Year 4 Beeches
Class Teacher: Mr Hammer and Mrs Davies
Mrs Davies photo to follow
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hassan and Mrs Garrod
Welcome to Year 4 Beeches!
Our teachers are Mr Hammer and Mrs Davies and our teaching assistants are Mrs Hassan and Mrs Garrod.
To help us learn, and to enable us to work with one another we have agreed the following class rules. We will:
We have roles in our classroom and school which help us to become more independent and will help us to become global citizens in the future.
School Council: Esther and Hudson
Sports Council: Isie and Aiden
Eco team: Emilia, Matteo, Laura and Nicholas
What We Do In Beeches Class
In year 4 we are enthusiastic and excited about our learning. We aim to make learning as fun and creative as possible. We strive to be the best we can be and to embrace challenges. The inspiring and engaging curriculum, along with the class environment, help us to develop our critical thinking skills and make sense of the world around us. Our Christian values are rooted in everything we do and learn.
In English we cover many different genres, we read key texts and explore them in more detail. We cover non-fiction writing such as recounts and reports, and fiction writing such as fables and poetry. We follow a mastery curriculum for maths, with our lessons following a six-part structure, including a talk task. We use ‘star words’ in every lesson and enjoy putting actions to these to help us remember and understand them. In history, we study Roman Britain, the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Our science includes habitats of living things, food chains and sound. In geography we study rivers and migration, and in computing we become software developers. Once a week we also go swimming at the local pool.
We are working on becoming more aware of our feelings and emotions and we are practising self-regulation. We have a Zones of Regulation display in our classroom, which helps us to explain and manage our emotions. We especially enjoy finger breathing as a way of helping us to keep calm! We also try to use problem-solving steps to help us with our friendships and relationships.
Throughout the year, we have exciting opportunities for extended learning through trips, workshops and local visits. We experience special days such as Roman Day and we are even hoping to have a Viking Day. We are planning a visit to a local Gurdwara for our Sikhism unit of work in RE. Some other exciting trips may include a trip to the Warner Bros Studios: The Making of Harry Potter in addition to an end of year trip.
In year 4 Beeches we love to be social and share our lives outside of school with our class. We often have opportunities to share our experiences and record them in our scrap books.
Our prayer table