Welcome to Bevan Class!
Bevan Class are taught by Mrs Graves (Monday - Wednesday morning) and Mrs Parker (Thursday - Friday). We are fabulously supported by Mrs Cox. The children in Bevan receive a specialist P.E session and Guided Reading teaching on Wednesday afternoons from our Premier Sports Team and Mrs Pinnock.
In Bevan class, we believe in learning through fun. Promoting independent learners, confident to have a go, reflect, then edit their work. We use resources and equipment as much as possible to ensure we have a deep understanding of the objectives we cover.
Together, we have set and agreed to follow clear class rules to ensure our Behaviour for Learning is good. We have high aspirations for our class, encouraging each and every child to strive to achieve their best. We recognise each others differences and celebrate each others achievements. We aim to support all our pupils needs in class, using our Well being and SEND team where needed.
After breakfast this morning, children learnt how to survive in the wild. Using mainly natural materials found outdoors, they created a fire to keep them warm and cook hearty meals whilst camping.
Furthermore, in order to navigate in the woods, children had to cooperate and work together to find all the clues using only a map! We were super proud of their communication within their groups and how they persevered even though some were rather tricky to locate.
Finally, using using their creative and craft building skills, children constructed a luxurious shelter to protect them from the elements complete with an en-suite! We're sure you will agree they have done a fantastic job.
Year 4 are having a fabulous time on their action adventure residential in the quaint village of Bromham. The weatherman has been extremely kind and the children have enjoyed paddling on the open waters. Despite some initial fears - each and every child overcame them and bravely paddled out in the lake. After a quick snack, it was time for the children to become ninja warriors and work through the assault course. Children showed great determination, team work and resilience as they powered through! What an exhausting morning!!
Throughout our topic this half term, we will be looking at how we can be healthy. During P.E sessions we will be participating in circuit training classes. The children will be challenging themselves to improve on their results each week. We will be discussing the positive impact exercise has on our physical and mental well being.
Pupils will have the opportunity to lead warm up and cool down exercises over the coming weeks. During these leadership sessions, children will be supported to explain why they are choosing each movemement and which muscles they are using.
The children were surprised by how tired they were after some of the activities, but were determined to do their best.
Dennisa said “Sit ups are hard, I haven’t done many yet. I’m going to try to do more next week.”
It was incredibly pleasing to see how supportive the children were of each other. Offering guidance and encouragement all the time.
As part of our topic Bottoms, burps and biles, children will be taking on the role of nutritional health experts and analysing cereal bar packaging. Are they really healthier than traditional snacks? In order for us to complete this, please can children bring in empty cereal packaging for this Thursday.
Year 4 Updates
Year 4 are given weekly homework that is set on a Thursday and should be handed back in for marking by the following Wednesday. The homework will be a variety of Maths, English and topic activities. The children will also be given a weekly spelling pattern to learn, which is not tested in a set test but observed in their writing. Children are expected to read every day and have their reading diaries signed with comments as necessary. This should be handed in every day. Rewards are given weekly for those meeting our reading expectations.
How you can help
Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read a wide variety of genres (poetry, information texts, fiction including adventure, historical stories, diary style books and fantasy) and to read daily. A suggested reading list is available. They should also be discussing their reading with an adult on a regular basis. Ideas for questions can be found in their reading diary. Please approach a member of the Year 4 staff if you require more ideas.
At this stage of their learning journey, children should still be practising key skills regularly, such as their number bonds to 10, and within 100, telling the time both on an analogue and digital clock, adding and subtracting 1 or 10 from any number plus multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. Ensuring that your child is fluent with their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.