Welcome to Class 4!
Hello and welcome to Class 4! Our class teacher is Miss Wareham and we are taught on a Monday afternoon by Mrs Hicking. On this page you will find lots of fun and exciting things that we have been up to in Class 4! You will also find key information for each term including: Knowledge organisers, parent newsletters, curriculum overviews and spellings. If you have any other questions feel free to arrange and appointment or email Miss Wareham.
Introducing our classroom!
Hello Class 4! Hope you're all enjoying your summer holidays, i'm so excited to see you all in September. Due to Covid 19 there have been a few changes to our classroom; so this doesn't come as a big surprise on your first day back I thought I would post some photographs on here of what our classroom is going to look like so that you can familiarise yourself with any changes.
As you can see one of the biggest changes in our classroom is the seating arrangements. Due to social distancing and government guidance children are now sat in rows instead of around tables. Children will be sat in a seating plan that I have chosen, however this will change every half term to allow children the chance to work with other children.
A second change in our classroom is that children's trays are now spaced out. There are no trays in the middle column these are for plain, lined and scrap paper. This has been done to limit the amount of children crowding at one time. I have organised it so that children who are sat next to each other have trays that are on opposite sides of cabinet so that when I send them up in pairs to go and collect their stationary out of the draws they will not be close together.
The school library will be closed, however each class will have their own set of library books to keep in the classroom. These have been organised into library books and book band books and I have also organised them into the coloured levels that the children are familiar with. Children will be given a reading book at the beginning of the year that they are able to keep in their reading packet as normal and take home. Once children have finished a book and are ready to choose a new one they will need to put their current book in the quarantine box where it will stay for 72 hours before being added back into the library box. Our class bookshelf will also be available for children to choose books from as long as these also go into the quarantine box before going back on the shelf.
Children will be given their own set of stationary that they will keep in their tray along with their exercise books and their home/school diary. They will not be sharing and swapping stationary with other children. All stationary has been provided for children, so NO pencil cases are allowed. However if you would like to purchase a set of colouring pencils for your child to keep in their tray this would be a great help as we do not have enough crayons for every child to have a set. NO felt tips please, colouring pencils only.
At the side of our class sink we will have a hand washing and sanitising station. This will include soap and paper towels for children to wash their hands during regular intervals throughout the day. It will also include hand sanitiser and anti bacterial spray/wipes which I will use to clean down the tables and chairs and other surfaces and resources in the classroom.
Children are allowed to bring their own water bottle into school, however this must be labelled and taken home at the end of each day to be washed and relabelled.
Our visual timetable will remain so that children can see what is happening throughout the day and when our toilet breaks will be. Classes will be allocated toilet breaks throughout the day. It is important that your child adheres to these timings to ensure that bubbles are not mixing. However we will never stop a child going to the toilet if it is needed.
Guided reading will also remain a daily activity, however we will not be joining with Class 3 to do this. We will be doing guided reading as a class and all children will be doing the same activity (to their ability) on the same day instead of a carousel.
A final change to our classroom is that we have just had a brand new interactive whiteboard installed! I'm sure the children who were in my class last year can imagine how excited I was when I found out about this and I have spent the majority of the holidays figuring out how it works!
I hope these photos and short explanations have provided a little bit of reassurance for both you and your children regarding starting back school in September. If you have any problems/questions feel free to drop me an email. We will also be handing out a newsletter at the beginning of term that goes into much more detail regarding the structure of the day, Wider ops for music, diary dates, homework etc.
See you soon!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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