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What an enthusiastic group of singers they were on Friday afternoon. Next week they are going to start to learn one of Mr Curran's own songs that he has written.

Shotgun by Oaks

23.9.22. It's not all singing, Art and roleplay in Oaks. The children have worked hard using their knowledge of number to estimate the position of 3 digit numbers on number lines and written their own version of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Click on the photograph to read their stories. We have worked on different ways of making our writing descriptive for the reader. These are first drafts and most written completely independently, using their plan. we will edit the spelling and punctuation errors next week.

22.9.22 As part of our learning about Ancient Greek markets, known as an agora, we found out what you would have seen if you had visited. The children took on different roles from fishmonger and cobbler, to children playing and socialising as well as coming together to listen to an important spokesman.

21.9.22 Harvest festival. As a class we write our own harvest song. We weren't going to be able to video in the church so here is one of our rehearsals


.Oaks' Harvest song


A popular choice by Mr Curran for our Friday sing.



14.9.22 We took advantage of the sunshine and went outside for PE.

9.9.22 It has been a long but enjoyable first week back. After all their hard work and the sad news of the Queen we finished with a positive message in a class song, taught and led by Mr Curran.

Fantastic, after just half an hour practise.

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6.9.22. Inspired by the story of Theseus, the children painted what they thought the Minotaur might have looked like.

5.9.22. What a busy first day we have had. We started our History unit on Ancient Greeks by looking at the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur. We used actions to help remember the sequence of the story, acted out the story and created excellent freeze frames.

Welcome to Oaks Class!


Oaks Jubilee '22

Oaks class 2021

Staff who work in Oaks.

18.7.22. Trying our best to keep cool while finishing their South American topic work

18.7.22 The children chopped and thought about the presentation of their quinoa salad.

15.7.21 As part of our South American topic and in preparation for cooking on Monday the children 'enjoyed' an afternoon of food tasting.

6th July. It was a lovely sunny afternoon for our Sports Day practice. We had different running races including the popular/much-hated long distance laps, standing jump and this year's new event, the hammer throw.

1st July . Rio Carnival has come to Hatherleigh. Our DT work linked to our Geography topic this week. We have designed and created our own Rio inspired headdress.

23.6.22 Mrs Bragg taught us some really important first aid today. We now know how to deal with incidents including nose bleeds, grazes, head bumps and how to put someone into the recovery position.

23.6.22 To start our DT project of designing and making a Rio Carnival inspired headdress, we watched clips from the 2019 Rio carnival and used Kleki to design their creation.

Jubilee celebrations. After making our class mosaic, under the guidance of Mrs Emery, the children all made their own '70' mosaic. The last day of term was finished off brilliantly with the whole school Tea Party.

29.4.22 We have been incredibly impressed with the quality of writing in English this week. Our text is Beowulf and the chldren were using prepositional phrases, fronted adverbials and thinking about the vocabulary to describe Grendel's approach towards Heorot. These are our redrafted versions.

Click below to read more amazing pieces of writing. Can you picture Grendel approaching the Great Hall of Heorot?

THE DAY THE CELTS INVADED HATHERLEIGH. As part of our Roman topic we learnt about Boudicca, the Iceni Tribe and the Celts efforts to make the Romans return to Rome.

After seeing photographs of these puppies since they were born it was so lovely to have them visit and to get a puppy cuddle.

Focusing on melting, I gave them the challenge to see how quickly they could melt an icecube. We also couldn't discuss reversible and irreversible changes without using chocolate.

Solid, liquid and gas. We were all so surprised to find out how we could change the weight of a fizzy drink by stirring it to get the gas out.

Red nose day

Fractions using playing cards, was an interesting way to work with identifying improper and mixed fractions and spot equivalent fractions.

Fractions. What better way to learn about improper fractions than with cupcakes.

Happy Christmas from everyone in Oaks.

Christmas performance. We were so proud of all the children today, they performed their socks off.

8.12.21 A surprise visit from Santa, Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas dinner.


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December. Our class elves are back.

Anti bullying week with Odd Sock Day and Children in Need.

Hooke Court October 2021. The children had a fantastic time at Hooke Court learning so much about the Ancient Greeks. Their teamwork and listening skills were complimented by the staff running the activities. A huge thank you to Mrs Orbell, Mrs Emery and Mrs Monger who spent the 3 days, and 2 nights, with them.

The children's finished pieces of work that they brought home.

Wednesday 20th. The morning's activity was to design a flag, make their boat and see whose boat actually managed to stay afloat on the moat.

Monday 18th October. After arriving and settling into rooms, they enjoyed their afternoon team building activities and an evening making Greek urns.

1.10.21 Kyan String Quartet visit. As part of the Two Moors festival year 4 and 6 were treated to a string workshop today. We enjoyed different pieces from Haydn and Benjamin Britton as well as a few pieces the children recognised.

15.9.21 Greek myths are great to roleplay. A real mix of love, revenge, Gods swallowing babies and then vomiting them up alive years later after being tricked into drinking potions. I'm sure you can imagine which character they were all keen to be!

10.9.21 Decorating our vases on Friday afternoon after looking at different patterns and designs on real Greek vases.

9.9.21. We made a start on our Greek vases today in Creative Thursday. Be ready to be impressed tomorrow, the designs are looking great.

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World Cup Day! Congratulations to all of the children who took part in the World Cup Tournament. All of the children showed great sportsmanship. Well done to Team Brazil for winning the tournament!

We've been having lots of fun acting out parts of our English text, Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit

Hello Oaks,


I hope you are all well. You'll find all your home learning activities in the Home Learning star folder and then click on the week. If you have any questions please don't hesitate in dropping me a message through Class Dojo or an email using the


I hope we'll see you all very soon,


Mrs Baker and the Year 4 team

Message from Mr Lea:


Hello Oaks,


From now on, you should be able to access our serial every day at 3:20.  You can join us and listen to the serial by clicking  You may be asked to log into your google account, please email if you need a google password reset, or if you can't remember it.


Mr Lea

We hope you enjoy listening to our Christmas song - The Twelve Days of Christmas

In our Creative Thursday sessions, we've been learning about mixing water colour paints. These are some of our Christmas card designs.

We've been having great fun learning Jess Squire's dance routines!


Oaks Class 2019-2020

Hello Oaks and Parents,

We have come to our final week!

I just want to say a massive WELL DONE for all your amazing hard work! You all have been amazing! I am sorry that we didn't get the chance to get to know each other better and do lots of super learning together at school. For the first two days this week, you will need to go onto the Beeches page to find the activities set by Mr P. Then the rest of the week's learning you can find on here.

As always, please send me a message on Dojo if you have any questions or problems. Please keep sending in pictures of your lovely work and anything fun you’ve been getting up to this week.

I hope you all have an amazing, funfilled and safe summer holiday.

Take care,

Mrs Baker

Well done for all of your hard work leading up to our production. We were very proud of you all.

Hooke Court Residential 2019

Year 4 Learning Team