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 email@example.com and we will reply as soon as possible.
Take care of one another and see you all in September
END OF YEAR VIDEO IS IN THE DOWNLOADS SECTION!
You all did it! Today marks your last day in Year 4. It is not the year that we expected, but I have thoroughly enjoyed being your teacher regardless. I am so proud of everything you have achieved this year in such challenging and different times. Thank you for all your amazing work and thank you parents and carers for supporting them so well throughout this year.
I have attached a video in the downloads section which sums up our time together in Year 4. I hope you enjoy it and I had a lot of fun putting the whole video together 😊
Have a lovely summer!
LAST CHANCE TO BE IN THE VIDEO!
If you still want to send in some photos of your child during lockdown for the video, you have until Wednesday 5pm! I have some from everyone that were taken at our time during school this year as well.
End of year video
I have received so many photos from everyone already for the video I am creating. Please can I have any more photos as soon as possible, so I can put it together over the next couple of days!!
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!
End of year video
Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I know it is last minute, but I thought it would be quite nice if everyone could send in a photo of their child with a piece of work they have produced over lockdown or with anything they have enjoyed doing over this period. Hopefully I can make a video of photos, I am sure all the children would like to see how everyone is doing. I know it is very last minute but hopefully everyone can take part. I also may use the photos that many of you have sent in already of their children’s work and if anyone does not want their child’s images to be included in this, please can you let me know! Spread the word, it would be great if we could get pictures from everyone! If you do want to be part of this can you send in the photos as soon as possible please to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Mr Butler 😊
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!
Message from Mr Butler
Hi everyone! I just wanted to say another big well done for all your hard work last week, you are all doing so well 😊 Once again I am so impressed with the work you have produced. Keep it up! This week's activities are in the downloads section.
Your reports will be emailed home tomorrow afternoon, along with some additional letters/information. Once they have, there will be opportunity to discuss them.
Hope to see you all soon. Take care! 😊
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 country 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!
Emil has been kept very busy!
Matthew has been doing some DIY!
HOPE by Pardis Bassirian
At dawn we rise to walk by the river
Setting off makes us all shiver
We stride on mile after mile
Making sure we keep in file
Forests we pass and cities too
But we walk further into the gloom
Some of us are avid walkers
Others are keen talkers
Day after day Year after year
Some of us may shed tears
Will we stop tomorrow?
I don’t know but what we walk with
We walk with HOPE
The world is changing lots
Bad things will happen if we don’t stop
One day people will say
“Look at this world we ought to change our ways”
Emily has clearly been busy learning all about the science topic 'Sound'
It's great to see so many of you keeping on top of your maths too! Here is some of Nethra's work.
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.
Message from Mr Butler
Hello again Year 4SB! I hope you are all okay and have had a great week! Miss Thornton and Miss Burney have been letting me know how you have all been getting on and they have been so impressed by the work that you have completed this week! You should all be very proud 😊 I have loved reading your writing this week about school uniforms, homework and I have even learned a couple of things that I didn't know about you in your 'All about me' work! Finally, the Picasso and Rangoli patterns you have produced are incredible, well done Year 4SB! Keep it up! I am very proud of you all 😊
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!
Lucy's amazing Self Portrait!
Here is some of Matthew's English from this week to enjoy...
On a stormy night, two men were sailing
energetically across a long misty river with their
oars. One of them was wearing a smart top hat and
he looked like he was on a mission. The other man
who was accompanying him, was extremely
frightened and moved to the back of the boat, while
shivering with fear.
They thought they saw a house ahead in the mist.
Just then a light flicked on as fast as lightning in
the house, peering through the window. Suddenly,
a crocodile came from nowhere and ate both of the
oars that the man was holding. Now, they were
The river was flowing in the right direction taking
them towards the house. They were getting closer
and closer and when they reached their final
destination, they started to get out of the boat at
the river’s edge. Quick as a flash, as one of the
men were climbing out, he fell backwards and got
eaten by hungry crocodiles! When the other man
turned around, he stared in horror that his friend
had been eaten!
He looked to the side of him and a huge storm was
blowing around the house. What will he do?... He
went to go to the house but he got trapped in the
storm. “Could he get out?”....
Those in school have also been working hard and Mr Smith has shared some of the Art work they have done on Klimt!
