To All Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of everyone at Oldfield Brow, can I thank everyone for their extraordinary efforts within an extraordinary year. To all the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who have helped support your child over the past months, your support has been much appreciated.
As we now close for the summer, may I wish you all a very happy summer. Some may be travelling away on holiday and some may not, but to you all, we would like to wish you all a good break.
From this point onwards, your child's class email will not be monitored until September, but if you need to contact the school please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply as soon as possible.
Take care of one another and see you all in September.
Welcome to Year 4 CD!
Friday 24th July 2020 - Last Day!!!!!
Year 4CD! what a great year we have had, I am really sorry that we didnt get to see the eachother in class for the final term but I wasnt to tell you all again how proud I am of you! I hope you all recieved your small end of year present and I hope you could all find yourself on your picture. You have worked so hard and I want to you enjoy the summer holidays. Good luck next year in Year 5, you will be amazing!
Thank you for all making my year so special, I will miss each and every one of you! See you in Spetember
P.s - thank you for all my lovely presents!
Wednesday 22 July 2020
Not long to go until our school year finishes and you have all adapted really well and are still working hard both at home and school! Well done!
Monday 20th July 2020
Hello everybody, it's the last week of term! You've all made it and done such a good job both at home and school- well done! This week please find in the downloads section some activities that span across Key stage 1 and 2; some activities can be used with all years for this last week. Please feel free to dip in and out with them and have fun!
Friday 17th July
Good Morning year 4! It's Friday! Hope you have had a good week whether that's been at home or in school! Tomorrow it is Nelson Mandela International Day- it is celebrated every 18th July (on his birthday) what else can you find out about him? Why was he such an influential figure?
Reading Together Day
Hi - its Mrs C. It's Reading Together Day! It doesn't matter how old we are, reading together can be a special family time. Why not send in a picture of story-time today to appear on the blog?Make a point today of sharing a book with someone you care about. What will you share? Author and Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell shares her 10 top tips for parents and carers here...
Thursday 16th July 2020
Good Morning everybody, the summer is fast approaching, even if the weather isn't catching up! What are you most looking forward to this summer?
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Good Morning year 4! Hope you are all well. You all look like you have been busy whether that has been at school or home.
Challenge of the Day: Can you write an acrostic poem about LOCKDOWN using that as your word?
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Morning everybody, hope you enjoyed reading your reports. Please find the latest first News edition in downloads- Happy reading!
Monday 13th July 2020
Good Morning everybody, I hope you enjoy your learning tasks this week! Have a great day!
Friday 10th July 2020
Happy Friday everybody, I hope you are all well. Did anybody manage to find any facts about Argentina yesterday? Can anybody count to 50 in Spanish?Have a great day full of learning and enjoy your weekend!
Thursday 9th July 2020
Good morning!Today is Agentina's Independence day! Did you know that it is the largest Spanish speaking county in the world? Can you find any more facts about Argentina?
Tuesday 7th July 2020
I have been kept very busy looking through all of the emails you have sent in with what you have been up to - so prepare for lots of fabulous work!
Arthur's textile work this week
Lillia's Picasso artwork
Charlie making music with an egg slicer!! What an imagination :-)
Deetya has got great scores in her weekly spelling test - well done!
Kavya's Rangoli Pattern
Monday 6th July 2020
This week, I have set all your Literacy work around the writing of Hans Christian Anderson. He was a Danish Author, who is maybe most famous for his fairy tales - you may have heard of some of them? The Ugly Duckling? Little Mermaid? The Emperor's New Clothes? Princess and the Pea or The Snow Queen perhaps? I hope you enjoy learning about a different one each day and doing work on each.
The Textile Treasure Hunt is a lesson I set for Year 6 at the start of Lockdown, so I will be very interested to see how they compare with yours - I have high hopes Year 4! As always, email myself or Miss Burney if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to help.
Friday 3rd July 2020
Firstly, a message from Miss Burney to all in Year 4: " I’ve thoroughly enjoyed speaking to the parents/children in Y4, and once again, I have been amazed at the standard of work we’ve had sent through this week - well done!" I know we have really enjoyed getting to know you all well in advance of you arriving up in Year 6!
Here is a collection of what we have seen - I am trying to include as many as I can!
Arthur's Pobble Story!
The Minature Castle
On one rainy afternoon, John was playing with his little toy castle when his Mum called, ”John! Dinner’s up!”.
John loudly answered back, “Coming!”. He ran out of his room, charged down the stairs and sat down at the table two minutes early. When he appeared at the table, his mum informed John that there were certain dangers to playing too much. After the yummy dinner, John sneaked off to his room to play more.
When he did start playing, something weird happened. He felt himself get smaller and then he saw that he was inside his toy castle! Maybe there was a danger for playing too much! But what can go wrong?
After a while of wandering around, John heard someone running down the stairs. Hearing this, he hid in a nearby bedroom while waiting for him to enter the hallway. The figure stepped into sight. He had black skin that was dark as the night and had great big horns that made him more terrifying than any other monster.
He started searching all the rooms and was getting close to John! When the mysterious figure saw John, he was very surprised.
He screamed, “You are invading this castle! I will destroy you”.
John kicked him and the mysterious figure kicked back. John kicked again, harder this time. The figure collapsed onto his feet and died. Then John felt himself get bigger and he was back in his room.
Here is Mishalie's Pobble story....
When Tom exited the house it was very dark, and the moon was his only source of
light. The trees whispered, the wind blew and Tom was very intimidated. He walked
warily along the dark woods. All of a sudden, Tom felt the wind quickly blow the
other way. It almost felt like someone flew right past him in the blink of an eye. Now,
Tom was terrified. Then he heard a low, dark voice. It spoke, “Why are you using my
woods!” Tom was startled. He mumbled, “I am very sorry sir. I’m just going back
home!” It was then as silent as an empty room. “Hello? Are you there sir? I am truly
sorry.” Again, no reply and it was still silent. Even the trees stopped whispering the
wind was as quiet as a mouse.
Then out of nowhere, Tom saw a white figure fly past
him again. He then saw a shadow and it was following him, on every move he made.
Tom, petrified to the max, ran home because he didn’t want to have anymore of this.
Luckily, he found his way to his house. He ran in, slammed the door and pushed his
whole body onto the door just to make sure whatever was following him couldn’t get
in. His heart was pounding as he heard the words “Don’t come back to my woods
when the moon shines upon it!” Tom ran upstairs and jumped into his bed. He
covered his whole body with the blanket. He was shivering, looking horrified. He
said, “I will definitely never go to those woods ever again!”
Zach's picasso Work!
Those of you in school have been doing some Art with Mr Smith on Klimt - here is the mini Gallery!
Thursday 2nd July 2020
Miss Burney has filled my inbox with some fabulous work from you all this morning! PLease find some of this below.
I have also received a list of children and copies of the Paintings that were entered into the Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Art Competition - whan an amazing lot of Artists we have at our school! Please find copies of all these paintings and the list of winners (including our very own Louis and George as 2 of the 3 Winning Primary entries) in the Download section below. We are soooooo proud!
What a fabulous Picasso Portrait Arthur!
Mishalie's Picasso Art Work!
Super pointilism work Anita
I really enjoyed Charlie's 24 word challenge!
Wednesday 1st July 2020
Virtual Sports Day
Although we're at home, there is a virtual Sports Day for everyone to take part in at home too. As we can't be together, please take photos for us to share here on the blog and to tweet. Please note by sending them in you are granting us permission to share in this way. You'll find a Power Point in the Downloads Section to tell you all about it!
Tuesday 30th June 2020
A lovely piece of work sent in by Alfie, well done!
Monday 29th June 2020
I hope you all had a good weekend - even tho the weather was miserable! I know Miss Drabble has missed not being in touch as much this week as she is so busy in school, but I know we have enjoyed seeing what Year 4 are capable of!
I have set some interesting writing tasks this week, where we will learn even more about you all, about your views, opinions and more! But fair is fair - so myself and Miss Burney have also been busy writing this week, sharing a little about ourselves too. As Mr Merrell says - 'Never ask of someone what you are not prepared to do yourself!'. Please find all of this in the downloads section of this page. PLease keep photos coming in on email, as we love sharing on here - it brightens up our webpage!
Friday 26th June 2020
We have had some lovely entries for the 'Generation Lockdown' writing challenge, and i know Miss burney was particularly impressed with Zach's! You have been busy Zach!
Generation Lockdown by Zach, Age 8, Y4CD, June 2020
Friday 20 th March 2020 was the last day at school before lockdown began. Life has changed because
you can’t go out as much and you have to stay 2 metres away from people.
On my year school website, every Sunday, my teacher sets us work to do at home. Everyday, I do
English, maths and topic. I think doing work at school is better because the teachers are trained.
I have not been able to see my friends during lockdown but we have done lots of video calls. I am
sad not seeing my friends but I am happy because I have video called them.
