Welcome to Opal Class

It's time to shine in Year 4!


Hello and welcome! 

Opal class is made up of myself, Mrs Leach, as class teacher and Miss Wilcock our class teaching assistant.

We hope you find visiting our class page useful throughout the year.



Class teacher - Mrs Leach



 Teaching assistant - Miss Wilcock 

Your child will also be taught by the following members of staff for the stated lessons:


Mrs Stuart - Music teacher 

Mrs Nicholson -  Science and ICT 

Mrs Jones - Jigsaw 

Mr Riley - PE 

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Important Dates  

Summer 1

Back to school-Monday 25th April 

Parents evening - 27th/28th April  (School finishes at 3pm on these days)

Swimming lessons begin - Thursday 28th April

Music Festival - 7pm Tuesday 26th April. (Ticket event)

School closed for bank holiday - Monday 2nd May

Tuesday 3rd May - Back in school

Last day of term - Friday 27th May (1pm finish)

Queens Jubilee celebration -  Thursday 26th May

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Memories from Opal class  2021-2022

Summer 1 

COMING SOON! 

Watch this space to see our adventures in Opal!


Summer 2

What are we learning in Summer 2?

Science Topic: water & the weather

Maths: Decimals, Money and area

Art: Digital art

R.E: Buddhism

CLASP: Boxing &  

Jigsaw: Changing me

Summer 1


Queen's Jubilee Celebration (Date to be confirmed)

this term we will be celebrating the Queen's Jubilee with a day of celebration. On this day which will be confirmed closer to the time the children are invited to come to school wearing red, white and blue clothing. More details will follow.

History - WW2 & Warrington 

This term our topic will be history based involving our local area and the impact of WW2. The children will learn all about the how, why, what, where and when of WW2 in England and how our fantastic town of Warrington helped and healed itself.

To improve our historical knowledge the children will have opportunities to handle artefacts and explore there uses. They will then turn this into written work where they will develop writing skills for different genres such as story writing, letter writing and explanations.


Secondary Science unit -  Animals and habitats including classification

Our science topic this term will continue to look at animals and habitats where we will focus on the impact of natural disasters and environmental changes to the land around us and discuss how some changes can pose dangers to wildlife.  We will also spend time looking at classification of animals and living organisms. 

R.E -  Buddhism 

our religion in focus this term will be Buddhism and will involve discussions around happiness and leading a good life. We will be answering questions and creating discussions based around certain questions about happiness and rules. 

Jigsaw - Changing me

Throughout our jigsaw lessons, the children will discuss changes to their bodies as they grow and go through puberty. This will also include a brief discussion around how babies are made from the development of a sperm and an egg. 

If you wish for your child to not take part in these lessons then you will have to inform the office or speak to Mrs Leach at the end of the school day.


CLASP - (Taught every Friday afternoon )

During this term the children will be split into two groups - group A will be taking part in sports with Mr Riley and group B will be taking part in Spanish with Mrs Williams.



How can parents help?

Why not help your child get a head start and come back to the classroom with an extra shot of confidence and information to wow their friends and teachers!

Take a look at the websites below with lots of information and facts about our topics.

These will help to prepare your child for the term ahead. 

Just remember that all the extra bits of learning at home, can have a big impact on your child's progress in school too.


Week 1-4: WW2 & Warrington

A brief history of Warrington | warrington.gov.uk

Week 5 : RE Week -Judaism

Judaism - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

Maths support and games to do at home:

https://www.timestables.com/games/

Fraction Games for Kids Online - SplashLearn

Literacy and writing activities to do at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn


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Homework - Spelling, reading & Maths

The children will receive weekly spelling and multiplication homework. This will be given out on a Friday and handed back in on the following Friday for marking. 

Any homework that is not completed or handed in will be completed in class, during breaktime on Friday. This is to ensure each child is prepared for their spelling and multiplication quiz later on that day.

Reading homework is to be completed each evening and your child's reading record signed and brought into school each day. If your child misses their home reading at least twice weekly they will have the opportunity to read in school during playtime on Thursday.

Please note reading books will be swapped on a Wednesday and Friday when requested by your child. 


Further Learning at home

Each term your child will also receive the following tasks and information sheets to embed further learning of each topic. One will be a Knowledge organiser and the other a themed homework activity grid ( Copies can be found below by clicking on the links)

Knowledge Organiser

Please encourage your child to read their knowledge organiser. They will be given a paper copy to keep at home and there is also a link below should you need to refer to it.

ww2_ko_final.pptx

Themed homework grid

Topic Homework is set using a themed task sheet with 12 activities. The children can do as many activities as they choose over the term, which are to be handed in and rewarded with housepoints the week before term ends. 

ww2_and_warrington_homwwork.pptx


Important Information

Our PE day is on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child arrives to school dressed appropriately for their sports lesson that day. Please be mindful that this could be outside even in cold weather so jogging bottoms and a zip up top would be more suitable to wear in colder months.

PE Kit

Parents can buy our 'Bewsey Lodge' PE kit however any shorts and t-shirt combination are permitted. 

We do advise that in addition, children bring tracksuit bottoms and a zipper top or jumper  in the colder months as P.E lessons are mainly taught outside.

- Please note crop tops are not allowed. 

Children must also have either pumps or trainers to change into during sports sessions and should not rely on using their school shoes for this lesson.