Welcome to Oak Class!
Teacher - Mrs Roberts
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Parker
P.E. is on Wednesday
Dance is on Thursday
Please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school.
Homework is given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday.
Spellings are given out on Monday to be tested a week on Thursday.
Please help support your child by listening to them read for 15 minutes every day.
Year 4 Topics
Spring- 'In to the Rainforest!'
This term we will also learn to play Chess.
Meet Oak's Class Plants!
Our Class Plants
We have 5 class plants that we are going to look after. They are from the rainforest. We have 4 bromeliads and an orchid. Firstly, within our group, we had to decide on a name for our plant. What do you think of our names?
We have sketched our plants and we have researched how they adapt to life in the rainforest. The bromeliad has large, smooth leaves to catch the rain. The rain then flows into its own water tank. An orchid, like the bromeliad, grows on a tree. Its roots reach out and absorb the moisture in the air.
Weather Forecasts for the Rainforest
The children had a fabulous day at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester. During the workshop they learnt about why Chester had one of only 3 fortresses in Britain, how much they would be paid if they joined up the Roman army, how they washed when soap hadn't been invented! Why the Romans used fish sauce with all of their meals and what it would be like to be an archaeologist. Alfie had the honour of being a Roman solider and modelled some of the armour the Soldiers wore everyday.
They enjoyed their Roman Soldier walk through Chester to the Roman amphitheatre - even if we did get a little wet! When they marched back they tried scaring some of the locals by chanting their marching song - sin, sin, sin, dex, sin.
Finally, the children finished off exploring the two galleries in the museum. They used their worksheets to find numerous items within the galleries and watched a short video clip about life as a Roman.
Science - States of matter
The children have been learning all about states of matter as part. As part of their science work they have been finding out about how particles in solids, liquids and gases move around. In groups they experimented being the particles and showed the differences between the 3 states of matter.
Romulus and Remus
As an introduction to our Roman topic the children learnt about the story of Romulus and Remus. They listened carefully and then went off into small groups to perform the story.