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We hope you all enjoyed World Book Day! We have one more day of home learning in the class portal for you. 

We have an English SPaG lesson so you will need your packs from your folder.

Maths - End of Unit Check and you can have a go a times table sheet from your folder.

Paths Lesson video is also attached.



Happy World Book Day everyone! We have so many fun activities for you today! 

Don't forget our last live session today with all of Year 4. We can't wait to see you and your costumes! We have got ours! 

 Start your day by watching the Whole School World Book Day Assembly on the Literacy Page followed by a viewing of our Year 4 World Book Day Assembly. This includes lots of the work you have done this week! Please take a chance to look at what other year groups did with their dragons too, if you get the chance.

Today's Maths lesson is a little different... We have a World Book Day Maths special! Have a look at the quiz in the class portal! Let us know how you get on! 

In English, you will be interviewing a dragon expert! Have a look at that lesson video now. 

The Topic lesson video on 'Anglo-Saxon Runes' is also in the video section.

More World Book Week Activities! 

An explanation of today's activities can be found below this information but PLEASE read through all of this first!

Book Scavenger Hunt and Book Challenge!

I have uploaded a Book Scavenger Hunt/Code breaker activity made up of book covers of some very popular books. You can do this activity at any point this week. Your parents will need to print the covers off and then hide them in your home or garden. Once you have found all the covers unscramble the letters to crack the code! Everything you need is on the sheet. Please send in pictures of what you get up to! 

A message from 153 Authors! 

I think this is absolutely amazing! 153 Authors have teamed up to give you messages about World Book Day. Watch the video to find out about new authors, new books and see if you can spot your favourite author at the moment! Mr Butler

Link below:



Well done this week Year 4! We have seen so much amazing work!

There has been some BREAKING NEWS overnight! Watch the news report in the class portal! Then, watch the English Lesson Video for a very important task.

Maths is the next chapter in the Power Maths book. Please follow the link below if you would like to follow any of the tutorials for support.  


PE - Yoga session is also attached. 

Oldfield Brow Mystery Reader is back! 

Have a look at the books below and decide which one you would like to hear read. Listen to as many as you like this week! Follow the link below to the Literacy page and scroll to the video section and choose the number of the book you would like to listen to! I wonder who will be reading it?


Sponsored Read! (All documents in class portal)

The Oldfield Brow Sponsored Read is an opportunity for you to engage in reading for enjoyment during Book Week (to build those lifelong skills and develop a love of books) but not just books, cereal boxes, comics, leaflets, magazines anything they could possibly read! Especially anything dragon related this week too! Can you persuade family members, friends, neighbours to sponsor you for the amount you have read in a week? It will help us buy new books for our classrooms. The picture above is how many books your sponsorships got us last year. Let's see if we can do ever better this year!

Mrs Heffernan (Y1) has kindly organised this for us and produced a informative document for you to share with your families, there is also sponsorship forms and reading logs in the class portal ready for you to download. I have saved them as Word and PDF documents. 

Let's Get Reading!


Thank you for sharing your work so far this week. All of your dragon instructions are very creative and your scripts for your own Science shows are fantastic. I think some of you are ready to host your won TV shows! 

Today's Maths lesson is a continuation of the Power Maths work (See weekly overview)

English we are looking at creating our own dragons and designing our own Dragon Top Trump Card! Watch the lesson video now!

Here is a link to Drawing with Rob if you need help drawing a dragon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GksHARkuYEU 

Don't worry about your drawings, just have a go and make sure it is clearly labelled!

There is another Music lesson for you today! So many of you loved it last week and we have lesson 2 for you today. You will be looking at Exploring 4 beats and 2 beats in a bar. The link is below. 


Mr Butler and Miss Drabble


We hope you had a lovely weekend Year 4! One more week before we see you all back in school! We cannot wait to see you.

But first... It is World Book Day this week and our theme is dragons! So we decided to make this week's English lessons all about dragons! I think you will really enjoy them! Please send in what you produce. 

Today you will be carrying on with your Power Maths work. Follow the White Rose Maths video tutorial for calculations of quantities. (UPDATED)


Finally, I have put the lab coat on and made a very exciting Science lesson for you! We will continue to learn about sound and your task this week is to write a script for your very own science show! The video referenced in the science video is this one: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9h6n39 

If you wanted to try the experiment from last week please watch this video from 17.23:


26.2.21 -

Good morning Year 4! 

It has been lovely seeing so many of you on our live sessions this week! You have all made it to another Friday, thank you for sending in the work you have been completing. If you have not yet sent in any work you have been doing, please send it in as soon as possible. 

Today's English video is a 'World Book Week Special!' Before you watch the video please watch the two videos below if you have not seen them yet!



