Mr Walton and Mrs Anderson will lead the Funky Falcons Year 4 class on their learning journey across the year.
In Year 4 we explore the curriculum through a varied assortment of topic themes which aim to create engaging lessons, promote creative thinking and encourage learning curiosity. Each termly topic revolves around two types of literary text that pave the foundation of learning, and subsequently weave into other areas of the curriculum - for example Art, Mathematics or ICT.
As Funky Falcons we place real emphasis on freedom of expression, and aim to best equip children with the skills they require to be able to best communicate their thoughts, expressions, feelings and academic curiosities. Being a mathematics specialist teacher and freelance actor, Mr Walton holds firm that mastery of mathematics (fluency in arithmetic and out-of-the-box reasoning/problem solving) and creative exploration of one's own ideas are two of the greatest ways to secure and improve our academic achievements.
The children will be set Spelling Frames and TT Rockstars homework on a weekly basis, based on the spelling patterns and times tables they have been learning that week (Children are welcome to attend Homework Club, or ask any Year 4 member of staff for help, should any complications arise). At home, children in Year 4 are expected to read everyday for at least 20 minutes and should read aloud to an adult at least once a week. The benefits of these small periods of sustained practise will have plentiful benefits for your child in the classroom and into the future, through promoting positive attitudes towards mathematics and a love of reading.
If you have any questions or queries at any point throughout the year, please contact or come in and see any member of the Year 4 Team - we are more than happy to help!