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Zennor Class

Zennor Class is a mixed aged class with year four and five. Our teacher is Miss Fenton and our teaching assistants are Mrs McLoughlin and Mrs Rogers. We like to work in a calm and quiet environment and have a special focus on kindness.  As a class, we are always trying to work towards the Kennall Vale values.

English:

Every day we have our morning carousel and focus on handwriting, spelling, reading, SPaG and comprehension.  We use continuous cursive handwriting and we love using 2A (two adjective) sentences as much as we can! In Zennor Class, our teachers encourage us to develop a love of language, which feeds our imagination and opens our eyes to the exciting world that we live in!

Reading:

In Zennor Class, we understand the importance of reading. We learn new vocabulary and spelling through our reading and become engrossed in new worlds, different cultures and learn about how our world works. Every morning we have an independent reading session and in the afternoon, we love to listen to our class novel. Once a week, we enjoy Book Study when we practise VIPERS questions and discuss the text. Accelerated Reader is our most used website in Zennor Class! We love to work towards targets and earn reading certificates.

Spellings:

In class, we use Spelling Shed to practise our spelling. We love to learn new words and add it to our vocabulary displays.

The National Curriculum identifies the sounds pupils should recognise and use in their spelling at different stages of their development. A list of words that pupils should be able to spell correctly in their writing can be found here:

Spelling Appendix years 3 and 4 from NC 2014.

Spelling Appendix years 5 and 6 from NC 2014

Maths:

At Kennall Vale, the mastery approach for maths allows children to learn in small steps, using hands-on resources. Every day, we practise arithmetic for 10 minutes focussing on column addition, column subtraction, column multiplication and bus stop division. In Zennor Class, times tables are a focus and we absolutely love Times Tables Rock Stars!

Topic:

Our topic lessons are immersive, utilising community links to support our learning.  In Autumn term, we will be studying a geography topic called Misty Mountain and Winding River. During the Spring term, our topic will be Traders and Raiders; studying Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. For our final term, the whole school will be excited about the Olympics and will partake in a whole school topic based on the Olympics and Ancient Greece. We are lucky to have Mr Chinn who teaches us PE and we have a weekly music lesson from Miss McLean, too.

Homework:

In Zennor Class, we are expected to read each day. To access online books, we have free use of Epic reading for 2 hours a week. Also, we can practise Times Table Rockstars at home as well as use our Maths Shed and Spelling Shed accounts.