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Year 4

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Osberton had to have an alternative sports afternoon - look at what we managed to do!!!

Miss Forshaw's Book Recommendation #3

Hello Year 4! Since my last recommendation, I have read 3 books! Osberton will have seen the books I've been reading on the English working wall, but the one I want to share with you today is

"Ariki and the Island of Wonders" 

written by Nicola Davies and beautifully illustrated by Nicola Kinnear.

This story is about a young girl called Ariki, and her adventures to becoming a 'Star Walker'. After 'borrowing' a boat and surviving a storm, Ariki and her friend Ipo wash up on a new island. The island is home to amazing creatures, sights and smells that they have never seen, including a HUGE bird called 'Mweep'. Can Ariki and Ipo find their way back home? Will they need extra help? You'll have to read it to find out! laugh

 

 

 

Calling all our talented children!

WC 10th May 2021

We had a lovely time trying to make our submarines work. We have included a PowerPoint to remind you how we did it, just incase you want to try it at home!

How to make a submarine

Miss Forshaw's Book Recommendation #2

Hi Y4!

As you know, I'm always reading. I love reading books that are aimed at all ages, both children and adults. Only a couple of days ago, I finished a wonderful book called 'The Wild Robot' by Peter Brown.

This book is about a robot called Roz, who washes up on an island somewhere after her ship crashed in a storm. She learns how to feel real feelings, make real friends, and learns how to embrace the wild side of life.

I read this book in just a few days. I loved the fabulous characters, like Chitchat the squirrel, and Mr and Mrs Badger. If you decide to read this book, please let me know! I want to know what you think smiley

Miss Forshaw laugh

 

Week beginning 4th May 2021

 

Hello Year 4!

You have had a wonderful 2 weeks back in school since the Easter holidays. We have started our brand new topic, 'Blue Abyss' where we are learning all about the ocean, creatures and submarines. In English, we have looked at the picture book, 'Flotsam', which was full of unusual but exciting things deep down in the ocean. In maths, we have been working on money, and how to answer test-style questions.

 

As always, you have impressed us all week! This week we will be doing more work on 'Flotsam', decimals and submarines. We hope you are as excited as we are!!

 

Remember to keep bringing those reading diaries in at the beginning of the week! smiley

Week beginning 29th March 2021

Another fantastic week this week Year 4! You have been writing some fantastic stories in English, learning even more about fractions and how to add and subtract them in maths, and have made some beautiful artwork for the National Day of Reflection. As always, we are so proud of how well you have settled into school and the amazing progress you are making. 

 

This week we will be doing some Spring and Easter themed work that will be full of fun activities and exciting learning. We hope you will continue to be as enthusiastic and determined in our last few days of term as you have been since you came back!

 

Remember to keep up the fantastic reading to your adults at home - you have AMAZED us this week!

Miss Forshaw's Book Recommendation #1

Now, Osberton have had the pleasure of reading this story before Christmas as their class reader. Many of you may already have the book, have spoken about it to friends and family, or maybe you haven't heard of it at all!

This book is about a young boy called Ahmet who moves to England from Syria, as his country is at war. He joins a new class knowing no English at all, and faces many difficulties in adjusting to his new life. This story tackles bullying, friendship, honesty, trust, community and school life, all within its 320 pages. "The Boy at the Back of the Class" will make you laugh, cry, shout and you will definitely fall a little bit in love with the characters! 

If you have read this book and would like to share your thoughts on it with your classmates, let one of the Year 4 team know and we would love to showcase your book review!

Happy reading!

Miss Forshaw smiley

Week beginning 22nd March

 

Hello Year 4!

 

What a fantastic second week you have had! You have already settled back into our school routines and have produced some amazing work. We are so proud of you!

 

In English, you have been reading Chapters 2 and 3 of Pinocchio, and have started to write diary entries using first person, past tense and emotions vocabulary. This week, you will continue to work on this story, just what will Pinocchio do with those gold coins? We can't wait to see more of your amazing work on this topic!

 

In maths, you have been working on equivalent fractions, and we are so impressed! You have found so many different ways to represent a whole, a half, a quarter and a third. This week, we will be learning about improper fractions, adding, and subtracting fractions. Let's do this!

 

In RSHE, you have produced some fabulous work all about feelings and emotions, based on the Disney Pixar film, "Inside Out". This week we will continue to watch clips from the film to help us with our RSHE work smiley

 

WOW! You have blown us away with all of your fantastic reading. We can tell you have been working hard at home! We would like you to continue with your reading, read to your adults, to your pets, even to your teddy bear! Remember to log your reading in your reading diaries and bring these into school for us to see! laugh

 

If you fancy a challenge - write or record a short book review of a book you have read! We would love to hear all about it blush

Keep a look out for Miss Forshaw's book reviews!

