Welcome to Ridgeway Class
“Teachers’ assessments of pupils’ learning in lessons is astute. They carefully adjust tasks and reshape learning opportunities to ensure that pupils make consistently good progress.”
OFSTED February 2016
Ridgeway is a mixed class of 27 children in Year 3 and Year 4.
The class is taught by Mrs Hill. Our classroom is spacious, light and bright with lots of room on the walls for interactive whiteboards, “working walls” and displays of our art.
Term 1 - Romans
This term we will be looking at the impact of the Romans on Britain.
Term 2 - British Settlements Anglo Saxons and Scots
Term 3 - Ancient Greece
Term 4 - Transport - natural resources, energy, minerals food and water
Term 5 - Natural Disasters - including volcanoes and earthquakes
Term 6 - Rivers and the water cycle
Below is our timetable for this year, please click on the image to download as a PDF
- Areas of the curriculum are linked where possible to help children give meaning to their learning.
- Learning is practical and active so that the children receive 'hands on' experience to develop their knowledge and understanding of new concepts.
- Creative curriculum gets beyond rote learning and focuses on big ideas, interesting projects and individual children's passions and needs.
These are the key features of a mastery approach using the White Rose Scheme:
Class working together on the same topic
Challenge provided by going deeper not accelerating
For those children that have mastered the skill, concept or procedure they will be presented with higher order thinking activities.
More time on teaching topics - depth and practice
The same topic is likely to have the same focus until the class has mastered the concept, skill or procedure being taught. This is particularly the case for number and calculations. Although the focus areas are being taught over a longer time, there are smaller steps of progress and the extra time is for practice and depth, making the learning effective.
The 'four stages' of learning in a lesson are:
Maths Tables Test Year 4 2019
The multiplication tables check is designed to help ensure children in primary school know their times tables up to 12 by heart. As well as being critical for everyday life, knowledge of multiplication tables helps children to solve problems quickly and flexibly, and allows them to tackle more complex mathematics later on in school.
In the primary assessment consultation run by the government last year, the majority of the sector said that Year 4 would be the best point to run a check on progress being made.
The new on-screen check will last no longer than 5 minutes and is similar to the checks many schools use already. It will enable teachers to monitor a child's progress in a consistent and reliable way but has been carefully designed to avoid causing additional stress for children and teachers.
Home Reading Record
In the front of the home reading record book you will find a sheet of questions to ask your child whilst, or after, you have read with them.
Only choose 1 or 2 questions.
Record the question by writing the question number in the box. If you have time then you can leave a comment.
- Children will be tested every other week on their spellings.
- As part of the children's homework, they will have to put each word into an interesting sentence, therefore they may ask you the meaning of the words.
- During the following week we will work on the meaning of the spellings and teach the children different ways of learning them, during the spelling lesson.
- It is hoped that by the end of Year 4, the Year 4 children should be able to spell most of the words on the Year 3/4 spelling list.
- The Year 3 will also start learning these words.
The behaviour policy has been reviewed and changed for 2018, the main difference is the removal of 'levels'. A copy of the new expectations is displayed in the classroom. The reward system of sticker charts remains in place.
How Can You Help?
- Ask your child what they have been learning today at school.
- Please try and listen to them read at least 5 times a week.
- Help and test them with their spellings.
- Help them learn their tables.
Keep Up To Date
We use Parentmail PMX to communicate with parents and carers.
We publish a newsletter every 2 weeks, click here to see newsletters from this school year.