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Pine Class Spring Term

Welcome to Pine Class. We have 26 pupils. Our teacher is Mr Carter and our teaching assistant is Mrs Sirett.

This term, our creative curriculum topic is 'The Groovy Greeks', we will discover that the Ancient Greek civilisation emerged after 800 BC, and reached its peak around 330 BC with the conquests of Alexander the Great. The children will learn that Ancient Greece was made up of individual city states, which frequently fought between each other. However, all of the city states shared a similar language, and a similar Greek culture involving Gods, myths and sports. Importantly, we will find out that Ancient Greece was not one country, but it was one civilisation.

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 to improve our learning

We all have been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have of all pupils. Effective feedback involves a dialogue to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. Pupils are regularly given verbal feedback about their work and areas to work on. Where appropriate, we use 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). Children are also encouraged to self-edit and correct or improve something using their purple polish pen. For more information, please do ask your child, read our policy on the school website or speak to us.


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)

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We are a Year 3 and Year 4 class.

Staff in Pine

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Mr H Carter
Teacher - Mr H Carter
Mrs A Williams
Teacher - Mrs A Williams
Mrs J Clark
Teaching Assistant - Mrs J Clark
Mrs S Sirett
Teaching Assistant - Mrs S Sirett

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