Welcome to Whitby Lighthouse Class!!
Our Teacher is Mrs Thacker
and our TA is Mrs Dutton.
Our HLTA, Ms Palmer, teaches our class on Wednesdays.
Light of the Week
In Whitby Class, we choose a Light of the Week every Friday. The child will be chosen for being a true example of 'Being a Light for All to See'. A 'Shining Light' could be a child who has really stood out during the week for their behaviour or their learning in a particular subject; a 'Guiding Light' could be a child who has helped the class as a whole or supported someone in need; a 'Leading Light' could be someone who has set a brilliant example in their learning or their conduct; and a 'Welcoming Light' could be someone who has made a new child or visitor feel welcome and safe in our school.
We share all our learning on Seesaw. Please log in to your child's account to see what we're up to, make a comment or send a message.
Please see below for information about what we are learning this term.
Our Curriculum plan gives an overview of each subject and the Knowledge Organiser provides detailed information about our current History topic.
Spellings which follow a specific spelling rule will be taught in class and sent home each fortnight to be learnt. Please encourage your child to explain the rule and find other words which fit. This will help them to learn the pattern rather than just the one-off word and therefore it will become embedded.
We will also work on the Year 3 & 4 statutory word list throughout the year, but please feel free to support your child in learning these words at any point.
We would love it if your child reads to you or you read to them every night. We understand that this is not always physically possible, but if you can do at least three listens per week that would be great. It is a known fact that children's vocabulary and understanding is improved by reading every day. Please talk to your children about their reading. It should be a pleasurable experience with a mutual enjoyment of storylines and characters. Question them about their understanding and make predictions about the next chapters.
Please encourage your children to go on their TTrockstars login -they will show amazing improvement in their speed of recall.
All children have a DoodleMaths login. This allows for daily practice sessions to support learning across the Maths curriculum.
We will be doing PE on a Wednesday afternoon and a Thursday morning, so all children will need to arrive on those days in appropriate kit. There is no spare kit to borrow, so please ensure that your child is wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts or leggings with non-slip trainers or plimsolls. If the weather is cold, they may wear tracksuits or a hoodie. Multi-coloured gym wear or football shirts are not acceptable. Long hair must be tied up.