I am Miss Thompson, I have worked at CJS for 5 years. I started as a LSA and during this time I gained my teaching qualification. I completed my NQT year in July 2021 and I am very excited that this is my first year as a fully qualified, full time teacher. Also, I am a very enthusiastic member of Aynsley (blue house).
In lower KS2 we follow the Jane Considine approach to delivering writing. Our English work will be based a range of texts and themes – 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 topics are Living Things & Habitats, Animals Including Humans, Sound, Electricity and States of Matter.
Our topics in Y4 are Early Civilisations, The Romans and The Mayans.
We cover – What can we discover about Europe? When the land meets the sea; and Why does Italy shake and roar?
In Class 4 we will do PE every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Until restrictions fully lift, we are allowing children to attend school wearing their PE kits on these days.
Children will have their spelling test every Monday and will be given new spellings after to practice for the following week. We will be working on times tables daily during our numeracy lessons, a copy of the tables we are concentrating on for that week will also be given out on a Monday.
Children should read regularly to an adult at home and have their reading diaries signed at least three times per week.
*UPDATE added on 7th December 2021* Variation due to swimming sessions
We will continue our swimming programme with Year 4. It is organised so that only one class swims at a time. The sessions will change from a Tuesday to a Wednesday starting from Wednesday 12th January 2022, until Easter.
Year 4 children will swim on a Wednesday afternoon. Class 4 – 1.05 p.m. to 1.50 p.m. Class 3 – 2.05 p.m. to 2.50 p.m.