Welcome to 4G
Hello, my name is Mr Gallagher and I am the class teacher in 4G.
Firstly, welcome to our class page and I hope you are as ready as I am for an extremely exciting and busy year! In our classroom, we are very fortunate to be supported by two fantastic teaching assistants; Mr Leyland and Miss Starkie. In addition, we also have the luxury of being taught specialist subjects by the brilliant Miss Fort on Wednesday mornings.
We take a topic-based learning approach at Padiham primary school and these engaging topics change every half term. Please see the curriculum cloud for more information as I am sure children would love to get a head start on or read around the subjects!
Children, prepare yourselves for lots of hard work and to learn new things every day. Most importantly, don’t forget to bring those smiles into school with you in the mornings so that you can take them back home at the end of the day!
I look forward to seeing you bright and early, every morning.
- Reading books will be taken home every day and the reading record is to be signed by an adult with accompanying comments. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible at home as the impact on their school work and progress is hugely significant!
- PE will take place on Monday afternoons. Please make sure your child has a full PE kit each week, including: pumps, a white t-shirt and black shorts which are all clearly labelled with their name.
- Homework and spellings will be set every Friday and returned the following Wednesday at the latest.
- Swimming will take place every Thursday from the 14th of September 2017 up until January 2017. Please ensure your children have appropriate swimming equipment such as a costume, a towel, swimming caps etc. Earrings must be taken out before coming into school, bobbles must be used to tie up hair if it will effect their swimming, swimming costumes must not be worn under school uniforms and if your child requires goggles to swim then please discuss this with the office.
Please keep checking this page as it will be updated regularly with information and news about what our class are up to each term. In addition to this page we will be using Class Dojo with which the children can create an avatar and monitor their own progress through the year.
Please visit our Class Dojo page to track your child's progress and to receive updates and news via https://www.classdojo.com/
Homework - My Maths
Don't forget to check the My Maths homework site every week for a new homework task. Homework will be set every Friday and you have until the next Friday to complete it.
Remember, you can do it as many times as you like and once it is finished there are a range of games to play.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to come and ask me.
Sparks Might Fly
The topic for this term is 'Sparks Might Fly'. The children have been learning about electricity and had the chance to make their own circuits during a science lesson this week. Take a look at how they got on below.
On 26th September 2017 the class did some work to do with languages as it was languages day. One of the activities they took part in was to learn about what animal sounds are in other languages. The children had to try their best to say these words and make them sound like the animals. It was a fun activity.
4G have been extremely lucky this term to have the privilege of Ukulele lessons with the excellent teacher Mr Fleming. There are enough Ukuleles for everyone to have their own each lesson, which means that the whole class will be learning to play every week. Below are some photos of the fun lessons we have been having.