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
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 -
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.
Enjoy your weekend and see you all on Monday.
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
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.
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.
AUT 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 '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.