Year 4 2022 - 2023
Mrs Dutton 3/4LD
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 English, exploring different narratives and writing imaginatively and creatively. I lead English across our whole school, and love to plan exciting activities to promote reading at Woodlands. 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 around after my two children or my dog, Bertie. I love reading stories with my children or baking yummy treats in the kitchen.
My motto is 'Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars!'
Mrs Edwards 4SE
Hello! I am Mrs Edwards and this will be my fourth year working at Woodlands Primary School. Woodlands Primary School is a very special place to me because it is the school I trained and learnt the most important skills of becoming a teacher during my final teaching placement.
This year, I am going to be teaching Year 4 and I cannot wait! I enjoying teaching all subjects however; I am very passionate about teaching English because I love seeing the progress in children's creative writing, reading and spellings throughout the year. I love the creativeness of being a teacher. I enjoy making lessons fun and exciting.
When I am not in school, I am very busy in my hometown, across the border in Wales. I live with my husband and our two little boys. Spending time with my family at the weekends is very important to me and we love having days out to the zoo, the farm, play areas, parks with a picnic and so much more!! Make lots of fun memories together is the best part of being parents!
I cannot wait for the year ahead with my learning journey to continue in Year 4. Let's do this!!
Ms Smith 4KS
I am Ms Smith and I have worked at Woodlands since September 2020, when I helped lots of different children from all year groups with their learning. Last year I was a Year 3 teacher and I am now very excited to meet my new Year 4 class! Before training to be a teacher, I worked for over 10 years as a solicitor and I was inspired in 2018 to change my career and do something I really love – helping children to grow and learn. It was the best decision I ever made.
I love all things sports related and I have played a lot of different sports in my time, including football, cricket, hockey and netball. When I'm not running around a pitch or a court, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family, especially on walks outdoors in nature. When I was younger, I learned to dance (ballet, tap and modern) and I still love it now, but I am mostly limited now to a good boogie on a dancefloor!
At school my favourite subjects were maths and history, but I have loved rediscovering all the other fantastic subjects that we teach in primary school. Every day really is a school day for me and I thoroughly enjoy it. I love learning new things and I can’t wait to go on an inspiring Year 4 learning journey with my class. I am so excited for a fantastic year ahead.
Welcome to Y4!
During this half term, we will be exploring the narrative, 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit. We will travel back in time to the days of the Roman Empire and join Tranio, the son of an actor, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, in witnessing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Tranio, like most Roman boys, likes to watch whatever is going on: tradesmen selling their goods, ships unloading their exotic cargoes, politicians making speeches in the forum. However, one hot August day, a very different scene unfolds. The ground begins to shake, the sky to darken. People run gasping for air. Heading for the harbor, Tranio and his friend Livia hide on a boat and witness one of the most terrifying moments in recorded history-the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of their beloved city, Pompeii.
At the end of this unit of work, we will write the story from the point of view of one of the children.
Our Mastery Targets for Spring 1 are:
- to use a variety of verb forms correctly and consistently including the progressive and the present perfect forms
- to use Standard English for verb inflections
- to organise paragraphs around a theme (using fronted adverbial to introduce or connect paragraphs)
- to use and punctuate direct speech (using dialogue to show the relationship between characters)
Maths - Multiplication and Division
In maths this half term, our mastery targets for Multiplication and division are;
- to explore factors pairs
- to mulitply and divide by 10 and 100
- to use informal methods for multiplication
- to use formal methods to solve multiplication and division problems
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.
For this half term, our PE days be Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You will need to come into school wearing your P.E. kit. For our outdoor session on a Tuesday, please remember to wear appropriate clothing depending on the weather. We will go outside in all weathers!
Our PE topics for this half term are Dance and Football.
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