Hello everyone and welcome to Class 3 2021/22. The class teachers are Mrs Taylor who teaches on a Monday and Tuesday, and Mr Meadows who teaches on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There are currently 19 pupils in Class 3. This class are supported by Miss Oselton (HLTA) and Miss Wilson (LSA).
I am Mr Meadows, and I am one of the Year 4 teachers at Consett Junior School. I have been a teacher for twenty-three years, and I have taught in all year groups across KS2. I work as Numeracy and Forest School subject lead. In school I am a loyal member of Aynsley (blue house). Go Aynsley!
I am Mrs Taylor, I am one of the Year 4 teachers. I have been working at Consett Junior School for over 11 years. I am the Art subject lead and I love anything creative! I plan to do lots of lovely Art activities this year both in and outdoors!
In lower KS2 we follow the Jane Considine approach to delivering writing. Our English work will be based around Lock and Key House; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; and The Creakers.
In Maths we use three main schemes. We follow White Rose Maths, Abacus and Classroom Secrets. In Y4 we work hard on learning our multiplication facts by heart, as we need to know all of the times tables up to 12×12 by the end of Y4.
Our Y4 Science topics are Living Things & Habitats, Animals Including Humans, Sound, Electricity and States of Matter.
History topics in Y4 are Early Civilisations, The Romans and The Mayans.
What can we discover about Europe? When the land meets the sea; and Why does Italy shake and roar? These are our Geography topics in Y4.
Children in Class 3 will do PE every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Until restrictions fully lift, we will allow children to attend school wearing their PE kits on these days.
Children will be set spellings to practise at home every Monday. Their spelling test will also be on a Monday.
Just like in their previous class, children should read to an adult at home and have their reading diaries signed at least three times per week.
*UPDATE added on 2nd September 2021* Variation due to swimming sessions
We will begin our swimming programme with Year 4 and Year 6. It is organised so that only one class swims at a time. The sessions will commence next week, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th September.
Year 4 children will swim on a Tuesday afternoon. Class 4 – 1.05 p.m. to 1.50 p.m. Class 3 – 2.05 p.m. to 2.50 p.m. This will replace their usual PE lesson on that day so Year 4 will need to come in wearing there full school uniform.
*Update added on 3rd September 2021* Forest School
Your child will be starting Forest School on Wednesday 8th September 2021. Their sessions will be carried out on a Wednesday in the school grounds. They will do Forest School for seven weeks up until October half term (then the timetable below will be followed on a Wednesday again).
Children will need the following Forest School kit: wellington boots, jogging bottoms, a t-shirt, a sweat shirt/long sleeved top and a pair of warm socks. Please don’t go out and buy anything new. Kit will get dirty and muddy so only send your child wearing old clothing. Children will come to school on a Wednesday wearing their Forest School kit, however, wellington boots should be brought in a separate bag. Wellington boots should also display your child’s name.
In school we have waterproofs and a few pairs of spare wellington boots which your child may wear if needed.
Please feel free to contact school if you have any questions regarding Forest School.
Yours sincerely, Mr Meadows
Class 3 Gallery