Adams Class (Year 4)
Class Teacher: Miss R Bennett
Teaching Assistant: Miss L Ellis
Welcome to Adams class! Our class is named after Nicola Adams OBE is a British former professional boxer and two-time Olympic champion.
In year 4 we continue to develop our love of learning as we become more established in Key Stage 2. It is a vital year where we embed the learning from year 3 and the children continue on their learning journey towards the end of key stage 2 expectations. A strong and secure foundation in year 4 can help children excel and apply in the new material they learn in the forthcoming years.
We also extend our knowledge by following all the learner attributes to ensure we are the best version of ourselves. This is done through hard work and being open minded to ensure we guide our own learning in exciting and engaging ways. The children are encouraged to take ownership through peer conferencing and become responsible citizens both in school and through our wider community.
Through our inquiry-led learning we cover all of the year 4 objectives set out in the National Curriculum in a creative, exciting way to stimulate learning. It is organised into six transdisciplinary themes that we learn through and the children are provided opportunities to make links with prior learning and to question and extend new ideas.
In year 4, the learning environment enthuses and inpires as you can immerse yourself with the books, artefacts and pieces of work. Our displays share skills and show the journey we have gone through. Our reading corner is full of a variety of books written by footballers to Harry Potter; there is something for everyone!
By the end of this year, the children are half way through the Key Stage 2 journey and so we work hard to continue to build stamina alongside love of learning, resilience and hard work.
Year 4 also has the statutory Multiplication TimesTable Check (MTC), where the children develop rapid recall of their times tables (within 6 seconds). The check is done online so this is also something we spend time practising. Luckily, many of the children are well practised in this as Times Tables Rock Stars is well embedded from year 2 upwards. However, we learn new and efficient methods to continue to develop these skills. Times tables are extremely important and we often find that the ability to recall times tables quickly can enhance speed with all maths problems.
We are very lucky to be able to work with our teachers in the secondary part of the academy and they help enrich our curriculum with further expertise alongside the primary teachers. We also have a variety of trips and experiences throughout the year to celebrate and learn more about other cultures and expectations.