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

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. This will be on 11th July 2018 at 5.30pm. More information to follow very shortly. 

 

In ENGLISH we will be working on Chapters with an initial cold write, followed by the teaching of skills linked to this writing, then a hot task at the end of the chapter where children have the opportunity to apply their developed skills to their independent writing. Our latest chapter is Performance Poetry. 

During this chapter, children will:

  • Write with purpose (using the main features of a type of writing, plan, write, edit and improve)
  • Organise writing appropriately (using connectives that signal time, shift attention)
  • Use paragraphs aka stanzas in poetry. ( organising paragraphs around a theme, sequencing paragraphs)
  • Use sentences appropriately (using a  mixture of simple, compound and complex shapes) 
  • Write with imagination using a variety of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphor, onomatopoeia, alliteration, personification.  

 

Our MATHS work will begin with a check in before teaching the skills that children need to move their learning forwards. Each chapter will then finish with a check out to see the progress the children have made. Our first chapter will be statistics. During this chapter, children will:

  • Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.

  •   Solve one-step and two-step questions (for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’) using information presented in scaled bar charts, pictograms and tables.

  •   Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.

  •   Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.

     

Welcome to Year 4 Letter!

Find out about the depths of the ocean...

 

Weekly overview...

Maths -

Statistics. Interpreting a variety of graphs and creating graphs from data. Solving one step problems using information presented in graphs. 

 

Literacy -

Writing a variety of poetry inspired by flying, waterfalls and the forest. Children will be using imaginative description and a variety of.

 

Back to Basics - 

Grammar - Using apostrophes for possession 

Calculation - Column method addition and subtraction  

Comprehension - Retrieval skills 

X Tables - Mixed rapi

 

Home learning - Under the Sea 

Please complete and bring in to school at least one of the following home learning projects, by Friday 30th 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

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

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