Welcome to Giraffes Class Page!
Year 3 and 4 are very exciting years with lots of learning, fun and activities.
My name is Miss Jermyn and I love being the teacher in Giraffes class. I have been teaching since 2012, and this is my third year teaching LKS2 at Rose Hill. I am very passionate about all subjects, though Science is my favourite - I lead this subject here. I love learning, and completed a Master's degree in 2018. I also like to challenge myself - completing a tandem skydive was by far the most thrilling and unforgettable experience. I think it is very important to work together as a classroom family, treating each other with kindness. The 6 Rs are encouraged through all our learning in Giraffes.
I am looking forward to learning all about World War 2 in the summer term! Please look at the Middle Phase Curriculum Overview to find out about all the exciting learning happening in our classroom.
- P.E. - Monday and Thursday
- Year 4 Giraffes swimming - Monday afternoon (summer term)
- Homework - set on Friday and due in the following Thursday
- Spellings and times tables tests - Friday
Summer 2 : Week 1
We've had a brilliant first week of Summer 2. In English this week we've been story seekers, we've enjoyed sharing our favourite stories and discussing these. We've also acted out stories and we've been challenged to use our imaginations! In Y4 Maths, we've been looking at decimals. Year 4's have been practising their times tables ready for their multiplication check next week. If you'd like further practise then please visit 'sound check' on https://ttrockstars.com/
In RE, we have started a new unit of work and we are looking at Judaism this half term. We made Mezuzahs and looked at the Bible Story 'Noah's Ark'. In Music we have been composing a piece of music and the children got the opportunity to play a variety of instruments. In PE, we have practised batting and preparing for sports day on 23/06/22.
What a fantastic half term it's been. This week we've been busy in DT, Art and Music. It DT we designed, made and evaluated Anderson Shelters which were used in WW2. In Art, we designed and made a Jubilee themed tile for a whole school display. In Music we performed 'Bringing Us Together'. Click the link below to hear our performance. On Friday 27th May we had a whole school Jubilee party and we performed our 80s and 90s dances to the rest of the school and parents. We hope everyone enjoyed watching these!
To find out more about our learning then please look at our flashback book here...
Well done to everyone this half term and we'll achieve more success together in Summer 2!
A super week in Giraffes with plenty of success! This week in English we have written a first person narrative based on our text 'The Lion and The Unicorn.' This book generated many class discussions and the secure knowledge of the book helped the children with their fantastic writing. In Maths we have been ordering, comparing, adding and subtracting fractions this week.
We have finished our World War 2 unit this week and we explored the questions: What was the blitz? and What was the role of woman during the war? The children have engaged fantastically with History and have recalled and retrieved key information along the way. We have continued to practise our dances for 'Thriller' and 'Macarena'. The songs are below if anyone would like to practise the dances at home before Friday 27.3.22.
We've had a fantastic week in Giraffes. We've continued with our book 'The Lion and the Unicorn' as a stimulus for our writing. The children have produced some fantastic writing with a focus on using speech. In Maths, we came away from fractions this week and looked at telling the time.
In our busy afternoons, we have enjoyed beginning to learn 2 dances ready for the Queen's Jubilee celebration coming up. Year 3's are learning Thriller and Year 4's are learning the Macarena. In History we have continued learning about WWII and this week we have been exploring the learning questions 'What was it like to be a solider?' and 'What was the role of the RAF?'.
It has been a shorter but no less busy week in the Middle Phase. We have continued to explore life as an evacuee from our book 'The Lion and the Unicorn.' We have loved writing letters, creating setting descriptions and diary entries. We have begun to put this story into context by exploring the events that started World War Two, making timelines, looking at key figures involved and which countries formed alliances. In maths, we have continued our work on fractions and have also looked at acute, obtuse and right angles in our Friday sessions.
The children in Year 3 and 4 had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Suffolk School and Country Fair on Thursday 28th April 2022. This took place at the Suffolk Showground at Trinity Park. We had so much fun meeting the animals, learning all about food, going on a tractor ride and so much more!
Our Reading Journey
Our Reading and Writing Text