Welcome to St Mary's class page!
St Mary's is one of our year 3/4 classes and we are the Autumn born children.
We are looking forward to sharing all of our work with you this year!
Our team in St Mary's are:
Miss Doherty- class teacher (Monday, Tuesday)
Mr Farmer - class teacher (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Miss Fox - teaching assistant
If you need to get in touch with any of the team please do so using our e-mails - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
St Mary's Newsletters
Please find below our newsletter for this half term which tells you what we will be covering until October half term.
Stars of the Week
Children are chosen for their values and outstanding work.
Elena - for her work in reading, contributions in class and exceptional behaviour.
Shay - for his maths work and hard work in improving his handwriting.
Olivia - always trying her very best in everything she does.
Lucy - great use of instruction features and teacher comments to improve her work and producing outstanding writing.
Liam Browne - for wonderful peer work and a determination to challenge himself in subjects to further his understanding.
Eliza - for superb presentation and explaining her ideas to her peers to support their learning.
Adam Z - For completing great challenges in Maths and providing thoughtful work in RE.
Thom E - For showing great resilience in Maths and succeeding with his column addition.
Finlay - For great contributions in class discussions and working hard to improve his Maths.
Tom H. - For striving to answer challenges in Maths and always wanting to improve his work by listening to advice.
We have started placing our times table homework on purple mash. Children have a week to complete the assignment and can comment back to the teacher. The children are welcome to explore the other features at their leisure but please ensure that they have completed their tables homework as this will support their learning in class.
The feedback from the children has been positive.
This week as part of Anti-bullying week we have:
1. Thought how Jesus was bullied.
2. Looked at how bullying can happen in school.
3. Created our own logo based on Jesus' teachings.
4. Thought about how the Bible helps support us in how to make a difference.
5. In addition children have created work at home to deepen our learning.
St Mary is our class saint - during our first week we thought about Mary and the passages she appears in the Bible. We discussed how she inspires virtues in our class. We listened to "Let It Be" by the Beatles and created our own hymns to Mary. We studied the Magnificat and the Hail Mary and created our own prayers to Mary. Finally we thought of items to place in a shoe box to remind us of Mary.
Congratulations to Oliver Maskell and Hannah Whiting for their costumes on Hero day. Hannah came as Mrs Whiting who works for the Bradford Royal Infirmary and spoke eloquently about the work carried out during the Covid pandemic and why her mum is a hero, Oliver came as Edward Jenner and spoke about the origin of vaccinations and the importance of his work.
This is our class virtue. The children read Fantastic Mr Fox and focused on how Mr Fox used the virtue of community to look after his fellow underground animals and save them from starvation. They created a news report which they then presented to the rest of the school along with a drama of the Great Feast. Finally they used the work from Hannah Dunnett as inspiration to create a canvas on community.
Shay shared his reflections on community, " It is a nice way to get to know people. Everyone supports each other. Community is treating people like your family."
On Friday 9th October the children donated money to the MacMillan bun sale and helped the community by enjoying a bun.
For harvest assembly we focused on our local community and the needs of the homeless. The children presnted their harvest contributions and recited a poem they created.
Thank you to the whole class for their fund-raising efforts to help our school community by filling Smartie tubes.
Remembrance Day Display
The children created an artwork and Eliza produced research work at home as part of our Remembrance Display.
St Mary's collected Smartie tubes and filled them with money raised by doing jobs around the house.