Thursday 2nd July 2020
Miss Burney has filled my inbox with some fabulous work from you all this morning! Please find some of these 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!
Emily has done 3 lots of fabulous writing so far this week - I will look forward to having you arrive in Year 6 with writing of that high standard! I particularly enjoyed reading the 'All about me' - I too have a 5 year old cat and mine is called Tinkerbell! (or Tink for short!). A Well thought our discussion about School Uniform!
Nethra sent in writing about wether Homework is good or not!...keep up the hard work you are clearly putting in!
MAtthew's Rangoli design and PE challenge!
Chaitanya's fabulous fact file ppt!
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
Some fabulous work sent in from the children from 4SB - well done to you all!
Emily’s 247 word challenge - inspired by a trip to Macclesfield Forest
)Message to Year 4SB from Mr Butler
Hi Year 4SB! I have had time to look through my emails this weekend and see all the brilliant work you have produced. It is so interesting reading your thoughts on your lockdown experiences and I have enjoyed reading your 24 word stories! I am so impressed with you all and I know Miss Thornton and Miss Burney are too! Speak to you all soon and keep up the hard work!
Mr Butler 😊
Monday 29th June 2020
So - Mr Butler gets to put nice happy smiles on the webpage and I have to let you know what all the hard work is that we will be setting for you this week!!! He gets all the nice jobs! Only joking Mr Butler - I know you have missed not being in touch as much this week, 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
Some lovely pieces of Generation Lockdown' writing have been sent in - Well done to you all!
Here is Savannah's....which is very insightful!
Matthew created a wonderful fact file all about Pablo Picasso!! One of his facts was that Pablo had 23 words in his name - who knew?!!!
I wish you all a lovely weekend, and hope the storm and rain we have been promised never actually happens!
Thursday 25th June 2020
What a good start to the entries from Year 4 SB for the #247 challenge!
Well done Matilda!
Keep on sending the work in as myslef adn Miss Burney are really enjoying seeing it all! Have a lovely day in the sun, and remember your suncream -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 #247 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!
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
This is the first time I have posted on your webpage, as Mr Butler 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 Mr Butler 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!
You are GENERATION LOCKDOWN!
We have a very special writing challenge for you this week.
Memories of life in lockdown will remain for us forever. Whilst we’ve all been through it, our experiences have been different from one person to the next. We wanted to give you a chance to share your thoughts and feelings through writing. So your writing challenge this week will be to write about ‘life in lockdown’ and you also have the opportunity to enter this piece of writing into a special competition.
When school fully restarts, we would love to showcase your work in a special display and/ or special folder that can be kept in the school archives for generations to come. It will be fascinating for future pupils to find out about Oldfield Brow in lockdown. If you’d like, once it’s fully edited and written up, why not share your writing by entering the Generation Lockdown writing competition for a chance to become a published author?
Check out the Weekly Activity Sheet and Generation Lockdown Support Sheet for more information.
Don’t miss the second writing challenge of the week #247. On Wednesday there is another special challenge that has been organised for National Writing Day. We challenge you to share a story or poem in just 24 words and written in only 7 minutes.
Before you start its important you look at the details in the Weekly Activity Sheet and on here https://firststory.org.uk/writeday/.,where you’ll find lots of video resources, advice and examples to help you.
PLEASEEEE! Year 4SB can you send in your 24 word entries to our class email! With your parents/ carers permission you can share it on Twitter or Facebook too. We’ll also share your entries on the Oldfield Brow Literacy Page!
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH YOUR 24 WORDS?
Fri 19/06: Amazing work this week Year 4! Make sure to keep an eye out for next week's activities as there is so much going on! 😊
What else has been happening in Year 4SB?
Abir has been improving his cooking skills and going on bike rides, Daniel was watching the storm with his family earlier this week (I am sure you all were too!) and Emil has been busy adding drawings to his monster book, amazing drawings Emil!
Mission Impossible - English
I have been so impressed with the work you have done on the English this week! You have created great stories, amazing gadgets, cool characters and fantastic front covers! Well done everyone! Emil, Daniel, Nethra, Abir great job for the work below
Thurs 18/06: Hope you are all doing well and are enjoying the activities. Just wanted to share another great piece of artwork that I have been sent. Using the Pointillism technique, Abir has produced an amazing volcano!
18th June - Duchess of Cambridge leads an online assembly.
