About the Staff
Mr. Boardman and Mrs Farish are the Year 4 teachers. We are supported by teaching assistants attached to the class or specific children. In Year 4 we have Mrs Perkins, Mrs Jordan, Mrs McCamley and Mrs Baker.
Introduction to the Year
We have a busy schedule for Year 4! Alongside our work in English, maths and science we base much of our learning skills on topic work.
The autumn term begins with a topic based on settlement – with work focused on geography skills relating to Morecambe and Grasmere, plus history work on the Stone Age settlement of Skara Brae. We organise field trips to Morecambe and Grasmere and make use of our school grounds to complete work outdoors – including shelter building in the school nature area.
In spring we focus on the Victorians – Queen Victoria, inventions and lifestyle. We have a Victorian Day so that the children can experience a small slice of Victorian school life. In preparation for our summer topic we visit a recycling centre.
The summer term topic is ‘Life’ so we find out about some of the wonders of nature such as the amazing work of honey bees. This topic also involves making use of our school grounds to observe nature in its natural environment.
Things to know about Year 4
In the first half of the year the children in Year 4 go to Heysham Pool for swimming lessons each week on Thursday afternoons. These sessions are organised by qualified swimming teachers. It is always beneficial for children to have the opportunity to visit a pool before we begin our class lessons.
Outdoor games lessons are on Wednesday afternoons – across the year we cover skills relating to tennis, hockey, football, cricket, rounders and athletics. The children need to bring the appropriate kit to school each week.
Indoor P.E. begins after the February half-term when we stop going swimming. This includes dance and gymnastic work.
Spelling homework is sent home each Monday, to be completed by Friday.
The children are asked to read aloud at home every week day. Reading record books need to be brought to school each day.