Class Teacher: Sarah Gavin
Welcome to 3/4G. We are one of the Language Unit classes at Smallwood. There are 11 children and 3 adults. We love to learn and are enthusiastic about school. We are all becoming more independent - taking on our own jobs in the classroom, and getting our own resources at the start of lessons. We love to earn Dojo points – the top two each week get a prize!
Here’s some things we like about school:
“I like Literacy” (Tayah)
“I like seeing my friends” (Molly)
“I like PE” (Laibah)
We are exploring Africa for the first Half Term and will move onto Asia after the break. We will be looking at the geography of Africa; using map skills to identify countries, finding the deserts and rainforests in Africa. We will also be looking at the life of a child in Africa and comparing it to our lives.
In Science we are looking at Animals Including Humans. We will be covering animal babies, growing and changing, healthy eating, exercise, and keeping clean.
In Literacy we will be using a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books that are based around our Topic and Science focus.
One of our favourite things to do in school is Life Skills. For the Autumn Term we will be focussing on People That Help Us. We have already looked at our families and what they do for us. We will be looking at friends, community helpers, and strangers too.
Previous things we have done in Life Skills are – shopping in Sainsbury’s, a trip to the Fire Station, visiting Paddock Café, and travel training. This year we will be doing lots more fun things!
Speech and Language Therapy
We are very lucky at Smallwood and we get lots of Speech and Language therapy from Miss O’Hagan, Miss Cook and Miss Crowley. They help us with different things from practising our social skills to working on our speech. We see them every Wednesday afternoon for Talking Teams.
- We have Dance on Monday and PE on Friday so please remember your kit on these days.
- Reading books get changed on a Monday and Friday. In the Reading Record there is a sheet with different styles of questions you can ask. Please ask us these questions when we have read the story, it will help us develop our comprehension skills.
- Homework is set on a Monday and is due the following Monday. Please make sure that Homework Books come in so that we can see all of the great work that’s been done.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about 3/4G! We love having visitors so please pop in and say hello.