Welcome to Class LC – Year 3 & 4

We have 29 children in our class: 16 Year 3 pupils and 13 Year 4 pupils. This means that we are aged between 7 and 9. Our teacher is Mrs Cochran and we are very lucky to have Mrs Andrews assisting in our classroom.

Class Routines

PE kits are needed in school on Monday and will go home on Friday afternoons. These should include warm outdoor kit and trainers in case we want to have our lesson outside.

Every Monday we receive our spelling sheet. As well as practising our weekly spellings every morning in school, we take our spelling sheet home to continue our learning daily. This then needs to be returned to school the following Monday. There is space on the back of the sheet for sentences to be written – one for each spelling word before our test on the following Monday. Our weekly spellings are also on Spelling Shed.

We are expected to continue to read daily to an adult at home or answer any questions to check our understanding if we read to ourselves. If we have finished reading our book, we fill in the reading record book and bring it back to school to be checked.

By the end of Year 4, we are expected to know all our multiplication tables. We can practise these on Times Table Rock Stars and Doodle Maths.

Please see curriculum summaries for further details on all subject areas.

“The school is a calm, orderly and purposeful place for pupils to make the most of their learning.”

Ofsted comments

“Older pupils develop a good understanding of what they read. Leaders promote a love of reading and pupils say the school provides them with high-quality texts.”

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“Improvements in the teaching of mathematics have helped to increase pupils’ progress and improve pupils’ ability to solve mathematical
problems.”

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“Parents and carers who offered their views to inspectors were overwhelmingly positive about the experiences of their children.”

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“In all key stages, pupils are now making good progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.”

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“Staff encourage pupils to be resilient and take risks. Pupils know it is all right to get things wrong and that this is part of the process of learning.”

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“Governors are ambitious for the school. They challenge and support leaders effectively.”

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“The quality of teaching at Walkington Primary is underpinned by warm and caring
relationships between staff and pupils.”

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“Teachers use their good subject knowledge to plan interesting tasks that engage
pupils.”

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“Governors have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and
are clear about priorities and plans for improvement.”

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“Adults give pupils
opportunities to share ideas and challenge their own thinking and this helps them to articulate their opinions with confidence.”

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“Pupils behave well and are polite, articulate and respectful.”

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“The profile of sport has been raised and more pupils now compete in sporting
activities.”

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“The passionate and effective leadership of senior leaders and the commitment of the staff have sustained the good quality of education at the school.”

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“The school’s welcoming and caring ethos is central to its work in raising standards for
pupils.”

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“Good teaching through early years and in key stage 1 ensures that the proportion of pupils passing the Year 1 phonics screening check is consistently above average.”

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“Teachers plan interesting activities that motivate the pupils. Staff ensure that all pupils are valued and included in learning.”

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“Leaders are well trained and use their knowledge of special educational needs to identify specific requirements at an early stage and provide timely support.”

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“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.”

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“Staff welcome the professional development they receive and say that this makes a real difference to the quality of their teaching.”

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“Pupils listen to the opinions of others and are keen to offer their views considerately and respectfully.”

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“From the moment pupils enter the school each day, they are greeted with respect and a genuine sense of care from the adults in the building.”

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“In mathematics lessons, resources are used well to enable pupils to visualise abstract ideas and to get a more secure understanding of number.”

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“Exciting activities, such as visits to places of worship, generate high levels of
interest and curiosity about the themes that pupils are studying.”

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“By the end of Year 6, outcomes are high in reading and writing. In reading, they are
particularly high.”

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“Learning in early years gets off to a good start. As a result of effective teaching and provision, children progress well from their starting points.”

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“Effective safeguarding procedures are in place. All staff have a clear understanding of how to keep pupils safe.”

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“The broad curriculum provides a wide range of enriching experiences for pupils.”

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“The teaching of reading is good. There is a consistent approach to the teaching of
phonics.”

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