Welcome to Class 4!

Welcome to Class 4, where pupils in Year 5 and 6 work with the class teacher, Mrs Cookson, and our team of Teaching Assistants.

It is always a busy classroom with a packed timetable and happy children. Pupils spend two years in Class 4 and therefore the learning is on a two-year cycle. We use key questions which the children try to answer through their learning, such as, ‘Were the Vikings always vicious and victorious?’, ‘Who were the Maya?’ and ‘What makes rainforests important to all of us?’ We are keen authors and our writing is inspired by high quality books, texts, images and our personal experiences. A wide range of visits and visitors are woven through the curriculum to broaden the learning opportunities and widen children’s experiences. The content is driven by the children’s prior knowledge and understanding and they build on the skills and knowledge they have acquired in previous years. You will find information about our learning for this half-term in our class newsletter below.

In Class 4, home learning will be set on Fridays and should be completed by the following Wednesday. A list of spellings will always be sent home on Fridays for a test the following Friday. A Home Learning Challenges Challenge sheet will also be sent home at the start of each term with fun activities linking to Class 4’s curriculum topics.

Children can earn reward stickers for good behaviour or fantastic work to go on their sticker charts. Once the chart is full they are presented with a certificate and badge during Friday’s special assembly. Every week a child from the class will be chosen to receive the Friezland Expectation reward.

Children in Class 4 have the opportunity to become School Councillors and take on additional responsibilities such as Assembly Monitors. In Year 6, our pupils become ‘Buddies’ to the New Reception children and support them through their first year in school, which is an experience that they treasure. Class 4 is a place where children feel safe and confident to try new things, learn from mistakes and enjoy learning. The class work extremely hard as a team to meet the Friezland expectations. Preparations for moving on to KS3 are made early so that we can best prepare our pupils for secondary school and for learning and living in the 21st Century.

You can find out more about our curriculum coverage under the ‘curriculum’ tab’.