Matt Goodfellow

Today we had a visit from poet and author Matt Goodfellow. He read us some fantastic poems from his newest book Bright Bursts of Colour.

We then wrote our own poem based on our wonderful memories. We discussed the different emotions we could include and then wrote 4 different verses about important times in our lives.

Matt gave us lots of tips and tricks to help us when writing poetry and we are looking forward to exploring this in our English lessons.

Who can remember some of tips Matt told us?

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This week we started our new Geography topic all about North America. We started by looking at how the world is divided into 7 continents and the different oceans surrounding them. We have learnt a very catchy song to help us remember the continents in order from biggest to smallest. We also learnt about the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and used atlas’ to find the different countries all around the world!

Over the next few weeks we are going to be looking at the relationship between us and North America and the amazing landmarks we both have to offer!

Can you remember which continent is the biggest and which continent is the smallest?

Continents of the World: Map, Area, Countries, Population

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Staying Safe Online!

Today, in our Computing session, we have been discussing and completing activities all about our identity online and how we can keep it safe. We explored some fake profiles and discussed what information we could gain from it.

What did we find out about the three people’s identity? Can you choose one and summarise what you found out from their profile.

We looked at some scenarios about situations that could happen while we are online and discussed how we can deal with them.

Can you create some tips for how we can stay safe online and how we can deal with situations we don’t like online?

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Welcome back Year 5!

I would just like to say a huge well done to everyone in Year 5C for a great start back to the year. You have made me very proud and I am looking forward to the year ahead!

Throughout this year we have lots of exciting things planned and some great topics to cover such as the Moon, North America, Ancient Greeks and many more! 

This week we are focusing on our PSHRE learning and our well being, setting ourselves new personal targets and looking to set our goals for this year 🙂

What is your personal target you have set for yourself for the Autumn term? 

Miss Cope x

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Hello Year 5C!

Hello everyone! I would like to start by saying well done for all the hard work over the last few months. I know it has been a little strange and challenging at times but you have all persevered and kept up the hard work, which was amazing to see!

It has also made me very excited to be welcoming you into 5C in September. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and for all that hard work to continue! We have lots of exciting things planned over the next year and have very interesting topics to cover.

Stay safe over the summer, have a well deserved break and I will see you all in September!

Miss Cope x

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Hello 4J!

I just wanted to say a final goodbye to you all. I have missed you all and can not wait to see you next year! You have all shown how amazing and resilient you all are. I am proud of how each of you have grown and blossomed! I hope you all have an amazing and well deserved summer holiday. Make sure you relax! Please remember to stay safe and look after your self and your family! I will see you in school next year when you will finally be in year 5!

Take care and keep smiling.

Miss Jamil ❤️

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Welcome Book

Hello year 4s! I hope you are all doing well and are continuing to work hard through the last week of school.

This week, we need your help to create a new welcome book for the new year fours 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. 

We need you to write a paragraph (6 – 8 lines) all about the teachers who work in Year 4. You need to write a sentence introducing the teachers who work in Year 4 – remember to use a capital letter for the start of names. Your paragraph will be included in the Year 4 Welcome Book to tell the new Year 4s what their new teachers will be like. 

Think about what Mrs Bain is like? What kind of teacher is she? What does like? What does she not like? What about Miss Jamil? What kind of teacher is she? What does like? What does she not like? What subject is Mrs Bain in charge of? Which other teachers help in Year 4?

You need to write your paragraph in your lined book first and then type onto the Year 4 blogs OR onto Teams after you have proof-read it.

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Computer Safety

The internet is amazing when used safely and correctly. Here are some simple rules that will help you make sure it stays amazing so that it plays a healthy part of your life.

1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

The main thing to remember is:

Be smart and safe by making the right choices. If you are ever unsure, ask for help and advice. Do not deal with it alone, I am a message away on TEAMS if you would like to talk about anything computer safety related. Happy surfing! 

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Children’s Art Week

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.  

In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. The week normally focus’ on a special theme. For this week I want you all to try and take part in Art Week by drawing or painting anything of your choice. You could show off your sketching skills by drawing an erupting volcano or you could cut out coloured paper and create a Roman mosaic.

Post a picture on the blog or send me your art work on TEAMS. I would love to see what art you have all been doing. 


Reminder: Miss Harvey has launched a competition where the best blog comment wins a £50 voucher! Make sure you all take part in this! Good luck!  

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National School Sports Week

The annual National School Sport Week 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 well being. There are a lot of different things that you could do at home to take part in National School Sport Week to help you keep fit and healthy.

These are some different games you can play at home: 

Quick Start – How fast can you react from different starting positions to sprint a set distance

Speed bounce – this will certainly get your heart racing. How many times can you jump side to side in 60 seconds?

Right Way Wrong Way – in 60 seconds, can you challenge someone to turn everything the right way, as you turn everything the wrong way? You could play this in teams, or as a relay.

Wacky races – can you create your own Wacky race? Add obstacles, find different ways to move and compete against the clock? Challenge someone in your home, or virtually to take
part too.

Running cards – race against the clock and an opponent to reveal the Ace to the King in a suit of cards. How quickly can you complete the challenge? Can you improve your time?

Nutty squirrels – as a team or individually, how many items can you collect before they are all gone?

Comment below or tell me on TEAMS how you have been taking part in National School Sports week.

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