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Ridgeway Class

Welcome to Ridgeway Class

Teachers carefully provide activities that are at the appropriate level for pupils. This helps pupils to build on their existing knowledge. For example, pupils in Year 3 and 4 were able to evaluate a range of methods to determine which is best to solve mental arithmetic calculations. 

OFSTED December 2019

Ridgeway is a mixed class of 11 Year 3 children and 15 Year 4 children.

Our teacher is Miss Maundrell and our teaching assistants are Mrs Bonnetti and Mrs Needham. Our classroom is spacious, light and bright with lots of room on the walls for interactive working walls and displays of our work.

[My child] is loving being back at school. She is thriving on the in-class learning environment and being able to see and interact with her friends.

Year 3 Parent, Parent Survey November 2020

Term 2 Highlights!

 

 

Term 1 Highlights!

 

Meet the Class of 2021/2022!

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Long Term Planning

Year A Overview

 Year A Long Term Plan

 Year B Overview

 Year B Long Term Plan

 

Timetable

Below is our current timetable: 

 Our Classroom 

         

                     

Maths

We follow the White Rose Maths Scheme:

Challenge provided by going deeper not accelerating

For those children that have mastered the skill, concept or procedure they will be presented with higher order thinking activities.

More time on teaching topics - depth and practice

The same topic is likely to have the same focus until the class has mastered the concept, skill or procedure being taught. This is particularly the case for number and calculations. Although the focus areas are being taught over a longer time, there are smaller steps of progress and the extra time is for practice and depth, making the learning effective.

The 'four stages' of learning in a lesson are:

Do it

Use it

Own it 

Explore it

Maths Tables Test Year 4

The multiplication tables check is designed to help ensure children in primary school know their times tables up to 12 by heart. As well as being critical for everyday life, knowledge of multiplication tables helps children to solve problems quickly and flexibly, and allows them to tackle more complex mathematics later on in school.

In the primary assessment consultation run by the government last year, the majority of the sector said that Year 4 would be the best point to run a check on progress being made. 

The new on-screen check will last no longer than 5 minutes and is similar to the checks many schools use already. It will enable teachers to monitor a child's progress in a consistent and reliable way but has been carefully designed to avoid causing additional stress for children and teachers.

Home Reading Record

Please make sure reading books and records are in school every day. Your child has been given a bookmark with a variety of questions on to check their comprehension when reading. Please ask them a few questions each time they read to you.

 School reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. Your child will need to place their book in the book box (if it needs changing) on these days. Due to current restrictions, we will not be able to write a comment in your child’s reading record. However, please do continue to write your own comments. 😊

Spellings

  • Children will be tested every week on their spellings.
  • As part of the children's homework, they will have to put each word into an interesting sentence, therefore they may ask you the meaning of the words.
  • It is expected, that by the end of Year 4, children should be able to spell the words on the Statutory 3/4 Spelling List.
  • The Year 3 children will also start learning these words.

How Can You Help?

  • Ask your child what they have been learning today at school.
  • Please try and listen to them read at least 5 times a week.
  • Help and test them with their spellings.
  • Help them learn their tables.
  • Praise independence, good manners, turn taking and listening skills.

Keep Up To Date

We use Arbor to communicate with parents and carers. We use Parentpay for paid trips, meals and activities.

We publish a newsletter every 2 weeks, click here to see newsletters from this school year.