In Class 4, we aim to make school an enjoyable and memorable place where children feel safe. We build our relationships on mutual respect and understanding that we are all different, yet equal. Every child deserves to feel valued in Class 4 and we make it our aim to listen to one another, to talk and to share. The children are all provided with a wide variety of learning opportunities, both indoor and outdoor, allowing them to explore a range of different activities. This includes exploring our local area and spending time exploring our Beach School curriculum.
Our classroom displays link to our current topics to support children's learning. Directly outside the classroom, we have a writing wall which celebrates all of the children's wonderful writing and which reminds us all of their learning journeys. It is important that the children feel proud of the time and effort that they have put into their work and that they have a real audience to appreciate their work.
We have a real love of reading in Class 4 and proudly share with the school the books that we are currently reading. We often discuss the book that we have read and make sure that we recommend them to a friend.
Class 4 are top of the school and always try their best to be positive role models to those around them. This is demonstrated by the way that they behave whilst moving around school, how they interact with others and by carrying out their various jobs and roles in a positive manner and to a high standard.
PE: Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays. Children are asked to come into school wearing their PE kit on this day. PE kit should include black/navy shorts or jogging bottoms and white t-shirt; all this should be clearly named and labelled. Hair should be tied back, and any earrings should be removed.
During the autumn term, Class 4 will be involved with swimming sessions at Whitby Leisure Centre every Thursday. Children should bring swimming costumes and towels with them for these lessons.
Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)/Numbots and Freckle: All children have access to TTRS, Numbots and Freckle. These apps support children with mental recall of number bonds, times-tables and arithmetic and we strongly encourage children to access them regularly at home.
Autumn Term (2023) Learning
The children in Class 4 have already made lots of memories and strengthened bonds during their residential trip to Carlton Adventure. The many adventurous activities helped us all to grow in confidence and to embrace new opportunities. We are always ambitious!
In English writing, we are focusing on the Diary of Anne Frank. This text has been chosen to coincide with our Britain at War topic and to understand how a private diary from almost 80 years ago has turned out to be one of the most significant pieces of literature of the 20th Century.
We are also reading 'Holes' by Louis Sachar in our whole class reading sessions. Through the weeks, we will delve deep into the mindset of the characters and employ rich discussion as to why things turn out the way that they do.
In Maths, we are focusing on ‘Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, and `Multiplication and Division’. As a class, we will be recapping what has been covered over the previous year and learning new skills which will help to develop and embed our mathematical knowledge.
Our history topic for this term is 'Britain at War'. We will be exploring the causes, events and consequences of the First and Second World Wars, the influence of new inventions on warfare, how life in Great Britain was affected and the legacy of the wars in the post-war period.
Class 4 will be taking trips to Scarborough to the 'Remembering WW1' workshop as well as visiting Beamish Museum to experience the WW2 farm, soldier drills and evacuee experience. These first hand experiences really help us to deepen our understanding of historical concepts and they provide a rich stimulus for our writing.
We look forward to sharing our learning with families in our Class Assemblies and Open Afternoons.
Mr Haralabidis, Class Teacher.