Oxford Road Community School

Welcome to Year 4

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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.

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.

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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 - 14.9.18


Homework - Term 1


Spellings - 7.9.18 ('e' sound spelt 'ea')   

Spellings -14.9.18 ('ur/ure' words)

Spellings - 21.9.18 ('ast, ass, ask' words)

This week in Year 4...






subordinate clauses

past tense

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