Welcome to The Fantastics – ‘fantastic’ by name as well as nature! We are a mixed age class of Year 3 and Year 4 children, and our teacher is Miss Cooper. Mrs Beesley supports us every morning in class (and is Miss Cooper’s right arm!) and on Thursday afternoon, we have computing and art with Mrs Simpson.
We have ‘gelled’ together as a class brilliantly (or should we say ‘fantastically’?) and are demonstrating the school’s 3 Rs (respect, responsibility and resilience) every day. We are happy, well-mannered, hard-working and helpful, and Miss Cooper is very proud of the progress we are already making!
We are trying really hard to improve our handwriting and are enjoying practising this regularly. Our topic is The Stone Age and we are loving finding out about how they used to live/survive back then! We have been reading 2 books in English based on the Stone Age (Stone Age Boy and Wild Way Home), from which we are producing some excellent writing. In science, we are learning about rocks and the lesson where we made different types of rocks with chocolate was a huge hit!
PE days are Wednesday and Friday and we are focusing on ‘fitness’ this term, trying to improve our fitness and stamina. Mrs Henderson comes to teach us on Wednesday, and she is a super PE teacher from William Howard School.
We get new spellings on Mondays that we practise in class and at home. We have to write our spellings in full sentences for homework each week and we hand them in on Fridays, the day of our spelling test. We also like to practise our spellings on Spelling Shed throughout the week as this really helps us to remember the words off by heart!
We always bring a book home from school and we are encouraged to read it to someone at home at least 3 times a week and have our reading record signed. The more we read, the quicker we will move up our reading colours, and the more confident we will be in our other lessons.