Year 4 and 5

Welcome to Year 4 and Year 5

Class Teacher: Mrs E Kay

The class teacher is Mrs Kay who teaches Year 5 in the mornings.  Mrs Talkington teaches Year 4 in the mornings.

In Year 4/5 our number one aim is to provide learning that is a fun, memorable experience for all the children. In our classroom practises and environment we incorporate our school vision to ensure that pupils have knowledge and skills to enable them to approach life in a positive and thoughtful way. This year we have many exciting topics to share with the children: The Vikings, Tudors, Ancient Greece, Changes in our Local Environment, Rivers and the Water Cycle and The Americas, enabling them to build on previous knowledge and take their learning forward in an engaging and meaningful way.

Shine within themselves: challenge is a key component of our curriculum, so children can move from their comfort zone and work confidently in their learning zone using their growth mindset skills. Questioning, reasoning, problem solving and persevering are all common place in our lessons as we recognise the value of mistakes, trying various methods and the power of ‘not yet….’

Shine for our community: we recognise the value of working and supporting others on a local, national and world level. By taking part in projects such as York Diocese Young Leaders Award, we are able to investigate what we can do to help and improve our local area and think about ways we can make a positive difference. Our motto is:  ‘be the change you want to see.’

Shine out to the world: we are aware of our role as ‘global citizens’ and therefore we are eager to know, understand and address world issues in the classroom and beyond. Through ‘Picture News’ we explore current ‘Big Questions’ and link these to British values as well as the UN Rights of a child. In all our lessons we encourage children to see and appreciate the many views and interpretations of our world and to carry this forward with them on their life journey.

Together we light the way for others: successful learning cannot be done in isolation- ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. Within our class we provide a safe, secure and caring environment which enables children to be themselves and to flourish in this role. The children support, listen to and guide each other ensuring that everyone can make positive progress and feel valued within our class family.

Quotes from the children:

‘In year 4/5 we enjoy every single moment. We make learning fun, so that we can take in every drop of knowledge’

‘In Year 4/5 we offer a range of amazing activities in a supportive environment’

‘I find our class truly amazing! With all the little science experiments, I wouldn’t want to miss a day!’

‘Our teachers are great. They are extremely supportive, kind and constantly encourage us to learn’

We can’t wait for you to join us!

Friday 19th April 2024

Ukulele Lessons Year 3 We are pleased that we are again able to offer children in our school different experiences. Year 5sshone in their clarinet lessons last term and this term Year 3s are taking on the ukulele. A brilliantfi rst couple of lessons.

Friday 22nd March 2024

Two short half terms has brought us quickly to the end of term. It is amazing how time flies ! It certainly does not seem three years ago that I became headteacher of our school, but looking back I am so proud of each and every member of the school community, for the...

Friday 23rd February 2024

Oh what a night! Young Voice 2024! On Wednesday night, 33 of our amazing children joined over4,500 others from schools across the area in a fantastic show at the Sheffi eld Arena. Joined byprofessional dancers, singers and musicians they certainly brought the house...

Friday 19th January 2024

Happy New Year to you all and welcome back to school. It seems an age ago we had a busy, exciting end of term with Christmas parties, carol concerts and nativities and staff would like to send huge thanks for the gifts and cards received last term. Hopefully over the...

Friday 1st December 2023

Year 1 and 2 Alternative Advent For the past couple of weeks, the Key Stage 1 children have been bringing in their favourite books,all wrapped up! Every day in the run up to Christmas one will be chosen to share with their class.The children are very excited to see...

Friday 27th October 2023

Last week Years 3,4 and 5 went on a visit to York to consolidate their work on Vikings. However,as you will see they also found out more about Tudors and becoming an archaeologist. This is Austen's recount of the day:

Friday 13th October 2023

As there has not been a newsletter for the last few weeks, this edition is just a snippet of what thechildren have been getting up to. A big thank you for your love and support.

Friday 15th September 2023

Welcome Back Welcome to the first newsletter of the year and a huge welcome to our fantastic new receptionchildren who have settled in so beautifully already. What a joy to see them already listening so welland playing so cooperatively with their friends. There has...

Friday 14th July 2023

With only one week left until the summer break this will be the final newsletter of the term and year-and what a busy one it has been!We are so proud of the children in our school- how the have shone in so many ways. This newsletter is just a taster: sports,...

Friday 30th June 2023

For those of you who missed it- we received the results of our recent inspection last week. We are delighted that the inspection team recognised our strengths and that, “At the heart of the school’s ethos is the desire for pupils to shine.” This report reflects the...