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Phoenix Class

Welcome to Phoenix Class!


We are a Year 4 Class.


We are taught by Miss Taylor


Our Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Darby and Mrs Higgs.


Phoenix Class - Curriculum Overview Spring 2021



Sadly, we were unable to visit the Pantomime this year due to COVID-19 restrictions...but that didn't stop us! We set up the classroom and spent the morning watching a recorded version of Beauty and the Beast. We had popcorn and some chocolates and discussed what made a pantomime performance different to a usual theatre performance. We had a great morning!  

Newsletter Autumn 1 - Phoenix Class

'Hello Yellow' Day 


We celebrated 'Hello Yellow' Day in support of mental health in young people. We came to school wearing something yellow, practiced mindfulness activities including yoga and planted yellow daffodils in the school garden. We enjoyed the yoga so much that we have decided to practice yoga every few weeks in the classroom and we look forward to seeing our daffodils in Spring! Hopefully come Summer, we can enjoy the daffodil garden whilst doing our mindfulness activities outside! 

Fairy Tales


We spent a number of weeks last term looking at Fairy Tales in English - we read some Traditional Fairy Tales that we all knew and discussed the fact that often Fairy Tales are passed down through generations by word of mouth. This can mean that often everyone knows the same story - but a slightly different version! 


We then had a go at reading a different Fairy Tale each and seeing if we could remember it well enough to retell to the class. We all did very well! 

Remembrance Day 2021


We celebrated Remembrance Day and reflected on all the lives that have been lost at war. We thought about how it must have felt to be young, or in fact any age, and called to war. We spoke about how not everyone that was involved in the war would have been on the Front Line but that we are grateful to all those who gave their lives so we can live the life we do now. We created our own poppies to display in the classroom. 

Black History Month


We celebrated Black History Month by looking in depth at Rosa Parks. We learnt the story of Rosa Parks and why she took a stand on the bus that day. We took it in turns being Rosa Parks and an Interviewer and made our own newspaper articles with the answers we collected during our interviews. After careful planning, we typed the articles ourselves and then tea-stained them. 


Home Learning


Home learning is posted daily on Tapestry for our families and children to access remotely. Our teachers respond to and give feedback on children's work daily. 


If you are unable to access digital learning, printed learning packs are available. Please contact the Othery School office for more information. 


We know that social interaction is really important during this time, so we are holding weekly whole class check-ins on Microsoft Teams. Invitations to these are emailed to parents each week. These are a chance for children to  see each other, show us what they've been doing and share news. During this meeting, we will also be celebrating the efforts of the children by continuing with our weekly 'Proud Cloud' award. You can view our 'Proud Cloud' gallery below.

During lockdown we are reading 'The Train To Impossible Places' by P.G. Bell. 


Please click on the link below to view all of the instalments so far!



January 2020 

We would love to see your lockdown activities. Please check back here regularly as we will be uploading fantastic work you have sent us and photos of your time at home!

Children's Mental Health Week - Heron's wellbeing challenges. How many can you complete?

Bottle Moments - what are you most looking forward to after lockdown?

Heron's creative home activities