Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan
Our Teachers are: Mrs Lynne McCombe (Wed afternoon, Thursday, Friday) and Mrs Jan Fitzpatrick (Mon, Tue & Wed morning)
Classroom Assistant is: Mrs G Ford
Support Assistants are Mrs S Hussain and Mrs S Bell
Year 4 is within the lower Key Stage 2 phase at Savile Park. In Year 4 the children continue their exciting learning journey where collaborative discovery is at the heart of our day to day activities and all children are encouraged to take appropriate risks.
Learning is based around a thematic curriculum where personalised child-led activities are central to our vision. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their own questions and enquiries as well as finding the answers to these through collaborative learning challenges across the curriculum. Each day all children are given the opportunity to Review & Reflect’ on their learning journey, utilising what they have learnt in different contexts – in order to gain a deeper understanding and a real purpose for learning. .
Every classroom is stimulating, encouraging and vibrant; from interactive displays to working walls, all classrooms are organised so that children can learn in a variety of ways and celebrate success. There are relevant areas of provision and resources that support and develop the children’s skills and knowledge across the curriculum. The flexible timetables is a balanced between supported group work, collaborative learning and independent discovery time.
By the end of Year 4 we envisage the children to be resilient, resourceful learners who welcome challenges and regularly reflect on achievements and discoveries they have made. Happy, inquisitive learners, who question, challenge and seek out new knowledge at every available opportunity is our desired outcome.
Numeracy & Literacy, Friday:
PE: Tuesdays and Friday
Reading: Reading at least 3 times per week
Spellings: Spelling test every Friday
Class 4 have been studying poetry. Haikus, Tankas and Cinquains. A Haiku is a Japanese poem that has only 17 syllables, arranged in 3 lines of 5 -7 – 5 syllables.
A Tanka has an extra 14 syllables added in 2 lines of 7 syllables.
We used atlases to help us complete our own maps, looking up place names in the index, and using co-ordinates to help us plot them accurately. We used a series of clues to help some of us complete a Mountain Challenge.
Class 4 looked at the work of the illustrator Nick Sharratt. They followed a live lesson by Nick looking at how to draw different facial expressions.