Welcome to Class 4
Mrs Harpin is Class 4’s teacher.
Mrs Hewison is their teaching assistant.
Welcome to year 4.
This year our children are encouraged to work to develop their self-confidence. They will be encouraged to participate in a whole host of activities that will nurture these aspects of themselves. They will be encouraged to be independent in their personal organisation, whilst also using their collaborative abilities as they work together on problem based solving challenges too.
Our curriculum will cover all aspects as shown on our yearly planning. Each term we take one of our scientific, historical or geographical areas in an umbrella topic and wherever possible our subject learning is linked to the topic. Our history topics include the Romans and Anglo-Saxons. Our science topics include sound, electricity, living things, teeth and the digestive system.
Along with all of the curriculum that will be shared this year within the classroom setting, our children will also benefit from a dedicated PE lesson delivered by our sports coach Mr Easton along with an enriching sporting afternoon with Mr Easton, Mrs Robson, Mrs Copeland and Mr Chappell. We also swim on a weekly basis at Thirsk pool during the autumn term.
We always notice a huge change in growth in confidence throughout class 4. We experience many different approaches to encourage children to think more independently. We are use the ideas behind the ‘Growth Mind-sets’ approach to develop our resilience or learning in all areas of the curriculum. We look forward to noticing the use of growth mind-sets in our everyday learning and a cushion to sit on is awarded to enjoy for the next day.