Welcome to Year 4!
Our teacher is Miss Bell
This is my eighth year at King Street Primary, and I have a sneaking suspicion that it's going to be the best one yet! After teaching in London for almost a decade, I moved back North to be closer to my family. My passions are reading, history and the natural world, but I love teaching every subject; this is truly the best job in the world. I came back into Year 4 after having my little girl, Ivy, and I am also the Deputy Head.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Bott
This is Mrs Bott's fufth year at King Street as a TA, and she is very excited to be working with Year 4; she has already worked with lots of you, or your big brothers and sisters, when she was working in Year 1 and Year 6. Mrs Bott is very creative and organised, and will be an amazing support to you all.
We are also supported in class by Miss Navin, who works across Years 3 and 4.
Our new homework is set on a Monday, and is due to be returned/handed in by Friday. This can sometimes be set online so make sure you have your login details.
Reading books are to be completed at least three times a week - you can bring your book back at any other time if you need to change it. Regular reading has a huge impact on your current and future learning, so every minute counts!
This year, we have an exciting curriculum planned. We will be learning across and throughout every curriculum subject, making links between areas of learning, thinking of our own questions to answer, reading widely, and building our vocabulary every day. We will particularly be finding lots of opportunities to read about and discuss our different areas of enquiry.
Our first main theme in Year 4 starting in the Autumn term is 'Invaders and Settlers', in which we will be learning all about how Britain changed from 43AD (the invasion of the Romans) to 1066AD, including how the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings left their marks too! This is a fascinating area of learning, with so many different local links we can make - from Hadrian's Wall, to Arbeia, to Binchester, and to Lindisfarne. We will work as historians, archaeologists, journalists, detectives, scientists, artists, geographers, engineers and so much more! We will learn and use a vast variety of skills to investigate and gain a deep understanding of how this period of time changed our country forever!