Year 4 2018-2019

Mrs Ellis Class 13

Mrs Ellis Class 13

Mrs Ellis is thrilled to be part of the Year 4 team this year! She has worked at Woodlands School for the past 8 years. Her passion lies within Literacy and bringing books to life for children so that they become keen readers. In her spare time she enjoys baking cakes with her two young daughters and going for family walks in the woods. The muddier the better!

Mrs Megginson Class 13

Mrs Megginson Class 13

Welcome to Class 13 in Year 4!

I am Mrs Megginson and this is my second year at Woodlands. I have been a teacher in the local area for over 20 years and I love my job. Each child brings something unique to our class and it is a joy to find out who they are and what they think.

I am thrilled to part of the Y4 team this year and I will work hard to make sure you achieve to your full potential. We will have plenty of fun too!

Outside of school I like to spend time with my family and friends. We love to load up the cars and go off on camping adventures together. I am a big music fan and enjoy going to concerts and festivals.

Mrs O'Hara Class 14

Mrs O'Hara Class 14

Mrs O'Hara has been part of the Year 4 team at Woodlands for five years now. She is passionate about leading Science and making it fun, engaging and practical for all learners. Mrs O'Hara will be leading Going for Gold across Key Stage 2 she is very excited about the fun activities that are planned for this year! 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 Harper  Class 15

Miss Harper Class 15

This will be Miss Harper's fifth year here at Woodlands! She has a passion for literacy and loves writing and reading all types of genres. Miss Harper particularly enjoys the story mapping we do to learn different texts as a class. She is also a specialist maths teacher and enjoys supporting her children with their maths!
Outside of school Miss Harper enjoys travelling, especially to Cornwall, spending time with family and friends and playing with her pug, Rosie.
In Class 15 we believe that you can do anything if you put the effort and commitment into achieving it. In Y4 you will face many new and exciting challenges, but rest assured that with mutual respect, trust and fun we will make this your best year at Woodlands yet!

Welcome to Y4!


Our topic for this term is ...



We will be learning about the intriguing history of the Anglo-Saxons. We will be finding out about who the Anglo-Saxons were, why they came to Britain and how they lived. We will also be looking at their influence on Britain and their legacy. We cannot wait to delve into this exciting topic!



This half term, we will be looking at the amazing narrative, Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister. Wanting to prove to his brothers and sisters that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and gets transported to a mysterious world. Filled with rabbits, doves, playing cards and magician's assistants - among other things - if a magician can make it disappear, it will end up in the Place Between. This story is accompanied by beautiful illustrations, which we will be making the most of. To begin the unit, we will be building rich vocabulary using the illustrations and looking at the skill of paragraphing to write a letter to Leon. We will be looking at the features of a diary so that we can write an entry for Leon after he has ventured into the Place Between.

Literacy: Mastery Targets – Autumn 1

• Build a rich and varied vocabulary.
• Organise paragraphs around a theme (using fronted adverbials to introduce or
connect paragraphs).
• Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of
conjunctions including when, if, because, although.
• Use inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech.

Our on-going targets from Y3 are:

• Develop character and setting.
• Group related ideas into paragraphs.
• Use conjunctions to express time, place and cause.
• Build an increasing range of sentence structures.
• Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.



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In Autumn, we will be looking at:

  • Reading, writing and comparing numbers to 10000
  • Making number patterns
  • Rounding numbers


Image result for things to remember clipartPractise your times tables at home.

Practise your addition and subtraction skills from last year.




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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. 

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

This term Class 13 will have swimming on a Tuesday which will be in place of their Friday PE session.


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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. 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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