Ireland – 4+

Mrs J Denham
Mrs C Head
Mrs A Cowley

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Ireland class page. We would like to welcome you to 4+ at Ardley Hill Academy. Ireland class has two teachers: Mrs Denham Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Mrs Head Thursday and Friday. Mrs Cowley is Ireland’s T.A and works Monday-Friday.

The children will be learning through play through each of the different areas both in and out of the classroom. It helps to nurture their development, encourages communication skills and encourages them to be independent learners.


This page is for Ireland class to update you on what the children have been learning, locating information and uploading useful websites or pages for you and your children to explore. Please visit regularly for updates.


This term our topic is ‘It’s Good to Me’ where we will be celebrating our differences and what makes us special and unique.


Show and Tell

Each week we encourage the children to share something with the class to help improve effective communication skills and build self-confidence. Here is a list of the suggested items the children can bring in which is related to the topic ‘It’s Good to be Me.’


Friday 10th Sept – ‘It’s Good to be Me’ photo/drawing to share something about yourself

Friday 17th Sept – Share your favourite book

Friday 24th Sept – Photo of you balancing on a body part 

Friday 1st Oct – Photo or drawing of family

Friday 8th Oct – Share a teddy bear

Friday 15th Oct – Photo/books of someone that helps us

Friday 22nd Oct – Photo/share a favourite celebration that you do with your family

Ireland class will have PE every Monday, please can you ensure your child is wearing PE kit on a Monday, hair tied back with earings removed. We will be completing lots of exciting activities such as games, ball skills, gymnastics and dance.


Your child will be given a reading book and a record to bring home. He/she will get the opportunity to change their reading book twice a week on a Monday and Thursday. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and record any comments in the reading record. We really encourage reading at home and reading for 10 minutes daily is the fastest way to help your child progress. If you share a library book that can be recorded in there too. Once the children have read 10 times they will be able to choose a little prize which is celebrated with the class.

Please ensure the reading record and book is left in the book bag on a daily basis.


Please remember to send your child’s water bottle into school daily, filled with water only and a healthy snack. Please can the tub or packet be carefully labelled with your child’s name on.


Classroom Rules

To make sure that we are all safe and happy in the classroom we have some classroom rules that we will be learning. Here are some of the rules  –

·We walk in the classroom

·We sit with our legs crossed and our hands in our laps

·We listen to each other and share our toys

·We use kind words to our friends

·We use our indoor voices

·We put up our hand when we are sitting on the carpet

We use these rules to give out rewards. The children are rewarded for showing good behaviour, values and hard work. Each week we will be celebrating their successes in assembly.


We have lots of exciting activities planned for the children and can’t wait to get started. We aim to make your time memorable, exciting and fun and here are the topics we will be learning about.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

It’s Good to be Me!


Ticket to



Terrific Tales

The Great Outdoors

My Planet

The Great Outdoors



Mrs Denham, Mrs Head and Mrs Cowley