Tell me Dragon by Mrs Chetwyn 'World Book Week Assembly'


In Maths, you are completing the next problem solving lesson for addition and subtraction of fractions. If you feel like you need more support please use the videos that are achived. 

Finally, there is a PATHS video for you to access too:) 

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble



Good morning Year 4! 

Just a quick reminder for the English video today. I understand that you may not have a dictionary at home so please use the internet and online dictionaries (with supervision) to find the meaning of words.


24.02.21 - Good Morning Year 4. It was lovely to see many of you yesterday when picking up your home learning packs. If you have not yet collected yours, please contact your class teacher to arrange a time to do so.



***🐉 World Book Day and Oldfield Brow Book Week - 1ST - 5TH MARCH 2021 - Dragons 🐉 ***

Don't miss our special dragon assembly:


All year groups are sharing the fabulous book Tell Me A Dragon by Jackie Morris to celebrate our Book Week '21. Find out all about it in our special assembly today!

To hear the extremely talented author/illustrator, reading the whole book herself, you can watch her here on YouTube!



Good morning! 

Home-learning work packs for the next couple of weeks are to be collected Tuesday February 23rd from the KS1 canopy from the times 1.30pm-2.30pm. These are essential and will be needed to access the lessons each day. 

If you have any questions or queries about this please do email us. 

Today’s videos are in the class portal for you. In Maths, you will be ‘Subtracting Fractions’ and the link for the lesson tutorial from White Rose Maths is attached below: 


We are starting the our Spiderwick Chronicles in English! We are so excited for this unit. To access this lesson fully you will need some of the resources that are within the pack. E.g., Worksheets and Active Learn Password. 

In reference to the above, I have posted a ‘How to’ video which explains how children can access the Spiderwick Chronicles book with their Active Learn password so please do watch this! 

Finally, we have a Music lesson for you provided by the Oak National Academy. Please watch the video for Lesson 1 and let us know what you think! https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/pulse-and-metre-28a5 

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble 


Welcome back Year 4!

We hope you all had a lovely half-term! We are so excited to share what we are doing this half-term with you! There is an introductory video which outlines all the activities we are going to do this week so please check that out! 😊

We are continuing with our Maths topic of ‘Fractions’, you have all worked very hard on this topic already so keep it up! Today we are covering ‘Adding Fractions’, please follow the link to follow the White Rose Maths tutorial lesson which you can use as support whilst completing the worksheet and Power Maths as a follow on activity (p.94-96). 


Today’s English task is a reading lesson provided by the Oak National Academy. It is based on the book ‘I Was a Rat! by Phillip Pullman’. Please follow the link and complete the activities from lesson 1 😊


As stated in the introductory video, we are starting a new topic in our Science lessons and that topic is ‘Sound!’. The lesson video is in the class portal. 

You will need to access the following videos as part of the Science lesson. You can find them below. 

(Make sure you have parental supervision when watching the videos below.)

Video 1: 


Video 2: 


Video 3:


Please remember to send in the work that you complete. It is so important that you do so that we can track how you are engaging with the tasks. Thank you! 

We are currently compiling new packs and we will update with more information about this shortly.

As always if you need anything or have any questions please email year4sb@oldfield-brow.com or 4cd@oldfield-brow.com  

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble 


Good morning Year 4!

It is the last day of this term! You all deserve a well needed rest! Thank you for all your hard work, please do send any work that you have completed recently as it is very important for our tracking of engagement. 

Your Maths task is to complete pages 89-91 in your Power Maths Book. Use yesterday's Maths video for some support if you need it.

There is an English SPaG video lesson too and you will need you SPaG booklets and we are looking at Two's a Team! 

Finally, there is a PATHS video lesson to follow too.


Important!!! We know we have amazing writers in Year 4 and now there is a chance for all of you to write a story and enter it into the Trafford 500 words Competition! There is prizes to be won too!

Such as.. Book vouchers, Spotlight Drama Workshops Vouchers, a kindle for the overall winner and the winner to see their fiction brought to life as a drama!!!

Watch the Mrs Chetwyn's video in the class portal to find out more! 

The deadline for returns to Oldfield Brow is Friday 12th March. As a school we will be entering 2 stories per year group and we very much look forward to you showing off your creativity and skills.

If your story is more than 500 words it cannot be entered so be warned about getting carried away! Finally, send your finished story to us on year4sb@oldfield-brow.com or 4cd@oldfield-brow.com electronically please. Please type it! 

If you cannot type it up - a photograph of your written work will be fine, and if it goes through to the final 2, we will type it up for you!

There is also an assembly today called 'Just Amazing' it goes live at 2.30pm so please give it a watch! 😊

Click the link here: https://youtu.be/3FOh2HxYJ0E 

Please let us know if you need anything! 😊

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble 


Good morning! 