The theme of The Duchess’ assembly is ‘spread a little kindness’ and it is based on a lesson plan developed by Place2Be which is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools platform.
The assembly encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness and recognise the benefits of kindness to others.
You can watch the assembly by following this link and it is available from the 18th of June on the Oak National Academy.
Wed 17/06: Good morning! I will be checking in with you this week to see how you all doing but thank you to those who have already shared their work with me!
Art - Pointillism
Wow! Savannah has produced an amazing painting using the Pointillism technique from this week's activity. Great work 😊
I know how much you all enjoyed our Romans work this year and Nethra has produced excellent piece of work on this week's Roman Activity.
English - Mission Impossible
Nethra and Emily have been working their way through their English booklet and I am so excited to see what else everyone produces as the week goes on! 😊
You are all still working well through the activities in Maths and I am seeing some excellent scores on Mymaths! Keep it up!
Tues 16/06: Hi Year 4SB! I thought I would share some images of what else you have all been up to recently 😊 If anyone has anything else to share please just email and I can show it here 😊
Mon 15/06: I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I have received so much work over the weekend and you have all worked so hard! All this weeks activities are in the downloads section. Lots of fun activities involving volcanoes, art and a new topic in science! 😊 Have a look at what people got up to last week, I will post more later!
Spiral Art 😊
Stunning Spirals Year 4! Incredible designs and shout-out to Chaitanya for finding natural spirals in nature 😊
English - Mission Impossible Work
You all seem to be enjoying the Mission Impossible work and you have been so creative with your character profiles! Good work Chaitanya, Emil, Emily, Acacia, Daniel 😊
Science- Local Habitat
Well done to those of you that looked at how our local environment can change due to a number of other factors.
Friday 12/06 A great first week back Year 4! I have loved speaking to you over the phone and you are all keeping very positive and I am very proud of you for that. Have a look at what else we have been up to in Year 4SB. Also, I have posted some information about a challenge Blue Peter are offering!
Blue Peter Badges - 6 Badges of Summer!
Over six weeks in June and July, Blue Peter will be celebrating a different Blue Peter badge each week and asking you to show them how you are getting on by sending in your photos and videos. It is called Blue Peter’s 6 Badges of Summer. Green, Sport, Music, Blue, Fan Club and Silver – 6 Blue Peter Badges you can earn right now!
You won't just get a badge for sending them your work but you can use it to apply for the badges! Your work could be shown all across the CBBC, on their website and on shows like Newsround. Download the wall chart to keep track of how you are doing and follow this link to watch a video to find out how to get started!
Please let me know if you enter your work! It would be so amazing if some of you managed to get badges! Definitely worth a go 😊
Olivia's Spiral Art
Olivia has been very imaginative with her Spiral Art and her designs look fantastic! Well done Olivia 😊
Thur 11/06: Good morning! It was lovely speaking to some of you yesterday. I will continue calling over the next couple of days. You are all doing so well! Have a look at what some of you have been up to!
English - Mission Impossible
Having spoken to so many of you on the phone yesterday I know you are working very hard through your Mission Impossible Booklet and are looking forward to creating your own characters. Savannah has worked very hard this week and shown excellent presentation of her work which is fantastic.
I have been sent in a lot of Spiral Art so far and I will post some more later today. You can be so creative with your designs so just experiment and have fun with the activities. Savannah has used so many different materials to make her designs. Great work Savannah!
Wed 10/06: I know how much you all enjoy being out on your bikes and this week is 'Bike Week' follow this link to see what fun activities you can do with your family 😊
Hi Year 4! I hope you are doing well this week. I thought I'd share more work that I have been sent from last term. If you want to share what you are doing this week feel free to email!
English - Alien adventures
Welcome back Year 4! I hope you have all had a restful break and enjoyed the past couple of weeks! Can you believe that it is the start of Summer 2 today! Which sadly marks your final term in Year 4 ☹ I am sure you are all as disappointed as I am that we are unable to be in school and enjoy this time together. However, we will make do with the situation we have and continue to work amazingly well from home! This week’s activities are in the downloads section. The English activities are based on Mission Impossible so I hope you are up for the challenge! There is also some Spiral Art I would like you to try and numerous other fun activities.
