Welcome to Year 4A
Class Teacher: Mrs Kinsella
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Palmer
In 4A, we love learning! We are happy, hardworking pupils and we always try our best. We work as a team to set goals for learning and try our utmost to help each other to achieve them. We love to stretch our brains and challenge ourselves. We never give up when things aren’t easy because we know that practice makes perfect – that’s one of our class mottos!
We learn about lots of exciting things in Year 4. Every morning, we usually practise our Maths and English skills, but we also have lessons in other subjects, such as RE, History, Geography, Science, Art, Design and Technology, French and Music. On Tuesdays, we have PE and Computing so I must remember my PE kit! On Wednesdays, we learn the ukulele with our specialist Music teacher. We access a broad and balanced curriculum, which helps us to develop strengths in many areas. We particularly enjoy our Philosophy sessions, where we work together to think creatively and learn about other people’s perspectives.
This year, we know we must practise our reading at home every day in order to progress. There are lots of challenging words in our Year 4 reading books so we are always encouraged to ask when we are unsure what a word means, so we can make sense of the text and add new words to our vocabulary. We also need to know all of our times tables (from the 1x table to the 12x table) off by heart. This takes LOTS of practice – it would be great if our parents could test us on our times tables regularly so that we can become very fluent and answer questions within 5 seconds.
We have plenty of trips to look forward to this year, including a visit to the museum to learn more about the Ancient Egyptians and a trip to the theatre to experience a Christmas Pantomime, linked to our fairy tale topic. We will try to add as many photos of our class to the website as possible so do check back to see what we are up to!
Our parents or carers are always welcome to drop in and see Mrs Kinsella if they would like to ask any questions or seek advice regarding how they can support learning at home.