Before I talk to you about the activities for today, I wanted to share something with you which you all may find relatable at this current time. Sadie has set herself a challenge for such an amazing cause and I am so glad she told me about it and now she is sharing it with you too! She should be very proud of herself.  Mr Butler 

Have a read of what Sadie has to say… 

My Miles for Mind Story

My name is Sadie and I am in Y4SB.

Since we have been in yet another lockdown I have been getting so bored. Even though it is to keep us safe, it’s not really keeping me healthy in my body or my mind. My football training and match days have been cancelled and my other after school activities like Brownies and Futsal are too. BORING!

I feel annoyed that I can’t go to see all the people that I like. I feel stressed because I’m doing another home schooling which isn’t as much fun because when I’m at school it’s fun being with my friends and I feel more organised. Sometimes lockdown makes me feel moody and I don’t want to go anywhere, do my school work or even do colouring in or kick the footy in the park because my mind is so bored.

My mum looked online to see how to help me with these feelings and found a charity called Mind. They help people with poorly mental health like being worried. I have joined a challenge called Miles for Mind. I am running 30 miles in February. Thirty miles is more than a marathon and because only grown ups run marathons it is going to be a tricky challenge. I am going to do a little bit each day. I have made an action plan with my mum and a graph to measure how many miles I do each week. On the website there are some ideas to make it more fun like bingo so my mum and I have made our own. 

When I came back from my first run I was very smiley and happy. My mum said why don’t I write down how I feel on my graph too. So far I have run in the pouring down rain, icy cold wind, light snow and cold sunny weathers. I have felt good, happy, proud, amazing and cool. I have not felt stressed, annoyed, bored or worried. So I am looking forward to doing more of this so I can get my medal at the end and raise some money for charity.  I will also be very fast at football when I go back to school!

Today’s Activities 

Today we have a Maths lesson video on Fractions greater than one! You have all been working hard on this so far and please can you keep us updated with how you are doing. 

Today’s English video is the second part to the video from yesterday where we worked on our comprehension skills. It links to comprehensions attached in the class portal. If you cannot print the work out; that is absolutely fine, please just write the answers neatly in your exercise books. We have attached 2 complete. Complete one and then if you want to challenge yourself further complete the second one too! 

PE – Yoga Session is attached in the class portal. Please try and stay as active as you can and if you go on a walk please send in some pictures you took whilst on a walk!

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble



Reminder: This week’s Google Meet sessions will be the last sessions before half term so try and make it! Please keep an eye out for the email just before this time so that you can join it. 

Year 4SB – Wednesday 10th at 12.45pm

Year 4CD – Thursday 11th at 12.45pm

Later this week we will post some of your amazing artwork and more updates with people’s science experiments! 😊

We have also seen some excellent online safety posters and we will post more of them when we receive them!

Today, there is an English video and Topic video to work through. The English video links to comprehension work attached in the class portal. If you cannot print the work out; that is absolutely fine, please just write the answers neatly in your exercise books. We have attached 2 complete. Complete one and then if you want to challenge yourself further complete the second one too! 

Today we are asking you to use this BBC Bitesize link to support your White Rose Maths Worksheets and Power Maths work. 


Keep up the good work everyone! 


Good morning Year 4! 

Great work yesterday! We loved seeing some of the Science work that had been sent in! Make sure to send in your pictures of your work! If you want to complete the Science experiement have a look at yesterday's videos in the 'Archived' section. 

Today there is a Maths lesson video attached but feel free to look back at yesterday’s videos if you need them as support to go through the Power Maths work. They have been ‘Archived’ so you can find the videos in there 😊

The English lesson video links with today’s ICT lesson. The English video is in two parts so make sure to watch them both! (I have had to split it the video in to two parts so if you tried accessing it before 9am it wouldn't have worked. So, please come back to it!) You will need to complete the tasks for ICT first by completing quizzes and watching videos! Today is Safer Internet Day 2021 and this will be our focus in our English lesson too. Your task is to create an information poster for children your age that we could post around school with tips on how to stay safe online! Please watch the English video first to know what you must do. 

An optional yet very important activity:

There is also a Safer Internet Day Live Lesson on BBC Teach at 11am and on the CBBC channel on the morning of 9th February 2021 at 11am. Resources for it can be found in the class portal. 


Keep up the great work. You are all amazing!


Good morning Year 4! Before I tell you about today's activities please scroll down to see the non-chronological reports that we have received. See if you can see yours! Have a look at what everyone has produced, please send in your report if you haven't yet! We are so proud of you all and you should be so proud of yourselves.

