Welcome to Durban Class 2016-17

We are taught by Mrs C Campbell. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Parkes and Mr Turner.

This is a Key Stage two mixed class of Year 4 and Year 5 children.  Durban Class currently has 19 Year 4 children and 16 Year 5 children.

Durban Classroom

Take a tour of our classroom.

Our Classroom

We are located in one of the ground floor classrooms at the rear of the school.

Durban Class Newsletters and Mission Homework

Please select a document from below to access the relevant newsletter.

pdf Durban Autumn 1 Newsletter 2016 [pdf 78KB] Download document
pdf Durban Autumn 1 Mission Homework 2016 [pdf 52KB] Download document
pdf Durban Autumn 2 Newsletter 2016 [pdf 79KB] Download document
pdf Durban Autumn 2 Mission Homework 2016 [pdf 57KB] Download document
pdf Durban Spring 1 Newsletter 2017 [pdf 78KB] Download document
pdf Durban Spring 1 Mission Homework 2017 [pdf 56KB] Download document
pdf Durban Spring 2 Newsletter 2017 [pdf 172KB] Download document
pdf Durban Spring 2 Mission Homework 2017 [pdf 53KB] Download document
pdf Durban Summer 1 Newsletter 2017 [pdf 170KB] Download document
pdf Durban Summer 1 Mission Homework 2017 [pdf 55KB] Download document

Our Day

Our timetable may change occasionally according to needs. We begin our day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a Basic Skills Literacy Session – where we concentrate upon learning spelling patterns, basic punctuation, grammar and various literacy word or sentence level requirements.

On Thursday we begin the day with a Big Maths session which involves completing a series of mental maths tests, identifying the gaps we need to work on and working on our times tables.

We split into groups for maths and literacy. Shortly before lunch we have a 30 minute daily Guided Reading session where three groups work on a text with a Teacher and three groups read independently or work on follow up activities.



Reading Books: Children are provided with a reading book and Reading Record. Please encourage your child to read a little each night and please sign in their reading record.  READING BOOKS TO BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY PLEASE. Please keep in the plastic bag we have provided. Further/replacement bags 50p each.  Reading Records are checked throughout the week and books changed if required.  However, children can change their reading book at other times during the week if needed as we encourage ‘Reading for Pleasure.’

Library Books: Library day will be on Fridays. Your child will have a library session each week and can choose a book to read in their own time, please help them to remember to return their book each week.



Home Learning

Spellings: Will usually be given out on TUESDAYS to learn for spelling tests the following Monday. Completed spelling sheets need to be returned on a Monday to encourage children to complete their spellings in good time.

Homework: Will be given out on FRIDAY to be handed in the following FRIDAY.


Games/PE Lessons are on Wednesdays. Children will need indoor kit (shorts and t- shirt) and outdoor kit including trainers to change into.