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YEAR 4

Welcome to Oak class!

 

Teachers  Mrs Pearson and Mrs Smith

Teaching Assistant  Mrs Parker

 
 
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P.E is on a Wednesday and Dance is on Thursday.

Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school.

 

Homework is given on a Friday and due in the following Tuesday.

  

Spellings are given every other Monday and tested on the following Thursday.

 

Please help support your child’s reading development by hearing them read for 15 minutes each day.

 
 
Topics
 
Autumn Term - Romans​
Spring Term - Rainforests
Summer Term  - Anglo Saxons and the Vikings/Olympics

 

 

Celebration Assembly

 

We are pleased to announce that the children who have been recently crowned are:

 

Be Kind - Max

Work Hard - Patrick

Try our best - Oliver

 

Well done children, we are very proud of you! smiley

Our first day in Oak Class

Our first day in Oak Class 1

 

 

This term our topic is: Anglo Saxons & Vikings

 

Our class novel is: Beowulf by Michael Murpurgo.

We will also read, The Green Ship by Quentin Blake

 

 

As Readers, we will study stories from different  cultures. We will identify descriptive language to describe different settings. We will explore character's feelings, customs and beliefs. We will develop our 'Book Talk,' discussions and create story maps to retell stories. We will read explanation texts and explore the features of magazines.

 

As Writers, we will use complex sentences. We will write detailed sentences with adverbs, verbs and fronted adverbials. We will structure our writing into paragraphs and apply new vocabulary to make it more interesting. We will write a cultural story. We will write explanation texts and create a magazine.

 

As Actors, we will role play a tea party from the 'The Green Ship.' We will create freeze frames. We will continue to create our own plays with props and costumes in our 'Drama Area.'

 

As Mathematicians, we will collect data and create bar charts. We will analyse data in a variety of graphs. We will investigate the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals. We will extend our knowledge of fractions, to find equivalent fractions by simplifying them to the smallest form. We will continue to apply formal methods to solve problems. We will estimate and compare capacity. We will begin to use formal methods to divide 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number.

 

As Historians, we will study the life and times of Anglo Saxons and Vikings 

 

As Geographers, we will identify Viking Invasions on Britain.

 

As Artists and Designers, we will study the Bayeux Tapestry. We will use textiles to create a class Bayeux Tapestry. We will continue to develop our skills in our sketch books.

 

As Musicians, we will sing and perform Viking Rocks. We will use notation to produce a group song using percussion instruments. We will also learn to play the Glockenspiel.

 

As Chefs we will create an authentic dish from the Viking era.

 

As Computing experts, we will create a Photostory. We will research information about Vikings and Anglo Saxons.

 

As Scientists, we will be learning about 'Sound.'

 

Invertebrates Hunt!

 

In Science we went out into the school grounds to find as many Invertebrates as we could.  We used a classification key to help us to identify them.

Invertebrates Hunt

Rainforest Role Play!

 

The children of Oak have been investigating the new role play area. There is lots to see, do and hear in our role play area. Activities are planned to encourage English, Art and Music skills. Children can explore rainforest art work, listen to animal sounds and write about their experience. All these wild animals are proving to be quite ferocious. Dangers encountered so far have included a tiger trying to eat Mrs Pearson! Thankfully Melody was able to coax the stripy creature back to its rainforest habitat!

 

 

Congratulations 100 Crowns

Congratulations 100 Crowns 1 Oak's 1st 100 crowns winner!
Hugo has joined Oak class this week for the best attendance. He has made himself at home, sitting in the story teller chair and playing in the time machine!

HUGO!!!

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HUGO!!! 2

Mexican Maths Song - Transformations

Time Machine Talk

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Time Machine Talk

 

A time travel machine has appeared in Oak Class!

 

The children have been taking turns to role play what it would be like to travel in the machine. We have been reading about a time machine in our class novel, 'Aquila'.

Performance poetry in Science.

Oak Class love reading!

 

We have already been using our reading area. There are some super books including Mine craft!

Reading for enjoyment

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