Year 4, I am so proud of how hard you are working at home. Thank you for all the work you have been sending to me. Here are some amazing examples of the work you are producing at home using the Sways. Keep this up and let me know which lesson you have enjoyed most this week and why.
I miss you all. Work hard, be good and I am looking forward to seeing you all during our ‘live’ lesson next week.
This week we have been working on lots of different activities as part of our Christmas celebrations. We especially enjoyed making our own cards, using foam stickers and a cardboard template, we are looking forward to giving them to our family and friends who celebrate Christmas. Our class Christmas song will be uploaded on Teams before Wednesday.
In our computing lessons we have been discussing how to stay safe on line, we talked about how some people can write or say mean things on social media. We made a list of what to do if this happens and designed a poster to help other children.
Today is Remembrance Day and as well as observing the silence at 11am we took part in a poppies and poetry workshop, this helped us to think about what it must have been like for the soldiers during the war.
We have worked so hard this term and filled the first side of our smiley cards, so we were able to go to the smiley reward. It was a performance of The Wizard of Oz. It was very clever as there was only one actor and the rest of the actors were on a film. The witch was very scary, Mrs Bain looked a bit worried.
Today we performed our class assembly and were absolutely amazing. Mrs Bain said she could hear everybody saying their lines really clearly. We worked hard as a team and 4J, our audience, really enjoyed watching us. We told them all about volcanoes, what they are and what causes them to erupt. Mrs Bain would like to thank all the parents who helped us learn our lines at home. Have a look at us in action…
In our PE lessons we have been completing a weekly mile, Mr Ralph has been timing us to see who the fastest people in our class are. We found out a mile is further than we thought…for some of our times, read our comments.
In our maths lesson this week we have learning Roman Numerals. We are enjoying trying to match the Roman numerals and Arabic numbers. We have been learning a song to help us remember them. How many can you remember Year 4?
In our Geography topic we are learning all about volcanoes, we started by researching the Bay of Naples and finding out all about the tourist attractions. In the coming weeks we will be moving on to learning what volcanoes are and why they erupt. We are really enjoying our topic and cannot wait to find out more…
Well done on a fantastic first week Year 4. I have really enjoyed getting to know you all and I am so proud of you for how quickly you have settled back into school life. It has been lovely watching you play with your friends again and you have all been very sensible with your hand washing and sanitising. Well done again Year 4 – a super start.
I am so looking forward to meeting you all in September.
I know it will feel strange coming back to school and you may feel excited, nervous, scared or all 3, especially as we haven’t been able to meet each other properly. But I promise I will look after you all, so do not worry.
Have a lovely summer and I can’t wait to see you all in September.
Well, what a year it’s been year 3! Not to mention a very strange last few months!
Even though we haven’t all been together in person recently, it has been lovely to hear from you through teams or on our phone calls home 🙂 As we are approaching our final days in Year 3, I would like to share with you some of our memories and best bits!
We have had some great times on school trips, taking part in smiley rewards and workshops in school! Here are some photos to take you back!
Can you tell me your favourite memory in Year 3?
REMINDER: We need your help this week to create a new welcome book for the new year threes next year. The welcome book is for new children who come to our school. It helps them to understand our daily routine and what life at Oxford Grove is like.
Remember to log onto teams each day to help provide information on what being in year 3 is like. You can send this information via teams or you can comment on this blog each day 🙂
As many of you are at home completing online learning, it is very important that we remember to keep safe online.
Here are some top tips to keep safe online:
*Never share your personal information with people you don’t know. *Never meet up with someone you have met online. *Don’t always believe everything you read online. *Tell an adult if you are worried about something online.
Have a look on ‘Hector’s World’ website- watch the videos and play the games to find out more! https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/hectorsworld/
How do you keep safe online?
*Reminder- don’t forget to keep blogging for Miss Harvey’s competition! You could win a £50 voucher! Miss Bimson x
This is a week to celebrate arts, crafts and creativity. At home this week, I would like you to all get involved with practical arts and crafts and see if you can create some amazing pieces of art!
There are many materials and mediums you can use such as paints, coloured pencils, pastels, felt tips, card & glue, playdough and many more! See if you can be creative this week and send me your creations on teams.
Art is my favourite subject as you will know, so I am really excited to see all of your arts and crafts creations! 🙂
What is your favourite art activity? Which arts and crafts activity will you take part in this week?
This week is National Sports week. This campaign takes place in the last week of June every year to celebrate the important role of Physical Education and school sport in enhancing young people’s wellbeing.
