Welcome to Swallow Class! My name is Miss Way and I am the Swallow class
teacher. I am pleased to be going into my fourth year of teaching at Hannah
More and excited about moving up to Year 4. As well as being a class teacher, I
also lead history across the school.
Gen is our fantastic LSA who supports across the Year 4 classrooms in
the morning and works with groups of children in the afternoons. Whilst I plan
with Miss Jenkins and Miss Skinner for the following week, Mr Wells will be
teaching the class for part of the afternoon and Miss Stevens will take the
children for the other half.
If you ever need to speak to me about anything, big or small, please come
find me on the playground or phone the office to make an appointment. Please
refrain from coming up to the classroom when the children are in class, as this
can be very disruptive.
Homework will be set every Thursday and should be handed back in every
Monday. You will receive a text message on Monday afternoon if your child has
not returned their homework.
They will be set maths, literacy and spelling homework each week. The
homework may, at times, appear challenging but we strongly encourage parents to
support their child's learning at home and to talk through difficult homework
with children. Homework club is a great way of ensuring that the children
complete their homework on time.
Miss Stevens (our wonderful school's sport coach) will deliver PE every
Tuesday afternoon. The children will need to come to school in their school
uniform and bring their PE kit in a bag. House t-shirts are now a part of the
PE kit. These can be bought from the office.
Year 4 will be swimming in term 3. We will update you on this nearer the
Across the year,
we cover a range of geography, history and science topics. Year 4 have some
Term 1 – Romans Rule!
Term 2 – Amazing
Term 3 – Brilliant
Term 4 – Are you
Term 5 – Raging
Term 6 – Groovy Greeks!
Reading at Home
It is still vitally important that your child reads every day. They
should read for at least 15 minutes and it will really help push on children's learning
if they were asked questions about what they have just read.
Children can change books every day. We have an electronic lending
system which should make lending easier and enable us to monitor who is and
isn't regularly taking books. When you have heard your child read every day,
please be sure to fill out the yellow reading logs in children's book bags.
If your child does not have a book bag, one can be purchased cheaply
from the school office.