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What impact do sugary drinks have on our teeth?

This half-term,  Outstanding Oaks have been learning all about teeth, and this week we found out about how cavities are formed. Using this evidence, we set up an investigation to see what impact different drinks could have on our teeth. We used the eggshells to represent the enamel and placed them into different jars of liquids.

To make sure we knew that our results were influenced by the drinks alone, we thought about how to conduct a fair test.

-We decided we had to put the same amount of liquid in each jar- 60ml.

-We put the jars in the same place because we didn't want different temperatures to impact our results.

-We also decided that we would check the results of each jar at certain times in the day.

 

We're excited to see what will happen!

Oustanding Oaks transported 5000 years back in time to ancient Egypt!

What a fantastic start we had to our Ancient Egyptian topic.

Outstanding Oaks were transported back 5000 years, to the time when the mighty Pharaoh Tutankhamun ruled the Egyptian civilisation. After becoming his slaves for the day, the children underwent a number of daily duties. They learnt what life was like for slaves during this civilisation, and the luxuries that the pharaoh was given.

To finish the day, the children learnt about the mummification process and used this knowledge to stage their own burial. It's fair to say it was very gory indeed!

Ancient Egyptian Creative Projects

Ancient Egyptian Creative Projects 1 We've had some superb pieces so far!

Welcome to Year 4!

 

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A big welcome to the Outstanding Oaks page. We are looking forward finding  delving into lots of exciting learning opportunities that involve problem-solving, resilience, creativity and most importantly FUN! 

 

Literacy

In literacy this half term, we will be  writing our own non-chronological reports (information pages) all about the astonishing ancient Egyptians. We will spend some time identifying the features of a non-chronological report; establishing our audience and purpose, and developing our sentence structure. In reading, we will be reading 'Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll. This is a fantastic book that takes the children back to 1922 and Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun. In spelling we will continue to practise our homophones and different 'shun' suffixes: -ssion, -sion, -cian - tion.

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Maths

In maths we will be starting our unit on money. They children will begin by identifying different amounts of money; estimating and rounding with money and solving problems involving money. Taking this leaning further, the children will be calculating change and applying this to the context of real life problems.

 

Also, we do TT rock stars during the week and you can help your children improve by encouraging them to play online at home! All of the children have been provided with their log in which can be found on their back cover of the reading diary. If you need your child’s detail/ support, please come and speak to me as this is a great mathematical resource.

 

Science

In science we are learning all about teeth and the digestive system. We will begin our half-term by reflecting upon the types of teeth that humans have and how they are suited for the function. sing this knowledge, we will then spend time looking at animal's teeth and considering how these teeth are suited to their diet. During this topic, we will also conduct an investigation to see what impact sugary drinks can have on our teeth. We will make predictions, plan investigations, reflecting upon fair testing, and will draw conclusions. We will also spend some time looking at the digestive system: identifying the organs and their functions.

 

Topic

Our topic this term is all about the ancient Egyptians and their civilisation. We will spend some time thinking about this civilisation and what they were known for. Thinking like historians, we will use ancient Egyptian artefacts to make inferences and ask historical questions about this civilisation. Throughout the term, we will explore a range of achievements such as Egyptian writing, the pyramids, famous pharaohs , mummification and more. In geography, we will think about the importance of the River Nile and consider why this great river has been important to their settlement. In art, the children will develop their competence in clay, by creating Egyptian scarab beetles. We will spend time creating mixed media pages and sketching.

 

PE

PE will be on Monday and Tuesday this half-term. Please make sure kit is in every week!

The new skills will be dance- focusing on balancing, flexibility  and travelling.

 

 

Just a reminder - Homework is given out every Thursday and we expect it  to be returned by the following Friday. If your child needs support with their homework, please ask them to see myself or Mrs McKenna.

 

Bronze, Silver and Gold Reading Award

An important way to support your child’s learning at home is to read with them at least 3 times per week. If you child reads 3 times per week at home they will receive a star on their bronze book mark. Once they have completed their bookmarks they move onto silver and then onto gold.

The trip to Waterstones is now on the horizon so please keep up all your fabulous reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN 1

 

A big welcome to the Outstanding Oaks page. This term the children will be delving into lots of exciting learning opportunities that involve problem-solving, resilience, creativity and most importantly FUN!

 

Literacy

In literacy this half term, we will be  writing our own adventure stories based on the fantastic 'BFG' by Roald Dahl. The story takes us from the well-known setting of London, right into the BFG's imaginary world where we meet ferocious and troublesome giants. We will spend some time as a year group unpicking the story; learning about the structure of adventure stories and then creating our own. Lots of our writing sessions will focus on exciting vocabulary; developing our sentence structure and thinking about how we can make our writing engaging for the reader.  You might want to spend some time with your child, exploring other Roald Dahl books; discussing other adventure stories or looking for exciting characters and settings in their current stories.

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Maths

In maths we will be starting place value which will help the children develop an understanding of the reading and writing numbers up to 4-digits, counting, identifying the value of individual digits, ordering and rounding, in order to equip them for later topics. After this, the children will move onto addition and subtraction including money. At home, your child may practice reading saying numbers aloud and, adding money and seeing in being used in a real life context.

 

We continue to do Superhero Maths every week so please ask what your children are on and help them practice so they can defeat their superhero!

 

Also, we do TT rock stars during the week and you can help your children improve by encouraging them to play online at home! All of the children have been provided with their log in which can be found on their back cover of the reading diary. If you need your child’s detail/ support, please come and speak to me as this is a great mathematical resource.

 

Science

In science we are learning all about sound. Over the term we will explore how sounds are made; the journey of sound from our outer ear to our brain; how distance impacts the volume of a sound and exploring pitch. Throughout the term, we will be working scientifically to conduct investigations, ask questions, make predictions and observations.

 

Topic

Our topic this term is all about giants, and we have got an exciting line up all based around our fantastic class book.  In geography the children will be using atlases to locate the countries around the world that the giants visit. Zooming into the BFG’s choice of location (the UK), the children will learn about the counties and cities of the UK, and will begin to consider why the BFG chose to visit London.  Following our BFG theme, in DT we will be researching, designing and making our own dreamcatchers and in art, we will be replicating the work of Modigliani's landscape paintings, to create our own dreamy, imaginary world.

 

PE

PE will continue to be every Monday and Wednesday, please make sure kit is in every week!

The new skills will be gymnastics- focusing on balancing, flexibility  and travelling.

 

 

Just a reminder - Homework is given out every Thursday and we expect it returned by the following Friday. If your child needs support with their homework, please ask them to see myself or Mrs McKenna.

 

Bronze, Silver and Gold Reading Award

An important way to support your child’s learning at home is to read with them at least 3 times per week. If you child reads 3 times per week at home they will receive a star on their bronze book mark. Once they have completed their bookmarks they move onto silver and then onto gold.

The trip to Waterstones is now on the horizon so please keep up all your fabulous reading!

 

Have you seen the BFG?

Have you seen the BFG? 1 We entered the room to this terrible crime scene.
Have you seen the BFG? 2 Who has taken Sophie?
Have you seen the BFG? 3 Using our detective skills to identify BFG
Have you seen the BFG? 4 Using our detective skills to identify BFG
Have you seen the BFG? 5 Super detective skills to create the BFG
Have you seen the BFG? 6 What does the BFG look like?
Have you seen the BFG? 7 What does the BFG look like?

Our class email is...

 

outstandingoaks@outlook.com

 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

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