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We have had a really good first week so well done to Laurel Class!


Home Learning (which you should have with you by now!) is Maths-based; Times Table work using the ideas sheet inside the back cover and Rounding. We have focused on Rounding to the Nearest 10 so Section A should be fine but I would challenge children to do as much as they can in Sections B and C too. Please encourage your child to come and see me if there are problems or issues with Home Learning. We have also checked that everything is up and running with Active Learn so Bug Club (Reading) and Abacus (Maths) resources are also an option if the weather turns bad again!


Swimming is Monday and Tuesday pm, groupings to be confirmed so please could every child have a kit in school next week. Thanks.


Mr Powell 13.9.19

Welcome to Laurel Class 


Class Teacher - Mr Mike Powell


Teaching Assistant - Mrs Jo Bond    



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


In term 1, Year 4 will embark on a new 'Enquiry'-based approach to learning; we will begin by looking at 'Family'. This approach will see the children enter various states of being (Mathematician, Artist, Engineer, Author, Scientist, Historian, Geographer, Linguist, Philosopher and Musician). This will also support our English work as we will be reading and writing a variety of fiction related to characters.


PE/ Swimming Kit

We advise that PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and left on your child's peg all week. Please ensure that your child has a change of clothes for PE, including trainers or a change of footwear.  Laurel class will also be swimming on Thursday and Friday. We will let you know asap which day your child is swimming!


Spellings, Homework and Reading

Homework and spellings will be given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday. Please help your child to learn their spellings and multiplication tables; there are ideas to try for both inside the front and back covers of their homework book. 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 reading record.


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.


Below is a copy of our Maths curriculum map for this year that will give you an idea of some of the things we will be doing in class as well as the order of learning. Further documents and details will be added to this page so please do return often!


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!


Mr Powell 10.9.19




Curriculum Information