Welcome to Year 4 CD!
As the two weeks beginning 25th May and 1st June are the two designated holiday weeks in Trafford, we will be having a break from the home-school learning, feedback, assemblies and phone calls that have become part of our provision since the Easter Holidays. I hope that the more relaxed opportunities that have been afforded by our Government allow brief moments away from home for our families too and I hope this time is enjoyed by us all. Our provision for Key Workers etc will remain unaltered. We have provided a list of websites that may be useful to you over the holidays and this can be found in the downloads section.
22.05.20 - Hello Year 4, It is the last day of this half term and as always you have been making me proud with all of your hard work. Yesterday I was in school and went up to our classroom for the first time in what feels like forever. It reminded me of all the fun memories that we have had so far this year and how much I am missing you all.
You have worked so hard during these difficult times and you should all be proud of yourselves. You have earned this two week break.
I previously said I would set some challenges for you they are:
- Help your parents with jobs around the house.
- Play nicely with your brothers or sisters if you have any.
-Create some art for someone to show them you care about them.
Keep working hard and I will speak to you all very soon.
Spelling test audio should be available from the download section at 1pm today.
- Miss Drabble
19.05.20 - As you may be aware this week is mental health week. During this period of lockdown, we must take special care of our mental health. Through the week, I will be setting a few different challenges for you to have a go at to help your wellbeing and for you to help the wellbeing of those around you.
The first challenge is for you to write a compliment list for someone or everyone in your family. Just like we do with pupil of the day when we are at school. Think about how we compliment and what different things we can complement them on.
18.05.20 - Hello Year 4, Last week I set a task on my maths around time. Lots of people found this tricky so I have set ALL this week’s my maths around time. To help out, in the download section you will see Time support. This is a worksheet you can use to work with a grownup if you are finding time tricky. This sheet has answers and shows you the sums to answer the questions.
I have loved seeing everyone’s planning for your bugs. The planning is an important feature of DT and will make sure you produce the best work possible.
Keep working hard and I will speak to you all very soon.
- Miss Drabble
13.05.20 - Hello Year 4, as always I have been overwhelmed with the work I have been sent.
A few shout out:
Liliya G – for showing me her wonderful piano skills. She is such a talented girl! I am also impressed with how much she is reading when in school and always having such a huge smile on her face.
Lillia OL – I have had a huge amount of work sent to me this week. She has clearly been working hard. She has also been a great big sister playing and spending time with her little sister.
Alfie – It was great to see him on his daily walk past school, was great to have the chance for a quick catch up and hear about how hard he is working. I have also been impressed with his cooking skills. Keep working hard and helping mum cook dinners!
Sana – Well done. She has been such an amazing sister and worked hard every single week. Great to see how hard you have works, especially with French! Also great newspaper report!
Zach – Zach has never given up, he has found things tricky like everyone else but he had kept pushing on even when most people would have given up. What a great role model.
Mishalie – She has sent me an amazing video news report about VE Day. Check the download section for Video. I’s saved as VE day news report!
Arthur – As always he is working very hard, I have seen his English work and I have been impressed with how hard he has worked on his editing skills.
Scott – He has made both me and his mum proud with his hard work, keep it up.
Well done to everyone else in the class who is also working super hard. Keep up the great work.
- Miss Drabble
8.5.20 – Happy bank holiday year 4CD! One of the great things about this is I don’t expect you to be doing any work.
But this isn’t the only thing special about today. Today is VE Day. This stands for Victory in Europe day. On this day 75 years ago at 3pm Winston Churchill announced that the war in Europe had come to an end as Nazi Germany surrendered the day prior.
Many people were extremely happy and the war had finally come to an end and celebrated by holding street parties, dressing in red white and blue and even going to celebrate outside Buckingham palace. People cheered as the royal family came out on the balcony to wave. The royal family celebrate in private. Queen Elizabeth describes it’s as one of the most memorable nights of her life.
Although it was the victory of Europe over Germany, this wasn’t the end of WW2. After the short celebrations, many wars were still being fought and many lives were still being lost. The war didn’t officially come to an end until 15th August when Japan surrender.
