Bond | Y4

Class Teacher: Mrs O’Callaghan
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Upadhyay

About Michael Bond

Thomas Michael Bond CBE (13 January 1926 – 27 June 2017), who wrote under the pen name Michael Bond, was a British author. He is best known for a series of fictional stories for children, featuring the character of Paddington Bear. More than 35 million Paddington books have been sold around the world, and the characters have also been featured in film and on television. His first book was published in 1958 and his last in 2017, a span of 59 years.


Welcome to Bond Class. We have been named after Michael Bond ‘the famous author ’. Michael Bond wrote an amazing amount of books has been an inspiration for many. His best known character Paddington Bear has been read for generations and is as popular today as he was when first written.

Your child’s class teacher’s name is Mrs. O’Callaghan and the teaching assistant is Mrs Upadhyay, who is in class on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This year is going to have some great topics and children will be learning about Raiders and Traders, Playlists, Burps, Bottoms and Bile, Blue Abyss, Potions and finally Road Trip USA. An exciting year of learning I am sure you agree.

In Bond Class we encourage children to be independent so we have job monitors:  The children are chosen fairly and they are given jobs such as: Ubuntu Leader, School Councillor, Peer Teaching, Book Corner Monitor and Register Monitor.

We celebrate positive behaviour by using various reward systems. Some of the behaviour management systems are: Good to be Green system, The Class Reading Raffle, stickers and Dojo points (which is a whole school reward system where teachers of other classes can reward your child for positive behaviour) and also lots of photos of them promoting positive behaviour.

We will be learning about British values, which links very well with our school value of ‘Ubuntu’, which believes  ‘I am, because you are, because we are’.

Curriculum

The Year 4 curriculum is made of:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History/Geography
  • PE
  • RE
  • French
  • Computing
  • Music
  • PSHE

Our planning is very cross-curricular and ensures it inspires and motivates children to be active learners.

Important things for you to remember:

  • Homework – We send the Homework out Wednesday and it needs to be returned on Monday.
  • Reading Journals- Your child needs to bring their reading books in every day to ensure they have it for when we listen to them read.
  • PE kits –  PE day are Mondays and Wednesdays. PE kits need to be brought in on Monday and left in school till Friday.

We hope that your child enjoys their time at school and has fun learning lots of new and exciting things!

Please feel free to speak with us at the end of your child’s day if you have any questions for us, however if there is something urgent do not hesitate to speak to us in the morning if it is likely to affect your child’s ability to learn.