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Welcome to Laurel Class 


Class Teachers - Mrs Kate Freegard    and     Miss Clare Stephens

                               (Monday, Tuesday)        (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)


Higher Level Teaching Assistants - Mrs Joanne Bond    and  Ms Tracey Dawson

                                                               (Monday - Thurs)                        (Friday)


We are delighted to be teaching the children of Laurel Class. 


In term 1 Year 4 are learning about Ancient Egypt! We will be finding out all about what life was like and reading the story, 'The Scarab's Secret'!


PE/ Swimming Kit

We advise that PE and swimming kit is brought into school on a Monday and left on your child's peg all week. We will let you know when your child will be swimming as soon as we have the timetable. Please ensure that your child has a change of clothes for PE, including trainers or a change of footwear. 


Spellings, Homework and Reading

Spelling tests will be every Friday, please help your child to learn their spellings. Homework will be set on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday. Reading with your child every night is encouraged and really helps to build your child's confidence. Please sign to say that you have heard your child read in their yellow homework diaries.


OTIS - On Time In School

Classrooms are open from 8.30am if your child would like to come into class. All children will be asked to come into class from the playground at 8.45am. Please ensure that your child arrives to school on time so that they don't miss any of their learning.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries about your child's learning or well-being. We are really looking forward to working with the children, supporting their learning and watching them grow over the year to come!


Below is a copy of our curriculum map for this year that will give you an idea of some of the things we will be doing in class.




Happy New Year! We are excited to be starting our new topic this term learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age.


We have started reading the book 'Song Hunter' and are really enjoying finding out about the adventures of Mica and her life during the Stone Age. This week we wrote our own diary entries imagining that we were Mica and explaining how we felt when our tribe caught a mighty mammoth! 


In Maths we are finishing off our work looking at Multiplication and Division. Keep practising those times tables facts as they are so important at helping us. 


We also had a chance to have a taster session for the dance umbrella this week. We practised some of the steps we will be learning as part of the dance. Please remember that if you would like to be part of this year's dance umbrella to return the slip to us as soon as possible.


PE this term will be on a Monday so please remember to have your kit in school. We also ask that anyone with earrings that cannot be taken out could please provide plasters to cover their ears during PE lessons.





Term 5

Welcome back! We are looking forward to the term ahead. Our new topic this term is looking at our local area. We are planning a couple of walks around Bath and will be spending lots of time looking at maps!


In English we are going to be reading the story 'Ottoline and the Yellow cat'. The story is about a young girl called Ottoline and her hairy friend Mr Munroe. They love solving problems and we will be following their adventures. We will be writing newspaper reports and finishing up with our own story with a new problem for Ottoline to solve.


In Maths this term we are focusing on measurement. We are starting by looking at money. Any chances you get to help your child with money would be appreciated, for example asking them to select the correct coins to pay for an item or working out the change you should be given. 


BATH RUGBY - We are lucky to be working with Bath rugby on their tackling numbers programme next term. This will be on a Monday so please make sure that your child has kit available and any earrings are removed.


As always if you have any questions please come and see one of us.





Term 5 Topic Web - Rainforests