Hello, my name is Mrs Crocker and I am teaching Larch class this year. I enjoy reading in my spare time, especially detective and fantasy stories. I also love cross-stitching and Disney! As well as being a mum of three girls, I also have three young, black cats which keep me very busy (they are also named after detectives!).
Mrs Corrigan and Mr Watkins will be supporting year 4.
Our main classroom door for the start and end of the school day is the Larch playground door.
Our regular PE days are as follows:
Thursday and Friday
On these days children should come to school in PE kit. Earrings should be removed or safely covered.
This term our Curriculum learning is 'Greece' and this surrounds the Big Question ‘Why visit Greece?’
For full details of this unit, have a look at our Topic Overview and Knowledge Organiser below:
Our class novel this half term is: 'Who let the Gods out?' by Maz Evans .
Writing: Writing a fantasy narrative.
Maths: Area, Length and Perimeter.
Science: After half term, we will be learning about electricity.
PE: Games sense / invasion (Thursdays) and swimming (Fridays).
RE: Sikhism, thinking about the big question 'To what extent do religious beliefs influence and encourage’ good’ behaviour?'.
French: 'I can...'
Computing: Programming – Repetition in shapes
Our expectations for homework are as follows:
A weekly home learning sheet will be sent home every Friday, and will be due back the following Thursday.
Reading: Reading aloud with an adult progressing to more independent reading as often as possible but at least 4 times a week.
Spellings: Children should be able to spell all words on the Statutory Word Lists for Years 3/4.
Times Tables: Children should be able to recall all times tables to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.
Project: Each term, children are expected to complete a project that is linked to their current topic.
See the link below for Homework Guidance for this half term.
Pictures of our Learning
Larch Star Of The Week
For his ancient Greek theatre mask of a Greek God.
For his outstanding progress in his writing in English. Well done!
For excellent effort in maths, and never giving up. Keep going!
For her enthusiasm in drama!
For her amazing art work. Laela used lots of careful techniques to create her fox picture.
For being an excellent class councilor, particularly when having to keep track of 'bearpees'!
For his amazing musical talent!
For being a super helpful member of team Larch!
For helping a friend in need. Well done Harry
For sharing her beautiful hijabs with us and demonstrating how to where them when in the Gudwara.
For writing a sentence in English independently. Well done!
For her amazing 3D card she made in RE to celebrate a sikh festival.
For her science work on Mary Anning, showing excellence in content and presentation. Keep up the great work!
For listening to feedback and improving his writing. Keep it up!
Read Theory www.readtheory.org/auth/login
Reading Games www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading
Spelling Frame - activities to practise spelling patterns and rules www.spellingframe.co.uk/
The Quest of Comma Castle https://gridclub.com/activities/comma-castle
Spelling and Grammar www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
Times Table Rockstars www.ttrockstars.com/
Top Marks 7-11 www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3
Radius of the Lost Arc www.gridclub.com/activities/radius-of-the-lost-arc
Maths Factor https://www.themathsfactor.com/times-tables-check/#/
Maths Playground -you'll need paper ready for your working out!
Problem Solving and Reasoning
Nrich - mathematical games and problems