Welcome to Class 4
Welcome to Class 4
Both myself and Mrs Ward would like to welcome you to Class 4 and to the term ahead of us! Like every year at Carlton Miniott Primary Academy – we are already planning trips, sporting events and plenty of exciting learning opportunities!
In Class 4 there is a huge push on becoming independent learners. The children are encouraged to constantly challenge themselves and take risks in their learning to ensure that they achieve their full potential. Through hard work, dedication and self-belief, I truly believe that every child has huge potential and that their short time in Year 4 is small stepping stone in achieving this.
We aim to change our library books once a week on Thursdays. Here our Class Librarians take charge and check our books in and out of our school library.
Throughout the year we will be focussing on key spelling strategies to aid our independence in learning and using our ‘Read, Write, Inc’ books to develop a deeper understanding of key spelling features such as prefixes and suffixes. There will also be a weekly spelling test on a Friday, where we can assess the understanding of our focus strategies of the week.
There is also a highlighted focus on reading in Class 4, with a requirement of reading at least 3 times a week and recording this in our planners. To develop our reading comprehension skills, there will be two pieces of homework set a week; one being a focused comprehension, based on current events through the ‘First News’ newspaper articles; the other being a less formal approach where children will complete tasks to further demonstrate an understanding of texts by predicting what may happen in a text, summarising what has happened so far and designing questions about a given story.
In partnership with Class 3, we offer a wide and balanced curriculum on a two-year cycle. This year there will be a real drive on ensuring the children receive a broad experience across the curriculum.
This term we will be learning about Polar Explorers.
I look forward to continuing our work together in making sure your child feels safe, supported and makes the progress to achieve their full potential.
As you know, Carlton Miniott prides itself on having an open-door policy; should you have any concerns or wish to come and visit the classroom after school please contact the school office, or myself directly;
Thank you and here’s to a successful term ahead.
Mr Chris Armstrong and Mrs Ward