Year 4 2017 - 2018

Mrs O'Hara Class 13

Mrs O'Hara Class 13

Mrs O'Hara has been part of the Year 4 team at Woodlands for four years now. She is Science subject leader, a Maths specialist teacher and is very passionate about both subjects. Mrs O'Hara will also be leading the Young Voices choir and Going for Gold which she is very excited about! When she is not in school, she is usually reading her kindle with a coffee, baking delicious treats or doing some shopping at Cheshire Oaks. She is very excited for this year and cannot wait to get to know you all and help you to be the best you can be!

Miss Millett   Class 14

Miss Millett Class 14

Miss Millett is really looking forward to her third year working at Woodlands Primary School! Her favourite subjects to teach are English and Art! When teaching English, she always finds ways to use as much drama as possible! Miss Millett loves travelling and learning new languages. Three years ago she travelled to Finland to teach English, which she found really hard, but loved every minute! She also enjoys dancing to keep fit. Miss Millett comes from Derby and supports her local football team, ‘The Rams’, but also enjoys going to watch Manchester United as well! When she’s not in school, she is usually shopping or trying out a new recipe! Miss Millett is really looking forward to getting to know you and to help you all be the best that you can be!

Mrs Dutton  Class 15

Mrs Dutton Class 15

Mrs Dutton has been teaching at Woodlands Primary School since September 2013. Mrs Dutton is passionate about teaching all subjects but really enjoys teaching Literacy, exploring different narratives and writing imaginatively and creatively. Mrs Dutton is also a MAST maths specialist teacher and loves solving problems with number and shape. This year, Mrs Dutton is Music coordinator and is excited about leading music again throughout Woodlands. This year, she will be teaching weekly singing assemblies! When not in school, Mrs Dutton can usually be found running round after her two children, reading them stories or baking yummy treats in the kitchen.
Mrs Dutton's motto is 'Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars!'

Mrs Ellis Class 15

Mrs Ellis Class 15

Mrs Ellis is thrilled to be part of the Year 4 team this year! She has worked at Woodlands School for the past 7 years and this year I am Music co-ordinator, alongside Mrs Dutton. My passion lies within Literacy and bringing books to life for children so that they become keen readers. In my spare time I enjoy baking cakes with my young daughters and fun family days out in the great outdoors. The muddier the better!

Welcome to Y4!

 

You're off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so... get on your way!

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Our topic for this term is ...

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The Vikings!

This half-term we will be looking at the book, 'The Snow Dragon'

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What do you predict will happen in this story? What/ where do you think 'the place between' is?

 

PE Information! 

Please make sure that you bring the following items in your P.E kits:

 

A white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks!

You will also need plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms,  a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, as our wonderful weather can be very unpredictable!

Please make sure all items are clearly labelled in a named sports bag to help children look after their clothes. 

 All Year 4 children will have P.E on a Tuesday and Friday. 

 

Value of the Month


 Our Value of the Month for September is 'Unity' Throughout the month we will be focusing on working together a team and supporting and helping each other both in and out of the classroom. 

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   Y4 Homework    

 

Year 4 have got new homework books!

Each week, the children will come home with a maths homework which is related to what we have been doing in school.They will also have spellings and sentence work to complete in their brand new book. It will be set on a Friday  and due for the following Wednesday.

All children have a copy of the year 3/4 spellings at the front and back of the book to display the end of year expectation.

If you have any questions about the homework, please do not hesitate to come in and ask your child's teacher.

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   Poem of the Month - History of the Vikings    

 

 

The Vikings lived a thousand years ago
In Denmark, Sweden and Norway
Sometimes called Norse
They're gone now of course
But we think of them still today.

There were kings who ruled the lands,
And there were farmers and traders.
Jarls were the richer men,
Others were fishermen,
Some were viking raiders.

These raiders sailed to England
In longships made of wood.
They'd burn and pillage
Any small village,
And steal everything they could.

One famous viking was Ragnar Hairy Breeches.
He once raided Paris, in France.
Success brought him fame
But what a silly name!
Who'd want to be called hairy pants?

Famous explorer Eric the Red
Found a place that was windy and freezing.
He called it Greenland
And this, so he planned,
Would make it seem rather more pleasing.

Eric's son Lief was an explorer too
He captained a longship with 35 men.
Clever and plucky
Nicknamed "Lief the Lucky"
He sailed to America and back again.

Vikings believed the afterlife was
A great hall called Valhalla -
A huge feast where
The only men there
Were warriors, men of valor.

Odin was the king of the gods
Worshipped by the Norse.
He had a long beard
But what's really weird,
Is he rode an 8-legged horse.

There were lots of other gods and goddesses,
Like Freya - pretty and sweet, 
And mighty Thor,
God of thunder and war,
And Loki, with his lies and deceit.

That's enough about Norsemen for now,
We've learned they were lots of things -
Explorers and thieves,
With such strange beliefs,
Let's say goodbye to the Vikings.

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