Today in Maths we will be looking at Equivalent Fractions. There is a Maths Lesson Video for this attached in the class portal. There is also 2 RECAP videos (These will be clearly labelled). These recap videos are on 'Equivalents' and 'Equivalent fractions'. We have included these videos for additional support as you may have missed a lot of the teaching of fractions in Year 3 because of lockdown. So, please look at these videos first if you need to! 

Your English task is a comprehension on Online Safety as it is Safer Internet Day on the 9th of February. The comprehension in the class portal is differentiated and has the answers attached. If you cannot print the paper out, please write down the answers into your books. We suggest that everyone try the comprehension with '2 Stars'. If your child feels like they want a bit more support choose the '1 star' but if your child thinks they can challenge themselves further they can choose the '3 star' Please mark your answers and send in what you complete! 

Finally, the Science Lesson Video is such a fun one today! We will be looking at the Water Cycle! The video is in 2 parts! So please watch them both. There is a quiz, an experiment and a lab coat! Make sure to take pictures of your experiments! 



Mr Butler and Miss Drabble


4.2.21 -

Over the last few days we have been receiving some of your non-chronological reports. 

Year 4, we are SO proud of you and the time and effort that has gone into them. You have all produced OUTSTANDING work with your own creative spark! 

You have listened to our video lessons and tried to include all of the features we have discussed.

See below a selection of reports we have received so far. We will add more over the next few days. 

Once again a HUGE well done. We are so proud to see you working hard at home. 

Keep up the good work,

Miss Drabble and Mr Butler

Your Anglo-Saxon non-chronological reports











Good morning Year 4,

Maths for today and tomorrow do not have videos that go directly alongside them. However, there is are a few fraction revision lessons for those who need them. If you are struggling with the basics, please refer to one of the videos for a bit of support.

If you have watched the videos as revision, you may not complete as much of the Power Maths work that you normally would. This is fine. Please do what you can in the time set out by the daily overview.

Keep working hard,

Miss Drabble & Mr Butler



3.2.21 –

Good morning Year 4. 
We have been blown away by the high standards of non-chronological reports that we have been starting to receive. The presentation of work is OUTSTANDING! Well done keep this up 😊

Today in Maths, you will be doing your end of unit check. Once you have completed the work, please spend a few minutes watching our revision lesson on fractions. From tomorrow, we will be learning about fractions. We will be providing a few recap lessons as many people find this unit tricky and a few people may want a reminder/ recap of.

Keep up the fantastic work,

Miss Drabble and Mr Butler





Thank you for to everyone who has been sharing their work. You are all incredible! We have received lots of lovely photos for yesterday's well-being task. If you want to send yours in, please do! We will try and post them on here. Look in the class portal for today's well-being suggestion. 

Today, there are Maths and English videos. We will also be doing Art today too! Please watch the Art video for an introduction and then the rest of the intructions can be found in the document labelled '02.02.21 Art Lesson Instructions'. Please do complete the art activities as they give an opportunity for you to express your feelings through art. Look at some photos of what you may be producing below!



Monday's Well-being task (whole week can be found in the class portal) is to go for a walk and take a photo of the most beautiful thing you see. Please share your photos of nature with us! 



Good morning Year 4! Please find all today's videos in our class portal. Please watch the 'Science Lesson Video' before watching the 'Science Experiment Video'. We would also like to promote that this week it is Children's Mental Health Week. 

You and your child's well-being has always and will always be a main priority of ours. This week we will be promoting Children's Mental Health Week with so many activities that you can complete with your child. We have created a document which lists activities that you could complete each day. Please share everything you do with us at school! 

The theme this year is 'Express yourself'. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity and Place2Be have shared lots of resources to promote this and we will be sharing many activities with you this week. 
Place2Be are hosting a live assembly with celebrity guests which goes live Monday 1st February at 9am! Find out more about it here: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/news/children-s-mental-health-week-assembly-with-bafta-kids-and-oak-national-academy/ (I will post the link to the video when it goes live!) 

It is so important that we make sure that we are sharing how we feel with people around us. It is okay not to be and feel okay as all feelings are okay. However, we must try and talk about how we feel with those around us, particularly at this very hard time, so that we can do something about it.  

Please keep an eye on this class page as we will be updating it with lots of activities this week. We would like to repeat that during this difficult time, well-being of both children and parents has never been so important. We know you are all going through a lot and we want to make it clear again that we are here for not only the children but to support the grown-ups too! So, please do look after yourselves! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any issues that you have and where we may be able to offer our help and support.

Finally, please have a look at this...

