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.
The whole class voted and choose Declan as our class representative for the school council. Declan will be our voice for things we think will be good for the school.
Each morning 4C is helped by a year six prefect. Our class prefect this year is Sara from 5/6B
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.
Continuing our, 'There's No Place Like Home,' topic we have been learning about the history of Padiham Primary School. We have discussed what we thought life might have been like to have gone to school in the old building and have compared our school to the old school. This week we have dug deep into the archives and found pictures of the old building. The children really enjoyed looking at pictures of the inside of the school and spotting teachers that still work at our school now.
We also found pictures of our school being built and we were very excited to learn that a time capsule had been buried under the school. Next week we are going to discuss what we think is in the capsule.
Today we came to school in odd socks for friendship week. We discussed the hashtag #chooserespect we spoke about who we respect, how we show respect, how we respect ourselves and how we can overcome situations if people struggle to show us respect.
The children have studied the local area during geography. Today we went for a walk to Padiham and looked at our town. Next week we will discuss what we saw, what we liked and any positive changes that we think we could change to the town.
This week is Black History Week. 4C are studying Mary Seacole. We will look at why she is important to Britain and what she is most remembered for. We will be doing a number of tasks so make sure you check back later this week to see what we have been doing :)
Look at what we did for Black History Week........we watched a video about the life of Mary Seacole, we then played board games to remember the facts we had learnt about her. Finally, we drew a portrait of Mary Seacole. We think they look great, what do you think?
Today was magic, monsters and mystery day. The children all came into school dressed as lots of spooky characters. We have looked at the poem, '10 Things in a Wizards Pocket' this week. Today we practiced this and was able to recite it from memory along with actions for the items in the wizards pocket.
This half term, our focus for lessons is 'Healthy Humans'. Today, the children have started a young designers task for the supermarket Tesco. The task has many elements over a number of weeks. The focus of the project is to make a soup of our own and evaluate it. Our task for today was to test two shop bought soups and evaluate it. The children had to evaluate the taste, smell, texture and look. Check back to see how our project goes over the next few weeks :)
This morning 3/4R and 4C went to St Leonard's Church to commemorate 100 years since WW1. Some of the children recited poems that we have written in class infront of the congregation. We were joined by four other schools from Padiham. The children walked to Memorial park once the service had finished to plant over 200 poppies. We had a fantastic morning.