Welcome to Class 4's page
It is an exciting year for your children as they come to the end of their primary school journey. In class 4 I have high hopes and high expectations of all of the children, both for their behaviour and for their learning. I am looking forward to spending the next school year with your children as they continue to grow as individuals and work together as a class.
Our classroom is a happy and positive working environment where praise and encouragements are used to motivate and support all of the children. I ask that each child tries their best and develops a resilient attitude towards learning. As a class, the children have spoken about the areas of learning that they feel they would like to improve. The majority of the class have expressed their desire to improve their arithmetic knowledge, mathematical reasoning skills and SPAG. We have thought of ways to make this a focus during the year.
Throughout the year, lots of new and exciting learning will take place. Your children will be challenged to be the very best they can be and encouraged to take part in every aspect of school life. I value the support you give your child at home with homework and SATS revision.
The Class 4 Team
Mr Kellett – Class Teacher
Mrs Jesthi – Teaching Assistant
Mr Horner – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Oddie – Teacher of ICT and RE on Tuesday mornings
PE: We will be looking at a wide range of sports throughout the year and developing our skills that can be applied within all sports. Our P.E days are Monday and Friday, please ensure your St Mary's PE kit is in school on these days.
Homework: Class 4 will be given homework each Friday. Please can homework books be returned the following Friday so that it can be marked. Homework will usually consist of: spellings, reading and English. There will be a spelling test each week on Friday. During the build up to SATs children will be bringing home some elements of Maths and English to revise, this will help to prepare them for the exams in May.
Reading: In Class 4, we try to encourage a love of reading as it is the 'gateway to learning'. Please support your children with their reading; you play such an important part by encouraging them to read each night. Help keep up their desire by listening to them, reading to them, with them and discussing stories. Please check and sign your child's yellow reading record as often as possible. We aim for each child to be finishing and changing a book each week.
Please make sure that all belongings are clearly labelled with your child's full name as we are getting a number of items left daily that are unclaimed or are taken home by other children in error. Many thanks for your help with this.
Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions throughout the year.
'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart' - Colossians 3:23-24