7 – Skylarks
Hello, we are class 7 and we are called the skylarks. I am Mrs Mitchell the class teacher and we are a mixed class of year 3 and year 4 children. We are looking forward to starting the term exploring the book Bill’s new frock’. We will be exploring and discussing differences, stereotypes and acceptance.
We will be moving on to find out about the topics listed below. Class 6, 7 and 8 will be planning projects and activities together across the Lower Key Stage. We will be learning though a topic-based approach and we will be developing skills across all areas of the curriculum.
Our topics for the year will be:
We are starting the new year with a topic called ‘There’s a goose loose about this Hooose!’ all about The Nottingham Goose Fair! So, Roll up, Roll up and dig out any old photos we could use, please!
In Autumn 2, we will be studying science and learning about circuits with our topic, ‘Who’s a Bright Spark!’
In Spring 1, our topic is history and we are learning about the ancient Greeks.
Spring 2 topic is the rather aptly, and grossly titled, ‘Why do we burp?’ which is a study of the digestive system.
Summer 1 is packed full of science learning again, with our topics on living things and their environment and another learning about the ear.
And finally, in Summer 2, we will be learning about the water cycle and states of matter in a topic called ‘How good is a chocolate teapot?’
We look forward to having fun but working hard and learning lots!
This will be my fifth year of teaching in Key Stage 2. Before this I taught in year 1 for 4 years too! Before joining Arnold View Primary School, I worked in another school for 18 years in the foundation stage and was also lecturer at a further education college for a few years too! I am very much looking forward to continuing to teach the year 3 and 4 curriculum. I am looking forward to seeing some new faces and getting to know you all in September.
When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband, my 2 teenage daughters and our 2 cats. I like having the time to sit and read a good book or two! I love being outdoors and walking and exploring some of the lovely nature reserves and parks we have in and around Nottinghamshire. I try and get to the gym regularly, if I have time. I enjoy cooking and eating out and my favourite things are Haribos and Olives!