Oxford Road Community School


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Science Do animals have the same type of teeth as human? Click here to find out!

We explored the start of the digestive system by looking at the 2 sets of human teeth; milk and adult. We can now name and explain the function of each type of human tooth. We created labelled diagrams, then, using air dry clay, created our own models.

Christmas Lunch 14.12.18 On Friday 14th December we shared our Christmas lunch. Here are a few pics... 

TOPIC- We have been working hard on our mapwork this week, naming and locating countries in the UK, as well as countries in Europe. We have been using atlases to help us find places, their flags and capital cities. Find out more about our fascinating world and it's 195 countries using this awesome online resource... CLICK ON THE MAP!

On Thursday 22nd November, we visited The Living Rainforest, here is a little video of our INCREDIBLE day out.

English We are focusing on persuasive writing this half term. We have learnt a persuasive letter to Harry Kane to help us in the lead up to our hot task. We can read this with expression, in a loud, clear voice. 

Challenge: Can you create some actions at home to accompany our T4W map?

Science This week in Science we are continuing to look at endangered animals from South America. We have been working hard to do some research and create our own animal fact files.  Click here to find out about some of the world's endangered animals.


Henri Rousseau Artwork 

We analysed some of Rousseau's rainforest paintings and discussed what we liked and disliked about his work. We then learnt some sketching techniques to help us improve our realistic drawing. Here are some of our fabulous sketches...


food chain/habitat game at home

parts of an insect

labelling parts of an insect

This term we are learning about the world around us, and more specifically, the Amazon rainforest. We have been exploring atlases to locate the equator and tropics of cancer and capricorn to help us better understand the climates of the globe.


In Science, we have been learning how to classify animals. We started by grouping animals into vertebrates and invertebrates, and then looked at the 5 subcategories of vertebrates: fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. 


We found exceptions to the rules...

Duck-billed platypuses and echidnas (both mammals which lay eggs, and a shark (a fish which gives birth to live young)


During Guided Reading, we have been analysing and evaluating fiction and non-fiction texts, including 'The Vanishing Rainforest', 'The Great Kapok Tree' and 'The Shaman's Apprentice'. We have used VIPERS to ask and answer questions to further our reading comprehension skills.

Image result for the vanishing rainforest    Image result for the great kapok tree    Image result for the shaman's apprentice


This week, we are continuing to explore recount writing. We have identified features of great recounts and imitated these in our T4W text.  We are now learning to innovate and invent our own imaginative and exciting recounts. 


Hawthorn Good News!

Good News - 7.9.18                        Good News - 30.11.18

Good News - 14.9.18                      Good News - 14.12.18

Good News- 28.9.18

Good News - 12.10.18

Good News - 2.11.18

Good News - 16.11.18


Homework - Term 1

Homework - Term 2


HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS                                                 YEAR 3/4 100 SPELLING WORDS

Term 2 Spellings

Spellings - 2.11.18 (prefixes)                                     Spellings Jamal, Rohan, Aflah - 2.11.18

Spellings - 9.11.18 (ly)                                                  Spellings Jamal, Rohan, Aflah, Daniela - 9.11.18

Spellings - 16.11.18 ('sure' 'ture')                           Spellings Jamal, Rohan, Aflah, Daniela - 16.11.18

Spellings - 23.11.18                                                      Spellings Jamal, Rohan, Aflah, Daniela- 23.11.18

Spellings - 30.11.18 ('tion' 'sion')                          Spellings Jamal, Rohan, Aflah, Daniela, Lara 30.11.18

Spellings - 7.12.18 (tion, sion, cian)                     Spellings Jamal, Rohan, Aflah, Daniela, Lara 7.12.18

Spellings - 14.12.18                                                    Spellings Jamal, Rohan, Aflah, Daniela, Lara 14.12.18


a/an                                                contractions                                            apostrophes for possession

subordinate clauses                singular and plural

past tense                                    apostrophes for contractions


rounding numbers                            counting in 3's                    counting in 7's                fact families

place value (Th/H/T/U)                    counting in 4's                    counting in 8's                subtraction game

roman numerals                                counting in 6's                     counting in 9's

Hit the button                                     sequencing challenge      subtraction game

WELCOME to Year 4!

Welcome to Year 4! This term will be learning all about 'Saving our World'. We will be doing geographical and scientific research into the rainforests of the world and discussing what we can do to protect our resources. In literacy we will be writing factual recounts, persuasive letters as well as planning and writing our own fantasy stories. 

In Maths, our first term will focus on number skills, place value and rounding, as well as formal written and mental addition and subtraction strategies.


This term's homework will be given out Friday 7.9.18 and will be due in every Friday for our class sharing session.

In addition to this, children will be expected to learn some spellings for their spelling test, which will take place every Friday morning.


PE will take place every week on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every Monday and should stay in school until the end of the week.

PE kit is a white or pale yellow t-shirt/polo shirt, white or black shorts/joggers and plain trainers/pumps.


Library for our class will take place on Monday afternoon. Your child will bring home a book of their choice and should be recording their reading in their reading journals. The book should stay in their school bag so that it can be swapped or checked every week during library time. 

Thank you very much for your continued support. If you wish to talk with me about any issues or concerns please come and see me at the end of the school day or make an appointment with Mrs Wardle. 

Kind regards, 

Mrs M