Welcome to Orange Class
Our class teacher for the academic year 2023-2024 is Mrs Ingham.
Our teaching assistants are Mr Kent, Mrs Wiseman.
This term’s newsletter:
Our core texts are as follows:
Aut 1 – How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson and The Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
Aut 2 – The Queens Handbag by Steve Anthony and Finn McCool and the Giant’s Causeway by Charlotte Guilliain
Spring 1 – Greek Myths by Marcia Williams and Life in Ancient Greece by Michael Scott
Spring 2 – The Flower by John Light and Pip and Egg by Alex Latimer
Summer 1 – Leather Shoe Charlie by Gyeong-hwa Kim
Summer 2 – Once Upon a Raindrop: The Story of Water by James Carter
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.
What were the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron age?
Core text: How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson and The Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
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.
Click here for the The Stone Age to Iron Age Knowledge Organiser.
What are the key features of our United Kingdom compared to Greece?
Core text: Finn McCool and the Giant’s Causeway by Charlotte Guilliain
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.
Click here for the UK Knowledge Organiser.
Why has Greece always been in the news?
Core text: Greek Myths by Marcia Williams
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.
Click here for the What can I rediscover about Ancient Greece knowledge organiser.
How does the blossom become an apple?
Core text: The Flower by John Light
This unit will focus on the science of plants and look at how flowers are portrayed in art.
Click here for the The Flower Knowledge Organiser.
How did the Victorian period help make Oldham the way it is today?
Core texts: Leather Shoe Charlie by Gyeong-hwa Kim
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 are the rivers and canals of Manchester so important?
Core text: Once Upon a Raindrop: The Story of Water by James Carter
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.
Click here for the Rivers and Canals Knowledge Organiser
Orange class will have P.E. lessons on Tuesday afternoons. For this they will need their 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 is inspired by nature’ intelligence and strength of character, whilst striving for success in their journey to create social equity and looking after the less fortunate. The learning line is an active teaching tool used by the pupils to promote self-reflection.
Homework, spellings and times tables
Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be completed 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.
If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.
Mrs Ingham, Mr Kent and Mrs Wiseman