Class 4

Welcome to Class 4!!
 
We are a vibrant and mature class of 10 pupils. We have a mixture of year 4 and year 5 pupils. Our class teachers are Mr Ferris, Mrs Nicholls, Mrs Doyle and Miss Deer. We work very hard in class 4, but we enjoy learning and are always eager to rise to a challenge.
 
Each morning we follow a multi-sensory programme for phonics. We split into groups to help with recognition, sounds, handwriting and the fine and gross motors skills required to write comfortably.
 
In English we cover a wide range of topics that we enjoy. Our topics for the Spring term are Kings, Queens and Castles and Aliens. We have started by looking at books by Steve Antony. The Queen's Hat and The Queen's Handbag are our favourites. During English we strive to improve our handwriting, sentence structures and styles of writing. We are proud of our own and others achievements so far.
 
In Maths we use a lot of different techniques to help us excel. We use concrete resources such as base ten and numicon. We are continuing to develop our arithmetic by looking closely at the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). along with these have have begun to develop our reasoning skills. 
 
In the afternoons we follow a creative curriculum, some of the topics we will cover this year are Dinosaurs, Stone Age and the Wonders of the Wirral. We haver started to look at Our Spring topic of Lowry. We have learnt a little bit about his life and we will be starting to create self portraits using the same style as Lowry.
 
As well as our topic our creative curriculum also includes music lessons, Mr Ferris is going to teach us to play the recorders. In computing we are learning about e-safety to make sure that we are able to access the internet in a safe and secure way. This term we will focus on using a range of multimedia programmes such as power point and purple mash before looking at coding later in the year.  
 
In class 4 we follow our Orrets behaviour system, but we are all really well behaved.
 
We are very lucky that this term we have two additional lessons added. On a Wednesday we are taking part in military education which is teaching us survival skills such as building a shelter and a fire.
In addition to this we have a music teacher coming in to help us learn the recorders.