Oxley Park Academy

Dream, Believe, Achieve - Together

Two Sites - One Heart, One Mission, One School

WELCOME TO YEAR 4!

As we are 1 school over 2 campuses, our pupils will access facilities at both sites to enjoy the excellent, but differing provision and facilities. This will normally be done through escorted walks. If we are using the school minibuses we will ask you to sign a consent agreement. With escorted walks to support our curriculum, we will, as always for local walks, notify you on our Year page that we are going out in order that you can ensure children have appropriate clothing.

If you cannot catch your class teacher at the door or at the end of the day, please send them an email:

Mrs Frayne-Johnson - Woodpeckers - deb.fraynejohnson@oxleyparkacademy.com

Miss Newsholme - Swallows - rachel.newsholme@oxleyparkacademy.com

Mrs Morris - Barn Owls - rebecca.morris@oxleyparkacademy.com

Miss Keane - Horse Chestnuts and Year 4 Lead - emma.keane@oxleyparkacademy.com

Important Notices!

Year 4 Chestnuts Clarinet Showcase Shenley Wood Tuesday 10th July @ 1:20pm in the Hall

Year 4 and 5 (Chestnuts and Maples Shenley Wood) performances 11.07.18 @ 5:30pm & 12.07.18 @ 2pm. 

Year 4 and 5 (Swallows, Woodpeckers & Barn Owls) performances 11.07.18 @ 5:30pm & 12.07.18 @ 2pm. 

Please note that the performances will be finished before 6:30pm

 

The half term ahead... 

Our TOPIC for this term will be Under the Sea. Children will work as scientists to understand more about the biology of animals and plants through research and will be investigating a variety of living things from the depths of the oceans. As artists, they will be working on developing their skills within the technique of painting and using other materials such as wax. For this, we are requesting that children bring in a white pillowcase to use by 22.06.18. Children will also be working as actors developing their confidence and performance skills in the lead up to the topic finale production of Ocean Commotion. 

 

ENGLISH - Poetry, Adventure stories and Script writing with an overall focus on using FAB punctuation. 

 

MATHS - Money, Time, Statistics, Measure (angles), Shape

 

Welcome to Year 4 Letter!

Find out about the depths of the ocean...

 

Weekly overview...

Maths -

OPA - Position and direction. Co-ordinates and Translation of shapes. 

 

SW - Identifying and measuring angles in shapes. Solving problems involving angles. 

 

Literacy - Adventure Stories. Children will be practising their punctuation, paragraphing and dialogue skills throughout this chapter and learning skills to write using suspense. 

 

Back to Basics - 

Grammar -  Contractions 

Calculation - Using division in Fractions

Comprehension - Inference skills 

X Tables - 12 x tables 

 

Home learning - Under the Sea 

Please complete and bring in to school at least one of the following home learning projects, by Friday 13th July:

  • Watch Finding Nemo and take notes on all of the learning about the ocean and present it in a way of your choosing. 
  • Create a powerpoint presentation or a poster about how different creatures survive in certain areas of the ocean. 
  • Create a piece of artwork or a model inspired by the ocean. 
  • Research and present some information about life cycles of either a plant or a chosen sea animal. 

School Updates

Accelerated Reader Information

Questions to ask your child when reading at home...

Our 'Super Sentences' in Year 4

Instead of asking "Did you have a good day?" try...

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How to help @ home -**NEW**

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