Our Class

Sparrowhawk Class
 
Welcome to Year 2, 3 & 4's class page
 
Our teacher is Miss Willett and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Hetherington.
 
P.E is every Thursday afternoon. The children should arrive at school in their P.E kit on this day. They need to wear jogging bottoms or leggings (plain is preferable), their green P.E t-shirt, their school jumper and sports trainers or plimsolls. Children who do not bring their kit will have to sit out of the P.E session as we are unable to lend any kit. 
 
Bury Rangers is every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure the children arrive at school in their Bury Rangers clothing. This must be suitable shoes such as wellies or walking boots, long trousers (no jeans please as these take too long to dry), a long sleeved top, a jumper and a waterproof coat. Waterproof trousers are also recommended. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide any waterproof clothing for these sessions due to Covid-19.
 
Our spelling lesson is every Monday morning. We will have a weekly quiz based on the spellings given the previous week, and new spellings will be given. These spellings will follow certain phonics or spelling patterns that are appropriate for each child. Please make sure they practise these throughout the week at home in their spelling books and using Spelling Shed and Letterjoin. Each child has a log in for these apps. Please let me know if you need them again.
 
The children have a yellow reading record where their reading must be logged everyday. This can be logged with a comment or just a signature. Dojos will be rewarded for children who read at home regularly.
 
Class Dojo is a reward system we use alongside another behaviour system called Good to be Green. Class dojo is an online platform where parents can be involved and notified when their child has received a dojo for something positive in school, and what they have achieved it for. Please let me know if you need any help accessing this. 
 
Good to be Green is a behaviour system in which all children begin each day with a green card. The children are given a verbal warning about their behaviour if appropriate. If they continue to disrupt or break a school rule, they will be given a yellow card. The consequence of this is that they must spend part of their next play time reflecting on their choices either verbally or written. If a behaviour continues, the child will be given a red card. This means they will be asked to see Mr Moore and a phone call will be made home.
 
Autumn term learning
 
First half term
This half term we will be joining in with the annual whole school project 'Brilliant Bury' which has a focus this year on our local Arun churches. 
Our class will be focusing on the church of St. Nicholas in Houghton. We will have the opportunity to visit the church and learn about its history, and also study a little of the story of St. Nicholas and the links with Father Christmas.
 
Second half term
After half term we will be studying the Roman empire and its impact on Britain. There will be some focus on Bignor Roman villas, which we unfortunately cannot visit this year. We will, however, be having an online video call from someone from the museum to share some information with us.
 
Science - States of matter
 
P.E - Multiskills and invasion games
 
Art and Design - Sketching and water colour. Observational drawings and paintings of the church and some of the artifacts within the church.
 
R.E - Christianity
We are learning about the key beliefs of the Christian religion. See our Knowledge organise for more details on what we will learn.
 
Bee Keeping
Miss Willett, Mr Gatrell and Miss Hetherington are still continuing to look after the school hive. It has been a wonderful season of learning for us and we are confident about the future of Bee keeping with the children in school. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we are still unable to take the children over to the hive and begin beekeeping for themselves. We will continue to care for them and fingers crossed we will be able to get the children involved in Spring 2021.