Welcome to Class 3 2018/19. The Class Teacher is Mr Meadows and there are currently 28 pupils in this class. This class is supported by Mrs Shield and Miss Thompson.
My name is Mr Meadows, and I am a Year 4 teacher at Consett Junior School. I have been a teacher for twenty years, and I have taught in all Key Stage 2 classes. In Consett Junior School I work as Numeracy and Forest School subject lead. Each Friday I have the duty of delivering our celebrations assembly where we get to celebrate all the successes and achievements of the week. I also get to award the prestigious house cup to the winning team. Go Aynsley!
About Class 4
In Class 3 we are lucky enough to be supported by Mrs Shield. Also, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons we enjoy having Miss Thompson teach us in the foundation subjects. As well as all of the fun work we do in class, children in class 3 have the responsibility of looking after Winter and Toffee, our pet guinea pigs. They are mischief with a capital M! Winter and Toffee also asked me to thank parents and carers for sending in vegetables for them. Between mouthfuls they expressed their appreciation. Chomp, chomp!
This half term, our class novel is the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis. We will be writing character descriptions, letters and senses poems based on this text. In grammar sessions, we will concentrate on using direct speech punctuation, expanded noun phrases, possessive apostrophes and subordinate clauses. We will try to use all of these in our long pieces of writing. Aslan is on the move!
In Numeracy, we will continue to use ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ to help us improve our recall of multiplication facts at our own level. Multiplication and division will be our main focus in class during this half term. We will look at what happens to numbers when they are multiplied and divided by zero, one, ten and one hundred. In addition, we will be reading and converting analogue clock times to 12 hour digital clock times. Wish us luck!
At the start of this half term lots of time and effort will be dedicated to rehearsing for our school show ‘Hubble Bubble Pirate Trouble’. Year three and four are looking forward to performing this at Consett Empire Theatre. So all you landlubbers out there will need to come and see our show. Aaaarrr and hoist the Jolly Roger!
Once our show is over and we get back to normality we have some exciting topics to study. In Science we will be finding out about famous scientists and inventors. In DT we will be working with battery operated lights. We will also continue on with our Romans topic in History.
Last half term, Class 3 earned an amazing second place in our weekly Reading Race in school. We were just pipped to the post by Mrs Smith’s Year 3s. Thank you to parents and carers for signing the reading diaries when they have heard children reading. Sarah, Louie and Vanessa earned themselves a special prize for the contributions they made to helping us as a class achieve second place. Please keep promoting a love of reading at home.
Children have access to Fiction Express and Accelerated Reading from school and home. They are encouraged to use these sites by logging in with their unique passwords. Happy reading!
Children in Class 3 swim every Monday (last lesson) and parents should collect children from Consett Leisure Centre at 3.30 p.m.
PE kits may stay in school for the whole of the half term.
Children should continue to read at home at least three times per week. House points are awarded for reading regularly at home. Signed reading diaries should be returned to school when necessary.
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