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Year 4 - Oak


I hope this finds you all well and you are keeping safe. I miss all your smiley faces.

We are now at the start of our new normal week 2 home learning! I know some of you have been busy on My Maths and TT Rock stars which is brilliant, I might even give those of you a shout out in the week! 

However, I was hoping for some lovely emails to our class address so I could see what you have been up to and make sure you are all ok. Some feedback on what you have been doing with your time and maybe the games you have been playing with people in your home would be lovely to know. 


Monday 30th March

The first task of the week is to contact us! Use your computer emailing skills and get writing to us. Here are the addresses again and Can't wait to hear from you.



Wednesday 1st April

yadoT si lirpA sloof yaD! 

Why is it called this? What is the tradition? Can you think of something you could do with your family that could make them laugh?


Friday 3rd April

Easter crafts. Can you make a lovely easter card or item and send a picture of it. There will be a small chocolate prize (when we get back) for all entries.  

Year 4 - Working From Home

Dear all,

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unusual time. As stated in the working from home letter from Mrs Youngman (see link below), each day children are expected to complete one piece of English work/comprehension from their booklet, one piece of maths work from their booklet, one piece of additional work and some reading.


The additional work could be something from your topic work pack that was given to you and links to our topic (see the link below).  The year 4 teachers will then post three additional tasks each week to be completed in the books provided or you can email a picture of your work, we would love to see this. Where possible, please encourage your children to check their writing makes sense and is following our handwriting guidance, neatly presented work is always work to be proud of!

My maths homework will be available as normal as well as access to other online work websites such as espresso and pobble 365 as set out in the second letter in your home learning pack (see link below).

If you have any questions please email either or and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can. In addition, work can be sent through this way if you would like to share what you have done so we can celebrate your achievements we would love to hear from you.


We look forward to seeing and hearing all about your work.

Miss Homan and Miss O'Connor



There are some really fun activities suggested on our home learning ideas and we will aim to highlight at least 1 of these in our main weekly plan that you can do at home.

Additional tasks for this week.

Monday 23rd March

Using these fun facts (see below) can you create a poster or booklet that will be more interesting to read for others. Once you have written them maybe think about how you can illustrate these.


Wednesday 25th March

We have been learning about Sikhism. Can you write your top 5 things you have learnt about this religion. What particular things have you found most interesting?


Friday 27th March 

Round up your week - 

What has been the easiest thing about learning from home?

What has been the hardest?

Your most enjoyable day this week and why?

What would you like to do next week? 

Email us and keep us updated with your news.


Fun facts

Dear Oak Class,

Thank you for visiting our class page. You will find updates about what we have been getting up to and also links to help support your learning at home so please come back and visit it when you can. If you think of anything that you would like to have on our page then please let me know.

From Miss Homan smiley

PS Remember your e-safety rules before clicking on any of the internet links on this page. For more information on how to stay safe, visit the e-safety page.

Parents Section

General Class Information


  • Class Teacher: Miss Homan
  • PPA Cover Teacher: Mrs Loi (Tuesday pm)
  • Other adults in Oak class:
  • PE is on Monday 11.30-12.30 and Thursday afternoon 1.30
  • We have started to learn the ukulele
  • Year 4 Homework - Your child will now have a blue folder which is for them to bring in and bring back their homework each week. If they need any resources to support their homework (paper etc) they know they can ask. Our predator homework sheet is attached below but this has been given to them in their folders.
  • English homework in Year 4 is weekly spellings which are sent out on a Friday and must be practiced during the week ready for their dictation sentences on Friday. They can be found in a small blue book.
    • Please write in your child's reading diary when you hear them read at home, it is still incredibly valuable that you hear your child read as they will know be working on different reading skills to increase their ability to no only read but to understand harder texts.
  • Maths homework in Year 4 is set through the My Maths website.
    • I will let your child know when another task has been set.
    • Children are working towards their Platinum awards. Please use TT Rockstars to learn and practise up to 12 times tables.
  • We will be giving an additional English or Maths homework on alternate weeks so please see their homework folder for this.
  • Please remember that water bottles should only contain water.

Oak Class E-Safety

Remember your e-safety rules before clicking on any of the internet links on this page. For more information on how to stay safe, visit the e-safety page.

Parent Messages

  1. Termly letters are now out 
  2. Please remember to download our new Balliol school app.
  3. Have you paid for our trip to London Zoo? 

Autumn 1 Topic - Predators


Our Birds of Prey visit was a great success and such a wonderful way to start our topic. Thank you for all those that have contributed the £2 payment already and there is still some outstanding which can be made at anytime. We are now looking forward to our visit to London Zoo on Monday 7th October so we can learn much more about the skeletons of these animals and get our hands on some!

Here are some useful websites to visit:

Autumn 2 Topic – Hola Mexico



Frida Kahlo

We enjoyed sketching and painting these portraits of Frida Kahlo. 


Spring 1 Topic – Potions

We have had an exciting start to the New Year with our Potions topic. We have read  The Mad Tea Party (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) and rewritten it in play script style. Then we had an exciting few days performing our play scripts for the class. We are now reading Harry Potter and writing fantastic setting descriptions! Photos of our upcoming Potions experiments and artwork are coming soon!


Here are some useful websites to visit:  


Potion Bottle Art 

In Art we practiced layering coloured chalk to create shading on beautiful potion bottles. Check out our lovely artwork below!