Welcome to Year 4 SB!
Thank you for all your support over the past week. Please see on the downloads section of our class webpage the documents that will be of use to you over Easter. Take care of each other.
It has been a troubling time for us all with the closure of schools and we will miss you all very much here at Oldfield Brow Primary. In the meantime, until we see you again we are doing everything we can to support your learning at home.
We have created a Year 4 Closure Pack for week one commencing 23rd of March, please find the attached word document in our class downloads page. 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 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
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Chester Zoo live virtual tour!
I found that Chester Zoo are hosting a live virtual tour on their facebook page from 10am on Friday 27th of March! Watch all your favourite animals live and see what they are up to!
More online resources and website links!
In the Downloads section of our class page I have uploaded further links to websites and resources that will support children's learning.
Information about a 'Suggested timetable' to help with the structure of the day can be found in the Downloads section of our class page.
PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Live at 9am everyday Joe is hosting a 30 minute PE workout for children to stay active and keep moving. Enjoy!
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 homework and to learn 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 2
Our Topic work this half-term is around the theme of the Anglo Saxons and their impact on Britain. .
This topic has a strong focus on History and Geography but also covers aspects of Science, Maths, Art/D&T, Drama, Music and ICT learning objectives. It gives children a chance to take ownership over their own learning.
In Science, this term we will continue to focus on '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. There will also be a focus on the Water cycle and the key terms in this process. 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 our comprehension skills, we will focus on the different types of questions we may come across and will complete various actiivities to enhance these skills. We will then be studying the Spiderwick Chronicles as our class book. In this unit they will explore fantasy fiction by asking questions and developing an understanding of inference. Thesy use drama to explore characters and suspense. Children will also develop their editing and proof-reading skills. They will plan, edit and write a new episode of the fantasy story that they have studied. Once a week the children will focus solely on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG), although the features of this will be built into all English lessons that take place, due to its importance. 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. The topics we will cover this term will be predominantly based on fractions. Then there will also be a focus on decimals later in the term. It is important that children have a solid understanding of fractions and decimals. They will use a variety of concrete resources to show their relationship. As well as revising, recapping and developing upon many of the more challenging areas covered throughout the 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.
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 arrangements can be made.