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Pine Class Autumn Term

Welcome to our Year 3/4 Pine class!

We have 28 pupils, 19 boys and 9 girls. Our teacher is Mr Carter.
On a Tuesday we have Mrs Clover teaching Spanish and a coach from 1ststep Sports teaching us Physical Education. This term our creative curriculum topic is 'Ancient Greece', we will find out who the Ancient Greek people were, when they lived and where and how they were able to establish their empire.

What you need for school

What do you need for school?
Your PE Kit (team coloured T-shirt, shorts and trainers, plus track suit type trousers and top during the winter months). This is kept in school for the half term.
Your book bag, with reading book, Learning Link and completed homework.
Bottle of fresh WATER.
KS2 need to bring a fresh fruit snack for break time (infants receive a piece of fruit from school).
Outdoor shoes and a change of clothes for the school field in winter and a coat, warm hat and gloves during the winter.
To know if you are a school dinner or a packed lunch.
Sun hat and sun cream during the summer.
Swimming kit (one piece swim suit for girls; trunks and NOT baggy shorts for boys; towel and swimming hat for ALL).
All stationery will be provided.

Feedback Marking in Pine Class

In Pine Class we have been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have for all pupils. Effective marking of written work involves a dialogue between pupil and teacher to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. We are using pink highlighting to identify where we are 'Tickled Pink' that the Success Criteria (expectations set out at the start of the lesson) have been achieved. Green highlighting identifies a next step (Green for Growth). Pupils respond to marking in purple pen at the start of each lesson, correcting and improving their work. We have discussed, agreed and modelled the 'Non-Negotiables' we have adopted as a school for written work. Yellow highlighting will identify for pupils where these need correcting at the start of each lesson. These Non-Negotiables are age dependent, but once an aspect of presentation has been mastered, we expect pupils to apply this in all contexts and yellow highlighting reminds them if this is not the case.

Non-Negotiables

In Pine Class we are particularly focusing on:

ALL marking responded to
No OK as a response
Sensible faces (as part of pupil self-assessment)
Success criteria written
Correct letter formation and joined handwriting
Starting writing at the margin
Writing on the line
Spellings copied correctly
Capital letters
Full stops, Exclamation marks, Question marks
Their, there, they're used correctly
To and too used correctly
No doodling or scribbling
No rubbing out

DUM TUMS (Date, underline, miss a line, title, underline, miss a line, success criteria)

Stand Up To Cancer Day Friday 21st October

On Friday 21st October, pupils and teachers will style their hair into gravity defying quiffs and Mohicans, while the follicly challenged will don quirky wigs, all in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. This will also be a non-uniform day. We will also be holding a cake sale and the children will collect sponsorship to become TEACHER FOR THE DAY! (More details to follow!)

Stand Up To Cancer will unite scientists, celebrities and communities across the UK to generate funds, raise awareness and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Please show your support by visiting our JustGiving Page and making a donation towards our School target of 500 pounds.

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