Welcome to our class page!!
Our class teacher is Miss Helan.
Our teaching assistant is Miss Januszewski.
Welcome to our page. This page will be updated with: excellent examples of work, photos and important information. Please have a scroll to see what Class 4 are getting up to.
In school we expect that all children read at home at least 5 times per week. Please listen to your children read and ask them questions about what they have read. Once you have done this please sign your child's reading diary so that we know they have read at home.
We are really encouraging the children to read a wide range of books for pleasure. Below is a picture of our class reading corner where the children can enjoy some quiet time to read, reflect and discuss the books they love.
Homework will go out on a Monday and must be returned by Friday. There will be a piece of Maths and an English/Topic piece to complete.
Talk for Writing and Read Write Inc.
To teach the children reading and writing we will be following the Read Write Inc scheme. These are daily lessons that teach the children phonics, writing, reading and basic comprehension skills. The children will have a book they will focus on and all their learning will be based on the book they are reading.
We also teach separate Talk for Writing lessons which are taught in 3 week blocks. During this time the children learn a text and then adapt and change this text to create their own. The children really enjoy learning new texts and creating actions to help them remember.
This term the children will be learning The Three Little Pigs for both their fiction and non-fiction units. There is a picture of our story map below!
Why not practise this at home with your child?
In school we have introduced a new handwriting scheme. The children will have four 20 minute handwriting sessions a week. The children will be learning how to hold their pencil correctly and how to form letters.
Throughout school we follow the Big Maths programme. We do daily CLIC (Counting, Learn It's, It's Nothing New and Calculation) sessions where the children learn basic number skills. Within these lessons we are trying to develop skills, fluency and mastery within Maths. Mastery is focusing on deepening the children's knowledge and challenging them to apply their previously gained knowledge to new situations and problems.
The children throughly enjoy the Big Maths lessons and look forward to their 'Challenge Days' on Fridays.
Below is our Big Maths Working Wall where the children can visually see which steps they are working on and what steps that can look forward to next.
In RE we follow the Come and See programme which has been recommended by the Bishop and written by various Catholic educators throughout our Diocese and across the country. This term's topics include: Families, Belonging, Baptism and Waiting. Throughout the year the children also have the opportunity to study different faiths such as Judaism.
Throughout their RE lessons the children are encouraged to ask questions and explore their understanding of the teachings within the Bible. The children hear different Bible stories and are provided with the time to 'wonder' and 'reflect' on the meanings of these stories and how God's word is relevant to us today.
Within class we have a Collective Worship table. Once a week the children take ownership of their own worship and work together as a team to lead the collective worship for the rest of their class.
You can see a photo of our Collective Worship area below.
Core Learning Skills
In school we teach the children Core Learning Skills. This subject looks at teaching skills such as independence, team work, speaking, listening, communication and working with others. It is a very fun and active lesson which the children really enjoy.
Throughout school and especially during Core Learning Skills we use our "DRAGON" values to motivate, inspire and progress the children. All children in school are familiar with these values and apply them to their everyday work and attitude.
Our DRAGON values are displayed in the picture below.
This half term Year 1 will be looking at the topic "Who Am I?".
Within Science they will be learning about different body parts and their 5 senses. The children will be completing tasks, investigations and experiments each week that relate to one of their 5 senses.
Within Creative Curriculum the children will be learning and developing different historical and geographical skills in order to find out more about themselves. They will be thinking about: the changes they have made since being a baby, which continent, city and country they live in, the history of St George's School and the local attractions within Derby.
Some of our incredible Science and Creative Curriculum work will be on here soon!