Welcome to Class 4. Our Class Teachers are Miss Hughes and Mrs Leggett currently there are 26 pupils in this class.
My name is Miss Hughes, and I teach Class 4 along with Mrs Leggett. I have been a teacher for 22 years, 12 of which were at Consett Junior School. I have taught from Reception through to year 4. I am the Art and DT co-ordinator, a role which is shared with Mrs Taylor. Outside of school, I love being outdoors. I have a young son and I spend most of my free time doing activities with him and walking our family dog.
My name is Mrs Leggett and I teach Class 4 along with Miss Hughes. I have been a teacher at Consett Junior School for 13 years. I am the school’s History co-ordinator. When I’m not at school I am busy looking after my two young sons. I enjoy spending time with them, going on bike rides, visits to the park and walking our dog; Julie the Greyhound.
About Class 4
We are really looking forward to getting to know all of the new children in our class. It will be an exciting year and we have high expectations of this year’s children.
This term we will be developing our writing skills using the story The Princess and the Pea as inspiration. We will be focusing on structuring our sentences correctly and using different techniques to make our writing interesting for the reader. We will also be working hard on our spelling and reading skills.
In Maths this term we are going to be developing our numeracy skills using the White Rose scheme.
We will develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We will focus on place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. We will also continue to use the hugely popular Times Tables Rockstars to help us with quick recall of tables up to 12 x 12.
Our science topic this term is Animals including humans. We will be finding out about our teeth, and how to care for them. We will look at animal teeth and their function, human digestion and food chains.
In Geography we will be looking at how the land in our local area is used. We will be going out and doing lots of fieldwork (hopefully the weather will be kind!) Later in the term we will be studying the Ancient Greeks in history.
Art and DT
We will be looking at the abstract artist Kandinsky and his work. We will be drawing and mixing paint using autumn shades. In DT, we will be designing our own bread bun, baking and eating different kinds of bread.
Out topic is ‘All Around Town’. The class will learn to develop their intercultural understanding by being introduced to the sights of some typical French cities. They will also learn to describe places in a town, count to 100 and give their address in French.
This year our wonderful coach Gareth Smith will be taking the class for P.E. The children will take part in lots of activities to raise their fitness levels and games designed to help them develop their competitive skills.
Children in Class 4 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.
Work Packs (7th) during school closure due to Coronavirus – Class 4 (Year 4)
2020 year book challenge!
Lockdown Time Capsule
Hopefully before the end of term we will bury the time capsule in the school grounds. The capsule is part of a project run by Mark Wilkinson Photography. Photographs Mark has received will be printed and placed in the time capsule which will be buried for ten years. To accompany the photographs we are asking the children to write a letter and place it in a sealed envelope. The letter can be about time in lock down, things children did, how they felt, anything they feel relevant. We do want the children to include the date, their age, their class teacher and their first name. But they must not include surnames, phone numbers or their address.
In 2030 we will dig up the capsule and all contents will form part of a history event for our future CJS children.
Work set 6 (22nd June) for children of all ability
Other ways to facilitate learning during the school closure:
Ensure your child reads every day.
Use accelerated reader to take reading tests.
Access times table rockstars
Access lexia (if your child uses this at school).
Quizzes and challenges set on the Newsround website https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
Access BBC bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
TTS free learning at home activities https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html
Purple Mash – Bring the whole curriculum to life in one place https://www.purplemash.com/login/
National Oak Academy https://www.thenational.academy/