A Warm Welcome to Cherry Class!
The Cherry Class Team
Miss Dunkley is the class teacher. Anu, Lucy and Sarah are our phase TA’s (across year 3 and 4) who take great care in supporting the children in their learning.
Please do get in touch, I welcome questions and queries.
Email Miss Dunkley: email@example.com
Our P4C question this week is…
Are older lives more important than younger lives?
What do we do in Cherry Class?
To find out what we do and what we are going to do in class each term, please click on the Class News button above.
PE will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please make sure the children have a full PE kit in school. PE kit must include
- a plain or school white or red t-shirt.
- plain dark shorts.
- trainers and pumps for all weather.
Homework will be given out on a Wednesdays and will need to be handed back in by Monday so that it can be marked in time to be given out again on Wednesdays. If it is handed in early 3 weeks in a row, then the reward is a week off from homework. It is school policy to complete homework weekly (or every 2 weeks for an ‘extra hot’ challenge!). The Autumn term homework sheet lasts until Christmas – the ‘extra hot’ challenges are design to take a few weeks to complete.
Any homework can be sent in via email to be printed or presented.
This term we will be reflecting on our visit to the Harcourt Arboretum by writing a report about conservation and the work of arboretums. This will round off our ‘Living Things and Habitats’ science topic nicely as we move on to human digestion and teeth!
We are continuing to read Beetle Boy at the end of the school day, and will be doing our daily guided reading sessions on Why The Whales Came, by Michael Morpurgo.
After seeing the ‘kindness boomerang’ come around again and again during the first term, our school value is now ‘creativity’. This fits in beautifully with the exciting craft activities we’ll be enjoying in the lead up to Christmas, and we’ll be discussing how we can be creative across all our subjects and learning. A focus this term will be coding and computing, where children will be encouraged to be creative and tinker on Scratch as their confidence writing code grows.
All of Year Three and Four are using Class Dojo, an online way of recording the ‘thumbs up’ the children are awarded for living the school values, which parents can download and view for their own child. Please get in touch if you haven’t yet downloaded it and would like to – I can give you a unique code to login with.
We also will be doing regular times tables practice through a education website called Purple Mash, which has a wealth of activities to explore. The children can access this at home, so I will be sending home copies of their login details, if they would like to try out some of the games and challenges.