As leaders of the school, with the responsibility of setting an example for all the other classes, the children in Year 4 know that they have very important roles. Children get the opportunity to serve on the school council and act as play leaders to help ensure that play times run smoothly.
In class, the expectations and demands are high as the children prepare for the transition to middle school. The children enjoy a full-time teaching assistant and we aim to listen to them read at least once a week.
Homework comprises reading, learning spellings, and one formal task a week, which often includes project work.
Every minute of work in class has to be used to the full as the children are extremely busy in a wide range of activities. The children all have a speaking part in the school summer play. They also lead church services by reading, singing and leading. These services are very moving occasions for parents.
Children are also involved in numerous trips throughout the year, including Stonehenge, Dudsbury Camp, and Parliament. Additionally, they relish the chance to win the annual pancake race and have their name engraved on the celebratory shield.
Children have the opportunity to go swimming weekly at Canford School, which proves a real highlight of the week. They enjoy many sporting opportunities to represent the school including swimming, football, rugby, gymnastics and tennis. We are keen to participate in as many pyramid and county sporting competitions as possible.
Our children leave Hampreston with high self-esteem and are ready for the challenges and opportunities that await them during the next stage of their educational journey.