Welcome to Ladoca class!
Our Y3/4 team are Mrs Tringham, Mr Stoyles, our teaching assistant is Mrs Minter and our student teacher is Mrs Whitelegg.
Our classroom is situated away from the main school site in the Victorian classroom next to Ladock church.
We follow the National Curriculum and we have developed our own Rainbow Curriculum to cover the Year 3 and 4 Curriculum and to interest the children.
PE lessons are on Thursdays and Fridays.
Homework is posted through Class Dojo on a Friday afternoon and due for submission the following Thursday. This will include a maths task, a literacy, spellings and a pick and mix selection for the other areas of the curriculum.
Our home reading is focused around the Accelerated Reader scheme.
We follow the Year 3 and 4 White Rose Scheme for maths. This allows us to follow the small steps required to become great mathematicians. There is also daily fluency practice for the key skills such as addition and subtraction and we are getting prepared for our Times check at the end of Year 4.
We use a text based approach to our literacy, engaging children through a story to inspire our writing. This allows us to explore the different elements of SPAG and the skills needed to become great writers.
We do daily, whole class guided reading, where we focus in on one of the reading VIPERS for the week. (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieve and Summarise). This takes a similar format each week, so that the children are familiar with what we are doing and has helped to raise awareness of the key skills needed in reading.
We encourage reading for pleasure on a daily basis and have created a cosy reading area, in which the children love to explore new books and settle down to read.
Song of the Dolphin Boy
Our text this for Literacy, this half term, is Song of the Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird.
We started our unit by performing a poem that was in the beginning of the book.
As part of our homework we had to learn a poem, of our choice, about the sea and perform it, on video.
Take a look at some of our poems.