Author Archives: Mrs Ashton

Year 4

July 13th, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Uncategorized | Year 4 Archive - (13 Comments)

As we approach the end of Year 4 I would like you to reflect on the past year. What have you enjoyed the most? What was your most memorable experience? What are you looking forward to learning about in Year 5? What are your aspirations for the future and have they changed?

Deforestation

July 13th, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (9 Comments)

As part of our English we have been learning about deforestation. We have discovered some shocking facts about the amount of rainforest that is destroyed each day. Please write here to share your opinion about deforestation. How do you feel about it? Are you worried about the habitats and animals that are being destroyed? Are …
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Brockholes Trip

June 18th, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (32 Comments)

Last week we visited Brockholes as part of our project ‘The Circle of Life’. We had such a great day and learned so many new things. We went pond dipping and found some very interesting creatures, learned about food chains and what producers, predators and prey are, played in the play area and explored the meadow …
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Lego Wedo Workshop

May 1st, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (4 Comments)

As part of our learning linked to computing, we went on a trip to Smithills ICT to take part in a Lego Wedo workshop. We were set a challenge to build a model following instructions and then programme the model to move and complete various different tasks. We had such a great morning, we were …
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Outdoor Learning

May 1st, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (1 Comments)

As part of our Wonders of the World project we have been looking at different megastructures and buildings around the world in addition the official Wonders of the World. We used the outdoor area and equipment to recreate some structures using crates, tyres and our imaginations! Watch the video to see what we created.   …
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When I grow up…

February 8th, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (35 Comments)

What do you want to be when you grow up? What aspirations do you have for your future? What has made you decide what you want to be?  What or who has influenced you? How are you going to achieve your goal and do your dream job?  

Lego

February 8th, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (25 Comments)

Lots of you in Year 4 LOVE playing with Lego and I think that is fantastic. It is such a great skill to be able to manipulate Lego and build different masterpieces of all different shapes and sizes. Playing with Lego really helps to strengthen the muscles in your hands and improve your hand and …
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Book Reviews

February 8th, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (15 Comments)

Please use this page to share great books that you have read and would recommend to others. Remember to share information about the book you are recommending,  but not too much to spoil it for others. I love to hear about what books you are reading, as you all know that reading is one of …
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Riddles

February 8th, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 | Year 4 Archive - (116 Comments)

In class we have been exploring and writing riddles to develop our descriptive language. Have a go at writing your own riddle on this page, you can either use one you created in class, or think of a new one. It will be fun to see if we can guess each others riddles. Remember you can use some of these sentence …
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Electricity Workshop

January 9th, 2018 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (3 Comments)

Today you have absolutely loved taking part in an electricity workshop in school delivered by Electricity North West. You have created a wide range of circuits, learned about batteries and volts and completed lots of problem solving activities. I am so pleased with the way that everyone participated and offered answers to questions, well done Year 4 …
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Stop Animation

December 7th, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (3 Comments)

During our academy afternoons we have been focusing on using the stop animation app with Lego to create short animated films. Some of the films you have produced have been fantastic and you have put lots of effort into taking lots of frames and adding detail. Have you enjoyed using stop animation? What skills do …
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Setting description

December 7th, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (0 Comments)

  This week you have all been writing fantastic character descriptions about dragons. I have been so impressed with your use of similes, metaphors and expanded noun phrases to improve your writing. Next week we will be writing setting descriptions so you can start to share ideas and practise your description skills on this blog …
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Mythical creature description

November 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (14 Comments)

This week we have been planning our myths linked to our project and next week we will begin to write them. As part of your story you thought about a mythical creature that will be included in your heroes journey. On this blog page I would like you to write a detailed description about your …
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Be Kind

November 21st, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Pupil Posts | Year 4 Archive - (3 Comments)

As part of anti bullying week 2017 we completed lots of activities linked to anti bullying and also spent a lot of time thinking about how we can be kind. We engaged in discussions about bullying, thought about things that were right and wrong, and decided how we should act in different situations. One of …
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Smoothie Project

November 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (7 Comments)

As part of our life skills academy Years 3 and 4 worked together to explore healthy eating, diet and hygiene when handling food. Ollie from Nutribar in Bolton came to discuss healthy eating with us and brought some smoothies for us to try. We then designed our own smoothies and made them to sell after …
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Viking and Anglo Saxon workshop

November 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Teacher Posts | Year 4 Archive - (17 Comments)

Here is a selection of some of the photographs from the workshop. What new information did you discover about the Vikings or Anglo Saxons from the workshop? I realised that the Vikings were more civilised than I thought they were. Did any of your thought or opinions change?

Book Review

October 11th, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Pupil Posts | Year 4 Archive - (4 Comments)

Year 4 lots of you love reading and I am so pleased. Please use this blog page to share information about good books and books that you would like to recommend to others.

Setting description- Toro! Toro!

October 11th, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Pupil Posts | Year 4 Archive - (0 Comments)

In class we have been reading Toro! Toro! as part of our writing linked to the book we have started to write setting descriptions for the section of the book where Antonito sees his village destroyed by the Spanish civil war. I would like you to try and share some of your setting descriptions on …
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Out of school clubs

October 11th, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Pupil Posts | Year 4 Archive - (10 Comments)

Lots of children in Year 4 take part in out of school activities and clubs. I would like you to share information about your out of school clubs such as football or basketball.

Purple Mash- Maths Game

September 18th, 2017 | Posted by Mrs Ashton in Pupil Posts | Teacher Posts | Year 4 | Year 4 Archive - (0 Comments)

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/TheOaksPS Have a go at a fantastic game on Purple Mash to improve your multiplication skills.it is called Funky Platforms and you will find it in the Maths section. Remember to use your purple mash log in details. The aim of the game is to use the multiplication platforms to make the end number, use your arrow keys …
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