children make their way independently to class. We expect them to be well prepared with all relevant equipment being brought into the classroom. Early morning work is set for the children to complete independently.
Register is taken promptly at 8.50am, after which we begin our school day.
The morning is divided in two. We start the day by completing our spelling programme and undertaking maths fluency; this is where the children have the opportunity to complete mental maths tasks using quick recall of the fluency facts they have been learning in previous years. These are both part of the building blocks that support our maths and English learning. We move on to our Maths lesson in which through practical activities and problem solving we learn the deeper concepts of mathematics, building on what have already learned. We aim to be marvellous mathematicians.
We break mid-morning when the year 6's lead the school in Daily Physical Activity; they choose the music and create a fitness routine to go with it.
The second part of the morning is given over to learning relating to English. We complete our reading lesson and undertake vocabulary work. Our learning in writing is driven by the Talk for Writing programme, through which we learn grammar, and is supplemented with 'Take one Book'.
After lunch, we enjoy learning aspects of the wider curriculum, all subjects being taught discretely. During this time, we encourage the children to be curious about the world around them and its history. We use a variety of teaching methods, including self-organised learning, technology and project work. We also invite visitors into school or go on off site trips to inspire us, further develop our curiosity and cement our understanding.
During the year there will also be opportunities for the Year 6 children to develop their sense of citizenship and civic awareness through charitable activities. This will also have a positive impact on their personal development and that of the year 5's.