Welcome to Year 4!

 

The year 4 teachers are Mrs Oakes (4MO) and Miss Ward-Lynch (4CWL). We also have Mrs Broadhurst and Mr Sellers who support us in class. 

Mrs Neville and Miss Hobbs will be in class on Thursdays from 11.25 to cover PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) time.

Our Day

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 12.40 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 new 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 Wednesday when we will also be able to go on Bug Club using the netbooks. On Fridays we will do comprehension lessons to learn reading skills.

PE is on Mondays 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.

Our Classrooms

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.  Outside the classroom we have wonderful displays linked to our current topic.  Come and have a look at our work. 

Inside our classroom we have a great reading area which includes books (topic and fictional), comics and newspapers.

Things To Remember

PE lessons are every Monday 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 Wednesdays. Spellings are stuck into you child's organiser each week.

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.