Year 4 2019 - 2020

Mrs Dutton  4LD

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

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!

Autumn Term 1

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This half term, we will be looking at the narrative, 'Gorilla,' by Anthony Browne.

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Literacy: Mastery Targets – Autumn 1

  • Expand noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases
  • Use fronted adverbials followed by a comma
  • Orgainse paragraphs around a theme
  • Recap - Use inverted commas for direct speech 

Our on-going targets are:

  • Use punctuation at Y2 standard correctly (full stops, capital letters -including for proper nouns, exclamation marks, question marks, commas in a list, apostrophes for contraction and singular noun possession)
  • Use prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs for time, place and cause (Y3)
  • Group related ideas into paragraphs (Y3)
  • Use past and present tenses correctly and consistently including the present perfect tense (Y2/3)


Shared/Guided Reading....

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This half term, Year 4 will be reading the narrative, 'Jumanji' by Chris Van Allsburg. We will focus on all aspects of reading; decoding, fluency for reading, retrieval skills, inference and deduction and comprehension. We will also compare the narrative to film extracts to discuss differing interpretations. 



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Following on from our zoo project, this half term, Year 4 will debate the notion of Wild Vs. Captivity. Using the powerful, true story of Ivan the shopping mall Gorilla, our children will  explore the pros and cons of captivity, and they will become passionate to talk about the need for animals to be left in the natural habitats as much as possible. 

Ivan the shopping Mall Gorilla....
Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla travelled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact.
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Monday 3rd Feb-5th Feb

Please find our Menai Powerpoint attached to this webpage. If you have any questions concerning our trip in February, please do not hesitate to speak to your class teacher.


Dates for your diary... 

  • Friday 13th September (afternoon) - First visit to Hope Farm Library
  • Friday 13th September - Roald Dahl Day
  • Thursday 19th September - Zoo Safari Rangers 'Animals in Art' workshop
  • Monday 16th December - Chester Zoo Visit with Talk about Boris the Chimpanzee
  • Monday 3rd February - Wednesday 5th February - Menai Residential 

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