Working at home

I am very proud of you all 4B for your hard work on your home Sway lessons. Well done.

It is really important you have a break from your work just like we do in school. Try to have a short break when you finish one lesson, before you start the next one.

You should also have one longer break, like we do at lunchtime, you could use this longer break to go outside and get some fresh air. It is important that during your breaks you don’t use any devices, to give your eyes a break from looking at a screen.

You could make up a dance, play a game or relax and listen to your favourite music.

In the comments let me know how you are relaxing during your breaks at home…

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Remote Learning

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.

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Christmas Activities

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.

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A Life Healthy Living Workshop

Every year A Life come into school and work with us to teach us all about healthy living. Today we watched a special assembly reminding us about some key messages about keeping healthy.

A Life reminded us about going to bed on time and getting enough sleep.

Brushing our teeth twice a day for 2 minutes.

Exercising and being active at least one a day.

And eating the right foods to give our bodies all the vitamins they need.

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Changing state

In our science lessons we have been learning about solids, liquids and gases and how these can change from one state to another.

We know melting is when a solid changes to a liquid.

Freezing is when a liquid changes to a solid.

Today we found out that liquids can change into gases and this is called evaporation. We had fun investigating the time taken for our handprints to evaporate.

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In our Spanish lessons we have been learning our colours.

We can now also ask someone what their favourite colour is and answer if they ask us.

Year 4 can you answer my question in Spanish in the comments?

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On Line Safety

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.

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Using Teams

If you are working from home, you need to log onto Teams using the username and password in the back of your yellow home learning book.

When you log onto Teams look in ‘Assignments’ your work for the day will be in here.

If you click on the assignment link it will take you to the work which looks like this…

Scroll through the work, reading the instructions carefully.

When you have finished make sure you hand your work in so I can mark it and hand it back to you.

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The Romans

In our history lessons we have started to learn all about The Romans.

We know that the Romans came after the Iron Age which was our last history topic in Year 3.

So far we have been discussing why the Romans invaded Britain in the first place.

Year 4 can you answer this question?

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Poppies and Poetry Workshop

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.

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Diwali Dancing Workshop

Today we had a go at Bollywood dancing and we absolutely loved it. We learnt the routine and then performed it all together. It looked amazing! Year 4 what part did you enjoy most?

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Smiley Reward

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.

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Our Class Assembly

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…

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PE Virtual Mile

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.

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Sports Assembly

Today was our sports assembly. 4B really enjoyed racing against their friends. Stickers were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Tell me how many stickers you got and the position you came in…

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Roman Numerals

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?

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Matt Goodfellow

Matt Goodfellow

Today Matt Goodfellow came into school and worked with us on writing our own poems. He also performed some of the poems he has written. We had lots of fun and learned a lot about poetry. Some of his poems were very funny and some were very sad. Matt encouraged us to write in our own voices.
Here are some of the ideas we had during the workshop…

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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…

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In our computing lesson we found out all about phishing.

Phishing is when someone tries to trick you in order to get your information, usually by using fake messages.

We now know some of the ways to protect ourselves from this. Read our comments to find out more…

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First week back

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.

Mrs Bain

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Welcome to 4B

Hello to the new 4B.

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.

Mrs Bain xx

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Our Memories/Best Bits!

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 🙂

Miss Bimson x

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WC 06.07.20: Online Safety!

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!

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

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WC 29.06.20: Children’s National Art Week!

This week is Children’s National Art week!

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, c
ard & 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?

Have fun! Miss Bimson x

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WC 22nd June: National Sports 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:

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?

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WC 15th June: Reports!

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 £50 in Argos vouchers.
The competition will start from Monday 15th June and finish just before the end of term, on Wednesday 15th July

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WC 8th June: Water Safety!

Water can be found all around us in the outdoors. You may have seen water in the form of rivers, ponds, lakes or even the sea if you have visited a local beach over the past few weeks!

It is extremely important to remember that water can be dangerous and we must understand how to act sensibly when we are near any type of water.

Top tips to help you stay safe around water:

– Never swim alone, it is safer to swim with a buddy.

– Don’t depend on floating toys to keep you safe.

– Learn to swim, it is a life-long skill.

-Always wear a life jacket in open water.

-Always act sensibly when swimming or playing in water

Have a look at the following websites to find more information about keeping safe near water:

How many dangers can you spot in the picture below? Can you comment and tell me?

Miss Bimson x

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WC 18th May: National Thank A Teacher Day & May 20th Eid Celebrations!

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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!

Here are some more ideas-

All the teachers at Oxford Grove are missing seeing your smiling faces every day but are very proud of the hard work you are in putting in at home! 🙂 

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Some of our families are also celebrating Eid this week!

This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

Who is celebrating Eid in our class? What are you doing to celebrate? 

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WC 11th May: Take on an Active challenge!

Who is Joe Wicks and what are his best Body Coach workout videos?

This week is Take on an active challenge week!

Whilst working hard at home it is important to keep fit and healthy whilst challenging yourself!

I challenge you to complete a Joe Wicks workout every day this week, you can do it! The link to his YouTube channel is below.

Remember to comment on Friday to let me know if you completed your challenge!

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WC 4th May: National Share a Story Month 2020!

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It is currently National Share a Story Month 2020. Stories are amazing things, they allow us to be curious, use our imagination and encourages us to develop and learn new vocabulary.

While you have been learning from home I have received some great pictures showing me the brilliant books you have been reading and enjoying.

What has been your favourite story so far?

Can you share a story with your friends in the comments?

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WC 27th April : Walk the Talk Week!

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This week it is Walk the talk week.

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?

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WC 20th April: Be Kind to your Mind!

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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? 🙂

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WC 6th April: Celebrating Easter!

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This week we will be breaking up from home learning for our Easter half term. Easter is a time in which Christians celebrate to remember the resurrection of Jesus.

Who celebrates Easter in our class?

Are you doing anything nice over the Easter holidays? (Staying safe of course!).

I will be looking forward to eating a few Easter eggs I think!

Have a lovely Easter break 🙂

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WC 30th March: Kindness Matters!

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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!

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WC 23rd March: Thanking all our Key Workers!

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.

Who do you want to say thank you to? 🙂

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In our PSHE lessons this half term we have started learning about our own health and wellbeing in school. We have been thinking about how we keep safe in our school environment.

We feel safe at school because we have:

High gates surrounding the school grounds

Teachers supervising children at all times

CCTV cameras

Registration in a morning and afternoon, including clubs afterschool

Regular fire practice


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Smiley Reward!

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.



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Bolton Museum

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!

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3B Class Assembly

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!


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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!

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