To mark the start of Children’s Mental Health Week, The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Place2Be, has sent a message of support encouraging children and parents to find ways to share their thoughts and feelings, particularly during such a challenging time. Watch the video by following the link here:


Mr Butler and Miss Drabble 


The Royal Academy of Art are hosting a Summer Show competition, and are inviting entries until the 26th April, 2021. Find out more about this competition by looking at the document in our class portal or by visiting the Art Page on our website! 


Great work Year 4! You have all been working so hard!

Let's see what we have today...

There is an English Lesson Video focusing on SPaG today. You will need to find 'The Black Knight' story in your work pack. Watch the lesson video and complete the activity sheet. If you feel confident and want to challenge yourself further you can have a go at the extension worksheet in our class portal! 

You have all been working so hard in our Paths lessons and today we come to the end of the Best Friends Story. Follow the video to find out what activities you need to do. 

I have also left yesterday's Maths video in our class portal incase you need a reminder for today's follow on lesson in the Power Maths books.

There is also an assembly today! 

The link will go live from 2.30pm. It is around 20 mins long.

Check it out by clicking this link:



Great start to our topic of Area in Maths Year 4! 

It was great seeing so many of Year 4SB for their Google Meet yesterday. 

Today there is a Maths, English and French Lesson Video for you to work through. There is a French Lesson Worksheet in the class portal, this will tell you your task for the day. 

Also, we have received great examples of note taking for our English non-chronological reports. Try and set out your work like this. Be proud of the notes you make! 



Good work Year 4! We are starting our new topic of 'Area' in Maths and there is a Maths Lesson Video in the class portal. There is also an English Lesson Video and we are enjoying seeing how much detail you are putting into the your work. Please keep it up! The link that is referenced in the video can be accessed here.


VIPERS - Please ensure you complete one of your VIPERS Reading Comprehensions. You can mark your work using the answers which are in your pack.

The PE lesson is attached in the class portal. It is the yoga lesson – Session 3. 

Keep up the amazing work!


Great work yesterday Year 4! You have all worked hard on the Science experiment! I have posted a few pictures below today's messages. Make sure to have a look! 

Today there are English and Topic Lesson videos in our class portal for you to follow and access.

You will be completing the 'End of unit check' in your Power Maths books today. We would also like you to complete another 'End of unit check' that we have created and attached in our class portal. Most of the questions are multiple choice but you must write your working out for each question down. We will be looking for this in your work when you send it in. It tests your knowledge on what we have covered on Multiplication and Divison over the past few weeks, so make sure to use the methods you have been learning about to answer the questions. 😊

We would also like to introduce 'Timeout Tasks!'. You are all working so hard and we are so proud but it is so important that you also take breaks and relax. Your well-being is so important to us. You will find a few suggestions that may keep you entertained but of course you may have your own activities that you do. Let us know how you get on by sending in pictures etc. Have fun! (Find this in the class portal). 

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble




Good morning Year 4! 

We hope you had a lovely weekend! 😊

In our class portal there are English and Science lesson videos for you! Please see the Weekly Overview to see the task and pages to complete for the Maths lesson today. There is a Maths video lesson from last week's session that may be able to support you through the problem solving questions in the Power Maths today. Feel free to use the 'archived videos' to look through last week's other videos if you need a bit more support. 

The two links referenced in the Science lesson can be found below:

Melting and Freezing


Evaporation and Condensation


If you are wanting to try the experiments in Science, you must have an adult to help and complete some of the experiments for you for your own safety. 

Also, well done to Zainab and Amelia-Rose for completing the most Read Theory quizzes last week! Great work! 😊

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble


Good morning Year 4! 

What a week! You have all worked so hard and it has been fantastic seeing some of you on our Google Meet calls this week! 

Today there are Maths, English (SPaG) and PATHS Lesson Videos in the class portal. We hope you enjoy them! 

The additional worksheet for the SPaG lesson can be found in the class portal too!  😊

There is also a virtual assembly this week. The link below will go live after 2.30pm. 


Have an amazing weekend! 

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble 


Hello Year 4! 

There is an English and Science Lesson video in our class portal. Today you will be writing the rest of your myth. Follow the English lesson video and use all of the support sheets in the class portal for ideas and inspiration! We are really looking forward to seeing what you produce.

Today's Maths lesson does not have a video but is the next chapter in the Power Maths Books - Dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number (3) Pages 41-43. 

The link that is referenced in the Science Lesson can be found here:


Have a great day! 😊



Hi Year 4! 😊

You have all been working so hard and we are so impressed with all the fantastic work that you are producing at home! 

In the portal there is a Maths Lesson Video and English Lesson Video for you to watch. Today you are writing your character descriptions, make sure you use the support sheets to improve your writing! 

VIPERS - Please ensure you complete one of your VIPERS Reading Comprehensions. You can mark your work using the answers which are in your pack.

The PE lesson is attached in the class portal. It is the yoga lesson – Session 2. 

Keep up the great work! 


20.01.21 - I have been so impressed with all of your work over the last few weeks, please see below some of the childrens AMAZING work! 

I LOVE the use of every day, household items to help with maths.




I love the time and effort that people have been putting into their village maps. They look great!


This looks so much fun! Watching the 3D movie of Beowulf!




Todays topic video lesson will ask you to follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znjqxnb

 A huge well done for all of the amazing work being done this week. 



Good morning Year 4! 

I hope you have all had a great weekend. We have an excellent week planned for you. Today there is a Maths Lesson Video and English Lesson Video for you. We also have the next French lesson with Miss Mawe. There is a PowerPoint in the class portal that you can follow the lesson along with. (We tried making this into a video but the sound would not work but you can still follow the lesson well!).

Today is also Martin Luther King Jr Day.  We would like you to find out more about the man who was such a prominent and leading figure in the civil rights movement in America as he sought for equality and human rights for African Americans. 

You can use the template in the class portal or use a page from your exercise book. You can use the link below as a starting point to find out some more information but please ensure that you have parental supervision when researching on the internet. 


As always, please send in any of the work that you have completed. We can’t wait to see it! 

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble 

Dear Parents,
So far, it has been wonderful to receive so many emails and photographs of the work the children are producing. Some families are sending daily updates, some every 2-3 days or at the end of the week. Whichever option suits your schedules is fine. We appreciate the time you put into this as it really helps us log the children's engagement and completion of their daily Maths, English and Topic activities. Please try to include evidence of all completed activities. This also helps with our assessment of their understanding and progress whilst remote learning and means we can make any changes to the way we deliver lessons, if necessary.
Furthermore, you will notice we have a slightly different format when uploading our teaching videos. Instead of families needing to download in the future, video lessons will stream directly from YouTube, in your child's specific class YouTube page. 

If you have any questions please email year4sb@oldfield-brow.com or 4cd@oldfield-brow.com

(Also, keep an eye out for your work on the website! I will be posting more soon!)

Have a lovely weekend! from Mr Butler and Miss Drabble


Good morning Year 4! 

Quick update: From now on, after logging into our portal, the lesson videos will be in a box like this: 

Other documents may still appear as they did before. But apart from that everything else is the same! We have changed this to help with the accessing of videos!

Mr Butler and Miss Drabble 


In our portal today you will find an English Lesson Video and a Science Lesson Video. The Maths activity is to complete the next chapter in your Power Maths Book pages 27-29 as it states in the Weekly Overview. Let us know how you all get on! 😊


Please ensure you check the weekly overview which outlines what is expected for the week. Please read this first before starting your work for the day! You can structure your day around this suggested timetable. It also breaks down what lessons we will be covering over the week and highlights the lessons which will come with an accompanying video lesson. It also has the page numbers attached for the Power Maths books too!

Message for parents

We have been delighted to see all of your hard work over the past week. We appreciate the regular emails and communication from all of you. During this difficult time, well-being of both children and parents has never been so important. We know you are all going through a lot and we want to make clear that we are here for not only the children but to support the grown-ups too! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any issues that you have and where we may be able to offer our help and support. Many of you are juggling multiple things, please use the suggested ‘Weekly overview’ to guide you on lesson timings. Please do not spend hours upon hours trying to complete all of the work that has been set. If you need to take a break, please do so! If you need to call it a day, please also do so! We want to make sure that you are staying healthy and keeping well in these challenging times. You are all doing an amazing job!

If you are struggling with contacting your child’s class teacher daily, please do let them know and then we can arrange alternative submission times of work.

We love seeing the wonderful work that you are producing together at home but please remember to take care of yourselves too.

Thank you for your ongoing support and feedback. We really appreciate all of your kind messages.

Miss Drabble and Mr Butler


A message from the Year 4 team

Please take your time to read all of the information below.

We would all like to say how proud and impressed we have been with all your hard work this week. It has been a strange week and at the start of this week we didn’t think we would be where we are right now! You have all coped so well. On Friday, the learning packs were distributed and we just wanted to explain what you have to do with them. 

They contain: 

·         A Power Maths Book 

·         White Rose Maths Sheets & Answers 

·         Comprehensions & Answer Sheets 

·         SPaG Worksheets 

·         An Exercise book

·         Orange pen

·         Purple pen

·         Log-ins to Times Table Rockstars, Spelling Shed, Read Theory and a password for the school website. 

·         Timetable Overview of the week

The timetable included is a suggested timetable to help plan out your day. On the website, we will be uploading a similar overview, this will have all the lessons and videos you will be competing each day. Lessons with an accompanying video will in bold and underlined. 

