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YEAR FOUR

Hello! Welcome to Year 4, I am Mrs Bennett.

Year 4 is about team building and promoting independence. We encourage the children to be collaborative learners and active members of their class. All pupils are expected to learn all multiplication facts up to twelve times table and we have weekly spelling tests too.

As part of our Science curriculum, we learn about sound, electricity, states of matter, living things and the environment.

During the Autumn term, the children’s topics are ‘Early Civilisations’ and ‘Village Settlers’. They learn about the daily life of some of the significant Early Civilisations and position them on a timeline. During the Spring term, we learn about The Mayans, their culture and artefacts. We also study a unit called ‘European Neighbours’, where the children study maps and explore the names and locations of some European countries.

OUR CURRICULUM

In English we study a variety of texts and genres including stories from other cultures, non-fiction texts and poetry. We use core texts such as The Iron Man, Christophe’s Story and Varjak Paw.

In Maths we will be learning key arithmetic skills such as using different mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In addition to arithmetic skills, your child will explore shape, time, fractions, data handling and will apply their maths skills to investigations and problem-solving.

Children in Year 4 also have the opportunity to take part in weekly swimming lessons and learn to play the fife as part of our Music curriculum.

For further information, you can view our Curriculum Maps here:  Our Curriculum.

OUR TEACHERS

Mrs Bennett

Hi my name is Mrs Bennett and I am one of the Year 4 teachers. I joined the John Perry Team in July 2017. I have 17 years teaching experience most of which has been working in schools here in Dagenham. I have taught across all Primary Phase groups which has enabled me to understand the progression and transition through the Key Stages.

I have a National Award SENco qualification and am trained as a reading recovery teacher.

I was a keen sports person (bad knees have put an end to that), but I do enjoy watching all sports especially football. Keeping fit is important to me and I regularly visit the gym with my husband. We also enjoy walking, especially the countryside and have been described by our friends as ‘The country ramblers.’

We have three children, two daughters (both teachers) who live in Australia and a son who lives in Dubai. As you can imagine (especially in recent years) travelling has become one of our favourite hobbies.

Ms Miller

Hello Everyone, my name is Ms Miller.

I believe that you never stop learning and schools are a place to grow together. I enjoy making sure that lessons are interactive and engaging and I always encourage pupils to support each other. In 4K, asking for help is a strength, everybody needs help sometimes!

Mrs Moreline

My name is Mrs Moreline. I am currently teaching in year four but have had teaching experience in year groups 3 through to 6. I have been in education for 17 years. I have a husband and three children of my own (although they are young adults now)

My strength is in the teaching of English because of the richness and complexity of our language. I especially like a bit of poetry, children’s of course, and if it is written by Michael Rosen then that is a bonus. I like to make my English lessons a bit like his poems – all about real life situations- if possible.

When I am not teaching you will find me, taking a walk in the countryside, reading a good book or watching rugby ( England of course). I have not always been a teacher- I have been a sales assistant, a Post Lady and an administrator as well as a full-time mum. I like to think that all those experiences have brought a rich tapestry of skills with them that help me see things from others points of view and help me to be a better all-around understanding teacher.

MINI GALLERY

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