It is my pleasure to welcome both the parents and children to 4C. I am Miss Cross, the class teacher and I am lucky enough to be supported by the fantastic Miss Rawcliffe and Mr Mayers. We also have the privilege of being supported by Miss Starkie who will be teaching on a Monday afternoon and Miss Spencer who will be teaching on a Thursday morning. I hope you are all as excited as us for an excellent year.
We have many engaging lessons and activities planned for you throughout the year and we hope that you work hard to achieve the very best. Our lessons are planned through an engaging topic based approach, these are changed every half term. Please see the ‘curriculum cloud pdf’ tab for more information about our topics.
To keep up to date with our learning please check back here at our class page regularly.
I look forward to seeing you bright and early every morning and remember one of our class values, ‘we will come to school wearing a smile.’ A simple smile could cheer up somebody’s day.
Monday afternoon – On Monday afternoon we will have our PE lesson. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit including pumps, a white t-shirt and black shorts (please clearly label all items of clothing with your child’s name.) Please ensure that no jewellery is worn for PE and is removed before school.
Thursday morning – From the week commencing 10th September up to January 2019, we will have our swimming lessons on Thursday mornings. Please ensure that your child has suitable swimming equipment including, costume/swim shorts, towel and swimming cap (not mandatory.) Please remove all jewellery before coming into school and ensure hair is tied up. Please do not come to school with swim wear under your uniform. If your child requires goggles to swim please discuss this with the office.
Homework – Homework and spellings will be given out every Friday. This must be completed and returned by the following Wednesday at the latest to allow marking and feedback to be given to your child.
Reading – Reading books will be taken home every day, reading records must be signed by an adult alongside an accompanying comment. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible, as the impact this has on their school work is hugely beneficial.
'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' - Dr Seuss.
Useful links for additional online learning support:
Please encourage your children to access their personal Read Theory and Times Tables Rockstars accounts at home.
https://www.theschoolrun.com/welcome-homework-gnome <- Useful links to a range of topics
If you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me – Miss Cross.
This week we have started our, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ topic. During our English lessons we have started to look at our focus story, ‘The Lancashire Giant’ the lessons have involved ordering the story in chronological order and retelling the story through a drama workshop. The children imitated some of the gestures of the character, (Johnny) being sad because he wanted to be taller, being amazed as he grew taller, and having a welcoming home party when he was the tallest person in Lancashire. The pictures below are just a small snippet of our workshop.