Welcome to Year 4
Our team consists of Mrs Evans (Year group leader and Class Teacher), Mrs Houghton (Class Teacher), Mrs Marsden (HLTA), Mrs Wright( Teaching Assistant), Mrs Jackson ( Teaching Assistant) and Mr Tilley (Teaching Assistant).
Key Information -
PE Days -
PE is every Friday afternoon this term and whenever the weather permits, the lesson may be outside so suitable PE kit will be essential - jogging bottoms & tracksuit tops might be important additions to the standard kit! We find it best for children to keep their PE kit in school all week rather than trying to bring it he in just on the days it is required.
Swimming is on Thursday afternoons at Dunes. Children are required to bring a swimming costume/ trunks, hat and towel in a waterproof bag.
Homework - Maths and English Homework is set on Thursdays for completion and hand in by the following Monday. In addition this year, the children all have a 'Personal Learning Log'. This is NOT further homework but a recognition that children often have their interest sparked by things we do in school and want to take them further. Any extra research, writing, maths or artwork that the children want to do should be recorded in these logs, Teachers look forward to seeing these and rewarding anything done in them.
Reading - As in previous years, all the children have a school reading book and a reading record. They are encouraged to bring these home daily and regular reading remains the greatest support that parents can offer their children. As children progress in reading, discussion of the books becomes as important as listening to them read - by Year 4, the children need to be able to identify simple themes and make predictions using evidence from the text. In common with other year groups, Year 4 are running a series of reading challenges this year to encourage reading beyond the classroom.
High expectations - Parents will be aware that a new national curriculum came into force three years ago and it raised expectations even higher for the things that the pupils should be achieving by Year 4.