Kenya – Year 4

Welcome to Kenya Class 2017-2018! I am Miss Dearmer the teacher in Kenya class. The other adults who support our learning are Mrs Brooke and Mrs Fallon. We are all 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.

Class List

Ruby-Rose, Charlie, Meadow, Laila, Karolina, Amelia, Lily, Lewis, Laurent, David, Michael, Daniel, Jayden, Tyrell, Regan, Tashinga, Rian, Thalia, Maya, Savannah, Lilly, Eva, Ashton, Zakiy, Ben, Maddison, Gabriel and Seska.

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 often so we encourage daily reading. The children have a wide range of reading books to choose from in school and they can change their book every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (or during their own break time on other days).
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), Mrs Brooke (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Fallon (1:1 LSA)