About Mrs Drinkwater's Class
Year 3 + Year 4
Ages 7 to 9
Mr Ross / Miss Bland
In Mrs Drinkwater’s class, your child will be assessed using the ‘NFER’ tests, so that we can get a scaled score – this allows progress to be quantified towards KS2 SATS. ‘NFER’ tests have been created, so that children in all Primary year groups can be monitored for progress. They will complete summative assessments a minimum of twice each year and they will be formatively assessed daily using teacher judgement.
You can play an important part in your child’s success at Key Stage 2 by taking an active part in their education and giving them support and encouragement.
Reading in Mrs Drinkwater's Class
Mrs Drinkwater’s class follow, amongst others, the ‘Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme’. Oxford Reading Tree is a well-established and popular reading scheme which is highly successful at supporting the teaching of reading. The stories are carefully written using simple, natural sounding language that the children can understand. Key words are repeated throughout the storybooks, so that children gradually increase the number of words that they can recognise and read.
Children who are ‘free readers’ can utilise our new school library to enhance their love of reading non-fiction, poetry and stories.
All children read to an adult on a weekly basis to inform teacher judgement and ensure an appropriate level of challenge and variety.
Our reading scheme books can also be found on the Oxford University Press website.
Maths and Science in Mrs Drinkwater's Class
Mrs Drinkwater’s class follow the ‘Abacus Primary Maths Scheme’. We have a ‘hands on’ learning approach and try to make maths lessons as practical as possible. The scheme includes a wide variety of online resources and interactive games to encourage participation, promote engagement and enhance the love of learning.
We use ‘Rising Stars’ materials to enhance our teaching and learning in science – linking our science work to our topics where possible. Again, science lessons are hands on and practical. Science lessons are taught weekly, predominantly in the afternoon.
Please visit the PearsonSchoolsandFEColleges.co.uk website for information on both the Maths and Science curriculum.