Things are going to be slightly different from now on as I will be in school with my ‘Bubble group’ everyday for the forseeable future, so I will be sharing my responsibilities in Year 4SB. Therefore, Mrs Chetwyn and Mrs Thornton will be kindly helping me support you with your learning by answering emails, guiding and supporting you as well as setting activities for the week. I will still be able to look at my emails from time to time and I want you to continue show me how hard you can work. I am very proud of you all. Chat to you all soon!
Today is World Ocean Day! Many of you are keen environmentalists. Last term you all were so interested in the Earth Day and took part in a variety of activities. I’d like to challenge you to produce a poster on how we can protect our oceans.
Tomorrow, we will also be celebrating national Empathy Day. Many live on-line activities have been organised to help you use empathy more effectively when reading and writing. We suggest you join in all of the activities from 9.30am until lunch time when the day will be launched by Cressida Cowell (children’s laureate and author of How to Train your Dragon) The Line up includes: Rob Biddulph, A Story Maker’s Show, Rhyme Time, Empathy Poetry Challenge and Malorie Blackman. There is an information booklet in the class Downloads section with lots of ideas for boosting empathy.
Could you win £5000 for Oldfield Brow Primary?
Even though schools are closed, The National Book Tokens big prize draw is back! You could win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for Oldfield Brow Primary libraries, ready to spend when schools reopen – and if your entry is picked, you'll also win £100 of National Book Tokens to spend on you and your family! Entry to the prize draw is free. There are forms at the Book Tokens web address here - https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ENTER WITH A PARENT/CARER. Children are not permitted to enter themselves. Please make sure that you are happy with the Terms and Conditions before you enter.
We also wanted to let you know that The Power Maths scheme that we follow in school has released a Home Learning Workbook that follows the White Rose scheme and BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons.
They are £5.99 plus postage. Rest assured that there is more than enough work on the BBC Bitesize and MyMaths for you, but if you would like to buy a copy for additional work (and/or to save printing!) here is the link to the sample pages:
Link for ordering: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/product-category/power-maths/parent-school-order
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.
A message from Mr Butler
Year 4SB, I am so incredibly proud of every single one of you! You have all worked so hard over the past number of weeks during this strange time. Myself and Mrs Canham have loved checking in with you every week and hearing what you have been all up to. I have seen some tremendous acts of kindness this week and I am so proud of you all for showing such positive attitudes towards everything that you do.
As you are aware, we will not be setting work as we have done over the next two weeks. However, I have uploaded some useful links to activities and resources if you want to use them. There are games, links to videos and even Minecraft coding activities etc. Make sure to check it out. I have also uploaded some Boredom Breaker Bingo suggestions if you want some ideas of what to do. However, I want you all to have a restful break as you have all worked so hard over the past number of weeks.
To our families who will be marking the end of Ramadan and preparing for the Festival of Eid al-Fitr, although it may a different experience of Eid this year due to the current climate, I hope that it will still be fantastic and wonderous occasion for you all.
To every parent, carer and child of Year 4SB, I hope you have a relaxing break over the next couple of weeks and have an amazing time with your family. Stay safe.
Fri 22/05: Amazing work this week and and a great way to end the term! The English and Artwork this week has been incredible Have a look below!
This week's virtual assembly! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mVF8Iwwx00
Shout-out to Chloe B!
Chloe has made some hot chocolate bombs to send to her family and friends during this period to cheer them up. So thoughtful Chloe, well done! 😊
I hope you have enjoyed the 'Amazing Alien work! I know I have enjoyed seeing what you have produced. Your logs, maps, pictures and adverts are all stunning! Great work Daniel, Lucy, Imogen and Cameron! You have all put a lot of thought into your work 😊
Some more fantastic pieces of leaf art! Great work Cameron, Daniel and Acacia! Emily and Daniel took part in the worlds largest art lesson!
MATHS CHALLENGE ANSWERS! Well done to Cameron , Emily, Daniel, Asraa and Nethra! It was a tricky one this week. The answer was 87! You had to look upside down! Have a look at Daniel trying to figure it out.
Monday's Kindness Challenge - Show an act of kindness to someone in your family.
Tuesday - Show an act of kindness to a friend of yours.
Wednesday - Show an act of kindness to someone you know from school.
Thursday- Can you show an act of kindness to your local community.
Friday- Show an act of kindness to yourself.
E.g. Give yourself time to relax, write a compliment about yourself, read book etc.
