We have two mixed (Year 3 and Year 4) classes in Key Stage 2.
Emerald Class is taught by Mrs Sarah Daffurn (Monday to Thursday) and Mr Jon Morray-Jones (Friday). Mrs Daffurn is also Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning, and is the Key Stage 2 Leader.
Topaz Class teachers are Mrs Niamh Gray (Monday to Thursday) and Mrs Marie Watts (Friday).
PE is taught to all three classes by Mr Marc Taylor.
Further Curriculum information may be requested from the class teacher or the school office.
Emerald, Topaz and Sapphire Curriculum
Current topic: Vikings!
Our main focus in
maths this term will be to make sure that all children have secured a sound
understanding of place value. This will involve reading, writing, ordering and
partitioning numbers. We will also be learning the importance of understanding
the value of each digit in a number. It is also important that children
continue to learn their multiplication tables so please take any opportunities
to practise them at home!
Our work in
Geography will also be linked to the Vikings. We will be looking at maps to
discover where the Vikings came from and travelled to. We will be locating
different countries within Europe and identifying areas within the United
Each class will have two PE sessions per week. We will be working on developing skills in Dance and ‘Multi skills’. The children in Emerald Class will be swimming this term on a Friday morning. The other classes will swim later in the year.
ensure children have their PE in school on the correct days for their lessons.
beginnings: we will be encouraging the children to see themselves as valued
individuals within our community. They will be exploring a range of feelings
from happiness and excitement
to sadness and fearfulness, and learning different problem solving strategies.
will be learning about e-safety and staying safe online. We will also be using computers
to support our learning with DB Primary, Active Learn and Bug Club.
is important to me? We will be thinking about human nature and characteristics.
We will be considering the role of different communities and exploring some
Christian and Jewish festivals to deepen our understanding of what is important
We will be learning greetings in French this term; practising the
conversational skills needed to say hello, goodbye and find out how we are
Vikings! We will be learning about how and why the Vikings invaded Britain, where they settled and how they lived. We will also be looking at Viking Mythology, runes and feasts. This is a really exciting topic!
will be listening to, responding to and comparing a range of different music
Children will be given homework tasks on a Friday, to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please try to support their learning at home and encourage them to look after their folders. Children will also need to bring reading books and reading diaries to school every day.
At home, you can help by:
The children will be taking part in a range of PE activities this term. Please ensure that they have their PE kit in school, including well-fitting daps or trainers, black shorts, a spare white T-shirt and a clean pair of socks. A plastic bag kept inside the PE bag is always useful too! It is important that children have the correct PE kit for the weather... we still sometimes go outside in the winter!
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