Bradley Barton Primary School and Nursery All inspired to learn and inspired learning for all.

Magpies (Year 4)

Welcome to Magpies


Mrs RustonMrs Briggs
Teacher & LKS2 LeaderLSA                                  


Welcome to Magpies' class page. We are an enthusiastic class who enjoy our learning. As part of learning, we share our ideas and are respectful of each others' opinions. We persevere when facing challenges and celebrate our own and others' successes. 



Teachers in the class

My name is Mrs Ruston and I am the class teacher. This is my third year at Bradley Barton but my 14th year of teaching. I have many years experience in teaching year 4 and really enjoy working in this year group. I am the phase leader for year 3 and 4 and lead MFL and retrieval practice across the school. I really enjoy spending time outside with my family and dog and then getting lost in a good book! This year I am also developing my role of leadership by completing my NPQSL which is a great opportunity for me to do some of my own learning. 


The role of LSA is shared between Mrs Clarke and Mrs Briggs who work across both year 4 classes. They spend time supporting in lessons or doing interventions with individual or small groups of children.


Class commitments 

At the start of the year, Magpies created a set of class commitments to follow to ensure that we have a safe, fun and fantastic year. We agreed on the following:

-be kind and look after each other 

-be polite and make sure we say please and thank you 

-look after our classroom and resources 

-pay full attention to those who are talking to the class 

-never give up and try our best in all that we do 

-be ready to learn 



This year, along with all other classes, we will be continuing to use Class Dojo. This will allow you to see what dojo points have been earned by your child as well as being notifying about missing homework or PE kits. I will continue to post photos of learning, messages or reminders on the class story page. Finally, the messenger section allows you to pass any messages onto me directly and vice versa. I will endeavour to respond to you within 2 working days and will check the messages during the school day. If you have an urgent message, then please contact the school office.