Mrs McPhail’s maths group this week, we have been practising basic skills. We have been reciting our times tables, improving place value skills and much more! What do you think you have improved on this week in your maths class?

Mrs McPhail





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This term we have been looking at special celebrations. We discussed some special celebrations from Christianity and also from Islam. The children shared some special celebrations from their own lives and we discussed why these were important to us. I really enjoyed listening to your stories, year 4!

This week we have also begun to talk about Christmas and we have told the Christmas story in our own words.

What celebrations do you have at home that are special to you? It doesn’t have to be a religious celebration.

Mrs McPhail

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Year 4 science

This term we have started our new Science topic which is all about sound! Last week we went on a sound walk around school. What sounds did you hear?

Then, we learnt about different instruments and what you needed to do to get them to make a sound. We learnt that the instrument makes a vibration that travels through the air. This then enters our ear and we can hear the sound. 

Mrs McPhail

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IQM Centre of Excellence

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Recently we had a special visitor in school to assess us for the IQM (Inclusion Quality Mark). 

This visitor came into our some of our lessons and was really impressed with what he saw! So much so that once again, we have been named a ‘Centre of Excellence’.

Well done Oxford Grove!

How do we make sure that everyone in our school is included?

Mrs McPhail

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Smiley reward

We loved this half terms smiley reward! We had to work together as a team and some of the activities were really tricky. Well done everyone for filling your smiley chart, meaning you could take part in this fantastic opportunity. What was your favourite part?

Mrs McPhail


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Roman experience!

Last week we visited Chester and took part in a Roman experience – it was great fun and we learned a lot too!

Michal said “I liked being the leader of the Roman soldiers. I had to make the Roman soldiers use their armour for protection.”

Wiktor said “My favourite part was when we travelled back in time to learn more about how the Romans lived.”

Cole said “My favourite part was looking at all the artefacts in the museum.”

Lenix said “My favourite part was watching Mrs White and Miss Longmore have a battle with the swords.”

Grace said “I liked looking at the digging that the archaeologist did.”


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Class assembly

Our class assembly was all about reading and our class author, Roald Dahl. Thank you to all the families that came to watch us, 4M worked very hard practising their lines and the song. Here are some photos in case you missed it!

Well done 4M!

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Sports assembly

Our sports assembly was great fun! Thank you for coming to watch.

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Music Project

Year 4 really enjoyed taking part in the music project with Mr Bamford this week. Thank you to all the families who came to watch our final performance!

Here are some pictures…

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At our school, we have lots of awards which we are very proud of. One of these awards is the Inclusion Quality Mark (Centre of Excellence).

This award means that everybody at our school gets a fair chance, and that we understand the importance of equality and diversity.

What does inclusion look like in our school?

Mrs McPhail

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