Week 3 and Week 4
All the children have enjoyed their swimming lessons with lots of children moving on to the next phases and no longer needing armbands or floats, myself and Mrs Parr are so proud of the progress they are making.
In art we are continuing with the Roman theme and have been looking at mosaics. This week we will be using wooden printing blocks to further enhance our artwork, I can’t wait to post the final results. Keep your eyes peeled!!
Week 1 and Week 2
Oak class has had an amazing start to year 4! Everyone has settled in well and are enjoying the work we have been doing so far.
In science we are learning about light, this week we have identified various sources of natural and artificial light.
Our history lessons have been filled with interesting facts about the Roman Empire and how they conquered Britain!
Our class book is the infamous ‘Twits’ by Roald Dahl. All the class have been enjoying generating their own expanded noun phrases about his ‘dirty, disgusting beard.’
Welcome to Oak Class
2023 – 2024
Hello everybody and welcome to Oak Class!
Oak class is a Year 4 class. In the class this year there will be myself, Miss Walker (Class teacher) and Mrs Parr (TA).
P.E will be on a Friday.
Please make sure your child has a PE Kit in school. This needs to be a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and a pair of pumps or trainers for going outside.
P.E kits can be left in school and taken home at the end of the half term for a wash.
Swimming will be every Tuesday.
Year 4 children will need to bring a swimming kit every Tuesday.
Girls: Full piece swimming costume, swimming hat, towel.
Boys: Swimming trunks (not loose), towel.
- Earrings are not allowed to be worn, please make sure they have been removed.
Homework will be set on Google Classrooms as in previous years.
We expect your child to read at least three times a week at home to an adult. This needs to be recorded in your child's reading record and signed by an adult. This record needs to be brought into school every day. We will check this on a Monday. Children will earn stickers for their bookmarks if they read 3 times each week. Once their bookmark is full, they are able to choose a book to keep.
Book changes will happen every Monday.
Children will receive 10 spellings each week and will be tested the following week. Spellings will be given out on a Thursday, with the spelling test being the following Thursday. Scores will be sent home for you to see how your child has done.
Children will need to bring a water bottle (containing only water) to school and it would be great if all clothes and coats can be clearly labelled.
My door is always open and I am only a phone call away. If you have any concerns or anything you want to chat about, please do so.
Here is to a great year and new adventures!
Miss Walker :)
Last week, as part of our learning about rocks, we used chocolate to make the three types of rocks, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.
Melted chocolate was used as ‘lava’ to create the igneous rock. Layers of different types of chocolate made the sedimentary rock and then we applied heat and pressure to this rock to create the metamorphic rock.
We really enjoyed making our volcanoes this week and loved watching them erupt. Thank-you for watching them erupt with us.
This week in Science, we have found patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object that produces it.
To do this, we have made pan pipes and discovered that the longer the straw, the slower the vibrations, therefore the pitch of the sound was lower and the shorter the straw, the faster the vibrations, therefore the pitch of the sound was higher.
Ancient Egyptian Shaduf Design and Technology
To conclude our topic about Ancient Egyptians, we have made our own model of a ‘shaduf’. A shaduf is a hand operated device used for lifting water.
We designed our own based on examples given, we selected the materials that we thought would best work for it then we built, tested and evaluated them.
Ancient Egypt Hook
Last week we were visited by Nick Credible from Dan Tastic Education who came in to talk to us all about Ancient Egypt. We were able to look at some Ancient Egyptian artefacts, shake hands with a Khopesh (sword) and even mummified one of our friends. We learnt a lot and had a fantastic time.
Please find below the knowledge organiser for our topic which will show you what we will be learning about and key information.
Welcome to Oak Class 2022-2023
What a fantastic first week we had!
The children have settled in extremely well to their first week in Year 4.
We started our topic of the Ancient Egyptians by showing what we already know and linking our English topic of instructional writing by mummifying oranges which we found fantastically gross. Have a look at our pictures to see how we did it and look out for our Big Writes of our instructions next week.
Observational drawings of flowers
Swimming today was a little different! The children have been learning about water safety and part of that was practising swimming in clothes!
🌈Rainbow Day at New Moston Primary School 🌈
🌈We celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia with a Rainbow Day 🌈
The children dressed up in all the colours of the rainbow.
This super reader recieved his reading award today. Well done for reading avidly at home and completing your bookmark:)
Our new topic question is: Does it always rain in the rainforest?
We will be exploring the different layers of the rainforest, the climate and plants and animals that live in rainforests. Please find a copy of our knowledge organiser for this half term below which further explains what we are going to be learning about.
Reading morning! We love sharing a book:)
World Maths Day 23/3/22
Today is World Maths Day.
Below are some ideas of activities you can do at home with your child.
We hope you enjoy doing some of them.
Sylvia Pankhurst recruited Oak Class to join the Suffragette rally! We protested for right for women to vote!
DEEDS NOT WORDS
We also learnt about key people in the Suffragette movement including the leader Emmeline Pankhurst.
Our topic for this half term is all about 'The Suffragettes'.
Please find a copy of our knowledge organiser below which explains what we will be learning about:)
In Oak class we have been participating in our schools weekly mile challenge! What a great way to help us keep fit and healthy
The children had a very enjoyable day, as they were introduced to our new topic for this half term through a chocolate tasting session. They each got to taste a range of different chocolates and had to describe them by considering their taste, texture and appearance. They then had to give them an overall score out of 10. Some chocolates went down better than others - what do you think we thought of the dark chocolate?
Oak class are very excited about their new topic - Chocolate!
Please find below our chocolate knowledge organiser which shows what we are going to be learning about this half term.
Oak class had an exciting workshop from ‘Mad Science’ exploring electricity. Almost all the children want a plasma lamp for Christmas!
We are so proud of this one - winning 2 medals for gymnastics! Well done!
Oak class have had a busy writing week:)
We have written diary entries about our escape from Pompeii when the mighty volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted!
Edible Roman Roads!
To help us to understand exactly how the Romans constructed roads, we used edible materials to make our own Roman roads.
Firstly, we used a container to represent the ditch and large biscuits which we used for the large stones that we placed in the ditch.
Next we put a layer of crushed cornflakes to represent the layer of sand and pebbles used by the Romans. Custard came next as the cement!
Finally, we used custard cream biscuits to make a flat surface to represent the flat paving stones.
Unlike the real Roman roads, we could then eat ours!
Another fantastic week in Oak class!
Well done to:
Reader of the week - Yu Ling
Star of the week - Cayden
Handwriter of the week- Kyle
Lots of certificates given out today:)
Reading award: Wisdom
Star of the week: Eli
Our first topic is The Romans. In Oak class we have had great fun learning about the Roman army and have even practised our marching skills!