Welcome to our Year 4 Classes!
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In Year 4 we have two classes - Dormice and Hedgehogs.
In Year 4 Dormice the class teacher is Miss Walton. The teaching assistant is Miss Francis.
In Year 4 Hedgehogs the class teachers are Miss Cooper and Miss Marshall. The teaching assistant is Mrs Smith.
Both classes are made up of children who are aged between 8 and 9 years old. The children follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 which builds upon the children’s learning and experiences in Key Stage 1.
Timings of the day
8.55 - 9.00 Registration (If it is raining outside then the classroom door will be opened at 8.45)
9.00 - 10.30 Morning Teaching Sessions
10.30 - 10.45 Playtime
10.45 - 12.15 Morning Teaching Sessions
12.15 - 13.00 Lunchtime
13.00 - 15.00 Afternoon Teaching Sessions
15.00 Home time
Please note that we run our own breakfast club and morning Just Dance club to encourage good attendance, punctuality and healthy lifestyles. We also run a lot of after-school clubs too! Please look at the relevant pages on our website for more details!
In Year 4 we expect:
- Reading books in reading bags to be brought in every day.
- Children need to be heard read at home and talked to about what they have read.
- Reading record to be signed and please make a simple comment to share how your child has read.
- A charge of £5 for lost/damaged reading books.
- We encourage our children to be independent, therefore we ask parents to remain outside the building at the start and end of the day.
- Home learning to be completed on a regular basis.
- Spellings to be practised.
- P.E. kit to be in school on P.E. days which are Wednesday and Friday (click here to see what the correct P.E. kit should be).
- Year 4 also go swimming on a Friday. You will be advised when your child needs their swimming kit.
We focus our learning on different topics throughout the year; this supports the children to make links across the different subjects. We cover several topics throughout the year including;
Autumn 1 – Sparks Might Fly
Autumn 2 – The Great Plague
Spring 1 – The Art of Food
Spring 2 – Passport to Europe
Summer 1 – Water, Water Everywhere
Summer 2 – Hunted
Click the link on the right to see an overview of all of the topics we currently cover in our school.
Please note, our curriculum is currently under review and there will be some exciting changes to come. We will inform all our parents about the changes once these have been finalised.
Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs Sherratt, a specialist teacher, comes in to class every Friday to teach the children French as part of the MFL requirement of the National Curriculum.
We ask that reading books are brought in every day so that if your child needs to change their book then they can do so. We encourage all our children to read a range of different texts at home as well as their school reading book, this might include things like the newspaper, comics and graphic novels. We want all our children to develop a love for reading.
We expect children to read daily with adults at home. Spellings will be given out weekly and children will have a weekly test. Children in Year 4 will also receive maths and writing homework. Sometimes homework may also focus on a current area of study - we may for instance ask the children to create a model or design a poster around their latest topic etc.
Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E. kit in school. All kit should be named and kept in a labelled bag to be left in school. It is advised that the children keep their P.E. bags in school for the duration of the half term, as occasionally your child may use it as spare clothes when an accident has occurred.
We like to encourage physical fitness here at Primrose Hill. Every day we take part in a DAILY MILE run using our excellent outside facilities!
Children have access to a small bottle of milk during the morning session. Children are also allowed to bring in apiece of fruit to eat at this time. Throughout the day children have a water bottle labelled with their name. They can have access to this throughout the day.
If you would like to discuss anything further or have any questions regarding what is being covered in Year 4 then please contact the office or send a message through ClassDojo to make an appointment with the class teacher