Teachers: Mrs Bartlett/Mrs Sweatman
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Elkins
Kingsbury Class has children from Years 3 and 4. Mrs Sweatman will be the class teacher from Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Bartlett on Thursdays and Fridays. Other teachers support our class for some subjects including for art and French.
We have an open door policy so please do pop in and see us before school, or catch us at the end of the day if you have any questions which we may be able to answer quickly. Alternatively, email the office and your message will be passed on. We can arrange an appointment at a convenient time if necessary.
The following information will help you prepare your child for the routines in our class.
Reading: Children should always have a suitable book to read at school and at home. This book should be aligned to your child's age and reading ability. We will monitor these books at school and help your child to choose suitable books. We encourage children to read a wide variety of genres, and also use the library to choose different books which interest them. Reading at home should be recorded in your child's Reading Record. It is their responsibility to bring these to school and home again every day as these are also used for computer login details, and any quick messages from teachers. We reward children's reading with team points, stickers, stamps and sometimes prizes! We will be introducing a reading program called Accelerated Reader this year. Information about this and how your child can use it at home will follow in due course.
Curriculum: In Kingsbury, all children will study the same curriculum topics although the skills taught will match the Year 3 or Year 4 curriculum so that pupils will continue to develop and be prepared for their next year. We constantly assess the needs of all pupils to ensure that the work that each child carries out enables them to make good progress. At times, Year 3 and 4 pupils may take part in different activities. In Science, Mr Rodd will teach all Year 4 children each week. Mrs Bartlett will teach science to Year 3.
Home Learning: Tasks will be set on Fridays to be returned each Monday. Written tasks should be completed carefully in pencil and be checked through by children prior to handing it in. Instructions will be provided for homework tasks plus any special resources required to complete this. Spelling words which we are working on will also be shared and can be practised on Spelling Shed. New words are set each Friday with informal assessment the following Friday.
PE lessons: PE will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays. PE kits should remain in school all week in case changes to the timetable occur, however, we aim to teach PE on the same days each week if possible. Children will change for PE lessons. In addition, please ensure children continue to keep a pair of wellies or rough shoes in school to accommodate outdoor learning, play times or activities on the school field.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Mrs Sweatman and Mrs Bartlett
Last year, Kingsbury Class was very lucky to visit the Newt in Somerset to explore their fabulous new exhibit, the Roman Villa. We learned lots about the Romans and carried out some fun hands-on activities. We were also lucky to see some beautiful British wildlife during our visit.