Team 4 2023 - 2024

Mr Lawrie

Mrs Hulse

Miss Thomas


Team 4 Teacher - Andy Lawrie -

Welcome to the Team 4 class page!

At Horn's Mill, our Curriculum is delivered through a thematic approach through a range of themes. Have a look at the document below to see how it looks in our team.  

In addition to the curriculum documents above, please visit our curriculum page here for further details of individual subjects, including our personal development curriculum. 

Theme This Half Term: Gorillas

This half term our theme is 'Gorillas' and we will be using the book 'Gorillas' by Anthony Browne as our class text. Alongside this, we will also be reading 'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine Applegate. In this theme, we will be learning all about gorillas, where they live and the impact humans have upon them and their habitat and what we can do to help them. 

PE will be on a Wednesday morning this half term and we will be swimming in this slot. We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning at approximately 11.30am. Children need to come in their normal school uniform and bring a towel, swimming costume, goggles if needed and a hair band for long hair on the day.


Please see below for a typical daily routine in Team 4.

Daily Routines:

8:30am Doors open for morning challenges
9am SPaG / Guided Reading
9:50am Snack break
10:00am English
11:05am Morning break
11:15am Maths

12:15pm Lunchtime
1:10pm Register + Happy Breathing

1:05-1.30pm Handwriting and DEAR Time
1.30pm - 3pm Afternoon learning (Art, Music, DT, RE, PE, Computing, and Science)
3.15pm Hometime


Home Learning

The way we implement homework here at Horn’s Mill has changed. We value the vital importance reading has on a child’s life and education. With that in mind, we are having a huge reading campaign this year and we need your help to ensure your child is reading at home too. We would be extremely grateful if your child could read for a minimum of 10 minutes per day from Sunday through to Thursday. Ideally, this would be done with another person but if this is not possible reading alone for this time is still very impactful. We are doing a wide range of things in school to help inspire your child to read more. We have plenty of allocated time to read for pleasure. We have a library full of books that are current and interesting for your child. These are fully accessible and children can take them home too. We also have plenty of discussions about books and authors sharing our likes and dislikes.  


Times Tables

At the end of Team 4 your child will sit a National Times Table Test set by the government. We would appreciate if you could encourage your child to practise their times tables each day. To aid this practise your child has been given a FREE subscription to Times Tables RockStars! It is vital that this resource is utilised. We have started with times tables practise in class and will continue with this throughout the school year. 


If you need any advice or assistance with anything that you think we may be able to help with, our door is always open and we are more than willing to help where we can. Thank you for all your support! 

Mr Lawrie, Mrs Hulse & Miss Thomas