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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Year 4 Oak

Monday 27th September

Can you believe it is October at the end of this week! Before we know it Christmas will be here... speaking of Christmas, we are creating our cards this week which will come home soon after in case you want to order any prints.


We are also working hard to arrange a visitor to come into school to support our Ancient Greek topic - a letter will be coming home very soon! 


We have had some more incredible  homework this week. Well done to all the children and thank you for supporting them!

Some amazing homework this week!

Monday 20th September

We hope you had a great weekend and managed to do some fun things. Mrs Hillsdon bought 2 new chickens ... photos to follow!


Please find below our spellings for the week along with a "spelling menu" which is full of ideas to help learn the weekly spellings.


Our words of the week LAST week were:


vacant (adjective)

Her eyes appeared vacant as she stared at the TV.


demolish (verb)

He couldn't wait to demolish the huge pizza as it was placed in front of him.


Can you use them in your everyday conversations?



Spelling Menu

Here is the spelling help mentioned above, but we have also attached it as a document if you would like to print it.

Monday 13th September 

We think perhaps a mixed message came out last week - please can homework be in on Monday mornings to allow us to mark it - not Tuesdays. The children will bring their books home on Tuesday for the following week's work. Thank you for your patience!


We have started our Ancient Greek topic this week and thought perhaps the children might like to play the game below to get some idea of what life was like in Ancient Greece.


Latin continues this week with the children learning to say hello and goodbye and also introduce themselves.



hello - salve (sal-way)

goodbye - vale (wal-ay)

I am - sum

we are - sumus

quis es? - who are you?


Below, you will find a Youtube video that practises some of the Latin we have learned.


Good Morning

Please find below the spellings for this week - your child will also bring home a paper copy which will let you know which group they are in.

Mathletics has been set for your child too - please ensure they only complete the tasks assigned as these will follow our learning in class. The children have their Mathletics and TimesTables Rockstars logins inside their homework book covers so please do make full use of these resources. 


As a reminder, spellings will usually come home on a Monday and we will test the children on these the following Monday. Homework books should be back in school on Monday as well, these will be marked and the children will bring them home on Tuesday. 



This Friday (10th) is school photo day- it is also a PE day. Please can the children come into school in their normal school uniform NOT PE kit. We will adapt our lesson for that day. Thank you!




Our words of the week are ...


swagger (verb) and grating (adjective)


Mrs Hillsdon watched Oak class swagger into assembly knowing they were the best class in the school.


The terrible shrieking noise was really grating on everyone in Oak class this afternoon.


Can you sneak these words into your everyday conversations?!


6th September

Welcome back to you all! The Oak team hope you have had a great, restful and healthy summer break and are definitely ready to get back to school!


We will always try our best to put any information you need onto this page, along with photos or videos we think you may enjoy - so check here regularly!


Oak Class spellings and homework will also be on here, however the children will be given a paper version too. You will soon find our newsletter here (and again, we will send one home) with all the practical information you will need about this year.


With our spellings this year we are starting with some words from the key Year 3 list to ease the children in gently! We have two spelling groups in Oak - the Fivers and the Tenners - to suit your child's needs. These groups are not set in stone and we tweak and adapt as we go throughout the year so please bear with us as we get to know your wonderful children! We will give your children their spellings on Monday this week (6th) and they will then know if they are a Fiver or a Tenner! After this the spellings will be on this site weekly. We allow a week for the words to be learned and they will be tested on the following Monday. We really appreciate your help in supporting your child with these.


Our class email address is , please email us any questions or comments you may have - if it is something of an urgent matter please contact the office as we often do not have time during the school day to check our emails.


Our PE days are Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor) so please send your children into school in appropriate PE kit. School jumpers or hoodies only please, and dark blue or black leggings or shorts. We have found in the last year that lots of the children get cold during the day (even when the weather appears warmer) so again, please make sure they do have their school jumper to wear in class where we have the door and windows open as much as possible!


We are reminding all children (and parents) that playtime snacks should only be fruit or vegetables please.  We ask for your support in this and request no cereal bars or fruit snacks such as winders or yoyos.


Wishing you all a great Term 1!

The Oak Team