Year 4: News items

Macmillan Coffee and Tea Afternoon, by Miss Barlow

Date: 6th Oct 2019 @ 9:31am

What a fantastic afternoon drinking tea and coffee and eating cake. Most importantly though, raising £450 for an amazing charity. Oakdene were proud to be part of the worlds biggest coffee morning! Thank you to everyone who supported us with cake donations and for those who could join us for the event. 

Oakdene Moveathon, by Miss Barlow

Date: 10th Mar 2019 @ 6:44pm

We did it! 90 minutes of non-stop moving from Oakdene. What a brilliant ideas from School Council to raise money for Comic Relief. Our children have been amazing today. Some absolutley fantastic dance moves! 

Shoebox Appeal 2018 , by Miss Barlow

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 1:41pm

A huge thank you to everyone who dontaed to this year's St Helen's Rotary Shoebox Appeal. We donated 70 boxes in total which is just fantastic!

We enjoyed number day!, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 2nd Feb 2018 @ 4:36pm

All of our work in Year 4 today was number related - even English! We created our own acrostic poems about maths. Take a look at a couple of them.

Times table challenge, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 25th Jan 2018 @ 4:37pm

Some of Year 4 have represented our school against 6 other schools in our network today. Well done to Harvey, Amelia, Logan and Rosie on your fantastic times tables work :) We came a very credible 2nd!

Spring 1 curriculum plan, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 10th Jan 2018 @ 9:25am

Look at what we have learned on Ancient Greece, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 10th Jan 2018 @ 9:12am

Thank you!, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 21st Dec 2017 @ 3:47pm

Mrs Hamlin and Mrs Garton-Pope would like to say a huge thank you to all of Year 4 and their families for all the Christmas gifts and cards. Your generosity is unbelievable!

Have a fabulous Christmas and New Year. See you in 2018 smiley

Have you seen our tweets?, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 14th Dec 2017 @ 9:26pm

Please find us on Twitter if you haven't done so already. @DickKingSmith has retweeted our writing and replies have commented on the amazing handwriting. Well done Year 4.

Listen to our amazing musicians!, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 20th Oct 2017 @ 12:43pm

Our super brass players played in Celebration Assembly today. Well done to the four of them!

Thank you!, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 22nd Jul 2017 @ 5:16pm

This ia a very short message to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for your amazing generosity with cards and gifts. They are very much appreciated smiley.

Have a fabulous summer holidays,

Love from all of the Year 4 staff x

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 , by Miss Barlow

Date: 28th Jun 2017 @ 2:10pm

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The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year in libraries over the summer holidays.

This national reading for pleasure programme has been running for 18 years, and last year more than three quarters of a million children took part by borrowing, reading and talking about their

favourite books.

Each year the Challenge has a different theme.

This year we have teamed up with the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator, Tony Ross,

for ANIMAL AGENTS, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.

The Animal Agents are a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes!

This band of furry, slippery and feathered friends is specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries – with a huge helping of fun along the way.

Children who take part:

  1. Are more enthusiastic about reading
  2. Maintain their reading level over the holidays
  3. Boost their confidence and self-esteem

How it works

  1. Each child (most are aged 4 -11) signs up at their local library
  2. Children borrow and read at least SIX library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers and rewards along the way
  3. Library staff and young volunteers provide guidance and encouragement
  4. Children receive a certificate and/or a medal when they complete the Challenge
  5. Many libraries also run a pre-school Mini Challenge
  6. Most libraries will start the Challenge on Saturday 15 July. Regional variation will apply, so check with your local library to find out when the Challenge will start and end in your area

We would love as many of our children who can, to take part in the challenge. Rainhill Library are eagerly awaiting for you to go and sign up. If you complete the challenge, please bring your certificate back into school in September. The class who have the most children completing the challenge will win a prize. Good luck!

Watch our performance poetry by Year 4, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 8th Mar 2017 @ 9:06pm

Today we have been performing 'Fruit Picking' by Jack Ousbey.

There is no friend as loyal as a book. , by Miss Barlow

Date: 4th Mar 2017 @ 9:08am

What a fantastic week we have had! Our reading drop ins were so popular again and it was a delight to see so many of you attending the different events throughout the week. Thank you so much for coming. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 

Have a look at some of the photos from throughout the week. 







































Listen to our poems in the style of Roger McGough, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 16th Nov 2016 @ 10:11am

We have created our own poems using 'The Sound Collector' as our inspiration.

Well done Year 4 for a fantastic assembly, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 16th Nov 2016 @ 9:59am

Didn't Year 4 do well showing us what they have learned about Ancient Greece?

Take a look at our photos...

Who do you think is the best Greek God?, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 9th Nov 2016 @ 8:16pm

Today in Year 4 we have completed our research on Greek gods. We had to decide who we thought was the best, and support our answer by giving reasons. Take a look at the videos we have made and see if you agree with us!

‘Growing and Learning Together’