Year 4 2021 - 2022
Mrs Dutton 4LD
I have been teaching at Woodlands Primary School since September 2013, and lead our Year 3/4 team. I am passionate about teaching all subjects, but I really enjoy teaching Literacy, exploring different narratives and writing imaginatively and creatively. I lead Literacy across our whole school, and love to plan exciting activities to promote reading and inspire and motivate children to share in stories. When children reach the top of the reading chart or strive for 5, it makes my heart sing!
When not in school, I can usually be found running round after my two children or my dog, Bertie. I love reading my children stories or baking yummy treats in the kitchen with them.
My motto is 'Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars!'
Miss Gittins 4MG
Hi! I am Miss Gittins and this year I am teaching 4MG. I am so looking forward to tackling all of the challenges of Year 4 with such a wonderful class!
This is my second year of teaching at Woodlands and I am enjoying every second of it. I am now Modern Foreign Languages lead for the school and I'm looking forward to raising the profile of the French language across KS2.
Since last year I have taken up running and I am really enjoying it! I hope to complete a 10k run before the end of the year to raise money for an MND charity.
I still enjoy taking long walks with my dog Monty and reading whenever I get the chance.
I hope to see you around school!
Welcome to Y4!
During spring 1, we will be exploring the narrative, 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit.
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 destroyed Pompeii, but some people must have survived. Taking this historical event as a starting point, this story tells of Tranio, an actor's son, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, as they witness the destruction of their beloved city.
Mastery Targets for Spring 1
- Variety of verb forms used correctly and consistently including the progressive and the present perfect forms
- Use Standard English for verb inflections
- Organise paragraphs around a theme (using fronted adverbial to introduce or connect paragraphs)
- Use and punctuate direct speech (using dialogue to show the relationship between characters)
During our shared reading sessions this term, we will be exploring the fact book, 'DK Findout! Volcanoes.'
DKfindout! Volcanoes is full of fun facts, quizzes and amazing photography of volcanoes. By reading this non-fiction book, we will be able to answer what the biggest volcano in the solar system, and which type of lava is the stickiest. We will read all about the structure of a volcanoes, the structure of our earth, learn about famous volcanoes around the world and engage in fast facts, such as "how hot is lava?"
In Maths this term, we will;
- multiply and divide by 3, 6, 9 and 7.
- practise our recall of all times tables in and out of order.
- multiply by 10 and 100
- divide by 10 and 100
In Year 4, we aim to support our children in knowing their times tables up to 12 x 12 off by heart. Please support your children using TTrockstars and URBrainy to achieve this with us.
Topic.... - Romans in Deva Victrix
To begin this study of our locality, we will;
- use google maps to discuss and label Roman landmarks still evident in Chester.
Next, we will;
- visit the Deva Museum where we will learn why the Romans invaded Britain and built the fortress of Deva and what it was like to live in Chester as a Roman Soldier nearly 2000 years ago. There will be ports to explore, streets to walk down, a hospital, a Roman bath and an amphitheatre to experience.
- Follow a Roman soldier around Chester taking in the Roman landmarks first hand, chanting and carrying our shields.
Back in school, we will;
- Create a persuasive leaflet to convince the roman people to settle in Chester
- Complete a comparison study between key roman landmarks, e.g. roman baths and the usage of this land in 2022
- Using Design and Technology techniques to create a Roman purse
- Identify key features of a roman amphitheatre and locate these on a 2022 map of the Roman Amphitheatre in Chester
This term, our PE day will continue to be a Tuesday. On this day, we will complete both your outdoor PE session and your swimming session for the week. Please come into school in your PE kit on a Tuesday and please remember to wear appropriate clothing depending on the weather.
Our PE topics for this half term are dribbling, movement and teamwork (invasion - hockey/football) and Dance - the Romans.