Thurs 21/05: I am so excited to share some of the English work I have been sent with you all! Have a look what Year 4SB have been up to over the past couple of days 😊
Art and DT
Abir, Nethra, Emily and Neel have produced excellent examples of leaf art!
I have received some amazing Zargon 10 logs and incredibly persuasive adverts to try and get people to visit Zargon 10! Matilda and Chloe L have worked online to produce their work, amazing effort! Great work Nya, Emily, Nethra and Acacia also.
What else is going on in Year 4SB?
Pardis has been busy reading and has finished the House with Chicken Legs! Chloe B has been working hard on her Art and made some hot chocolate bombs! Acacia and Emily have been keeping active and enjoying the earm weather.
Wed 20/05: Amazing work this week Year 4SB! I have seen some lovely acts of kindness this week, thank you so much for sharing them with me, I really appreciate it. I will post some more examples of the work you have produced later today 😊
Join Draw with Rob and make sure you a part of the team that could break the world record for the LARGEST EVER online art lesson! Register at artworldrecords.com to make sure you count towards the attempt. It's free and starts 4pm BST on 21st May! Access the live streamed lesson at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSUN5vR4QZY on the day.
Hi Year 4SB! I have a message from somebody who wanted to check up and see how you were all doing. Have a look below 😊
Hello, Year 4SB!I hope you're all doing well during this very peculiar time. You know I would normally like to drop by your class and see how everyone is getting on every now and again - but sadly that's not possible at the moment!
I've really enjoyed keeping up to date with everything you've been up to during lockdown and Mr Butler has been keeping me informed on all the fabulous things you've been doing as part of your home learning. I can see you've been baking, reading and doing some awesome work in science recently, classifying vertebrates and invertebrates! Hope you've been having fun - and some great opportunities there to go outside, have some fresh air and be active.
Keep up the excellent work you've been producing and I can't wait to drop by your classroom in real life and check-in properly. Take care!
Tues 19/05: Well Year 4SB, I am running out of words to describe how impressed I am with everyone! I received so much of your work today from Maths to Science, Art, DT and Baking! I have also had a lot of attempts at the challenge this week!
Art and DT
Savannah has created two fantastic examples of leaf art and Matthew was worked very hard producing his Rock Bugs! Amazing work!
What else is happening in Year 4SB?
Today, Olivia has made Red Velvet Cupcakes and Pardis has made Pizza! Pardis has also been working on her knowledge of synonyms and antonyms by making her own dictionary!
You are all loving the Science Work this week! Excellent research and questions Acacia and Nethra.
As you all know the mymaths set this week is to do with Time. Some of the work is very tricky and I am so impressed with how some of you have done so far! Amazing effort Olivia, Neel, Nya, Millie and Daniel to name a few but well done everyone! Also Nethra has been working very hard on her fractions this week.
Mon 18/05: You have all been so busy already this week! I am seeing some amazing Science and English work. Let's see what Year 4SB have been up to today. Scroll further down for a little more information about what else is happening this week.
I have seen so much science work all ready this week! Pardis and Savannah have been busy classifying different animals.
Emil, Lewis, Chaitanya and Matthew have busy documenting what they found on their invertebrate hunt!
English Amazing Aliens
I received some excellent Zargon 10 maps and story plans today! I am looking forward to the writing of your logs over the next couple of days. Great work Chaitanya, Matthew G and Emil!
Year 4SB keeping active!
Mon 18/05: Good morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, we have some amazing activities ready for you this week. Our downloads section is full of this week's activities ranging from Animal Artwork with leaves, DT projects, Science research and ofcourse your Amazing Aliens work! Find out more about everything in the Activity Booklet for this week!
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. One thing they wanted to promote this year is 'Kindness', as we have seen it in so many different forms over this uncertain time. In the downloads section there is a Supporting Pack, within this pack is a vast array of different activities that you can show kindness to your family, friends and your community. Each day in Year 4 we will be setting a kindness challenge. It may be as simple as helping around the house, calling a friend, or sending a cute picture of animal to someone you care about! All these things inspire kindness. You might want to take pictures of what you have done and share them with us at school but let's see if you can show an act of kindness everyday. Monday's challange is at the top of the class page!
You are all working well through the Maths on BBC Bitesize and Mymaths! This week in Mymaths, I have set all the activities around Time, the activities range in difficulty and some are very tricky but it is important we keep practicing. In the Downloads section there is a Time Support resource that you might want to use with a grown up if you are finding it tricky. The sheet shows methods and has practice questions and answers.