As part of the home-learning each day you will be instructed by your class teacher to complete tasks that may be part of your learning pack. We will make it clear what you need to complete each day. For example, as part of a Maths lesson we may ask you to complete a section of your Power Maths book. Some of the lessons may not require the need of the learning packs. 

Some of the folders may contain different worksheets, so please listen carefully to the teacher as we may suggest different activities for each folder to complete. 

Please DO NOT complete any more of the work than instructed each day. 


As we would in school, please go through the answers (using the answer sheets provided) and mark your work with a small tick or make any corrections that you see. Then, email your teacher with your score and identify any areas that you feel that you struggled with. This self-assessment can be done by the children or with support from parents/carers but it will allow us to put in place any additional support that may be needed both over lockdown and when we return to school.

If you have joined our school this academic year, some log-ins may not be available right now. We are working hard to get accounts set up and it may take a bit of time but we will get them out to you as soon as we can!

As of next week, all the work will not appear in the downloads section as it has done this week. There will be a private section where the home-learning will be uploaded. It looks like this: 

Enter the password we have given you in the learning packs to access the learning resources.

Please bare in mind that changes are happening all the time so please keep an eye out for any mid-week adaptions that may occur! We will update you as best we can. 


If you are working at both home and school in the week, you must bring your pack with you each day as we will be completing the same lessons that have been set at home in school.

If you have any questions please do email year4sb@oldfield-brow.com or 4cd@oldfield-brow.com and we will respond when we can. 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Miss Drabble and Mr Butler 










4.12.20 - Spellings 
























Well done for a great week, we have worked hard and produced some amazing writing about Pompeii.

We have also learnt some new songs and the sign language to go along with it. I have been so impressed by how quickly we have picked up the signs!


This week’s spellings are:

Red –












Yellow – 












MATHS WEEK ON TTRS! - Good luck year 4!



9.11.20 Good Morning Year 4CD – Below you will find some extremely exciting news about an art competition, make sure to look. You will also find this week’s spellings. Remember to practice go spelling shed each week AND to write your sentences. I love seeing these and often people will email me some of their work it is great to see what you are doing at home! 

If you are off school isolating please see the work in the downloads section. I will be unable to call this week so please email me completed work. (4cd@oldfield-brow.com)

A quick reminder of the homework expectations in year 4, you should do the weekly set homework on both Times table rock stars and spelling shed. In addition to this you should pick one of the three options from the chatterday grid that was sent home last week. Homework can be handed in on any day that week but must be in by Friday! Chatterday homework should be something that you are excited and proud to share. Make it bright, beautiful and well presented to make our display look great!

Great news Yellow spelling group – you now have access to both spelling lists. You should play both games, but you only have to do sentences for your yellow spellings.


Red group

1.      Sadly

2.      Completely

3.      Wildly

4.      Bravely

5.      Gently

6.      Foolishly

7.      Proudly

8.      Horribly

9.      Nervously

10.   happily

Yellow Group 

1.      Table

2.      Apple

3.      Bottle

4.      Little

5.      Middle

6.      Bubble

7.      Cable

8.      Uncle

9.      Ankle

10.   eagle


Art Competition,

Here at Oldfield Brow we love our Art projects, and nothing gives us greater pleasure than when our whole school gets involved.  During our first half term, all the classes helped create a display based on our shared book: Leaf.  It looked truly magical, with hundreds of leaves fluttering about the polar bear and crow.

For this half term, the opportunity to get involved is extended to our families too.  There are going to be three categories: children, children with grown-ups, and adults only.  This means if any parents, carers, aunts, uncles or grandparents enjoy creating art, this is the perfect opportunity to have their work displayed in school!  Although we cannot offer a public gallery at the moment, we will of course create an online gallery to showcase the work of all entrants as well.

As I am sure you will have noticed, the nights are drawing in, and mornings are about to get much darker too.  With this in mind, the theme of the exhibition is going to be…LIGHT& HOPE!

How you interpret this is up to you.  Perhaps it is one of the celebrations of light you would like to capture, perhaps the flicker of a lone candle? Maybe you will choose an example of light that brings you hope: a sunrise; the glow of a window at home; a lighthouse; a garden security light that illuminates a baby hedgehog?  The limit is your imagination (and child-friendly content  ).


Enjoy your week, Please email me if you need anything 4cd@oldfield-brow.com, be aware I am unlikely to reply on Tuesday so if its urgent please contact the school office! 


Miss Drabble 




2.11.20 - Welcome back to school, I hope you enjoyed your half term. Please find any covid work in the downloads section. 


Miss Drabble 




22.09.20 -


I hope you are all exited for the end of this half term, you have worked so hard and achieved so much. Targets have been sent home in bags and  will be discussed more in detail after half term.

