Welcome to our class
We’re adventurous explorers, brave and bold.
We try new things and never ever give up!
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
World Book Day
The children got chance to go into a themed book room of which ours was ‘Spine Chillers’. Here is a range of the best horror themed books we’ve looked at.
The children have been doing some fantastic activities this week, including: creating art through tesselating triangles, using their fingers to paint a landscape in the style of Esref Armagan, a contemporary dance class, research on a variety of famous artists and also a trip to the Mercer Gallery to look at and create artwork of their own.
The children have been filling in their food and activity diaries along with some Zumba and Yoga classes as part of National Health Week. Some of the Snow Leopards have some serious dance moves!
NSPCC Number Day - the children have focussed on the number 225 as part of National Number Day to raise money and awareness for the NSPCC. They’ve done some number investigations as well as some creative writing around the number 225. Well done and thank you for all your donations Snow Leopards!
Our First Week
It's been a busy first week for Snow Leopards at Oatlands Junior School. Along with our class elections, we have worked together to create our class rules and mission statement and set standards high for the rest of the year.
We have recapped staying safe on-line, how to be good friends and recognising, managing and preventing bullying in school.
In PE, we have taken part in some games which require good teamwork skills and also began completing the daily mile.
We have also begun our picture book study, exploring 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne.
Thank you to the adults who came to support children during Open Time. The children loved having their grown-ups in class and doing some fantastically creative writing.
The year 4s really enjoyed their Egyptian Workshop and got chance to meet and learn from an expert who has visited the Egyptian pyramids and seen King Tutankhamen's tomb. They put on some fantastic dramatic performances, acting out famous stories of the ancient Egyptian era.
Karate Taster Session
Everyone of the Snow Leopards managed to snap a board using a powerful sidekick. Very impressed indeed!
The children produced some fantastic homework during the first autumn term. The children have had chance to show off their achievements and have given feedback on their favourite pieces. Well done Snow Leopards!
The children got to watch and take part in a fantastic workshop called the 'Power of One.' It inspired the children to really see that they have the power to prevent bullying and to be an upstander rather than a bystander.
They also wore odd socks to show that everybody is different and that we should embrace that - that's what makes the world such a fascinating and exciting place to live!
Children in Need
The children made a fantastic effort to dress up, raising awareness and money for Children in Need.
Science and Sound
Using string telephones, the Snow Leopards have found out that sound waves actually travel better through solids.
Science and Sound
The children have been looking at how to change the volume and pitch of a sound and how it links to the sound waves produced.
They listened carefully to order the instruments from highest pitch to lowest pitch.
Design and Technology
The children have designed and made some beautiful tree decorations using felt. They have used careful stitching to add on different embellishments. Don't they look great!
Along with Falcons class, the children have created a fantastic display to show the final stage of the Christmas story.
Super team work Snow Leopards, well done.
Well done to these two for a super first term in year 4 and receiving a special mention in our final assembly of the year. Both of you continue to impress me with your enthusiasm and effort and you make the most fantastic role models to the rest of you peers. Keep up the hard work in the new year.
The New Year
The Snow Leopards have had a fantastic first week back.
We have started a new class novel which is 'Operation Gadget Man' by the super children's author Malorie Blackman.
The Snow Leopards will also be starting their swimming lessons this term which they are all excited for.
Tricky Work on Time
The Snow Leopards have worked really hard this work on securing their knowledge on all the different ways of telling the time. Some even had a go at this tricky jigsaw puzzle matching up different representations of the same time to create a hexagon. Well done to those who showed great resilience in this task!