In Year 4 it is the Hawks and there are two teachers: Mrs Cheetham and Mrs Gore. Mrs Cheetham teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Gore teaches on Thursday and Friday. Both teachers are in school on Wednesday.
A typical day begins with Worship with the rest of the school in the hall. After Worship we usually have Maths, although this is different on Thursdays. In our Maths we are working hard to apply our knowledge to reasoning and problem solving questions. We are also working towards knowing all of our multiplication facts up to 12x12.
After our first lesson we have a short playtime for a snack and a drink.
Usually we have spelling or handwriting after playtime followed by English. In English we look at a variety of fiction and Non- Fiction texts and apply this in our own work. Some texts read in Year 4 have been Leon and the Place Between, The Iron Man and The Borrowers. We’ve also enjoyed looking at poems such as The Owl and the Pussycat.
After English we have a Guided Reading session. This is different for different groups each day. Sometimes we work with a group on a text with a teacher or teaching assistant. We also have the opportunity to choose our own book and read for pleasure.
In the afternoons we have a variety of lessons such as Topic, Science, Music, French, PE and Computing. We are fortunate enough to have specialist teachers for French and PE once a week. Year 4 are also very lucky to be part of the Wider Opportunities programme with Wigan Music Service. This gives us the opportunity to learn a different musical instrument each term which culminates in a final performance to parents and the rest of the school.
As St. John’s has an open door policy we are always happy to speak to parents at the beginning or end of the day. If you prefer, you can make an appointment to speak to us. If you would like to see Mrs Cheetham and Mrs Gore together you can do this on Wednesday.
Mrs. S. Cheetham / Mrs. S. Gore
Year 4 Class Teacher