Welcome to Toucan Class!
My name is Miss Comerford and I am the class teacher of our terrific Toucan Class. The wonderful Mrs Parsons also works with our class to help us with our learning. In Toucan Class we love to learn and enjoy having fun while we’re at it. We work hard in all of our learning and enjoy working with each other in a kind and caring learning environment. We have the same 3 rules throughout the school which makes it easy for us to follow them. They are: Keep safe, Use your Values and Be the best that you can be" We learn about and practice these rules every day.
In Toucan Class we continue to develop our understanding of the 5 R’s – Resilience, Reasoning, Responsibility, Resourceful, Reflective - and how they help us to use the power of a growth mindset. We know that mistakes help us to learn and use resilience to overcome challenges. We try to be resourceful learners, using what we know to help us solve problems as well as taking responsibility for your learning and the learning of our classmates. Remember Toucans can do it!
In Toucan Class we have spellings to practice every week. These help us to recognise different spelling rules and patterns and we have a test in class on a Friday morning. We also have a times table of the week to develop our fluency of the multiplication facts up to the 12 times table in preparation for the times table check in Year 4. We learn each times table in order, out of order and then the matching division fact to help us develop a strong understanding of these mathematical facts. Reading is another key skill and we aim to read every day. We really enjoy echo reading as a class, where the teacher reads a sentence and then we read it back. It really helps us to hear how the teacher uses her voice in different sentences and we like discussing interesting words and phrases too.