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Zennor Class

Zennor Class

Zennor Class

Zennor Class is a mixed aged class with year three and four. Our teacher is Miss Fenton and our teaching assistants are Mrs McLoughlin and Mrs Crossley. 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 mostly learn as a whole class but sometimes we work in our year groups; we are fantastic at working independently. In Zennor Class, our teachers encourage us to develop a love of reading to support our learning, feed our imagination and open our eyes to the exciting world that we live in.

Spellings:

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, by the end of Lower Key Stage 2. The documents can be found here: Spelling Appendix years 3 and 4 from NC 2014.

Maths:

At Kennall Vale, the mastery approach for maths allows children to learn in small steps, using hands-on resources. We have introduced 10 minute maths at the beginning of each lesson to practise arithmetic. In Zennor Class, times tables are a focus and we enjoy 99 club and Times Tables Rock Stars.

Topic:

Our topic lessons are immersive, utilising community links to support our learning.  In Autumn term, we will be studying the Romans and their impact on Britain. 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 2020 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 Mrs Barry, too.

Homework:

In Zennor Class, we are expected to read each day, we love to use Accelerated Reader and work towards our personal targets. We practise weekly spellings and use Abacus and MyMaths, too.