On Wednesday, we are encouraging you and your family to get active and take part in the activities which can be found in the 'Joy of Moving Home School Festival Booklet'. It is an afternoon full of fun games and we want you to share what you get up to with us!
I hope you have a great week, as always email me with what you get up to and if you need anything.
Watch last week's virtual assembly, Well done Nethra and Chaitanya for winning the certificates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX4VLQt97RY&t=131s
Fri 15/05: Great work as always this week Year 4SB! Thank you for working so hard in your learning, especially your 'Amazing Aliens' work! I have had lots and lots of emails this week and I love seeing everything you have done! Scroll down to see what Year 4SB have been up to today!
Amazing Aliens English Work
I am so excited to see what your writing on Zargon 10! Well done everyone this week, below are a few of the plans I have received.
Amazing work this week on our spellings! Cameron, Abir, Nethra, Emily, Poppy, Lucy and Nya, thank you for letting me know how you got on.
Thank you to everyone who has particpated and sent answers in, you have all worked really hard! But well done to Cameron, Poppy, Lucy, Matthew G, Emily, Olivia, Nethra, Daniel and Acacia for getting the answer exactly correct. Make sure to look at the website on Monday morning for a new challenge!
Answers = 8
(I will also allow 8.25 as an answer as there technically is 17 countries beginning with B, depending on how you have researched, which is correct too!)
Start with the number 5.
Then add that number by the number of Harry Potter Books there are in the series.
5 + 7 = 12
Add that number by how many weeks there are in a year.
12 + 52 = 64
Minus that number by how many pounds there are in a stone.
64 - 12 = 50
Add that number by the number of bones there are in the adult human body.
50 + 206 = 256
Minus that number by half a dozen.
256 - 6 = 250
Then divide that number by how many oceans there are on Earth.
250/5 = 50
Then minus that number by how many countries there are that begin with the letter B.
50 - 18 = 32
Divide that number by the number of suits in a normal deck of cards.
32/4 = 8
What is the number you end up with at the end?
Answer is 8
Wed/Thurs: You have all been so busy over the past couple of the days! I was in school on Wednesday and then when I came home to check my emails, I had received so many from all of you wanting to share your work! Let's see what you've all been up to!
I have loved seeing the work you have produced for Amazing Aliens, so many of you have shared drawings of your aliens and your maps! I have also loved reading some of the headlines and creative words you have all made! They have made me laugh.
Maths this week
So many have you have been on Mymaths this week! Special shoutouts to Lewis, Dheer, Aarya, Abir, Cameron, Nya and Millie for working so hard this week! I could've named so many more of you too! Thank you to those who have also shared the BBC Bitesize Maths work they have been doing too! (Thanks Abir, Nethra and Emily).
Science and Designing your own Bug!
You have all been very active on your invertebrate hunts this week, visiting various habitats and this has helped you with your DT work too! Emily, Nethra and Abir have all been busy!
What else have Year 4SB been up to?
Below is a range of pictures of what Year 4SB have been up to. Neel produced some interesting writing on VE day and Acacia produced her own News broadcast on WW2!
Mon 11/05: Another amazing start to the week Year 4! I have loved seeing what you have already created this week. Already so many of you have been on mymaths and completed the activities. Well done to Poppy, Matthew R, Matthew G, Lucy, Aarya, Neel, Nya, Savannah, Abir and Adam for already doing that. Everyone has been working so hard on mymaths over the past few weeks, BUT if you don't do aswell as you think you can do, have another go and improve your score! Have a look below to see what Year4SB have been up to today 😊
Science Invertebrate Hunt!
Chaitanya has already been busy finding invertebrates, have a look at a few he has already found in his garden!
We have created a Year 4 Closure Pack for each week please find the attached word document in our class downloads page. (Week beginning 18.05.20 Closure Work).
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 (but not 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 produce a timetable for each week which will outline what activities could be done each day. Each day there will be activities for Maths, English, Comprehension and one other subject. As well as plenty of ideas to keep children active and healthy during this period. All the website links and more information about these activities will be shown in the full document. Both documents can be found in the downloads section of our class page named ‘Week beginning 18.05.20 Closure Work’ and Timetable Week beginning 18.05.20’.
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