Skiddaw Class is our Year 2, 3 and 4 class. It is taught by Mrs Wadey supported by Mrs Mason and Mrs Craggs. If you want to know more about our class take a look in our class booklet or see our curriculum overview below to find out what exciting things we have planned for this term.
What are we planning for Skiddaw Class this summer term?
In English, we will conclude our exploring of books set in the Western Isles of Scotland by spotting features of non-fiction writing and using this to create our own leaflets on the Isle of Coll. We will then go onto reading books linked to our History topic including A Pebble in my Pocket and Stoneage Boy! Phonics / Spelling and Grammar sessions are planned each day and we will continue with weekly guided reading sessions.
In Maths, we will continue to explore fractions including how they fit into our number system and how to find fractions of numbers, of lengths and of objects. We will widen our topic into time, shape and measures.
In Science we’ll be exploring rocks and soils and making links with our History topic here.
In Computing sessions we will be adding Times Tables Rock Stars to the range of programs used in school alongside the very popular IDL and BBC Dancemat typing. We are developing our programming skills in the context of writing instructions or algorithms for our Lego models.
We will finish our Geography topic of Island Living, exploring and contrasting the Isle of Coll and Levens. Then move onto our History topic of exploring developments from Stone Age to Iron Age people.
In Music we will be taking part in a project called One Small Bird in collaboration with composer Jilly Jarman. Accompanied by a live orchestra, our junior children will join pupils from many local schools performing in the Leisure Centre on Friday 5th July. More details to follow shortly but get that date in your diary as it promises to be a spectacular night! Individual lessons in guitar, violin and piano will continue during the week.
We will look at how artists use the medium of weaving in Art and make our own woollen creations. We will be involved in a special Design Technology project creating Lego models and programming these using computers and be welcoming a STEM expert Fran into school too.
In RE we will be thinking and learning about important stories from world religions. We are taking part in Experience Easter at St John’s Church, learning more about the Christianity and Easter. Open the Book assemblies will continue on Monday mornings and we will be exploring our Christian Value of Koinonia - Christian fellowship and community.
PE will be on Tuesdays or Wednesdays and Thursdays this term, where we will be developing kwik cricket skills and Mrs Craggs will be concentrating on rounders, then moving onto athletics and a taster of orienteering along with preparations for Sports Day.
We are hoping to learn more sign language this term including the alphabet, numbers and colours.
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship are integrated into all areas of school life and form the basis of our whole school approach to education, from assemblies and circle time to choices of stories and visitors. We will focus on coping with change and moving on this term.
Educational Visits: Further details of our adventure day on 12th June will soon be with you. We are still awaiting initial deposits of £10 in order for this day to be secured. Please see Mrs Coker or Mrs Wadey if you have queries over payment. We are planning to go to the woods and will be enjoying a day out walking, learning and exploring our local area. We will be performing in the evening of 5th July in Kendal as mentioned above.
This term we are pleased to welcome Miss Philippa Sedgwick, a student teacher on her final placement, who will be working alongside Mrs Wadey. Mrs Wadey