Welcome to Class 4
Welcome to Class Four
In Class Four you will find our enthusiastic, hard working and very responsible Year Five and Year Six pupils.
Our main classroom staff are Miss Wills (teacher), Mr Maudsley and Mrs Crosswood, Learning Support Assistants (LSAs). Mrs Biddle teaches the class on Thursdays, and Mrs Turner (LSAs) works in the class during some sessions. We enjoy working on a variety of activities with these staff members - a typical week in Class Four is very busy.
Class Four enjoy learning through a range of different activities and are well motivated whatever the subject. Some of our favourite activities include writing exciting stories and poetry, the maths "Around the World" and "Tables Grid" challenges, and reading a novel together in class. Furthermore, we enjoy making use of Chromebooks, for both Computing activities and for research in a range of curriculum subjects, such as our Topic work about The Victorians in Britain. Class Four are also a very inquisitive group, and enjoy developing their experimental and investigative skills in their exciting weekly Science lessons with Mrs Biddle. They are keen to learn about other places and cultures, and are very lucky to benefit from the expertise of languages specialist Mrs Crosswood teaching Spanish lessons on a weekly basis.
Creative tasks are also enjoyed by Class Four. Art is a favourite subject for many pupils, and we really love to view and evaluate each other's work at the end of a session. In addition, Music is also very popular. Year Five and Six love creating our own compositions, both with instruments and devising song lyrics. Some Class Four pupils also attend our Music Club, run by Mrs Dobson, and have individual lessons for piano and brass. For one term per year, thanks to the hard work of Mrs Dobson, we are able to have a whole class set of clarinets on loan from The Music Hub. We thoroughly enjoy her lessons and recognise that to share in her expertise is an opportunity too good to be missed.
Many pupils in Class Four are keen participants in Sports and PE. All are enthusiastic to take part in PE lessons, enjoying practicing their skills and competitive tactics in small sided games during "REAL PE" sessions. During the year, we are lucky to have the opportunity to work for several sessions with specialists Mrs Nash (Gymnastics), Plymouth Argyle (Football, Basketball, Athletics), and Launceston Cricket Club. In addition, we are pleased to enter pupils into team and individual competitions with other schools, including those involving football, netball, rugby, swimming and cross country.
Being the oldest pupils in the school, Class Four are pleased to take on additional responsibilities. The School Council is run by members of Class Four (under Mrs Little's guidance), and we have The GrEAT Team (GReen Eco Action Team), Playground Leaders, Learning Family leaders, House Captains and Vice-Captains. We also enjoy helping out around the school less formally, for example, assisting with office tasks and working in collaboration with the PTA when opportunities arise.
As you can see, Class Four is a busy but exciting place, and it has not been possible to mention all that we do! Therefore, if you require any further information, please do make contact with us via the school office, or pop into school and see Miss Wills.
Thank you for your interest in our class.
Class Four pupils and staff
Weekly Routines: Class Four
Autumn Term 2020 (First Half)
Hand in any lunch money and
Breakfast/15:00 Club bookings
Weekly spelling check; move on to new spellings
Class Four Homework 2020-2021
Each pupil will be issued (on Friday 11th September) with a homework folder containing homework information, a spelling booklet and a reading record. Please note that to minimise risks associated with the current global pandemic, homework routines and activities are slightly modified this year.
A copy of the information sent home in the folder, along with a range of other resources to support homework, will be provided on the Class Four Homework page of the school website (see link below):
Parents of Year 6 pupils have the option of requesting (via a letter to be issued within the next few days) an additional SATs-linked homework resource containing tasks and an answer pack. This is not compulsory, and in the interest of being both "environmentally friendly" and "budget-conscious," will only be issued to those who specifically request it.