Parent and pupil information: (Yr 4 2018/19)
Welcome to our class page! My name is Miss Miles and I am the Year 4 teacher. We are extremely lucky to have two teaching assistants in our class: Miss Finn and Miss Watkins
Year 4 is a fantastic year group with lots of fun and exciting opportunities . All learners will continue to grow in confidence, resilience and independence and have opportunities to work on integrated projects together and build on their interests and experiences.
This topic will allow us to work together to find out information about the wonderful country we live in. We will be looking at how Wales has changed over time and predicting what changes we think will be made especially to Cardiff Bay in years to come.
We thoroughly enjoyed reading the BFG as a whole class- looking at the fantastic stories produced by Roald Dahl during Autumn Term 1. We created a beautiful display in our class all about our dreams When we reached the end of the story we planned and wrote an alternative ending including our chosen place in Wales!
The second Welsh author we will be focusing on is the hilarious David Walliams and I cannot wait to begin reading Billionaire Boy to the class!
Spring Term – Viking Raiders
Summer Term - Rainforests
Living in my world: Caring for places and environments and the importance of being a global citizen
Your children will be given the opportunity to explore and discover in a variety of settings. Throughout the year our expectations of behaviour remain consistent. All pupils should treat each other with respect and speak to each other in an appropriate way. The children will be expected to stay on green or above on our behaviour chart and be ready to learn. Good listening and behaviour will be rewarded with dojo points and those who remain on green or above will be rewarded. Any disruptive behaviour will be sanctioned. We firmly believe that all children are entitled to learn in an environment where they feel safe and free from distractions. We expect exemplary behaviour from our children and we treat them with fairness and respect.
The children have been absolutely amazing at contributing their ideas when adding skills to our DOJO page, sharing their views on what certain behaviours look like and the rewards they would like!
All children are provided with a reading book from our reading scheme and will be asked to keep a record of every book they read. They will be heard read by the class teacher and class teaching assistant during guided group reading sessions and periodically throughout the week. They will also be encouraged to choose a book that interests them from the reading corner for independent quiet reading sessions. If they are enjoying a book at home they are welcome to bring it in to read in school.
We have been lucky to visit the local library already this year and I plan on taking the children again after Christmas as they really enjoyed taking ownership of choosing a book to take home!
I will not send home weekly homework but the children will occasionally be given a task to complete at home.
Following our 99 club, the children will have weekly times tables test so it is really beneficial if they practice these at home.
All pupils are expected to have P.E kit in school on P.E days. Children should bring in trainers, shorts, joggers, t shirt and a warm hoodie or jumper for colder days. Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery should be worn.
Forest schools will be on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure the children have the appropriate clothing and footwear.
Our class are currently taking part in Karate sessions on a Wednesday and Rugby on a Thursday.
We encourage the children to wear our school uniform every day.
We are a healthy school and encourage healthy snacks at break time. If they want to bring tuck money please ensure it is bought in a purse or wallet and it is their responsibility to look after. We also understand the importance of children drinking water and staying hydrated throughout the school day, especially in hot weather so a water bottle with their name on is encouraged.
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Tanzanite kick started the year with our class assembly on Diwali- the festival of lights! Every single child made me extremely proud. I was amazed at how enthusiastic they were to learn their lines and we had so much fun experimenting with Diwali patterns using our knowledge of symmetry to design our own pattern and then recreated them using sand. We made Diwali sweets and we were extremely lucky to have Henna done by one of our class mates sisters!