Pupils: Years 3 & 4
Teachers: Mrs Rebecca Buckland and Mrs Cathy Cumberlidge
Teaching Assistants: Mr Derek Jones, Mrs Kate Drake and Mrs Jo Keene
Teachers & Teaching Assistants
The Ocean Class contains the Year 3 and 4 children and is taught by two teachers. Mrs Cumberlidge teaches the class on a Monday. Mrs Buckland teachers the class Tuesday to Friday. The class has three teaching assistants, Mrs Keene, Mrs Drake and Mr Jones who provide additional support to all children through group and individual sessions and 1-1 support.
The week is timetabled to provide Maths taught in single year groups, and English in the morning. In the afternoon, we cover the other foundation subjects which are often linked through a topic thread. There is a two year cycle of plans in place.
Homework is seen as a critical part of the learning in the Ocean Class. Homework is clearly linked to classroom learning. Children have a weekly times table recall homework using Timestables Rockstars – immediate recall of times tables is important for many areas of learning, so gaining fluent recall of these facts is important. Children have a weekly padlet homework where they record the book they are reading that week and answer 3 questions about it. Finally, children have a weekly maths homework to complete using LBQ to provide consolidation and application opportunities for maths learning from the learning in the week. In addition, children have a termly project based homework which links to the terms topic work e.g. make a model for a class museum, write some information pages, create a display for an art gallery etc.
If you feel that you, a member of your family or a friend would have something to contribute to any of the topic work please consult the class teacher who is always happy to have input from outside the classroom.
As a church school we place a strong focus on the development of their knowledge of the Christian faith and the appreciation and understanding of other religions. We say grace together at lunchtime and the children take turns to say a prayer to finish the school day.
In the Ocean Classroom follow the whole school behaviour policy; we reward good behaviour!