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Red Deer Class

Welcome to Red Deer Class

Red Deer Class is a Year 4 class which is taught by Mrs Marie Baker and supported by Miss Feld, Mrs Coles and Mrs Neve. 

 

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.  

Our classroom

In School I must have;

  •   A water bottle
  •   Book bag         
  •   Reading book and Reading record book
  •   Homework book
  •   Healthy snack for morning break
  •   Lunch box
  •   PE kit
  •   Swimming kit (Mondays).

Expectations and Routines

  • Reading – please read with your child for 15 minutes every day with an adult signing Reading Record Books.

  • Times Table Rockstars – practise for 5 minutes daily via the link https://ttrockstars.com.

  • 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.

REMOTE LEARNING

Our remote learning day is planned to mirror (as much as possible) our usual school day.

  • 8.30-9.00 - registration and quiet reading
  • 9.00-10.00 - English (Live lesson followed by independent work)
  • Break
  • 10.15-11.15 - Maths (Live lesson followed by independent work)
  • Break
  • 11.30 - 12.00 - Decision Spelling (Live lesson followed by independent work)
  • Lunch
  • 1.00 - 1.30 - Registration, reading, collective worship
  • 1.30 - 2.30 - Afternoon lesson (Live lesson followed by independent work)
  • Break
  • 2.45 - 3.15 - Story and end of day discussions (PE on Monday and Wednesdays)

How can I help my child learn?

  • Hear your child read daily.
  • Support them with times table and division facts.
  • Enable your child to have a go at new concepts and challenges.

Rewards

In Red Deer Class we reward children with 

  • House Points/epraise points
  • Certificates - (Star of the week, PE star of the week, Mental Maths acheivements, TT rockstars achievements, Accelerated Reader awards).
  • Special Mentions in Collective Worship
  • Sports Value Certificates

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

 

Computing - We learned about vector drawings as we have been enjoying using sketchpad during lockdown. These are some of our vector creations.

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