Mrs Shinn (Class Teacher), Mrs Millgate and Mrs Jones make up the teaching team in Class 3. Mrs Shinn is the full time teacher in the class and Mrs Millgate teaches German throughout the school as well as sharing teaching responsibility in Class 2 and leading Emotional First Aid for all pupils. Mrs Jones works with pupils from across the school.
In Class 3 we are the oldest in the school (years 5 and 6) and hold more responsibility throughout the school and within the classroom. We have several nominated prefects from both year groups who hold special privileges and responsibilities and often represent the school when we have visitors.
In our class we learn using mostly the enquiry approach in our “topic” based subjects such as Geography, History etc. This encourages us to answer questions using research and evidence presented to us. We still learn using traditional methods in English skills and Maths and have regular assessments to help inform us on our progress.
We are expected to complete weekly homework in our enquiry subjects and Maths. We also read daily and learn weekly spellings. We are rewarded for our good behaviour using our rewards system and enjoy treats to help encourage learning and responsibility.
Our Year 6 children also prepare for end of year SATS. We do this mostly through class based activities, but do have some extra homework and focused sessions in the Spring Term.
We have had a challenging, but rewarding first term back since the pandemic. The children have risen to the challenge of new routines and being in a ‘bubble’ on their own. We are very much looking forward to what 2021 has to offer and the prospect of things returning to some normality.