At Tesco, you have to queue outside the shop and wait to be let in.
I like lockdown because it is stopping the virus from spreading but I miss my friends. I am not scared
by the virus because I am staying safe.
My sister is going back to school today (22.6.20). On 1.6.20 it was the first time in 2 months that I
got to see my Grandad. We sat outside and had lunch and played football. That made me feel
happy and Grandad was made up to see us because he has missed us. If you are in lockdown stay
safe and stay away from people. I don’t know how long lockdown will last for because I am not in
charge of the country .
Lockdown is stressful
Oozing through lockdown
Can’t play with my friends
Kicking the ball in the garden
Down into the bottom of the net
Only lockdown is stressful
We hate lockdown
No more lockdown
Thursday 25th June 2020
I was so pleased to read Zach's Generation Lockdown story,m and even more delighted to see how he has spent time improving his work! That's exactly how we learn best, so well done! And to celebrate - off he goes on his bike for his daily exercise! Remember your factor 50......
Wednesday 24th June 2020
What a hot day! I hope you are not getting too much hotter sweating over the 24 word writing challenge! We have had a good one in from Year 6 i would like to share to see if it inspires you!
One Day, in the lake,
I saw a reflection of a Man.
Not the Man I am today, the Man I want to become. - Charlie
We look forward to receiving your entries and Mrs Chetwyn will be posting them on our Literacy webpage throughout the week, as well as on here, so keep an eye out for yours!
We have been very impressed with some of the work sent in over the last week, here are just a few examples!
Alfie’s Rainforest picture using items found around the house!
Arthur's pointillism work
Part of Mishalie’s super spy story
Keep up the good work!
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
This is the first time I have posted on your webpage, as Miss Drabble is now teaching full time in school, so 'Hello' everyone in Year 4! I am busy planning your activities and tasks for next week (with Miss Drabble overseeing this of course!) and it has been lovely to see all the work you have been sending in - you are working very hard and doing some imaginative other activities too which is great to see! Some of your work I would be proud to see from the children in Year 6 so keep it up! Miss Burney and I will be calling you all over the next couple of weeks, to find out how you are doing and as always, email in with any worries or questions, we are here to help!
I look forward to reading your 24 work 'Generation Lockdown' work, and at only 24 words it wont take as long for us to read as some of the other fantastic writing you have done. But dont be fooled, it is often harder to express yourself the fewer words you have available to you!
15.06.20 - Hello year 4, I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend and had lots of fun with your family. As always I have uploaded the weekly work and a suggested timetable. Although it is just a suggested timetable, have a go trying to follow the structure. As we know some children are returning to school and although we don’t have any dates for year 4 being back in school, this is a good time to start getting back and having more structured days. I know lots of you have worked hard to maintain some form of structure while we have been learning from home so a huge well done to those children! Keep up the good work
- Miss Drabble
12.06.20 -I hope you have all enjoyed your first week back after half term. I have had great updates from Miss Burney about all of your hard work. Keep it up I am very impressed with you all. I know it can be tricky getting back into the swing of work once you have got use to the holidays but we need to get back into the swing of things.
Next week on the 16th June it is the Great Science share for schools https://www.greatscienceshare.org/getinvolved2020#get-involved2020. This is an annual campaign that encourages young people to share their scientific questions. This year’s theme is sustainability. If you would like to find out more look at the activities on the following link or simply share any science they undertake.
Keep working hard,
08.06.20 -Welcome back year 4! I hope you have all enjoyed a well-deserved break. It has been great to see some of you about and about while on your daily exercise. As you are aware some children will be returning to school this week and this means that the majority of teacher are ‘back to work as normal’. Many teacher will now be going back into school and teaching in classes that the normally don’t. This includes me. I will be working full time in the nursery teaching the nursery children. I would like to make it clear that I am still your class teacher and I will still be there for help and advice if you need me! I will also have work posted each week on a Monday as we have been doing since before half term. Because I will be in school, I will not be able to answer email and make phone calls like I was before half term. Miss Burney (from year 6) will be taking over this role. She will also be taking over the website updates and I know she is very excited to get to know you all a bit better!
Again, I would like to make clear I am still here for you and I will still be checking in with Miss Burney to see how you are all doing.
If there is anything that you would like me to specifically respond to please include FAO: Miss Drabble in the subject of your email and I will try to respond ASAP but please be aware this will not be responded to as quickly as I normally would.
Keep up the hard work and I can’t wait to hear updates from Miss Burney about how well you are all doing!
Hope to see you all soon ,
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.