Miss Simon's Class
We have a combined class of Year Three and Year Four pupils taught by Miss Simon.
Year Three and Four are the first two years of Key Stage Two. Children move upstairs to the Key Stage Two classrooms and also take a step up in their work, independence and responsibilities. This is the year where each child will have the opportunity to earn a much-coveted 'pen license'!
Children will be able to participate in a wider range of clubs and may begin to represent the school in competitive sporting events. During the year, some children excitedly prepare to celebrate their First Confession and First Holy Communion at St Teresa's Church next door. Years Three and Four are years in which the children deepen existing talents, discover new ones and enjoy celebrating each others' achievements and milestones as a class.
The curriculum in Miss Simon's Class at St Teresa's provides an exciting immersion into the a wide range of topics:
'Predator!' invites the children to investigate food chains and the nutrition different animals need. Children investigate where different animals live and how their habitats are suited to them. Children write leaflets all about a chosen predator, as well as composing a poem about a predator or prey. They will design their own ultimate predator - what incredible species will they imagine?
'Scrumdiddlyumptious' works up the children's appetites writing delicious stories about food, and writing their own recipes. Children will adapt a banana cake recipe to see if they can create their own instructions for a Fair Trade cake!
'Tribal Tales' allows the children to step outside and stand quietly and still. They travel back to prehistoric times to learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age to the age of the Celts. They will investigate the different types of rocks all around us, and how we can tell them apart. What tribal tales will they have to tell?
'Tremors' introduces children to Mother Nature's awesome energies hissing and roaring deep within the Earth. They will discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. They will discover different forces and how magnets work.
'Traders and Raiders' allows the children to sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. They find out about the life of the Saxons, including where they lived and where they came from. They will meet bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia and write their own myths and legends based on the ones they hear.