Can you challenge your families, friends and neighbours in virtual sporting challenges at home? Lets see if we can celebrate the power of sport to bring people together, even during isolation.
Check out this website and watch the video to find out more: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home
How you can get involved at home: *Trying out a new sport or skill (e.g. Football, yoga, tennis) *Taking part in a family workout (e.g. Just Dance/Joe Wicks) *Taking part in one physical activity every day this week *Complete a trick as many times as possible (e.g. 50 star jumps/20 kick ups)
Can you send me phots on teams of you taking part in these activities this week? Which activities will you have a go at?
Good morning 3B, today I would like you to complete a very important job.!
In school, teachers are busy writing your reports and we need you to complete your report comment which your parents get to read. So, you need to write a paragraph (this can either be done on teams and sent to me privately, you can write it in your workbooks and take a picture and send it on teams or you can simply comment on this blog).
In the paragraph you need to include: *What you have enjoyed this year, any special memories? *What you are going to miss in Year 3. *Any thank you’s you want to give. *What you are looking forward to moving into Year 4.
This needs to be done and sent back to me by the end of the day please.
As a reminder – we are relaunching our blog competition!
This is for parents and children, and will be judged the most good quality comments across all of our blog sites. Remember, you can comment on our blog on any device, such as mobile phones, tablets or PCs. In order to take part, children will need to make sure they log in to the blog with their Purple Mash details to leave comments.
The prize is £50in Argos vouchers. The competition will start from Monday 15th June and finish just before the end of term, on Wednesday 15th July
On Wednesday 20th March it is National Thank A Teacher Day!
This is a day to celebrate the work of not only teachers but also school leaders, teaching assistants and all support staff in schools for their amazing work, especially in this challenging time. As you all know, teachers work hard all year but this year teachers have had to work in a whole new way to make sure you have all been getting the brain food you need.
There are lots of different ways you can thank your teachers, you could write them a letter explaining how grateful you are for their work and send it to school, you could draw a picture for them to show your appreciation or you could send them a message on the school blog saying THANK YOU!
This week is a perfect time to go out for a walk with an adult, you can get some fresh air, talk about nice things and embrace the nature around you. We are extremely lucky to have lots of lovely walking trails and places for adventures around us here in Bolton.
Have you been doing a walk each day? Where have you been going for your daily exercise?
This week we are thinking about being kind your mind.
It is very important to be kind to yourself during this time and to keep your mind busy. You can do things such as reading books, being creative with craft activities and making the best memories with your loved ones at home.
You can also keep in touch with myself through ‘teams’ and the class blog.
What have you been doing this week to be kind to your mind? 🙂
This week we are thinking about acts of kindness. It is so important to be kind to others during this time. We all need to think about our family and friends making sure we make kind and caring gestures to make these days feel better.
Has anyone helped you during this week?
Have you done anything kind to help someone you know?
Writing letters, making phone calls or even waving or smiling from a distance can make someone feel happy- see if you can do one of these things this week!
This week we are saying ‘Thank You!’to all of our key workers. Do you have any key workers in your family? If so, what do they do?
To show recognition and thanks, children are making and decorating rainbows and putting them up in their windows at home. Have you made a rainbow yet? Have you seen any rainbows when you have been out on a walk near your house?
At Oxford Grove, some of our key worker children have been decorating rainbows and we have stuck them in the windows around school for everyone to see. If you are walking past school, see if you can spot them!
It is important to be thankful for all keyworkers during this time as they are continuing going into work while many people are staying safe at home.
Today, we had our third smiley reward! This was very exciting because we got to work with a huge dragon called Luna! Luna is a Dragon from a story long ago, and we got to make up our very own story ending using the green screen. We worked together in small groups to act out, choosing our own background and dragon.
Today we went on a very exciting trip to Bolton Museum which supports our current History and Art topic learning about the Egyptians! In the morning, we took part in an Egyptian workshop where we created a real life time line dressing up as famous pharaohs and in the afternoon we carried out a fact trail!
On Thursday, we had our class assembly in the morning and parents came along to watch! We shared our PSHE learning about friendships and what being a good friend means. As a class we showed our fabulous singing and acting, making a friendship potion!
Miss Bimson was very impressed with our loud speaking voices and how everyone could learned their line off by heart. Well done Year 3B!
In our PE lessons, we have been learning the rules when playing different team games. We have been enjoying dodge ball and bench ball! In order to score points for our teams we had to work together. Miss Makin has been very impressed with us!
Today we had a very exciting DT workshop with the Fun Food Chef! We made Egyptian bread, chicken and stew! We had fun working in groups to prepare the food and got to try all of these new and exciting tastes and flavours!