Welcome to Year 4!
The year 4 teachers are Mrs Oakes (4MO) and Mrs Pollitt (4CP). We also have Mrs Broadhurst who supports us in class.
Mrs Brogan and Mrs Neville will be in class on Tuesdays from 11.25 to cover PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) time.
Miss White will teach P.E. on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.
We come into class in the morning at 8.25, ready for the register. Our learning starts at 8.30 promptly. Playtime is at 11.00 and lunch is from12.40 to 1.25. The school day finishes at 3.00.
We have Maths and English lessons every day before playtime. We now have separate spelling and grammar lessons four times a week, in addition to our normal English lessons. We follow a scheme in English which we love called The Big Writing Adventures. It is fun because we get messages and are sent on missions. We will cover topics such as space and superheroes this year.
In maths we follow the Inspire curriculum. More about this and other aspects of the school curriculum can be found on the curriculum pages in the main menu, as well as the Year 4 Information for Parents page.
Guided Reading will be in groups every Friday, when we will also be able to go on Bug Club using the netbooks. On Wednesdays we will do comprehension lessons to learn reading skills. We also have our comprehension homework books to help boost our skills, we will mark these as a class on Fridays.
PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but it's always helpful to keep your kit in school in case there are any extra sessions.
Every other Friday is the awards assembly where families are invited to see their child win and award. Parent/carers will be notified of this via the weekly school newsletter and text message (please make sure your contact details are always kept up to date.)
Our classrooms are bright and cheerful to promote a happy learning environment. We have lots of resources all around us to help us with our learning and independence.
We are lucky enough to have access to 6 Netbooks and an interactive whiteboard, as we like to use ICT when we can. We have wonderful displays linked to our current topic; alongside working walls, which show our current learning in Maths and English. Come and have a look at our work.
Things To Remember
PE lessons are every Tuesday and Wednesday- please bring PE kit on the first day of term and leave it in school as we do extra lessons some weeks. PE kit is a blue Hodge Clough t-shirt, black shorts and trainers (no studs)
Spelling tests are on Mondays. New spellings will be sent home every 2 weeks.
Times tables tests are on Thursdays.
Bring money for fruit and milk on Mondays if you want to buy them.
For more information, see our termly newsletter available to download on our 'Information for Parents' webpage.