Welcome to Year 4!
This year Mrs Charlesworth, Mr Lever, Mrs Handley and Mr Hancock will be teaching in Year 4 and will be supported by Mrs Nunn, Miss Barnes and Mrs Kenning.
In addition to the Y4 Guide for Parents/Carers which gives an outline of the curriculum, we give more details about what your child is learning in weekly home support task sheets.
Regular half termly assessments are carried out in English and Maths to help us track the pupils and plan the next steps for their learning. The outcomes of these will be shared with you at parent evenings but you can always talk to the class teacher and ask about your child’s progress.
The whole assessment process is in the process of being reviewed following government directives. This is the last year children will do SAT’s in the present format. Our school is participating with most Sheffield Schools to develop the way forward for assessing children against the new expectations. Further information will follow as we move to the new system.
Y4HH will have P.E on Tuesday and Thursday
Y4JC will have P.E on Monday and Tuesday
Y4ML will have P.E on Thursday and Friday
Proposed Visits and Events for 2016 / 2017
The following are a summary of the main trips and visits we hope to undertake during Y4. This is not a final list and may be subject to change due to lack of voluntary donations or other factors we cannot be aware of. We always aim to enrich the curriculum by taking opportunities presented to us throughout the year.
Half day visit to Pizza Express (Chomp and Chew)
Tatton Park (Vikings)
Western Park (Greeks)
Y4 Residential visit to Edale (1 night)
As part of the schools philosophy we offer opportunities for the children to experience a variety of events throughout the year. Below are some of the events which your child will participate in. We hope you will offer your support to help them do this.
Autumn Fayre – Autumn 1
Parent visits to the classroom – Autumn 2
Talent Show – Autumn 2
Christmas Carol Concert – Autumn 2
Y3/4 Production – Spring 2
Easter competitions – Spring 2
Easter Bonnet Parade – Spring 2
Music Evening – Spring 2 for those children who play an instrument
Sports Day – Summer 2
From Golden Time to Enrichment Activities
In line with our curriculum drivers we are introducing a session on Friday afternoon in which the children are involved in what we have called Enrichment Activities. All children will have the chance to participate and will make choices on a rotational basis. We have tried to involve the children in the ideas for the groups and also linked them with activities we are involved in as a school, for example football and cross country. This slot replaces what we used to refer to as Golden Time. We have tried to ensure a good mix of activities with a focus of enjoyment and learning. All children will have the opportunity to participate and join in, unlike Golden Time where children could lose the opportunity.
A variety of clubs and activities are offered throughout the year. As your child progresses through the school, more opportunities will become available. In school activities are announced during assembly or by your child’s class teacher. Letters will be sent home about all after and before school activities.