Welcome to Panthers Class
Panthers Class is for our wonderful Year 4, 5 and 6 children.
Mrs Knox is our class teacher and Mrs Byrne-Fraser and Mrs Jackson are our teaching assistants.
We love learning and take genuine pride in our work! Keep up to date with what we are doing on our class blog.
Each morning, we work in smaller groups to learn our maths. The Year 4 children work alongside Year 3 with Mrs Astley in order to follow age appropriate coverage of the curriculum and Years 5 and 6 work with Mrs Knox.
For English, we stay together to cover a range of different fiction and non-fiction genres.
In order to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum, we have worked hard to design a 3 year rolling programme while also choosing topics to meet the needs of our school. This year we are on Cycle A and our curriculum map for all three years can be found here. Our current topic is 'Ethiopia and the Wider World'. We are developing our broader mapping skills, looking in depth at longitude and latitude and interpreting thematic maps to map inferences about the economy of Ethiopia.
Homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be returned on a Wednesday.
The children's homework will be based around times tables and spelling practice as we believe these are key skills. Please feel free to come and ask for help during any point of the week if you are finding anything tricky.
Reading homework. We want all children in Panther Class to continue to read regularly at home. For many of the older children this will involve children reading quietly to themselves and then discussing what they have read with an adult. We request that parents please sign their children's reading record at least 3-4 times a week to confirm that their child has been reading and to bring the reading record in daily so that it can be checked.