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Year 4 - Mrs K Burke

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Welcome to our Year 4 team


               Mrs Johnson        Mrs Brentnall      Mrs Burke       Mr Harrison        Mrs Corrigan  



     Mrs  Burke   - Assistant Head Teacher, Year 4 Teacher, LKS2 Phase Lead Teacher

     Mrs Brentnall - Class TA and SEN TA

     Mrs Johnson  - HLTA  - Covers PPA

     Mrs Corrigan - TA - Covers PPA

     Mr  Harrison - Supply Teacher  - Covers management time (Friday pm in class 4)

Welcome to our wonderful Year 4 class.



Where has the year gone to?

I can’t believe this is the last half term with my amazing class!

The children have amazed me with their knowledge and enthusiasm as we have become Roman experts over the last four weeks. We have gone into battle in our ‘tortoise’ formation. We have learned about the power and spread of the Roman Empire and the legacies they have left for us today. I can strongly recommend making a Roman road (Mrs Burke style), from chocolate and biscuits (it was delicious!!!)


We will be completing our Roman topic on Wednesday 12th June with our special Roman Day. I look forward to seeing the children in their costumes: striking soldiers, terrific togas, gorgeous goddesses and brilliant Boudiccas, to name but a few!!! 

Please look at all our photographs of our topic that I have put in the Year 4 gallery.


I am again very proud of all their achievements and the fantastic progress they have all made this half term. I am a very lucky teacher to have such enthusiastic learners.


We will unfortunately have to say goodbye to Miss Hayward, our Year 1 Teaching Student, on Wednesday 12th June. She has had a wonderful experience on her first placement and we wish her all the best with her teaching degree.


The first week back after the holidays will be a whole school music focus, where we have 'Pop-UK' in school. They will spend time with each class and then we will have the opportunity to record our songs and perform for you on Thursday 13th June, (please see the letter sent out before the half term holiday for more information).


We will also start practising for the Government Pilot of Multiplication Tables test, ready for testing all Year 4 pupils the week commencing Monday 24th June (again, please see the letter sent out before the half term holiday for more information).


We will be starting our final topic at the end of the second week back called:

'Fantastic Forces’


We will be learning all about different types of forces and about magnets. The children will need to be resilient and reciprocal as there will be plenty of challenges for them to try and create a ‘Fantastic Force Team!’ (Shhhhhh – I can’t say too much yet as it is top secret for the children. Watch this space!)


We will be taking the children on a trip to 'Magna' Science Park, on Tuesday 18th June for a wonderful interactive day learning about different forces.


Our literacy will also be linked to our topic, where we will write newspaper reports and poetry.

It is going to be another great thrilling topic! We are all very excited!


The children will be completing their end of year tests, (writing, reading, spelling, grammar and numeracy) during the weeks commencing:

Monday 1st July and Monday 8th July 2019.

These results will be combined with my teacher assessments over the year to track your child’s progress.


Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for the support you have given your child this year. They truly are an inspirational class and I am extremely proud of the amazing progress and improved confidence of each and every child. 


Thank you.

Mrs Burke, Mrs Brentnall and the Year 4 team