Welcome to the Year 4 page!

We use this section of the website to share what we are doing in the classroom and at home. Scroll down to see more...

Week beginning 15th March

On 20th March it is the International day of Happiness. Here's Pharrell William's song "HAPPY" to get us in the mood laugh

Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)

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Week beginning 8th March 2021

 

Welcome back Year 4! We are delighted to have you back.

 

This week we are going to make sure you all settle back into school routines smoothly. We know you'll have a mixtures of emotions coming back so we will help you with that.

 

This week we will be starting our new class book which we think you'll LOVE (and it should get you giggling)...

 

Year 4 have had a special BOOK WEEK (not just a Book day) and have completed many tasks to celebrate books and reading. Look out for pictures of Mr Stink, Wanted posters for the Highway Rat, Shelter designs linked to the book: The Explorers, creative book marks, potato book characters and more... Today we dressed up and took photos of ourselves reading in unusual places!

Year 4 have been thinking of different ways to teach other children about keeping themselves safe online. They have sent in posters, videos, information packs and interactive quizes. Please take a look below...

Click on the links below for some fabulous videos on online safety

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Learn more about keeping passwords safe...

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.....and keeping yourself safe online....

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Now test yourself on internet safety by going on Daniel's interactive quiz! Can you get all the answers right? If not, turn to Ciran's information pack to learn more...

ERUPTING VOLCANOES !! Year 4 had a go at making an erupting volcano using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Here are some of the examples that were sent in...

Year 4 have had a screen free afternoon. The challenge was "Using whatever you have in your kitchen, can you make an animal ?" Look at these AMAZING creations and see if you can work out what animal they have gone for!

We have been learning the difference between acute angles, right angles and obtuse angles. Here is a different way to represent the different angles - made by one of our own Year 4s!!

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We have been learning about Sound in Science. Daniel wanted to extend his learning to explain about pitch with different musical instruments. Click on the link below to see his PowerPoint presentation

It's been snowing in Worksop and you guys have been very active outside!!! Here is a chance for you to see your friends - virtually - and see all the snowmen, snowballs and sledging photos...

January 2021

To our lovely Year 4s

We're so sorry that we weren't able to say a proper bye bye before going into National Lockdown but we will be in contact every week to check that you are OK. We are incredibly impressed with all the remote learning that has been taking place already and we love the photos of work that you have emailed in to the Year 4 address.

All the remote learning is within the remote section of the school website. Go to:

The purple "CHILDREN" tab

REMOTE LEARNING

YEAR  4

 

(There is a direct link below if you want to click on)

If you have any queries or concerns about remote learning, just write us an email and we'll be in touch with you as soon as we can. Speak to you soon.

Lots of love from Mrs Ferullo and Mrs Cartwright x x

 

This week was our final week for homework and you have continued to amaze us! Here is the final homework showcase of 2020!

The Journey of a Strawberry By Lily

Week beginning 7th December 2020

Christmas is starting in earnest this week as we work on a Nativity project. More details to follow... 

 

Click to watch Noah's song!

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Click to find out about Poppy's healthy snack

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It's December!!

It's getting very exciting in school as we approach Christmas. Parents - we have heard all about those naughty elves that are getting up to mischief in your homes!!

Today (Friday the 4th December) we had "Elf day" - a charity event to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. The children dressed up as elves for the day or wore red, green and white. Our donations will be sent to the charity.  

During the day, the children learnt about what it means for people to suffer from Alzheimers and how it affects families. They also shared their stories about their own grandparents and how we are all trying to support family members through the Covid pandemic. 

We did lots of exciting elf activities and also aimed to spread kindness by doing lots of good deeds over the course of the day.

Below are some photos taken during the day...

Elliot's science experiment

Rhouri's interesting facts

Eloise and her wobbly tooth

Week beginning 23rd November 2020

Dear Year 4

Thank you for all your hard work both in class and at home. The showcases are crammed with exciting work (see below). We are so proud of your progress so far this year and it was lovely to be able to pass on our compliments to your parents last week in our telephone parent consultations. Keep working hard on your reading targets, your handwriting and your times tables, and have fun with the creative homework activities.

This week in English, we will start the second section of Beowulf - when we meet Grendel's mother. In Maths, we will apply all our measuring skills to solve problems linked to perimeter. 

