Year 4

Our Teachers


Miss Jarvie (4JJ)

Miss Jarvie completed her PGCE at Keele University in 2014, specialising in Humanities, and completed part of her Masters qualification the following year. She started at Ash Green at the very beginning of 2016 and is now very happily teaching in Y4 whilst also taking on the new challenge as Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

Previously, Miss Jarvie spent 10 years working as a leader at a physical play centre, supporting children aged 6 months to 7 years with their co-ordination and balance skills. Following this, she worked with children within the Social Care system, aged 10- 18. This included children with a range of emotional, physical and behavioural needs, which has provided Miss Jarvie with invaluable experience in supporting SEND pupils.

Miss Jarvie is passionate about enabling all pupils to achieve their potential, to find their strengths and to develop their self-esteem. Each child is an individual with a multitude of talents and a wealth of potential and Miss Jarvie believes it is a teacher’s responsibility to nurture and encourage each pupil, so that they can all work to achieve their best together.

 

Mrs Willett (4JJ)

I am semi-retired and work part-time at Ash Green School as a classroom teacher.
 
I graduated forty two years ago at Didsbury College with a BEd
Degree and have been a class teacher in many schools across Staffordshire and Cheshire.
 
I began work at Ash Green as an intervention teacher. I have been very privileged to be able to use my skills and expertise working with small groups of children. I enjoy "intervening" and making a difference to pupils who may need a boost with their learning in reading, writing and mathematics. I have regularly supported children in Year 6 in preparation for SATs.
 
For 3 years I have been back in classroom teaching and supporting colleagues; this has been both challenging and rewarding.
 
Working in many different primary schools has provided me with a wealth of experience which I can bring to this valuable role at Ash Green.

Miss Robinson (4AR)

I joined Ash Green in March 2015. Prior to this, I have worked in four very different schools and in total I have 12 years teaching experience. In my previous school I was Maths and Key Stage Leader and during my teaching career I have worked in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. I have also held Science and PE leadership roles during my teaching career.

I began teaching after finishing University in Higher Education where I enjoyed three years in the agri-food marketing department at Harper Adams agricultural college. I then moved outside education, working for ten years as a brand manager for Co-operative retail services and for Molson Coors as Grolsch and then Coors Light Brand Manager. Fifteen years ago I successfully changed direction and completed a work based GRTP teaching programme which enabled me to teach in Primary Education. Having children who have been through Primary school recently, this has helped me to understand children of this age well. I am a very dedicated individual who is passionate about ensuring that all children can achieve in a rich and stimulating learning environment.

Helpful links to support home learning

My Maths homework website: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

Spelling Shed homework website: https://play.edshed.com/

Timestable Rockstars website: https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Purple Mash  https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Hit the Button  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Our Year 4 memories so far...

Make a Memory Day. Our task was to plan a journey which we did in preparation for our planned visit to the Silk Museum to learn more about the Egyptians. Sadly, as we were unable to go on this trip, we decided to map out a journey that we have made in the UK or around the world. Some of the children planned a journey that they would love to make around the world and plotted the countries or the cities that they would travel through along the way.   On World Book Day we welcomed author Graham McLachlan into our class and asked him questions about what inspired him to write the book, "The Pottery Painter's Mouse". It is a story about a pottery painter and a magical mouse that changed his fate. We then looked at a typical landscape you would have expected to see in Stoke-on-Trent and created a piece of artwork where we practised drawing texture using line and tone. Particular techniques we learned were cross-hatching, contour-hatching, stippling, blending and scumbling.   Year 4 welcomed Grandparents into our class this week. We had a lovely afternoon discussing books and the features of different genres. In English, we have been reading our class text, Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll. We set up a crime scene to investigate the mysterious death of Mr Hanawatti and spent an afternoon interviewing witnesses ready to write our Newspaper Report.