Small class sizes allow many opportunities for collaborative working and the children enjoy plenty of attention from the teaching staff. All National Curriculum subjects are taught. Larch's Class Teacher has pastoral responsibility for the children and teaches core subjects: English, Geography, History, RE and PSHE to their class.
Specialist teachers (shown below) take classes for Music, Art, DT, French, Computing, PE, Swimming and Drama. The curriculum is differentiated within the classroom to meet the needs of each child and there is very good SEN provision for those requiring further support. The children are taught as a whole year group for Sport, PE and Swimming.
The children are taught as a class for all lessons except Maths, where they are divided into sets; the same curriculum is taught in each set, but the pace of teaching will vary, with more challenging work being set for the more able and extra support and reinforcement work being offered for those pupils who need it.
The curriculum is enriched by outings and visits related to Year 4 classroom topics. These include learning sessions at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester (Anglo-Saxons), as well as tasty cooking sessions at Waitrose and a geography field trip to the River Chelt.
Homework is set to provide reinforcement and consolidation of work covered in lessons and to encourage personal research skills. Year 4 children are expected to read regularly, learn spellings and also practice their times tables. They also have a piece of written Literacy, Maths, Science and History/Geography work each week taking approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
A variety of after-school clubs are offered to all Year 4 pupils. These include seasonal sports clubs and children may be selected to represent Airthrie in matches against other local schools.
Class Parent Representatives are TBC
Yesterday, Cedar and Larch took a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum and it looked beautiful. They all had a great time and were even treated to a freshly cooked donut by Mr Dobbie!... Read more
Larch made Anglo Saxon houses for their homework project, as part of their topic this term. They look brilliant and a certain one tasted brilliant too - can you see from the photo's which one was... Read more
Congratulations to everyone who took part in today’s Sports Day. Thankfully the rain held off and we were able to offer the full program of races, and what a morning of fun it was! Special thanks go... Read more
On Friday the whole school (except Acorn) took a trip to the Tower of London. We saw the Crown Jewels, the White Tower, the famous ravens, had talks from a Yeoman Warder and saw Mrs Jackson's... Read more