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Thomas Reade Primary School

Year 4    


Welcome to Class Evans   -  I am the Year 4 Teacher, Maths Co-ordinator, Singing Teacher and I also share both the Art and Design and Technology Co-ordinator's role with Miss Allott (Year 1). I have worked at the school for 17 years.  My initial role was Teaching Assistant in Year 2.  After four years of training I started my teaching career in Year 1, moving to Year 4 in September 2019.  I have three children, who also studied at Thomas Reade School. I live in Abingdon and in my spare time I enjoy reading, walking my dog Milo and going to the gym.                                                                                                                                                                                    

 Teaching Assistants

Our Year 4 Teaching Assistants are Mrs. Elsmore,  Mrs. Bustin and Miss Blair. 
Hello, my name is Mrs. Elsmore and I am very fortunate to work with Mrs Evans in Year 4.   My own children attended Thomas Reade and after gaining experience as a parent helper, I became a Teaching Assistant and have worked at Thomas Reade for over ten years.
 Hi, my name is Mrs Bustin.  I have worked at Thomas Reade since last spring and work in a class of lovely children!  I enjoy reading, open water swimming and walking my dog.  We have a busy term ahead, with swimming, cooking and Christmas preparations coming up.
Hello, I'm Miss Blair.  I am very new to the role of Teaching Assistant at Thomas Reade.  I have worked within the school for the last five years in the kitchen and am loving my new role in the classroom.  I am also a parent of a pupil in Year 5.

Class Expectations 

In Year 4, all children are expected to:

  • - Behave sensibly
  • - respect everyone and take care of our equipment
  • - work sensibly and safely
  • - be kind to others
  • - listen to and follow the instructions of our teacher
  • - stay focused on our own work
  • - always try our best in everything
  • It is ok to make mistakes because we always learn from them in Class 4 (and across the whole school).  We always try to ‘Go for Gold’, which means that we challenge ourselves in every subject. In our class, if we follow the rules, we have lots of fun with our learning every day!


    Highlights Of The Year

    If we work as we are expected to do and follow the rules in Class 4, we are rewarded with multilink in a jar. As soon as we have filled the jar, we have a treat! Our treats include a DVD afternoon with popcorn and sweets.

    We go on two main school trips over the year, including The Ashmolean Museum to see all the Ancient Egyptian artefacts (our History topic in the Autumn term) and The Steam Museum to learn more about World War 2 (our History topic in the Summer term). We also have many opportunities to take part in a range of different sporting events, such as the Quad Kids Athletics Tournament, Tennis at the White Horse Tennis and Leisure Centre, Football tournaments, Gymnastics tournaments and Cricket tournaments – these are really fun to take part in and we get to cheer on our classmates!

    In the Spring term, we put on a performance with Class 5 and we get to perform in front of the whole school for one afternoon, as well as to our family members during two evenings after school! They are so much fun, they help to develop our confidence on stage, and we get to learn lots of new songs and dances.

    Throughout the year, we go into the cookery room to make a variety of baked goods, including gingerbread biscuits for our DT Christmas gift boxes, Ancient Egyptian cookies and the ‘Lord Woolton’ Pie which was popular in World War 2.

    In the Autumn term, it is our turn to have our swimming lessons at the Leisure Centre, which are really fun, and we get the opportunity to improve our swimming strokes.

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