Year 4

Welcome to Year 4
We are disappointed we won’t get the opportunity to meet the parents as we normally would at the start of an academic year, so have made a short PowerPoint to introduce ourselves and provide you with information about the upcoming year.
Welcome to Year 4
Let us introduce ourselves to you and your children. 
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. 
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.

Thank you for your support.

Mr Jack Bolton

Eagles Class Teacher

I am extremely excited about teaching in Year 4 again this year. We have a wonderful array of Power of Reading books which facilitate fun and engaging lessons. The topics we cover are brilliant to teach as they always captivate the children’s imagination. We will start the year by making our classroom immersive, in line with our first book - WILD. We will then begin exploring Ancient Egypt and move through the Arctic, to mythical Icelandic lands! As a Year 4 teacher, I will ensure children develop the process of independent thinking, learning and decision making- taking responsibility for how, when and where they learn best.

Mrs Lisa Graham

Hawks Class Teacher (Mon-Tues)

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 Charlotte Ross

Hawks Class Teacher (Weds-Fri)

After being off on maternity leave, it is so lovely to come back to Year 4 this year. It's a big change to be teaching part time but I now have a gorgeous little toddler at home to take care of on my days off. The books we base our learning on in Year 4 are so exciting and moving. I love seeing the children inspired to ask questions and have ownership of their learning too. My personal favourites being 'The Ice Bear' and 'Croc and Bird'. Science and History are by far my favourite subjects to teach which we link to our power of reading books too. The children are often enthusiastic about these subjects and I love watching their learning unfold and curiosity grow though hands on, practical exploration.

In Year 4, our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Trett and Mrs Hearsum.

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 on a Friday afternoon.
When your child will be having these sessions will be communicated to you via DOJO.