I have attached two links to short clips that explains a little bit more.
Like I said before, I don’t expect any work to be done today, enjoy spending time with your family and celebrating the great sacrifices people made all those years ago.
But if you really want to impress me I have so fun challenge activities you may want to give a go at some point this weekend.
1) Create a news report, this could be set 75 years ago or today. Film yourself either giving a brief history of VE Day or telling the world that we have just defeated Germany.
2) Create a newspaper report again either today or from 75 years ago. If its old you may want to tea stain your work and with a grown-ups help slightly burn or rip the edges.
3) Create a poster or poem to remember those who died in the war or how people felt when we won in Europe.
4) Use your imagination, what else could you do to celebrate.
I hope to see lots of photos and videos of the great things you are doing today. They can be sent directly to my email so I can put them on the class page or tweet the school page so we can retweet and share with others!
Have a wonderful day with your family and hope to see you soon!
7.5.20 – I have had lots of great work sent in again this week! I have attached more pictures below of the amazing achievement of people in the class. Keep working hard guys I am so impressed as always!
Spelling test audio can be found in the download section.
05.05.20 - I have loved seeing all the work you’re producing! Keep sending me updates! It’s been great to see all the fun things that you are doing. I love seeing all the non-academic things that you are doing. There has been lots of baking, art and creative games. I especially love seeing you inspire each other and take the time to look through the picture of what others are doing and use them to motivate yourself to do something different!
Keep inspiring one another to do the best that you can. Have fun and keep up the hard work.
04.05.20 - Welcome back after another weekend, I hope you had lots of fun and had a well-earned break from school work. Thank you again for all the weekly updates. It’s great to see what you guys are up to.
As some of you are aware, today is Star Wars day. Miss Pritchard has made a cool video that you can see on twitter (https://twitter.com/OFBrowPrimary/status/1257201550252027909?s=19). Let me know what you are doing to celebrate.
I would like to send a special shout out to Liliya G and her little sister Sophie for an amazing video that her and her sister made. The video was a very informative news report and weather report. It made me smile so much and was a great end to my weekend. Well done girls.
1.05.20 - Well done for another amazing week, I have heard and see lots of amazing things about what you are getting up to. I have enjoyed our phone calls again this week and I have manage to speak to most of you. Don’t worry if you have not had your call yet. I have a few left to do today. If you missed your call. Don’t worry there will be another next week!
Remember that our well done assembly will be on YouTube again today and keep an eye out to see who wins from our class!
Final day of the TTRS competition! Last night we were in the lead, but as I am writing this Year 4SB are in the lead with 71 points. That’s nothing we can defiantly make a comeback!
Make sure that everyone in the class takes part in this competition to give us the best chance of winning. Good luck!
30.04.20 - Hello, I am sorry for the lack of updates on this page. I have had a few technical difficulties that look as though they have now been resolved. As always I am proud of all the hard work I continue to see. I have started making this week’s phone calls and it is great to hear what you are up to!
As always if you have a preferred time of day or number please email and let me know.
I hope you enjoyed singing assembly and Fridays well done assembly. It’s been great to hear who has been watching each week.
Keep working hard.
27.04.20 - Welcome back to another week of home schooling! I hope you all had a well deserved break from work and are ready to get started again. I have been really impressed with the emails I have been sent showing off all of your work! This week we are having a times table battle on Rock Stars. so make sure to log in and have a few games. In year 4 the score is currently 1-1. So good luck both classes. I will be making phone calls again this week so I can't wait to speak to you all again very soon!
24.04.20- This week Mrs. Canham and I have made lots of phone calls. It has been great to speak to you and hear about all the fun stuff that you are getting up to! I have also loved hearing that many of you are enjoying the weekly assembly’s. Remember keep me updated about all the things you are doing so I can give awards to those who ae doing great things. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t get an award. Keep working hard and I’m sure you will get one soon!
Keep up the hard work, well done year 4!
