Mrs Blackburn: Class Teacher
Mrs Butler: Teaching Assistant
Mrs Tomes: Teaching Assistant
Organisation of the day
Every morning the children in Class 3 are taught Maths, English and Spellings by Mrs Blackburn. The rest of the national curriculum is taught during the afternoons. We are very lucky to welcome Mrs Duckering (Music teacher) and Madame Topping (French teacher) from John Ruskin School to teach their subjects to our class each week. To see all of our topics across the curriculum, please go to the curriculum area.
Tower Wood Residential
During the Spring term each year the children in Class 3 visit Tower Wood Outdoor Education centre on the beautiful shores of Lake Windermere. They take part in a variety of adventurous activities including sailing, raft-building and tree-climbing. This is also an opportunity for the children to have a night away from home in a setting that is not too far away. This prepares them well for a lengthier residential trip in upper Key Stage 2.
Children in Class 3 are encouraged to practise their reading and their spellings as frequently as possible (little and often!). They are also expected to spend some time at home practising their times tables. There is also one written homework task to hand in every week. This task links directly with work we have covered during the week at school. Written homework tasks are set on Fridays to be handed in by the following Tuesday.
Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
Towards the end of Year 4, the children will complete a national test to check that they have rapid recall of the multiplication tables (up to 12X12). This is an on-line test where a multiplication question appears on the screen and the children have 5 seconds to type in the answer. Whilst we do practise tables facts in school, it is also extremely helpful if the children can practise their times tables at home (timestables.co.uk is a good website to use). We have also recently bought the web program Times Tables Rockstars. The children use this program twice weekly in school. Please encourage your child to use this program at home to develop their rapid recall skills. Log-in details can be found at the front of your child’s yellow reading record.