Bur Oaks - Y4

Welcome to Y4 Bur Oaks
The Bur Oaks, are curious, fun-loving and enthusiastic learners. We are looking forward to growing together and seeing where our learning takes us this year.
Our teachers are Miss Hoare and Mrs Morgan and we are supported by our teaching assistant Mrs Pollard. We are also joined by Mrs Stephens and Mrs Dicker on Thursday and Friday. 
  • Monday : Mrs Morgan
  • Tuesday - Friday : Miss Hoare 
What Are We Learning?
Below you can find an overview of our learning for the whole year and also more detail for each term and the sequence which we will follow to help build our knowledge in each subject.
We use our Knowledge Organisers to help us identify key information, that we need to know and remember.
Autumn Term 1 Learning
In the first half of the Autumn term most of our learning is driven by science and the theme - Food, teeth and digestion. Amongst other things we will be tasting and then making our own sandwiches, having a visit by a local dentist and even make poo to model digestion!
Autumn Term 2 Learning
In the second half of the Autumn term our main curriculum driver is history and we will be exploring the question 'How did the Romans impact Britain?'. By dressing up as Romans in our whole school history day we will develop a growing understanding of chronology and where the Romans fit into British history.
Spring Term 1 Learning
In this term our learning is driven by geography and a focus on rivers. This includes developing fieldwork skills and a visit to Truro to explore the journey of the rivers in our nearest city.  
Spring Term 2 Learning
This term our curriculum is driven by science and the theme of 'electricity and sound'. There are plenty of opportunities for the children to develop their scientific enquiry skills, as well as applying their learning to make a circuit to use in their own night light. 


Reading - Children should read at home for at least 20 minutes daily (building up to 30 minutes towards the end of the year) as part of their homework. Children on AR will be able to quiz and change their books at least 3 times per week.

Spelling -  Spellings will be set on a Monday and tested the following Friday. Please access the secure class page for your child's weekly spellings.

Number fluency - A focus is set each week and rehearsed daily in school. Homework is to practice this at home. For more details, please log in to our ESchools class page.

Numbots is also part of our home learning and we ask that children log in at home and play for 10 minutes at least once or twice a week. Teachers will monitor each child's time played, current level and correct answers. Certificates will be printed weekly and a ‘diamond level’ badge presented in assembly when a child completes Diamond level. 

We are also using TTRS to support our timetable fluency. Children can earn certificates through building their speed in the studio game. 

Leap into Learning - each half term there are also a choice of additional home learning opportunities for children to engage with, as outlined in our 'Leap into Learning' document. 

Secure Class Page

This is where you'll find your child's homework and other useful links and information.
You can access this via the green log in button on the school website homepage.
This term we will have PE on a Wednesday & Thursday. On both of these days, please come to school wearing your school PE kit with a school jumper. 
Swimming: This half term, we are swimming every day from 27th February - 10th March. Please bring a swimming costume, towel, swimming hat and goggles. There will be no other PE lessons during these two weeks.