Skylarks class is taught by Miss Bentley. We work hard but she makes learning fun by showing us easy ways to understand the subject. I enjoy playing the Round the World maths game and other games when we are good.
Welcome to Skylarks
Welcome to Skylarks' Class - we are a mixed year group class of Years 3 and 4. We are taught by Miss Bentley from Monday to Thursday, and by Mrs Jenkins on Fridays. We also have Mrs Duke, Mrs Lowey and Mrs Rollings to help us with our learning.
Moving from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2
If your child is moving from Year 2 to Year 3, please note that your child will no longer receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable at playtime. Alternatively, the school runs a tuck shop at playtime where they can purchase a healthy snack for 20p.
Lunchtime is a little later, running from 12:30-1.30pm. To contribute to our school values of teamwork and community, your child will take on additional roles on a rota basis during some lunchtimes, such as handing out and collecting toys to put away.
Your child will no longer have an afternoon break time, but we ensure the children have opportunities to be active in lessons and regularly go outside for the Golden Mile.
Reading : Your child will take home their school reading book each day. We ask that they spend time reading at home each day and record their reading within their Reading Record book. We ask that your child brings their reading book and Reading Record book to school each day. They can do tests on Accelerated Reader after finishing their books.
Spellings: Children in Year 2-6 have been given an assessment which will be repeated termly. This gives us a clear indication of strengths and weaknesses and specific areas that need more support. As part of our on-going teaching of spelling patterns and spelling rules, these will be addressed and taught in class. This will give us the opportunity to focus on individual gaps and any common misconceptions. We will provide feedback at parents meetings on specific areas of weakness and any specific spelling patterns/rules that your child needs support with.
PE (PE kit)
Skylarks will have their PE lessons on a Monday and a Wednesday. On PE days children will need to come to school in their PE kits and remain in them all day. One lesson will be outside so remember to wear joggers and jumpers too.
Swimming – Suspended, following Covid-19 guidelines. We will send a letter with the details of the cost and timings of swimming lessons in advance.
Trips and Visits
In Year 4, the children have the responsible job of being Eco monitors, so in September they attend a Residential at Stibbington Centre, where they learn how to fulfil their new roles. This is an exciting adventure which means staying away from home for two nights.
Update - At the moment, all trips and visits are suspended, following Covid-19 guidelines.
Class Assemblies and Performances
Year 3 / 4 Production: Each Spring, Year 3 / 4 produce a play, full of songs and performances, in which all children across the Phase take part. Please don’t miss it!
Class Assemblies : In the Autumn and Summer terms, we will present a class assembly to the parents/carers. Look out for the dates!