Welcome to Class 4
My name is Sarah Brown and I am extremely excited to be joining the team at Milverton Community Primary School and teaching Class Four. For the past three years I have studied in Cheltenham, gaining a BEd Hons degree. As a Newly Qualified Teacher, I bring enthusiasm together with current teaching approaches to our classroom and endeavour to utilise the wonderful outdoor grounds to support learning.
In Year 4, we aim to develop each child’s independence and encourage the children to take responsibility for themselves and their classroom. This is achieved through wider responsibilities, whereby each child has a class job and works as part of a team to maintain a stimulating learning environment.
Homework is integral in consolidating, developing and extending learning. Therefore, it is expected that all children will engage in reading regularly outside of school. Preferably, reading should be completed aloud to an adult for 15 minutes a day and adults could ask questions about the text. Additionally, the children will have weekly spellings to practice accompanied with an activity. Spellings will be set on Tuesday’s and tested on Monday’s. Maths activities will often be based on MyMaths.co.uk. It will be set on a Thursday and should be completed by the following Wednesday. If your child struggles to gain access online, then the school computers are available during break and lunchtimes. The children will also be given a half termly set of KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) to practise. Each child has a grid in their reading record to record their homework details. Children will be rewarded for completing homework on time. If homework is not completed on time, then this will be completed during their break/lunch.
Mrs Brown (Mon, Tues, Fri) and Mrs Downs (Wed and Thurs) will be supporting individuals and small groups in their learning during the mornings. This may be inside or outside of the classroom to reinforce and extend their learning. Mrs Downs will be teaching the class on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and will work collaboratively with myself, to ensure that your child benefits from a varied and rich curriculum. P.E. sessions are timetabled for Tuesday afternoons and swimming will take place on a Wednesday morning (starting 20th September 2017). The children will need their full P.E. kit at school for the whole week.
Parents are always most welcome in the classroom. If you would like to speak with me, please can I kindly ask that you visit the classroom at the end of the school day. As I am sure you can appreciate mornings can be a particularly busy time, however if you cannot see me after school or something is pressing, then before 8:45am would be great.
I look forward to working with you and your child - helping them to flourish and grow with confidence.
Class 4 Documents