Kenya – Year 4

Welcome to Kenya Class 2018 – 2019! I am Miss Dearmer the teacher in Kenya class. Miss Westrope will also be teaching in Kenya class this year as part of her Teacher Training year. We are looking forward to an exciting, creative and memorable time in Year 4 with you. Please keep checking our class page for updates and photographs of our learning throughout the academic year. If you would like to see weekly updates of our learning please join our class Twitter page: @ArdleyKenya

Miss A Dearmer
Miss S Westrope
Mrs J Hamblin
Mrs S Gill

Class List

Bonito, Tycie, Samuel, Lucy, Aiden, Brooke, Leanne, Kai, Olivia, Shyla-Lilly, Jahkill, Alfie, Jodie, Judyta, Ryder, Harrison, Cleo, Sebastian, Andi, Aron, Neve, Aayushi, Divya, Eden, Chloe, Goerge, Matthew, Morgan, Ella and Brandon.

Home Learning

Your child will have a reading record to fill in each time they read at school independently, with an adult or at home. We encourage children to read everything from poetry, magazines, ‘First News’ newspapers, game instructions etc. It is best to read often so we encourage daily reading.
The National Curriculum states, ‘By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.’ Therefore at Ardley Hill we expect children to be frequently practising all their multiplication tables and associated divisions to reinforce the work we do in school.
Homework is set every half term in the form of a ‘Homework Bingo’ grid tailored to the needs of children in Lower Key Stage Two. Please complete as many of the challenges during term time and ensure you return your book so we can share your hard work with the class and award lots of housepoints and Dojo points!

P.E.

Kenya Class will have two P.E. lessons each week. At least one of these will always be an outdoor session and the day of the week may change due to the weather. Your child must have all their full kits in school every day.

Indoor kit
Named plimsolls
Named white t-shirt
Named black shorts

Outdoor kit
Named black jumper (preferably with Ardley Hill logo)
Named black tracksuit bottoms
Named trainers (preferably old as they will become muddy)

You will be informed of swimming lessons in due course.

Additional Information

We will be doing lots of creative and messy learning this year and it would be helpful if your child could bring in a named old t-shirt or shirt that could be worn over their uniform during messy art lessons.

Your child will also need a named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom for them to refill and use daily.

Your child may require a healthy snack for morning break time.

We look forward to starting the year with you!
Miss Dearmer (Class Teacher) and Miss Westrope (Trainee Teacher)