Year 4 are the Hawks and there are two teachers: Mrs Gore and Mrs Irwin. Mrs Gore teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Irwin teaches on Thursday and Friday. Both teachers are in school on Wednesday.
A typical day begins with a morning task which may include arithmetic questions or our ‘Flashback’ which recaps previous maths learning. We then participate in Collective Worship with the rest of the school. After Worship we usually split into our Phonics and Comprehension groups. After this we have a 15 minute break time.
After break, we usually have English and Maths before our lunch. In our Maths we are working hard to apply our knowledge to reasoning and problem solving questions. We build on our learning from previous year groups and continue to use a range of concrete equipment to support our learning. We also work towards knowing all of our multiplication facts up to 12x12.
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 The Iron Man, Llama out Loud and Beowulf. We’ve also enjoyed looking at poems such as Still I Rise and like to do this each term.
In the afternoons we have a variety of lessons such as Science, Geography, History, RE, Music, French, PE and Computing. 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. We all thoroughly enjoy these lessons and it is wonderful to see the children make enormous progress in their musical ability and confidence in a short space of time.
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. You can also contact us via Seesaw and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. If you would like to see Mrs Gore and Mrs Irwin together you can do this on Wednesday.
Mrs. S. Gore / Mrs. N. Irwin
Year 4 Class Teachers