Welcome to Orange Class
Our class teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year is Mr Ashworth.
Our teaching assistant is Miss Gough.
Our core texts are as follows:
Aut 1 – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Aut 2 – Greek Myths by Marcia Williams
Spring 1 – The Boy With the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fidler
Spring 2 – Charlotte’s Web by E.B White
Summer 1 – The Flower by John Light
Summer 2 – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
More detail about other lessons and our curriculum can be found under the Key Information section of school website under ‘Our Curriculum’.
We have many exciting topic questions this year that are sure to get everyone thinking and engaged with their learning.
How did the Victorian period help make Oldham the way it is today?
A local history study looking specifically at how Oldham’s Industrial Revolution and Victorian past have helped to form the present town and the changes it has seen along the way. This will be an exciting opportunity for the children to learn more about their home town.
Why has Greece always been in the news?
A study of Ancient Greece, this topic will also provide the opportunity for the children to learn a little more about Europe, broadening their geographical awareness.
Who first lived in Britain?
A look at ancient history closer to home, from neolithic times to the end of the Iron Age. The pupils will investigate how people lived thousands of years ago.
How is our kingdom united?
During this topic the children will learn what a county is and what makes each county different. We shall compare human and physical geographical differences and write up our findings about the UK.
How does the blossom become an apple?
This unit will focus on the science of plants and look at how flowers are portrayed in art.
Why are the rivers and canals of Manchester so important?
A study of the physical and human geographical aspects of rivers. The children will learn why rivers and canals are so important and about the local environment in which they are found.
For the first half term Orange class will have P.E. lessons on Thursday afternoons. For this they will need their indoor PE kit.
- Indoor sessions:
- Black shorts
- Red polo shirt
- Black pumps
- Black shorts or dark tracksuit bottoms (winter)
- Red polo shirt
- Trainers (not fashionable)
- Sweater (winter)
Our Learning Line
Our learning line helps us to monitor and track our progress and explain our learning to other people. Our line shows the Oliver’s journey from the workhouse to Mr Brownlow’s comfortable house. The learning line is an active teaching tool used by the pupils to promote self-reflection.
Homework, spellings and times tables
Homework is given out on a Friday and due in by the following Wednesday.
Spellings from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and other relevant curricular spellings are to be learnt for the spelling test every Friday.
Times tables tests, including division facts are undertaken with scores recorded every day. This year the focus is on 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents in our weekly class newsletters.
Mr Ashworth and Miss Gough