Year 4 - Phoenix

Welcome to Phoenix

Hello, we are Mrs Mossop & Mrs Moore and we are extremely excited to be the teachers of Phoenix Class. We are lucky to have the wonderful Mrs Webster to support us in our learning too. In Year 4 we work hard, have fun and always try our best! Our aim is for the children to feel happy and confident when moving onto the next big step in their education.

We have the same 3 rules throughout the school which makes it easy for us to follow them. They are: “Keep safe, Use your Values and Be the best that you can be” We learn about and practice these rules every day.

Our Daily Routine

In Year 4 we take part in a variety of exciting lessons. Every day we have Maths and English, as well as daily reading, spellings and times table practice. Each morning we also take part in Whole class guided reading to learn and develop our English skills. Throughout the year we have fun learning other subjects such as: science, computing, music, art and DT lessons. These are often linked to our themes of ‘Inventors and Explorers’, ‘The Egyptians’ and ‘The Americas’. We also enjoy our PE, French, RE and PSHE lessons. In Year 4 we have our playtime at 10:45-11:00 and our lunchtime at 12:00-13:00.

Key skills are important

Each day in Year 4 we practice our key skills for learning. These are reading, spellings and times tables. We have the opportunity to learn and practice these skills independently, in groups and through fun activities.
We believe in the power of a Growth mindset

At Shillington Lower School we use our ‘Growth mindsets’. In Year 4 we understand that we need to try our best and that it is okay to make mistakes. We always learn and improve and feel proud of our successes and achievements. .
Our Year Ahead

In Year 4 we work hard towards our Multiplication Test which is taken in the Summer Term. We enjoy the extra responsibilities that we get due to being the eldest in the school, such as being Sports Ambassadors. We also have exciting opportunities to look forward to including Young Voices, our Residential trip and end of year performance.
How we keep our bodies and mind fit and healthy

In Year 4 we learn the importance of keeping our bodies and mind fit and healthy. Each week we have two PE
lessons, in which we come to school in our PE kits. Each morning we take part in our exciting fitness where we
earn points for our chosen class character! Every day after lunchtime we have mindfulness – a time to take part in different activities that calm and relax us.