This year, teaching Class 4 is Mrs Morton. She will be supported throughout the week by Mrs Patton.
Welcome to Class 4! I am delighted to be teaching Year 5 and 6 this year and I am looking forward to guiding and supporting the children through their final years at primary school. For the pupils, Year 5 and 6 will be challenging but can also be the most rewarding and enjoyable of primary school. Being the eldest in school brings lots of privileges such as the opportunity to be role models, sports leaders, planning and supporting whole school events as well as taking part in transition projects with local secondary schools. At Peases West, not only do we aim to ensure children’s curriculum learning is designed to be engaging and stretch their minds but to also prepare children for life after Peases West.
A special mention must be made to the Year 6 pupils as they begin to prepare for the SATs and their transition to secondary school. Throughout the year, in and out of school ‘boosters’ will take place to ensure each child is well prepared and has every advantage when they come to take their assessments in May 2017. I am sure the Year 6’s will relish the challenge that this will bring and will do themselves and us proud! As always, we have lots of wonderful, enriching activities throughout the year but especially after SATs such as the opportunity to attend our residential trip to Ford Castle.
Autumn Term 2016
A huge welcome back to parents, carers and pupils involved with Class 4. I hope you had a wonderful break and are looking forward to the term ahead.
Autumn Term is crammed pack with lots of exciting learning. One of our main topics is the Ancient Egyptians which will involve a trip to the Oriental Museum in Durham. We will be investigating Earth and Space as our science topic which will include a visit by students from Durham University who will set up their amazing space dome to help us explore the stars and planets in our galaxy.
We look forward to sharing our learning with you in the coming weeks.
Learning From 2016-2017
Learning From 2015-2016
We have had an action packed start to Spring Term. We learnt about our hearts and how to keep them healthy with Marcus Watson from Sustrans. We measured what our hearts resting rate was then completed different activities to see how much we could increase it by! We had a lot of fun.
Because of our fabulous attendance during Autumn Term we earned an attendance treat. After a democratic vote, a pizza and karaoke party won. The pizzas were delicious and we enjoyed singing some of our favourite tunes.
Sporthall Athletics is always a firm favourite every year. The children performed exceptionally well and girls achieved 2nd place and boys 4th place overall.
‘Krindlekrax’ by Philip Ridley has been Class 4’s reading novel. The children’s enthusiasm was astounding and children enjoyed the opportunity to read parts/discuss characters. A lot of Maths and English learning was based around the book such as solving a murder mystery through long multiplication, helping find a missing character by designing missing posters as well as writing detailed reports about the difference between crocodiles and alligators. The children enjoyed helping create a fantastic display.
Finally, Class 4 took part in our Spring Term Inspire Day with the Olympic swimmer, Chris Cook. The theme this term has been based around ‘mindfulness’ and the children took part in a whole school assembly followed by mini workshops. Activities involved mind over matter scenarios as well as learning the importance of relaxation (especially before bedtime!).
It has been lovely to welcome all children back from their Summer break ready and refreshed to tackle the term ahead! Our main topic this term is ‘Ancient Greece’ where the children will learn different aspects of this important and very unique time period through a variety of subjects and activities.
Please find information about Class 4’s learning and Home Learning tasks below:
Overview of learning Class 4 Autumn Term info 2015
Home Learning tasks Class 4 Autumn grid 2015
Hedley Hope Fell and Low Barnes Nature Reserve Visit
We recently visited Low Barnes Nature Reserve and Hedley Hope Fell. The purpose of the visits was to carry out a comparative study of both locations. We studied the land and investigated the types of wildlife found at both locations. It was a very informative and the children thoroughly enjoyed it!
Our focus in recent PE sessions has been gymnastics. We have been exploring a range of different balances including counter balances. We have worked together to decide how to travel and organise our own sequences of actions. It has been really good fun!
We were fortunate enough to have access to a set of archery equipment. Dispite the cold weather, we all had great fun and learned lots of new skills. It’s much harder than it looks!
Being safe while on a bike is an extrememly important skill for children. We recently took part in a Bikeability session where the children learned practical skills and gained an understanding of how to cycle on roads.
Here are a further selection of pictures of our learning so far this term:
Class 4 have embraced the learning journal tasks this term and have produced some excellent examples: