David | Y4

Class Teacher: Mr Stannard

Phase Support Team: Miss Elliott, Mrs Upadhyay, Miss Scott, Mrs Waterton, Mrs Connelly.

Craig Ashley David (born 5 May 1981) is an English singer, songwriter and rapper and record producer who rose to fame in 1999, featuring on the single “Re-Rewind” by Artful Dodger. David’s debut studio album, Born to Do It, was released in 2000, after which he has released a further five studio albums and worked with a variety of artists such as: Tinchy Stryder, Kano, and Jay Sean. David has 20 UK Top 40 singles, and seven UK Top 40 albums, selling over 15,000,000 records worldwide as a solo artist.

David has been nominated for thirteen Brit Awards: four times for Best British Male, and twice received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Welcome one and all to the fantastic David Class who are named after the very talented and humble musician, Craig David.

My name is Mr Stannard and I am the class teacher; the teaching assistant working across both Year 4 classes is Mrs Waterton. This year the children will engage in several exciting topics including : Raiders and Traders (Saxons), Playlists, Burps, Bottoms and Bile, the Blue Abyss, Potions and finally Road Trip USA. What a brilliant year ahead!

In David Class children are encouraged to be independent so we have job monitors.  The children are chosen fairly, and at random, at the beginning of the term and undertake jobs including: Ubuntu Leaders, School Councillors, Book Corner Monitors, Hand-out Monitors to name but a few.

We celebrate positive behaviour by using various reward systems. Some of the behaviour management systems used are: Good to be Green, Starbookers and Dojo points (which is a whole school reward system where adults across the school can reward your child for positive behaviour).

Teaching in Year 4 will encompass learning about British values, which links very well with our school value of ‘Ubuntu’ – ‘I am, because you are, because we are’.

Curriculum coverage:

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

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

Important things to remember:

Homework – Homework is sent out on a Wednesday and must be completed and returned the following Monday. Please seek help or advice from a member or staff if you are unsure about what is expected before homework is due in.

Reading Records – Please ensure your child has their reading book in school every day to ensure they have it for when we listen to them read.

PE kits –  PE days are Tuesday and Friday. PE kits are (ideally) brought into school at the beginning of each term and then taken home at the end of each term. We understand that kits sometimes do need to be taken home and washed; please ensure your child’s kit is returned to school ready to be worn for the next lesson if this is the case. Thank you.

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

Please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs Waterton at the end of your child’s day if you have any questions. If there is something urgent, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Year 4 team in the morning.

Here’s to a great year!

Mr Stannard & Mrs Waterton