Welcome to Stephen Hawking Class
In Stephen Hawking Class class you will find 27 wonderful Year 3 and 4 children, our class teacher (Miss Clarke) and our teaching assistants (Ms Hall and Mrs Grey).
We are curious about the world in which we live and as well as focussing on our studies we are developing our JONK skills ( being curious, collaborative, creative, reflective, resourceful and resilient) so that we also have the confidence to stand up for what we believe in and make a positive difference to our lives and the lives of others.
What are we learning about this term?
This term we are learning about The Romans. We will start by looking at where the Romans came from and how they were so successful in conquering countries. We will learn about Roman life, volcanoes and Queen Boudicca. In Art and Design, we will be looking at mosaics and making our own Roman shields. In English, we start the term by writing a narrative based on the book 'Escape from Pompeii'. We shall further apply our knowledge of the ‘FANTASTICs’, ‘BOOMTASTICs’ and ‘GRAMMARISTICs’ by consolidating our knowledge of grammatical features such as fronted adverbials, noun phrases, using inverted commas, and similes (just to name a few!) throughout our writing. We will also be writing a diary entry and holiday brochure. This term, we are also focusing on fluency and vocabulary in Guided Reading where we shall be looking at a different extract each week from a book related to the Romans. We shall be consolidating the children’s understanding of the four key aspects of fluency: accuracy, rate, expression and punctuation. Some examples of these texts we shall be reading include: The Ruthless Romans, Boudica, Roman Britain. In Maths, we will be focusing on place value. Year 4s will be representing numbers up to and over 1000 as well as lots of multiplication practice!
I like school because our classroom is big. I like learning maths. I have lots of friends and I have fun.
I like school because I learn. I am enjoying improving my English. I like teaching Miss Clarke maths. I also love art. We have the biggest class which means we can lots of fun.
I enjoy English because I like writing. I like maths and playtime. My teachers are great because they teach me new things.