Welcome to Year 4

We have two classes: Mrs Harris teaches one; Mrs Taylor teaches the other. We have fantastic support from Mrs Warren our Teaching Assistant. There are times, however, when classes are swapped to reflect our teaching strengths; for example Mrs Taylor leads all Year 4 P.E. and Mrs Harris leads Music. We plan together but our teaching will reflect the strengths and interests of each class.

Our curriculum map shows what topics we cover but the highlights include:

The Romans – with trips to Senhouse Museum or to Birdoswald.

The Egyptians – where we may make a sarcophagus or a model of the River Nile.

The Normans – with trips to Brougham Castle, near Penrith.

Our Geography topics on Rivers and on the Rainforests provide great opportunities to discover the world around us, we even get our feet wet in a local river!

During the spring term we have a 3-day residential to the Borrowdale Valley where we work towards the John Muir Award. This means that we have to ‘Discover’ a wild place; ‘Explore’ it; ‘Conserve’ it and then ‘Share’ our experiences. Activities include ghyll scrambling and climbing.

Mrs G Harris

Year 4 Teacher

Mrs C Taylor

Year 4 Teacher

Mrs J Warren

Year 4 Support

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