Welcome to Year 4
This year in our teaching team we have Mrs Doud, Mrs Glover & Mrs Simson:
Mrs Doud - Class Teacher (Mon, Tues, Weds)
Hello, I am Mrs Doud and I have been teaching at DSJ since September 2000. Throughout my time here I have I thoroughly enjoyed teaching pupils from a range of year groups from Y2 all the way up to Y6. I am very excited about teaching Y4 this year with my long-standing job-share Mrs Glover. We have been a job-share since 2008 when we both returned from having our first children; we pride ourselves in being a strong team who are committed to providing a strong education for the children in our class. I qualified with a 2:1 and hold a BSc in Mathematics and QTS - as a result I have been Maths Subject Lead in school for many years. I have a passion to pass on my love of mathematics to the pupils that I teach and dispel myths about the subject that exist - all children can succeed! This year I will also return to P.E. Subject Lead - a role that I have held previously in my time at DSJ. I have always taken a keen interest in sport and competition; understanding the importance this has for both physical and mental needs. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and friends having lots of fun such as: going to theme parks, exercising, camping and exploring different parts of the world.
Mrs Glover - Class Teacher (Weds, Thurs, Fri)
Hello, my name is Mrs Glover. I have been teaching at DSJ since 2001 when I joined as a newly qualified teacher; I have loved it here so much that I have never left! I initially began my teaching career in Lower KS2 but have since taught Years 1,2,5 and 6 also. After having my first child in 2008, I came back to work part-time to job share with Mrs Doud. We have now worked together longer as a team than we did individually; and feel that our experience and different interests equip us to provide the best education for the children in our class. My interests lie in anything creative and crafty; the children I have taught previously know that I have a love of butterflies too. I am subject lead for Art and Design. In this role I aim to help children to explore their creative side and to learn that success can be achieved in different ways. Mrs Doud and I have taught Y3 for many years now, but I am very much looking forward to the new challenges and experiences to come in Y4.
Mrs Simson - Teaching Assistant (All Week)
Hi, I'm Mrs Simson and I have been working in schools since my youngest was 3. Like many mums, I changed my career path to fit around my children. Now my girls are 16 and 18 I could move away from education and take advantage of cheaper holidays(!), but I LOVE my job and know that I make a difference to young people's lives, so as long as DSJ need me, I will stay (Nanny McPhee!!) I joined DSJ in April 2020, during the pandemic, when schools were first in bubbles and I found myself in a mixed group teaching with Mr Bell - who I have known for a few years. My fun and laughter at DSJ started in those strange times and I haven't looked back! I can't wait to work with Mrs Doud and Mrs Glover this year and am looking forward to getting to know the year 4 children; helping them to enjoy learning as much as I still do.
Teaching & Learning in Year 4
We have a broad and balanced curriculum in Y4 which builds on prior knowledge from KS1 and Y3. You can find out more information about our class and our learning in our Welcome to Year 4 Booklet and Y4 Curriculum Overviews below - click on the links or scroll down to the bottom of our class page to access PDF versions.
Please find PDFs of the Y1/2 and Y5/6 Statutory words at the bottom of this page - if required.