Here's to a great week! 

Lots of love from Mrs Ferullo, Mrs Cartwright, Miss Forshaw, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Woodward 

Friday 20th November - Look at this week's amazing work on food, teeth and digestion. The egg experiment seems to be a favourite this week where you have been testing out different drinks on egg shells to see what can happen to our teeth! We are learning lots of science facts...

Click here to look at Rhouri's egg experiment write-up

Week beginning 16th November 2020

This week we will be training to be reading detectives as we explore the story of Beowulf (it gets very exciting and gory this week). In Maths we will be learning about different measures: mm, cm and metres.

The homework is coming in thick and fast now - well done! The science experiments look very exciting, as do the recipes for healthy snacks and the drawings of animals & their teeth. We are loving the wobbly tooth stories and the different posters. Keep up the amazing work!

Love from the Year 4 team x x x x  

 

We have had a wonderful day taking part in 'Children in Need- Five to Thrive' activities...

Zackery's amazing digestive system model!!!

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Charlie keeping healthy

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Poppy's tooth!

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Daniel's brilliant PowerPoint about giraffes

Elliot's fabulous PowerPoint about hamsters!

Week beginning 9th November 2020

 

Thank you for all the photos you sent in demonstrating how you keep yourselves physically and mentally healthy. We have a wonderful slideshow below which we will add to if we receive any more examples!

This week we have a very busy week - with Remembrance day on Wednesday and Children in Need on Friday. We will also be starting a new book in English: Beowulf and developing our subtraction skills.

On Friday we handed out the paper copy of this half term's creative homework. There is a link below if you would like an electronic version. Thank you for your brilliant work so far! We have already received wobbly teeth stories, research about animal teeth, healthy snack-making and one person has started the egg experiment! This will go on Friday's showcase so keep it coming.

 

Thank you for all your hard work and thank you to all the adults who are helping to support at home

Love from the Year 4 team x x x x 

This week we have been thinking about all the ways we keep our bodies physically and mentally healthy!! Please have a look and see if you want to try some yourselves. We will keep adding examples as the children send in photos....

Pavinya's Bharathanadiya dance video that keeps her physically and mentally fit and healthy

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This half's term creative homework (a paper copy was sent home 6.11.20)

Monday 2nd November 2020

 

Dear Year 4

Welcome back!!

We hope you have had a lovely break over the half term holiday.

This week's English will be focusing on firework poetry - analysing poetry, reading and performing poetry and then writing our own. In Maths, we will be continuing our work on addition and subtraction - using larger numbers and more complicated examples. In topic, we will be learning about Viking beliefs - including the different Gods they believed in and their rituals.

We will be handing out this half term's creative homework in the next few days - with the first deadline on Friday 13th November. For THIS Friday (6th) we would like you to send in a photo of you doing something that keeps you physically healthy or mentally healthy (or BOTH!)

So far we have been sent in photos of children baking, reading, fishing, swimming, trampolining and bike riding. We want to fill a display board with all your ideas and examples so see what you can think of!

Here's to a super week!

Lots of love from all the Year 4 team x x x x x

Well done year 4 this is your showcase from the final week of the first half of Autumn term...

Amazing homework videos

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Harriet's Viking Gods News report

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Elliot's Viking song!

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Monday 5th October

 

Dear Year 4

What a fabulous Friday showcase!! There were over 100 photos last week showing all sorts of creative Viking work - we loved it!

 

This week in Maths we are counting in different ways: in 5s, 10s, 100s and 25s. We are also starting to look at negative numbers and Roman numerals. 

 

In English, we are studying a new book: "In my Heart". This is going to help us with our fronted adverbials and similes. Your writing is getting better and better so we can't wait to see what you come up with next. 

 

Keep up the amazing work and we look forward to your emails

Love from the Year 4 team x x x x 

Daniel's amazing presentation about Viking Gods

Monday 28th September

 

To our wonderful Year 4s

 We are so, so impressed with all the creative homework you are emailing to us. It is an absolute pleasure to look at all the baking, making, drawing, writing, presenting...that you are doing at home and we love sharing it all in the Friday showcase (see below).

 

In school, you are working incredibly hard on your English and Maths, as well as your physical health, mental health and our Viking topic.

 

This week in English we start our new book: The Colour Monster and we look forward to reading your Monster diary entries by the end of the week. In Maths, we are becoming experts on 4 digit numbers. This week we are practicing how to use the < and > symbols, fill in missing numbers on a number line and round to the nearest 10. 

 

Let's make it another great week!

Love

The Year 4 team x