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Year 4 Snow Leopards

We’re the Snow Leopards!

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

Ripon Museums

Father’s Day Cards

Stalls set and ready for business!

Radio Adverts 

The children have created radio adverts for their Enterprise Stalls next week. Have a listen to all the persuasive techniques they've tried to cram in to make people want to come and spend money at their stall. 

Luxury Lemonade

Sugar Guess

Crazy Candles Sniff Test

Sourtastic Lemon Challenge

Speedy Scooters

Skipping Workshop 

As part of the 'Healthy Mind, Healthy Body' theme for Enterprise week, the children have been able to take part in a skipping workshop. Some even got to try and do some Double Dutch! 


Enterprise Week

This week is Enterprise week. Each class is going to get £25 each and are going to create a stall for Enterprise day centred around the theme of 'Healthy Mind, Healthy Body' in the hope to raise as much money as possible. 

Keep a look out on our webpage for advertisements for each of the Snow Leopard stalls. 

Special Mentions

Here are the next two Special Mention winners from Snow Leopards class for a fantastic start to the final summer term! Well done and thank you for all your hard work. 

French Week

As part of French Week, the children also created some 'junk models' of some of France's most famous landmarks and visited a French café, ordering food in French and sampling some French delicacies. 

Open Hour 

As part of French Week, the children created their own version of Van Gogh's most famous work, using a range of different media. 

Stone Age Cave Art 

We looked at examples of Cave Art found across the world which were believed to have been created during the Stone Age. We had a go at creating some of our own. Can you recognise any of the Stone Age animals we have drawn? 

Special Mention Winners 

Here are the very deserving children that received a Special Mention at the end of the Spring Term. I am very proud to have two such fantastic pupils in my class who make my job such an enjoyable one! 

Eggcellent Egg Entries

Fantastic Homework

Having fun raising money for Wellspring

Decimal and Fraction Pairs

Stone Age Script Writing

Red Nose Day

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. 

Special Mentions - very proud of these two Snow Leopards for working fantastically hard this half term. Hope all the Snow Leopards have a well deserved rest this holiday. 

Arts Week 

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!


E-Safety - the children have had a talk today and created some e-safety posters focussing on the key messages they have learnt. 

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! 


National Number Day

Snow Leopards class book for this half term is 'Red Pyramid' by Rick Riordan. 
The Snow Leopards have given their speeches and had the chance to vote for their representatives in each of the Pupil Voice Groups. The following candidates have been elected:


Eco Committee

Sports Crew

Digital Leaders

Arts Committee

French Ambassadors

School Council

Our Christmas Display

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. 


Open Time

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. 


Egyptian Workshop

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! 

Homework Celebration

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!

Special Mentions
I am very proud of all the Snow Leopards after their first half-term in year 4. I had the hard choice of picking two children for a special mention. The following children have absolutely worked their socks off this half-term and are fantastic role models to their peers. Keep up the hard work!  


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. 

Children in Need

Science and Sound 

Using string telephones, the Snow Leopards have found out that sound waves actually travel better through solids. 


String Telephones

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! 

Christmas Display

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. 


Christmas Party

Christmas Display

Special Mentions

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. 

Special Mention Winners

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! 



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