Skip to main content

Welcome to Year 4 - Elm, Hawthorn and Poplar Classes


Miss Puttick
Miss Puttick
Teacher: Elm Class
• Looking forward to teaching in year 4 • I love keeping active • I love reading • I love spending time with my family and friends • I have a gorgeous puppy called Millie. • I am teaching myself the ukulele.
Mrs Downes
Mrs Downes
Teacher: Hawthorn Class
Hello there! I started teaching in 2000 and have been lucky enough to teach in several different schools over the years, both London and East Sussex. I have a degree in Applied Biology and my favourite subject to teach is Science. I am married and have two wonderful (and sometimes not wonderful boys) aged 13 and 10. We enjoy spending time on walks, especially in woods and any place with water. I LOVE to read, especially curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea. I also LOVE cooking and sharing food with family and friends. My favourite food is anything Thai. I also LOVE anything whimsical and creative, so I have recently started to make fairy doors in my spare time.
Mrs Pounder
Mrs Pounder
Teacher: Poplar Class
I am very excited to be teaching in Year 4 this year; I have taught in several year groups across Sandown now as I have been a teacher here for 8 years! When I am not at school, I love to spend time with my family: my husband, my daughter and my dog. We enjoy being outside: walking, exploring, cycling, going to the park and having picnics. When we are not outside exploring, I enjoy baking yummy treats for my family and friends to enjoy.


Miss Kinloch
Miss Kinloch
TA: Elm Class
Mrs Perry
Mrs Perry
TA: Hawthorn Class
Miss Bolt
Miss Bolt
TA: Poplar Class
Additional teachers: Mr Davies (Sport), Mrs Wilhelm (Art) and the Sandown Outdoor Learning Team


In Year 4, we are keen for the children to become independent learners, and to edit and improve their work with increasing confidence as the year goes on. Our main focus is on Times Tables knowledge and their corresponding division facts up to 12 x 12.  Children who are demonstrating Times Table fluency are invited to earn their Times Tables badge, which is awarded by Mr Lindsay.

We have a rich curriculum with many creative opportunities. We will be using a variety of ways to make learning interesting and fun for the children. These will include the use of ICT, ART and specialist teachers to enhance and embed learning cross-curricularly.

Some of the topics children will enjoy in Year 4 include:

  • The Romans
  • The Greeks
  • Mountains
  • Sustainability
  • States of Matter
  • Electricity
  • Habitats
  • Perspective drawing
  • The works of John Constable

We aim to arrange Parent Consultation meetings twice a year to set your child’s targets and discuss progress.  If you would like to speak to us at any other time, please feel free to message us on Class Dojo.

Please remember:

•your child needs a clear, re-usable plastic bottle filled with water for use in the classroom

•PE kit must be named with appropriate footwear

•School dinners are now cashless for non-free school meal children. Please see the office for further information if you have not set this up.

•Book bags, Book Club and Home Link books must be brought to school daily.