Welcome to Red Deer Class
Red Deer Class is a Year 4 class which is taught by Mrs Karen Mills-Bown and supported by Mrs Jo Hooper, Miss Amy Bevis, Mrs Jess Littlefield, Miss Libby Watters, Mrs Pauline Rose and Mrs Rachel Hickson.
In Red Deer Class we provide an enabling environment with challenges and enriching experiences that relate to the needs of our children. It is important that the experiences we offer enable our children to achieve successes in all areas of our curriculum.
Our aim is to develop children holistically, through doing our best to meet their physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs.
We believe that all children have the ability to achieve their aspirations by developing a 'can do' attitude and a growth mind-set, through engaging in a stimulating and challenging learning environment. We are proud of the enriching and diverse activities in which our children take part.Our aim within this is for the children to become confident, resilient and self-assured learners who are proud of theirs, and others' achievements.
Within the classroom we have maths, English, science, topic and art working walls which are regulary updated to help scaffold the children's learning and to ensure that all learners are challenged to suit their individual needs. Our reading chart is updated daily by our reading monitors and certificates awarded at the end of the week for children who have read up to five times at home that week.
Year 4 offers opportunities throughout the year for extra-curricular learning, including our annual three-day residential to Lee Abbey, learning to play an instrument and participating in the Year 4 summer production.
Parents are truly valued as partners in their children’s learning and are invited to attend parents meetings.
In School I must have;
Expectations and Routines
Reading – please read with your child for 15 minutes every day with an adult signing Reading Record Books.
Spelling – practice spellings for 5 minutes daily for a test on Friday. In addition practice and learn the Year 4 statutory spellings regularly.
Times Table Rockstars – practise for 5 minutes daily via the link https://ttrockstars.com.
Additional homework task - from our days learning a short task (10 minutes) will be sent home. This may be reading comprehension, a written task, maths task or a task relating to our topic work.
PE – full PE kit (PE shirt, shorts and daps) needs to be on your child’s peg all week. If you take sports kit home after Sports Clubs please remember to return it to school the following day.
Swimming – full swimming kit (costume, towel, goggles, hat if hair is shoulder length or longer) to be in school on Mondays.
How can I help my child learn?
In Red Deer Class we reward children with
Year 4 Curriculum Overview