We are Rooks Nest Class. We are a mixed age class of Year 3 and 4 children. For 2022-23, our class teachers are Mrs Langridge and Mrs Demant. Our teaching assistants are Miss Adams and Mrs Dutton. We love to learn about our exciting new topics and share information that we learn in and out of school.
Rooks Nest is the top class of the school which means the children get to benefit and learn different skills by taking on various responsibilities around the school. Year 4’s can take on roles that support the learning environment or other adults around school. This year, our Year 4’s have enjoyed being Play Leaders, Librarians and Eco Warriors.
All of the Rooks Nest children have the important job of being buddies to the new reception children. Year 3’s and 4’s support the children in Honeypot Class during the first few weeks whilst they settle into school and then during events throughout the year, e.g. walking to the church for special services. The children always remember their buddy and how important they felt playing with or sitting with their buddy at lunch time.
In Rook Nest Class, we love learning! We start each topic off with an exciting BIG BANG. This is an enriching experience that allows us to get excited about the topic ahead. Previous BIG BANGS have included educational visitors teaching us about a period of history or rescuing bears from a pretend earthquake in our classroom.
Each week, the children have a wonderful Forest School lesson, whatever the weather, where they thoroughly enjoy learning about our world using natural resources. We are fortunate to have specialist teachers for PE, Music, Forest School and Mindfulness in our school.
At Christmas and at the end of the summer term, we perform whole school productions. The Year 4’s take the lead role in the summer performance as it is their final production and forms part of their leavers assembly. Each child performs with amazing confidence and some even sing solos!
Biannually, Rooks Nest pupils take part in a residential trip (this year we are going to Tolmers),or an Outdoor Adventure day at Grafham Water. The children take part in a range of activities that build confidence, resilience and team work. In the summer of 2022, we went to Grafham water where the children learnt how to tie different knots when making a raft, grew in confidence when learning to bodyboard and worked as a team during the blindfolded obstacle course. We finished the day by eating together in a local restaurant. We all had a lot of fun.