Florence Nightingale | Y4

Class Teacher: Mrs Mohideen

High Level Teaching Assistant: Miss Elliott

Welcome to Nightingale Class. We have been named after Florence Nightingale ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. Florence Nightingale was an amazing inspiration by caring about her community as a nurse and she looked after wounded soldiers. Her values are linked very well with our school value of ‘Ubuntu’, which believes  ‘I am, because you are, because we are’.

Your child’s class teacher’s name is Mrs. Mohideen and the teaching assistant is Miss Elliott. This year is going to have some great topics and children will be learning about Vikings, Dragons, The Amazon, Mini beasts and ‘Their local community’.

In Nightingale 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 Councilor, Peer Teaching, Book Corner Monitor and Register Monitor.

We celebrate positive behaviour by using various reward systems in place. Some of the behaviour management systems are: Good to be Green system, The Class Mystery Box, 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.

Curriculum

The Year 4 curriculum is made of:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • History/Geography
  • PE
  • RE
  • French
  • ICT
  • Music
  • PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)

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 on a Friday and it needs to be returned on Thursday.
  • 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays. 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 with 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.