Oakfield Primary Academy

Transforming lives with exceptional learning - aspiring beyond the expected

 

Year Four

Year 4 at Oakfield Primary Academy has 58 enthusiastic learners, who are ready for a year of hard work and rewards along the way!

Miss Nash is the teacher in Dolphin class.

Miss Hill is the teacher in Shark class.

Both classes are supported by Mrs Jordan as their learning support assistant.  

 

Swimming and PE

Currently year 4 do not have swimming and you will be informed if this changes.

Dolphins have P.E. on a Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning.

Sharks have P.E. on a Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning.

Please can you ensure children have their full P.E. kit on these days.

 

Homework

Homework will be sent out on Fridays and needs to be completed and returned on the following Thursday.

Children should also be reading a minimum of 3 times and have these written in their reading diary and signed by an adult which should be in school every day.

They also have a spelling test on their weekly spellings on a Friday afternoon. Please make sure your child has a copy of the spellings to practise. We are following the Spelling Shed scheme, which you can sign up to at home for extra spelling activities.

 

Autumn Term 1

In Autumn 1 we worked on a brilliant book called Black Cats and Butlers. We wrote many different genres through this exciting murder mystery. The children particularly enjoy writing newspaper reports. 

 

In the afternoons, we looked at Victorian history, British geography and Rugby within the UK. 

 

For science we learnt about sound. We found out how sound is made, how it travels to the ear and parts of the ear. We found it very interesting to learn about how sound travels into your brain.  

Autumn Term 2 

In Autumn 2 we began our first Mini-Mission! 

We have been learning about descriptive 

techniques, such as;

  • Metaphors
  • Similes
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Personification

We have been working towards writing a descriptive narrative. 

 

 

We have also focused on Art in the afternoons.

We have created a printed jungle scene, a watercolour sunset and an underwater collage. We have been working hard to use key art vocabulary such as stippling, printing, gradient, etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths 

We are currently looking at multiplication and division. Year 4 are expected to know all of the times tables up to 12x12 ready for the multiplication test at the end of the year. 

Practice your times tables with these multiplication games! You can even practice other maths games.

 

Addition and Subtraction Challenge

www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity11

Hit the Button- Mixed challenges.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Multiplication - Match the answer

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/multiplication/play/

Granny Racing - Multiplication Race

www.multiplication.com/games/play/granny-prix-multi

Penguin Jump - Multiplication Race

www.multiplication.com/games/play/penguin-jump 

Short Division - BBC Bitesize

www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma12pape-game-written-division

 Piggy Bank Money Counting - Count the money in the Piggy Bank!

www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game 

 Telling the Time - Use this clock to read the time

www.visnos.com/demos/clock 

 

Literacy

Why not practice some Literacy skills with these Spelling and Grammar games?

 

Contractions - eg. Should not - Shouldn't

www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/contraction-game.html

Reverse Contractions - eg. Couldn't - Could not

www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/un-contraction-game.html

Apostrophes - Where does it go?

www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/where-does-the-apostrophe-go.html

Conjunctions - Join sentences

www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=english/language_structure

Word Types - Is it an Adjective, Comparative Adjective, Common Noun or a Proper Noun?

www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar01