Year 4 2019 - 2020
Mrs Dutton 4LD
I have been teaching at Woodlands Primary School since September 2013. I am passionate about teaching all subject, but I really enjoy teaching Literacy, exploring different narratives and writing imaginatively and creatively. This year, I will be working closely with Mrs Liversey to develop literacy across Woodlands. My weekly highlight is singing assembly with KS2. I love bopping along to tunes from 'The Greatest Showman' with KS2. When not in school, I can usually be found running round after my two children, reading them stories or baking yummy treats in the kitchen.
My motto is 'Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars!'
Miss Roberts 4DR
I have been teaching at Woodlands Primary school for two years. I am passionate about teaching all subjects but I particularly enjoy teaching mathematics. I love making the lessons active and enjoyable for the children, allowing them to deepen their mathematical understanding whilst having fun. I also love teaching Religious Education to widen children’s understanding of the world and its various cultures and religions.
When I am not in school, I like to keep myself busy with exercise and going on long countryside walks. I also enjoy travelling to new cities and countries, and spending time with my family and friends. I can’t wait to continue our learning journey together next year and learn even more about everyone’s hopes and dreams. It is going to be a very exciting year!
Welcome to Y4!
Spring Term 2
This half term, we will be looking at the narrative, 'When the giant stirred' by Celia Godkin.
In this narrative, a small island in the Pacific exists in perfect harmony, where all the plants, animals and people are interdependent. But the islanders live with the knowledge that their mountain god sometimes grumbles and threatens to awake. When that happens, the people offer up prayers and garlands of flowers to coax the giant back to sleep.
There comes a day, however, when the god will not be appeased. Smoke rises out of the mountain's crater, and ash and cinders begin to fall on the village. The chief tells his people it is time to leave. And days later, when the people have barely landed on another island, the volcano explodes. Soon there is nothing left of the old island but a smoking ruin devoid of all life.
But the story is not over. Slowly, gradually, the island begins to support the stirrings of life once more. And with the return to its lush, former glory comes the hope that the island will be home once more to a sleepy village and its gentle, smiling people.
Literacy: Mastery Targets – Spring 2
• Expand noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases
• Choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
• Use and punctuate direct speech
• Use commas after fronted adverbials
Our on-going targets are:
• Use past and present tenses appropriately
• Sequence events
• Section story into beginning, middle and end
• Use 3rd person consistently
• Write expanded noun phrases (Y2)
• Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech
This half term, Year 4 will be reading the picture book, 'Flower' by John Light. We will focus on all aspects of reading; decoding the images to predict the story, retrieval skills, inference and deduction and comprehension.
Through geographical enquiry, the children will investigate our active planet using the 5W’s and 1H exploring the fascniating wonder of volcanoes. Through research, experiements and hands on learning, the children will answer the what, how, why, where, when and how to become informed volcanologists who are ready to report on a volcano eruption!
The children will:
Dates for your diary...
- Tuesday 25th February - Group C swimming sessions continued
- Thursday 5th March - World Book Day
- Weekly visits are contiuing to Hope Farm library on a friday afternoon
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