Remember TTRS year 4 battle. You can only score points between 6am and 8pm! Any points scored after this time will not be added to your class score!

Spellings are to be completed as usual for Friday. I will be looking at your scores on line. Everyone will have the same spellings this week.












Enjoy your holiday and see you soon!

-          Miss Drabble


9.10.20 -

Well done for another great week! This week we have lots of fun learning about digestion. We have made a gross model of the digestive system to help consolidate our learning. We have continued to practice self-portraits with focusing on drawing hair. We have also loved learning how to play chess. We have been learning about the different roles of the chess pieces and how they can be used during the game. 

Remember to do TTRS and Spelling shed homework for next Friday! 

This week’s spellings - 

Red group: 



Yellow group:



2.10.20 - This week in  Year 4 we have worked hard. We have looked at books about Wangari Maathai. We have spoken about how one person can make a difference to the world. 

We have celebrated the start of black history month by creating art work together as a class. 

We have also been inspired by Muhammad Ali and trained like him during our PE lesson. We will continue to learn about more inspirational sports men and women in our PE lessons as the weeks go on. We will also be taking this opportunity to try out a few new sports!

Spellings this week.

Red group

  • Submarine 
  • Subject
  • Subway
  • Submerge
  • Subtropical
  • Subdivide
  • Subheading
  • Substandard
  • Subtitle
  • Submit  



  • Race
  • Ice
  • Cell
  • City
  • Fancy
  • Lace
  • Space
  • Circle
  • Circus
  • Rice 

Enjoy your weekend and see you all on Monday.

Miss Drabble





01/10/20 -

October is Black History Month!

Black History Month recognises the contributions that black people have made to the UK over many generations.

There has been a lack of representation of black people in the history books. Black History Month is a time to remember and celebrate the forgotten people who helped to shape the UK.

Black History Month is a great way to celebrate and recognise the contribution of black people to British society. Our school must play a significant role in teaching children about the importance of having respect and tolerance for all cultures.   

At Oldfield Brow, we will be weaving these celebrations into our curriculum, looking at historical figures across History, Science, English, Sport and much more!



25/9/20 -Wow what a week we have had.  Hope you have a nice rest this weekend ready for a busy week next week!

This week we have been spy’s and hunted down Romans to see what they look like. Well done to all the spy’s who didn’t get caught! We have then used our memory to create drawings of what the Romans look like.

We have made beautiful flower weavings, used our knowledge of the digestive system to cracked codes to escape the classroom and practiced our times tables singing and dancing to songs to help us improve our recall.

We have also been very lucky and travelled back in time, to different countries and even different planets. 
We first went to New York to solve a murder mystery! Using our mental maths skills, we were able to identify the criminal. We then travelled back in time to WW2 and experienced life as an evacuee and finally we went on a school trip to NASA in the USA when we accidently spent 300 days in outer space before landing on Mars to search for signs of life! As you can see, this week has been crazy and we are all extremely tired.

I hope you have had as much fun as I have this week Year 4 and I can’t wait to do it all again next week!

-          Miss Drabble 




11/09/20 -

This week Year 4CD have blown me away with all their hard work! We have written the sequel to ‘while we can’t hug’ with a focus on all the emotions we have felt during lockdown and what we expect to feel when things finally go back to ‘normal’.
We have played lots of games in maths and had a heavy focus on coordinates. We also had the best morning completing a maths escape room. We have started to look at our new science unit and we are developing our understanding of the digestive system. 

We have also started our new topic unit of The Romans. We have looked at the reasons why they left sunny Rome to come to cold England. 

Homework this week can be found on the chatter day sheet sent home last week. Spellings and times tables are now online. Dont forget PE kits for Monday morning!!

Have a lovely weekend.
- Miss Drabble 


04/09/2020 – Good afternoon Year 4CD, I hope you have had as much fun as I have during our first few days back at school! 
I am already so impressed with all your hard work and motivation.

This week we have looked at germs and how to stop them spreading. We have created poetry in English using a variety of synonyms. In art we have created cartoon self-portraits that behind a mask reveal all the wonderful things about ourselves. On top of all this amazing work we have even began practicing our times tables.  

Enjoy a well-deserved weekend off with no homework! I can’t wait to see you all again on Monday.

-Miss Drabble 







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.



Learning Goals




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 'Animals including humans'.

We will focus on the digestive system and teeth. We will look why humans have different teeth and what they are used for. 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 focusing on reconnecting with the children. We will look at different books and how they link to our current life. We will then 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. 

This year we have access to Spelling shed, please see letter sent home 4.9.20 for more information.

Miss C Drabble Miss C DrabbleTeacher
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