Miss Jessica Holmes - Year 4
Hello, I am Miss Holmes and I am extremely proud to be the teacher of Kite Class. We are extremely lucky to have the support of the wonderful Mrs Brown in our classroom to aid us in our learning.
We are excited to participate in different topics in our humanities subjects throughout the year, including investigating the Romans and studying local and international Geography. Also, to look forward to this year, we have trips to Hazard Alley and PGL.
You will find Kite class on the first floor of the school, working hard and having fun! Our classroom is bright and airy, filled with laughter and we even have a balcony which we can use to sit on to do our work when the weather is nice.
PE kits should contain both indoor and outdoor wear (shorts, t-shirt, black hoodie, black jogging bottoms, trainers). Please ensure PE kits are in school for the whole week as PE times may change.
Roecroft is one of the first schools in Central Bedfordshire to adopt this fantastic initiative. Year 3 and 4 complete a daily mile when the weather conditions are suitable for use to use the field.
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Children’s spellings should be practiced daily alongside their class times tables. Times tables can be practised through ‘Times Table Rockstar’ and the ‘Doodle Maths’ app. Children should also complete their daily tasks on ‘Doodle Maths.’ Additionally, children are expected to be reading frequently throughout the week at home to an adult.
Phonics and Spelling Programme
In Key Stage 2 we continue with the Read Write Inc. phonics and spelling programme. Once the phonics programme has been completed, children move onto the spelling programme. Children are placed in groups according to which spelling patterns they need to work on. The spelling patterns studied are those in the National Curriculum. Spelling lessons take place every day between 9:10am and 9:30am. A spelling homework sheet is given out every Friday, the children should work on the spelling pattern at home alongside the learning taking place each day in school. The spelling test will take place every Friday. Children’s results will be sent home the following week.
Mental Maths Programme
In Key Stage 2 we are currently running a mental maths programme alongside our daily Maths whole class teaching. Children are grouped based on their current stage of learning in the Mathematics curriculum. Children work on a range of mental maths problems each day, with a whole class mental maths session taking place each Friday. The programme is designed to consolidate core learning in all areas of Maths.