21.04.20 - Tomorrow I will begin making personal phone calls to each child in the class. Please email me if there is a specific day or time that is best to call at and I will do my best to make this work. I will be calling off a withheld number. Calls will last between 5 and 10 minutes. I will be available to make calls Wednesday - Friday between 11am and 3pm. If these times don't work for your family for whatever reason please email me and we can try to arrange an alternative call time.
If no date or time is requested I will still attempt to ring but if there is no answer I can not guarentee that another call will be made.
Please email if you have a prefered number to call on.
21.04.20 - I have again been sent in pictures of amazing work that children have been producing.
I would like to share a few things that children in our class have been doing.
Joseph has drawn amazing pictures, he has created a great cartoon in French and he has built a wonderful bug hotel. Great work.
Jud has created a wonderful bug hotel in her garden. Can' wait to hear about all the bugs that she finds.
Ava T went on a 5k run down the canal. I'm very impressed with how far you can run!
Alfie has wrote a poem called 'stay safe', wrote a newspaper article on the Easter story, baked, learnt some Spanish and ran 7km with his mum!
Anita has been making maths fun by playing different games on mymaths.
Liliya G has been making models out of Lego, she has worked hard on her Harry Potter set. She has also been bike riding, skateboarding and baking with her sister.
Billy and his brother have been building with their dad learning how to use tools safely. This is a great skill to learn! Well done. Remember if you want to learn a skill like Billy has, make sure to always have help from a responsible adult as tools can be very dangerous! Billy was also a kind neighbour as he drew rainbows for others to put in their window.
Harvey has worked so hard to produce a fact file for his science work. Well done, this effort blew me away!
Well done everyone, as you can see, we have not only focused on academic work over the last week. Children have been having fun and learning in a variety of different ways. Keep up this great effort, and keep me updated on all that you are doing.
20.04.20 - I hope you all had a great weekend, work for this week can be found in the downloads section. I have heard a lot of great thing that children have been geting upto! Come back later to see what people have done over the weekend.
17.04.20 - Good Morning year 4CD, again I wanted to let you know how impressed I have been with all of your work. I am getting lots of emails from proud parents showing off all the great things you are doing!
Holly has been growing tadpoles and butterflies, she has sent me pictures as they grow. I can't wait to see more!
Zach has been working hard at home. He has done lots of beautiful art work and created a great bug hotel. I am excited to see what bugs come and visit him! he has also taken time to buils an amazing model out of lego!
Sana has sent me he art work and I have been very impressed with the details that she has included in her work, Well done.
Great work, I can't wait to hear and see what else you are getting upto!
16.04.20 - Wow Year 4 I am so proud to call you my class. It clear you are working very hard. I would like to mention a few children who have made amazing efforts both today and over half term.
Ava jumped straight into creating an amazing bug hotel for science. It’s clear from the picture that any bug would be lucky to stay here!
Anita has worked hard on her art work and shared a beautiful picture with me, you can see this below with the other pictures.
Billy has gone above and beyond with home learning and spent a lot of time learning about Henry VIII. He now knows this is one of my favourite topics to learn about in history.
Ava M has climbed trees and built an amazing den! When I was little I built one exactly like it!
Stanley and his sister built their very own bug hotel and made a great sign to show the bugs where to go!
Well done to all children working hard at home, I will be keeping an eye on what you are doing and I can't wait to give a few more shout outs.
14.04.20 - Welcome back after half term, I can't wait to hear about all the fun you've had over the last two weeks! Although we are not back in the classroom, we are back to school. Each week we will be posting work for you to complete at home, just like we did before half term. Please remember that parents and carers are able to email me to if you need help or support with any work and I will do my best to support you via email. I would love to get emails and updates about how you are getting on, what you have found fun, hard, easy etc. All this feedback is vital so that we can adapt future planning to make the most of the situation we are in.
Please do email me with updates, I have missed each and every one of you and hope that we will be back in the classroom soon.
Thank you for all your support over the past week. Please see on the downloads page section of our class webpage two documents that will be of use to you over Easter. Take care of each other.
