Goudhurst & Kilndown Church of England Primary School


Welcome to Class 4 Giraffes





Welcome to Y4 Giraffe Class.

This year we will be busy preparing ourselves for the transition to the upper Juniors and learning to become more focussed, independent, mature and responsible learners, whilst having a lot of fun!

We will become more inquisitive learners, critical and eager to question and know more. Year 4 children sit with a new talking partner each week, with a massive emphasis on learning skills across the curriculum as I strongly believe in learning for life. Children are constantly challenged to question, think, remember and add to our learning skills, in as mindful a way as possible.

We will instinctively know when to use technology for specific tasks, but for others, know when more traditional methods are more appropriate. As well as developing a deep understanding about Mathematical concepts through hands-on activities using Inspire maths, we will apply our knowledge using real life Mathematical problems: mathematical reasoning is the way to go!. We will become more confident, structured writers, developing more complex sentences, in a cursive handwriting style with accurate spellings that have relied on a variety of learning strategies. We will read with care and understanding and speak with confidence and expression.

We will use these skills across a broad curriculum. Learning about learning is another exciting aspect of Year 4. I have a growth mindset myself and teach and encourage the children to think that way too. Please do ask your child about their day in school. Start your questions with Why? What? Where? Who? How? When? and see the conversation develop...

Do come and see me if you have any questions whatsover. It is usually best to catch me after school.