Welcome to Year 4SB!
YEAR 4SB vs YEAR 4CD TIMES TABLE ROCKSTAR BATTLE!
We have also got a Timestable Rockstars competition against Year 4CD running over the half-term and we need everyone to play and practise their times tables so we can win! If you need your child's log-in details senidng again, please let me know.
Well done Year 4SB! You have have all had an excellent first half-term in Year 4! You have worked so hard and I am very proud of you all. I hope you have a lovely break and make sure you take time to relax! See you soon!
Excellent work again this week Year 4SB! We have been so busy and achieved so much! Please have a look at a few of the things that we have been up to.
We completed a circuit in PE. We practised skills such as short passing, long passing, dribbling and shooting! We also tried our hand at baseball earlier in the week!
We have also made chatterboxes! We used these engaging Chatterboxes to research and learn more about 16 pioneering Black Women.
We have also worked extremely hard on our English this week. We have completed our own short stories and will begin editing them as of next week!
Well done Year 4SB on another amazing and busy week! I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have! Have a look at what we have done below!
We had a very exciting science lesson this week where we conducted a practical experiment which modelled the digestive system! It was quite disgusting! I am sure the children will remember it for a long time.
In Art we practised drawing a variety of hairstyles and shading techniques. We have done so much work on our self-portrait unit and have learned so much. I am so impressed with you all!
In our topic lessons this week we learned a lot about Boudica and her war against the Romans. We took part in an audio lesson using Now Press Play and the children showed brilliant listening and acting skills! We used this information and looked for more information to create a timeline of Boudica's life story!
In PE we are making great progress in Hockey. This week we perfected the push pass skill and introduced the slap pass.
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!
This week we focused on the book Wangari Maathai - The woman who planted one million trees.
We learned about her life from a variety of books (shown below) and made our own factfiles about the amazing things she achieved. We also wrote letters home to her family from her time in America when she went to study.
We also had access to Now Press Play where the children can listen to stories through headphones to do with a variety of topics. We listened to a French story and listened to a story about Roman life in Britain. We have so many more stories to listen to over the next few weeks!
Children were also incredibly focused during our Art lesson where we are continuing to practise our self-portraits. This week we learned how to draw eyes and noses! Have a look below!
Great work again this week Year 4, you have achieved so much!
We have been so busy this week! We have planned and written beautiful setting descriptions based on ‘Leaf’, made stunning art work, produced our own digestive system story and became spies in history!
Have a look at some pictures from this week:
We recreated the 'Leaf' front cover using leaves and flowers.
We also created our own digestion story and worked in groups to do so!
We also became Celt spies! We were spying on the Roman army to see if we should put up a fight or beat a retreat!
Another very exciting week has flown by Year 4SB! Great work again this week!
We have made amazing improvement in our hockey skills and have had fun completing a series of fun drills!
We have also started drawing our self-portraits and we are very excited to share this with you in the coming weeks.
What another amazing week! I am so proud of everything you have done. You are all definitely ready for Year 4!
Remember to bring your PE kits back once they are washed so you are ready for PE next week!
Scroll down to see some of things we have got up to.
ESCAPE ROOM MATHS GAME
In Maths, the children worked in groups to find clues and solve riddles. They needed to work together in teams to solve the maths activities to find the next envelope and escape with the treasure. I am so impressed with how all he children worked together.
A lot of the topics we are covering over the next couple of weeks have a link to nature and the world around us. We painted leaves to be display around school and we practised our techniques first. Here are a collection of designs, we used a variety of colours
Welcome back to school Year 4SB!
We have had a fantastic start to this year already! I hope you have had a great time so far because I know I have!
Please take a look at some of the pictures which show what we achieved this week. I am very proud and impressed with how everyone has started the term. We have made our own cartoon self-portraits, read poetry, improved our vocabulary by looking at synonyms, made bookmarks, conducted science experiments and so much more!
It has been an amazing couple of days, and I look forward to seeing you next week.
- Mr Butler 😊
We have made incredible cartoon self-portraits and the children thought about words they could use to describe themselves, this is just a selection of them, I was so impressed with everyones portraits!
The children of Year 4SB have also designed their own bookmarks for when they start to use the library next week.
We have also completed lots of experiments in school this week, learning about the importance of washing our hands correctly and properly using soap.
We have used glitter and pepper in our tests! The glitter and pepper represent the germs we need to remove.
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 support them with their transition back into and talk about what they have been achieving during their time at school, as well as supporting them with their spellings and times tables.
AUTUMN TERM 1
We have an exciting Reconnection Curriculum planned. As you now know, this will support you to settle back in, give you time to talk about how things have changed for us all (both at school and home), help us to understand the new rules to keep us all safe and help us gently reconnect with our learning.
Our Topic work this half-term is The Romans.
This topic has a strong focus on History but also covers aspects of Maths, Art, DT, Drama, Music and ICT learning objectives. It gives children a chance to take ownership over their own learning. We will be specifically linking this Topic to our English work, focusing on instructional texts 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 learn about the different types of human 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 whilst working in groups.
In English, we will initially, be focusing on reconnecting with the children through some beautifully written books that the whole school will be focusing on. We will look at these different texts and how they relate to lockdown and our lives now. We will then focus on instructional texts and will be able to write our own instructions. Then, as the term progresses, we will focus on persuasive letters. Throughout, children will also develop their writing and editing skills. They will also 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.