It has been a difficult and worrying time for us all with the closure of schools and we will miss you all very much here at Oldfield Brow Primary.
We created a Year 4 Closure Pack for week one commencing 23rd of March. It's still available on our download section and it includes lots of activities, games and programmes that will support the children’s learning for all subjects. You can follow the links provided to access everything, at the end of the document there is also additional resources that you can try. For each week the school is closed (not including the 'holidays') we will update and replace the work provided with new content. Please keep up with your daily reading and practice of timestables. In addition, ensure you include exercise and getting fresh air in your daily routine if safe to do so. Stay tuned for any updates about potential resources etc. I will post information about them below.
Keep updated with what's going on... If you don't follow us or are yet to sign up for twitter, it's a great way to keep updated with news and find out about activities that can help your child with their learning, health and (hopefully) keep things fresh and fun in these uncertain times. Here is the link to our profile https://twitter.com/OFBrowPrimary
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com.
Keep your eye on this section of the webpage for information on homework, trips and special events coming up throughout the half-term. Also keep checking the e-bag for letters and for an overview of our termly curriculum.
Don't forget both indoor and outdoor PE kits - Lessons are now on Wednesday and Fridays.
Our next trip will be on the 21st January and we will be going to MOSI to take part in an electricity workshop! Payment and conset is now available on parent pay.
LEARNING IN YEAR 4
In Year 4 children are encouraged to reach their full potential in every aspect of their learning and wider school achievements. They will learn to apply their initiative as they become more confident and independent learners.
As well as lessons providing children with a challenge, they are stimulating and fun! Children are given plenty of opportunities for ‘hands-on’ experiences as well as opportunities to share and exhibit their work.
Year 4 children are given the opportunity to take greater ownership over their learning this year and are encouraged to manage their own progress by working towards personal targets.
Having an enjoyment of learning is central to the ethos of year 4 and each child will receive the individual support and encouragement needed to be successful and proud of their achievements.
The best way you can help your child this year is to help them to complete their home learning and to practice spellings and times tables each week.
On the rest of this page you will be able to find photographs, examples of children's work and information about what we are learning in class - including details of any exciting events or trips that are coming up!
Stay posted for updates.
SPRING TERM 1
Our Topic work this half-term is The Romans
This topic has a strong focus on History but also covers aspects of, Maths, Art/D&T, Drama, Music and ICT learning objectives. It gives children a chance to take ownership over their own learning. We will be specifically liking our English work to Topic, focusing on instructions and persuasive letters.
In Science, our work will revolve around the theme of 'States of Matter'.
We will focus on Solids, liquids and gases. We will look at the particle structure of these states and how they change when heated or melted. Children will use their skills and knowledge to organise and carry out experiments and investigations themselves, both independently and working in groups.
In English, we will initially, be looking at how to write instructions. We will then move on to persuasive letters. Throughout, children will also develop theirs writing and editing skills. Children will be developing their writing throughout and will apply and develop their punctuation, grammar and spelling strategies. As well as reading and responding to a variety of texts, there will be plenty of opportunity for children to engage in drama and discussion.
In Maths, children will engage in a variety of mathematical challenges including word problems, practical activities and mental maths skills. As well as revising, recapping and developing upon many of the more challenging areas covered throughout last year, we will be holding weekly times tables challenges; a speedy recall of our times tables facts will help throughout the year as we cover new objectives. A more detailed breakdown of our objectives has been sent home but can still be obtained on request.
Continuing learning at home is an important and will help children to consolidate their understanding of work done in class. Chatterday is designed to meet the needs of each child and you are strongly encouraged to support your child when he/she completes it. Please take time to create beautiful and inspirational work. All work should be something children are proud to show off. Take time and have fun with it. Please ask for paper if you do not have any at home.
Children will be given a set of spellings to learn which they will be tested on every Friday. Times tables will be set and tracked using Times Table Rockstars. If you have any issues with access to a computer or internet, please let me know and alternative arrangments can be made.