Welcome to Year Four
Miss Wells & Mrs Anning
Mrs Breedon & Mrs Willis
Term 4 will kick off with a very busy first week back. We have a new topic (Ancient Egypt), a charity triathlon (letters to follow), a sharing of our Art Week work, a record attempt hula-thon as well as continuing our usual swimming lessons on Tuesdays and all the other work we usually get up to. Phew!
As we're half way through the academic year, we will be reviewing pupil progress to ensure everyone is achieving as well as they can and we will be holding parents' evenings to keep you updated. Spellings and times table practise is as important as ever so please keep up the great work at home. If you follow @Y4Oaktree on Twitter then you will begin to see suggested games and activities that you can try at home.
Intervention groups will remain the same in the first week of Term 4 and we will send letters home to inform you of any changes in the second week.
Follow us on Twitter @Y4Oaktree for the most up to date information.
PE will take place on Wednesdays (indoor). Please make sure you child has a full PE kit including daps or trainers.
Swimming will continue to take place on Tuesdays starting on 20th February. Children must arrive at school promptly as the bus will depart as close to 9am as possible.
Mon 19th Feb - Term 4 begins! Please be on the muga by 8.55am
Tue 20th Feb - Swimming and charity triathlon
Wed 21st February - Sharing our Art Week work (in the hall 8:55 - 9:10)
Thu 22nd February - Hula-thon record attempt
Mon 26th Feb - Fri 2nd March - Book week focus: FLOTSAM
Thu 1st March - World Book Day
Tue 6th & Wed 7th March - Parents' evenings (see letters for date and times)
Mon 12th - Fri 16th March - Science Week
Mon 26th March - Easter Assembly
Wed 28th March - Last day of term (finish at 1.30pm)
Thu 29th March - TRAINING DAY - children stay at home!
Mon 16th April - Term 5 begins
Links to our Term 4 overviews
Literacy - currently being updated
Maths - see pages 10, 11, 12 & 13
Each week, children and adults can nominate someone that they think deserves to receive the assembly award. We will send a note home the day before if your child will be receiving a certificate.
Homework & Additional Learning
All children should read at home at least 3 times a week and complete all homework tasks to earn homework reward. Children may earn up to 1 point per day that they read.
Points target for Term 4
Homework - 6 Reading - 15
Lists are given out on Fridays. Every week of spellings work completed and handed in is worth a homework point.
Lost the sheet? Don't panic!
Down by the River was all about Geography. We learnt about the River Thames by visiting Lechlade and writing reports about its course, wildlife and the transport links it provides. In Literacy, we learnt about play script by adapting the Lesley Sims version of The Wind in the Willows.
We also took part in Take One Picture, The National Gallery's Art Week project. We walked to Lawn Manor Academy to take part in Science activities based on the ideas on our painting and all of our work will be shared with parents at the beginning of Term 4.
Our topic was Electricity. We learned all about electrons travelling in a complete circuit, write a story about the very grumpy Mr/ Mrs Electron and visited the Science Museum in London where we 'met' Michael Faraday to help us learn what static electricity is.
Our topic was What did the Vikings do? with history being our main focus. We also learnt about the Anglo-Saxons and the epic poem Beowulf and Grendel. In science, we used the school grounds to find out about sound and in DT, we learnt about nutrition and healthy meals.
Our spellings covered...
/or/ being spelt 'au' and 'augh'
the prefixes in~, im~, il~, ir~
homophones including medal and meddle
as well as a range of words from the statutory Y3&4 spelling list which you can download here.