Year 4 information – 2017/18
Class structure and Organisation
Badgers Class - Mrs Ferre (Tuesday - Miss Thomas - PPA cover)
Fox Class - Mrs Wort (Mon, Tue, Wed) and Mrs Fletcher (Thur, Fri)
The teachers continue to have their entitlement to time for planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) and this will be
covered by Miss Thomas and Mrs Shaw.
Literacy and Mathematics
The children will work in their mixed ability class groups for literacy (writing and reading) and mathematics.
Each week, you should expect your child to bring home a ‘spotty’ book and a library book. The children have the opportunity to change these as and when they finish them, as we encourage the children to read as much as they can.
The children will continue to bring home spellings to practise linked to those being taught.
We deliver the curriculum through a cross-curricular approach and aim to make it creative and enjoyable for the children, recognising that this is how our children learn best. At the beginning of each topic, we have a ‘Sparkly Starter’ to hook the children in to their learning and a ‘Fab Finish’ to round off and celebrate their learning.
More information and detail can be found in the 'curriculum' section of this website.
Please make sure that PE kit is in school each day. The children need a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt and suitable footwear. Please ensure all items are clearly named. Earrings must be removed on PE day.
The children very much look forward to visiting Mrs Hartley’s reward shop! These will continue this year alongside class rewards. The class chooses the class reward, and they have to earn it by achieving a number of marbles in their jar. We have also introduced a ‘Wow’ certificate so that we can write and inform you of your child’s achievements.
Each class also has a ‘stop chair’. When a child has had a warning to improve their behaviour, but continues to misbehave we will ask them to sit on the chair until we feel they are ready to join in with the learning. Parents will be informed if this has been used.
Due to an increase in numbers the children now have their playtime for the first half of lunch break and eat for the second half.
Our playground is separated into different zones, where the children can take part in a range of activities using outdoor play equipment.
The children receive home learning weekly with either a literacy or maths focus. Home learning is handed out on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday.
Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the team if you have any questions.
Year 4 Team
Please see the link below for the 'meet the teacher' power point: