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Year 4 Grizzly Bears

We're the Grizzly Bears!

Welcome to our class


We’re proud and independent, sensitive and strong.

We work hard, try our best and have lots of fun!


“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

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Class Story:


Our new class story is 'The Midnight Gang' by David Walliams.

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PE Timetable


Please note that our PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this term. 

Our topics this term


  • Science: Magnets and Forces
  • RE: What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
  • PE: Invasion Games (Basketball and Netball) and Real PE
  • Computing: Key Skills - Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Music: Music Express
  • Art: Self-Portraits
  • French: Les Monstres


The Year 4 children are also very excited about our upcoming trip to the Jorvik Viking Centre in York on November 21st! 

Special Mentions


Our Special Mention certificates for Autumn Term 1 were awarded to a Sami and Delphi. Sami, who joined Oatlands Junior School in September, was awarded his certificate for the enthusiasm and confidence that he has shown as he's settled into life in the Grizzly Bears. Delphi was awarded hers for kindness, support and encouragement that she always shows to other children in the class. A huge well done to both of them!

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The Iron Man


During the Autumn term, we've done lots of work around Ted Hughes' book, 'The Iron Man'. The children have done performance readings, written free-verse poems, newspaper articles and, much to their excitement, created movie trailer-style summaries of the story. Here's just a snapshot of some of the things that we've been doing in our Reading and Writing lessons this term.

Performance Reading

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Movie Trailers



We’ve been busy in Computing this term showcasing our key skills while creating a PowerPoint presentation about how we keep ourselves safe online. This week, we shared all of our favourite things about the internet, suggesting what the risks of different games, apps and sites are and brainstorming how we can overcome them. 

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Open Time


This week, to coincide with our Macmillan Coffee Morning, we held our first Open Hour of the year. We loved welcoming our families into the classroom to work with us. In celebration of the UCI Championships coming to Harrogate, we designed our own bicycles and made persuasive posters to advertise them. We had some weird and wonderful ideas and even some very impressive celebrity endorsements! 

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Pupil Voice Groups


During our first week in class, we had the very important task of deciding who we wanted to represent our class in the various Pupil Voice Groups that we have at Oatlands Junior School. In keeping with our British Values, we staged a democratic vote in the classroom. The elected children for each group are as follows:

School Council

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Sports Crew

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Arts Committee

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Eco Committee

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Digital Leaders

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French Ambassadors

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  • Beechwood Grove, Harrogate,
  • North Yorkshire, HG2 8QP
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