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Year 4

Our class reading book for this half term is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes
Our Power of Reading book for this term is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. 

 The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world. 'Gripping . . a classic.' Phillip Pullman 'A visionary tale.' Michael Morpurgo 'One of the greatest of modern fairy tales.

Homework Expectations
 
We try to keep this to a minimum at Dale Hall, believing time spent with family and joining in with other activities is equally important.
 
However, it is essential that children do engage with what is set, especially given the extended period of learning these pupils missed this year.
 
TTRockstars - Daily for just 5 minutes (little and often is the key to mastery).
 
Numbots - 2-3 times a week for 10 minutes.
 
Reading - Daily for at least ten minutes, when possible with an adult. 
 
Spelling - Spelling Shed activities.

 
Please tick the Home Learning Sheet sent home. 
 
 
Thank you for your support.
 
Our classrooms
 
 
We have worked really hard on making sure our classrooms are still inviting and nurturing spaces as well as being Covid Safe. Children have their own places to sit and their own equipment. Displays are updated regularly so they represent the learning that is taking place in the classes. In Year 4 we make our classrooms immersive in line with our Power of Reading book. At the beginning of each half term, the children design and decorate their classrooms and always enjoy the process. We also have a 'working wall' and interactive displays, such as our Reading Challenge Charts. 
Mrs Lisa Graham

Hawks Class Teacher (Mon-Wed)

Having spent most of my career teaching older children, it has been a breath of fresh air coming into Year 4. The sheer level of enthusiasm and creativity is contagious. We are lucky to have a magnificent array of books in Year 4: Tutankharmun's story, The Ice Bear and Wild to name a few. They all take us on wonderful journeys into different cultures and are gateways into exciting new worlds. Being able to combine English, Art, DT, Geography and History in completely immersive environments means that Year 4 is a truly inspirational year. It is also a pleasure seeing our children developing and refining their independent learning skills to be the very best learners that they can be.

Mrs Paula Parrish

Hawks Class Teacher (Wed-Fri)

Hello everyone
I am so excited to be joining Year 4 especially as I have taught most of you before so know what a wonderful Year group you are. I am job-sharing with Mrs. Graham so I will be teaching in Hawks on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays. But I shall also be teaching two sessions a week in Eagles whist Mr. Hatcher is teaching PE in Hawks.
I am looking forwards to our fun and interesting curriculum and going on our learning journey together.

Mr Toby Hatcher

Eagles Class Teacher

Hi everyone. I am really looking forward to this year. I am entering my fourth year of teaching and also my first year in Year 4!

I am a keen sportsman and also Sports Leader at the school. I look forward to delivering some more challenging but enjoyable PE lessons to you all! (I will be teaching both classes on Wednesday & Friday for PE). I also enjoy travelling whenever I can. I am unfortunately an Ipswich Town fan!

Throughout the year I aim for the children to become more independent and understand the importance of it. Not only does this crucial life skill promote confidence but it also allows them to take control over their learning.

In Year 4, our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Eley and Mrs Dyes.


Mrs Eldred will be running Forest School sessions with Year 4 throughout the school year. Each child in Year 4 will receive at least half a terms Forest school sessions.
When your child will be having these sessions will be communicated to you via DOJO.