Monday 9th July 2018 - Friday 13th July 2018
Here are Year 4 taking part in a Science lesson in the hall all about tooth decay. We have placed hard boiled eggs in different liquids to see which ones will affect the egg shells. The children made predictions about what they think will happen and we will observe the results.
Today Oyster shell took full advantage of this glorious weather and hiked down to the seafront for a Leigh inspired treasure hunt. We had fun in the sun!
Monday 18th June 2018 - Friday 22nd June 2018
Here are Oyster Class enjoying a range of exciting activities during our stay at Skreens. The children behaved brilliantly throughout and really embraced the challenges we planned for them. The list of skills and attributes that the children demonstrated is long, but there was teamwork, perseverance, facing fears, being determined, working safely and above all else enjoyment! A special thanks goes to Mrs Brown for helping to organise the trip and to our wonderful LSA team of Miss Palmer, Mrs Staunton and Mrs Jones.
Monday 11th June 2018 - Friday 15th June 2018
In this week’s Science lesson the children have learned about the different parts of the digestive system and their functions. They got the chance to use a life size model which shows how all the parts fit inside our bodies!
A few pics from our Sports Day. It was great to see so many parents supporting their children!
Monday 4th June 2018 - Friday 8th June 2018
This week we have been learning to recite poetry. Sometimes it can be really nerve wracking to stand up in front of everybody. We spoke about recognising how it feels to be nervous. We shared experiences of feeling nervous in and out of school for example at adventure island queuing for Rage or before ballet exams or going down a big slide. Together we discussed what helps us overcome these feelings and how as a class we can support and encourage each other.
Watch these videos to see how brave we were and what a fantastic support network we are for each other when taking risks in the classroom.
Here are Oyster class using the ICT suite to take part in a simulation about a storm. The children became reporters and sat at a virtual news desk gathering evidence for their story by looking at emails, text messages and photos. Great cross-curricular fun!
Monday 14th May 2018 - Friday 18th May 2018
Oyster shell performing a dance in small groups. They are also working towards creating a dance involving the whole class.
In Oyster we have been working towards creating a piece of independent writing based on the book The Shaman’s Apprentice. To help us we have spent a few days planning through role play and shared writing.
Here are Oyster Shell preparing a dance linked to a poem about the environment and sustainability.
Here are Oyster Class busy creating a 'Bug Hotel' in our environmental area. A special thanks goes to Mrs Brown for helping to organise this activity!
Monday 16th April 2018 - Friday 20th April 2018
This week we have discussed our school’s new Anti-Bullying Policy. We covered what bullying is and how it should be handled. See the full policy in the ‘About Us’ section of this website.
Here are Oyster Class retelling the story of The Great Kapok Tree outside in the sunshine.
Monday 26th March – Thursday 29th March 2018
We ended our science topic on Living Things and Their Habitats by learning a little bit about Charles Darwin’s discoveries during his time onboard the HMS Beagle. We found it fascinating. We looked at some of his careful sketches and compared these to microphotography of invertebrates. There are so many different types of beetles it is no wonder we need to use branching databases to sort them! We then got to be creative and draw our own invertebrates. They could be as real or abstract as we liked.
Monday 19th March – Friday 23rd March 2018
Finally, it was Oyster Shell's turn to do Bikeability! Lots of fun was had whilst improving those cycling skills. Thanks to all the parents for helping the children bring in their bikes.
Sports Relief followed Bikeability. What an active day!
A fun day at Wat Tyler Park learning about animals, plants and their habitats. Thanks to our parent helpers and the staff at the park.
Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March 2018
This week the children have been reading and writing Kenning poems. Here are some of the children sharing theirs; the rest of the class then had to guess what each poem was about based on its contents.
In this week's Science, the children have been learning about grouping animals. We focused on the five types of vertebrates and explored how to use classification keys. The children asked excellent questions to separate different species.
During our World Book Day celebrations our class did some buddy reading with Year 1.
Here are Oystershell 4 dressed to impress for our belated World Book Day celebrations.
Playtime in the snow made up for the cancellation of Bikeability!
Oyster have enjoyed learning about how to sort living things into groups. We learnt that pangolin are the only mammal covered in scales and that snails are both male and female.
Here are Oyster Class receiving a special demonstration of ‘Press Play.’ This interactive experience involves listening to wireless headsets and acting out scenarios. Today’s demo was all about electricity which linked to our Science topic for this half-term. A very exciting session indeed!
Here are Oyster Class working on a newspaper report linked to our Iron Man text. We have used learning partners throughout the whole process which has helped everyone to generate lots of ideas.
Oyster class getting ready to perform their assembly! Thanks to all the parents and carers who came; it really gives a sense of purpose when there's a special audience.
This week Oyster Shell class have been busy preparing for their class assembly which will be on Monday. We hope to see you there!
Our English work this week has focused on the classic text of The Iron Man. We look forward to reading more next week!
Oyster Class have made a great start to 2018! In our 'Learning to Learn' sessions we have been talking about the meanings of inspirational quotes and how they might help us both in and out of school. It made for a very interesting discussion and we will display the quotes around our classroom.
Here are more of the quotes we discussed in class. These two in particular link to our work on Growth Mindsets and our attitudes to learning.
Monday 18th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017
What a fabulous afternoon we all had in Year 4.
We had 3 rooms set up for our party; a disco room with flashing lights, a games room for quiet games and colouring and a movie room where we watched 'Nativity'!
We had lots of yummy party food too. Thank you to everyone who provided food for the children's enjoyment.
Year 4 enjoying their Christmas dinner! Thanks to all the kitchen/lunchtime staff for organising such a great meal.
'We have thoroughly enjoyed preparing and performing our Christmas Show. It was brilliant to see how confidently the children sung, danced and spoke in front of a large audience. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Well done Year Four.'
Year 4 have been very busy this week rehearsing for our Christmas Production. Lots of tickets have already gone home- we look forward to seeing you there!
Year 4 are getting used to performing on a real stage! We look forward to putting on a great show!
Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December 2017
Here's Oyster class having lots of fun at our decorations morning. Thanks to all the parents who came along to help!
Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017
This week the children have been learning how to use a thesaurus to find words with similar meanings. They then used their words to create a poem linked to our topic. We have also discussed how people often have different roles in bullying situations such as those who give 'silent approval' which followed on from our work in last week's anti-bullying session.
Monday 13th November – Friday 17th November 2017
Fun at the Year 4 Roman Day!
Taking part in the Year 4 Roman Day Quiz. Lots of fun with lots of facts!
Looking at artefacts and playing the Roman Numerals Game called Delta.
Year 4 learning about weapons and how battles were won in Roman times. Interesting, exciting, informative and fun!
Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November 2017
Oyster class enjoyed reading with their reading buddies Pufferfish
Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017
Oyster class have been busy writing instructions this week. They have also been learning how to do doubling and halving. Well done to all on another great week! Ps. It was a real pleasure to meet all parents this week- many of you for the first time.
Two proud owners of silver times tables awards! Very well done on achieving a magnificent score of 100 out of 100!
Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October 2017
On Thursday Oyster Class had a very special visitor. Terry Jewel from the Essex Fire & Rescue Service came in to talk about his work as leader of a team who attend earthquakes and other natural disasters around the world. He gave us a fascinating insight into his work and the children asked excellent questions. A big thank you to Terry for dropping in!
Here are members of Oyster Class learning how to use a compass. We also looked at 2D and 3D shapes this week in our Maths lessons.
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
This week Oyster class have used number lines to count on when solving subtractions, taken part in discussions about our school community and lots more!
Oyster class have been busy playing tennis, hot-seating and working with number lines to order 3 and 4 digit numbers. A great week!