St Anne's

Can you believe that we are half way through the academic year! Neither can we! We hope you enjoy sharing in all the fantastic work that Year 4 have engaged in during the Spring term!

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Friday 22nd March 2024

Today, Year 4 have completed their final AYLA challenge at St Anne's Church! The children worked together to tidy and clean the churchyard, working hard to collect twigs, branches, leaves and litter! The children in Year 4 have worked extremely hard towards the award and everyone (pupils, teachings and parents) are very proud of them! Well done Year 4!

Tuesday 19th March 2024

Today, Ian Wolstenholme from Oldham Community Radio came into school to interview the children for his radio show! The children shared there work for the Archbishop Young Leaders Award, telling Ian all about the different challenges and leadership skills that they have participated in over the Spring term! Amazing work Year 4!

Monday 18th March 2024

This morning, Year 4 have been developing their serving and passing skills in volleyball! The children have been wonderful team workers and it's always amazing to see their encouragement of each other! What wonderful Christian Characters!

Friday 15th March 2024

For Comic Relief, we have been created our own red noses as part of the School Council's jokes and funny noses competition!

Wednesday 13th March 2024

For our community task as part of the Archbishops Young Leaders Award, Year 4 were challenged to create a project that represented their local community. The children could create models, pictures, drawings, paintings or use ICT to present their final work!

Thursday 7th March 2024

On World Book Day, Year 4 had a wonderful experience at Oldham Gallery, meeting and spending time with children's author, Venessa Taylor! Venessa is the author or Baller Boys and the children had an amazing time participating in a range of activities, especially creating their own celebration dances if they scored a goal!

Thursday 7th March 2024


Tuesday 5th March 2024

This half term, Year 4 are learning all about data collection in Computing! Today, we have been using Log Boxes and using them to collect data on temperature, sound and light! We will be using this data to create detailed bar graphs and pie charts!

Thursday 29th February 2024

In music, Year 4 have been working hard to compose their own music to accompany their wonderful river poems! The children have been learning all about pitch, tempo and rhythm so that they can compose music that shows onomatopoeia in their poetry!

Wednesday 28th February 2024

To consolidate our learning of animals in Spanish last half term, today the children have been practising how to ask each other what animal they are!

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Year 4 have been working extremely hard in maths to secure their understanding of fractions! Today, we have been using the playground to create number lines so that we can better understand how we count in fractions and mixed numbers!

Tuesday 20th February 2024

This morning, we have been learning all about key features of non-chronological reports! The children have been working in small groups and using the WAGOLL to find features in the text! We will be using this learning to support our drafting and writing of non-chronological reports about marvellous mountains!

Monday 19th February 2024

It's the first day of the new half term and Year 4 have already began to make massive steps in their learning of fractions! We have been using lots of concrete resources to better understand parts and wholes and how some fractions are equivalent! 

Tuesday 13th February 2024

This morning, Year 4 have been making their own patterns using Turtle Academy! They have worked very hard to develop their understanding of coding and algorithms! Great team work this morning in Year 4!

Monday 12th February 2024

We had a fantastic time with author Andy Tooze this morning! We shared our love for poetry and wrote some amazing pieces about the body and different body parts!


Check out our Google Classroom page to see the live performance from some of our wonderful children!

Wednesday 7th February 2024

Year 4 have had a wonderful time this morning, participating in some outdoor learning! The children were challenged to use the KS1 playground to look for rectilinear shapes and then work together to find the perimeter!

Friday 2nd February 2024

Today in Art, we have been using charcoal and testing out different techniques for sketching and smudging so we have create different patterns and textures. Through our testing out, we will be able to decide which technique is best suited for creating mountain images with charcoal and other forms of media. 


Wednesday 31st January 2024

Year 4 enjoyed sharing their narrative poems with Mr. Learmont this afternoon! For the last two weeks, we have been using the text, 'The Rhythm of the Rain' to write poems about rivers and water. We have been working extra hard to use different types of descriptive language, such as similes, metaphors and personification!

Monday 29th January 2024

This morning, we have been exploring solids, liquids and gases in the form of ice, water and water vapour! We made great observations and interesting discussions about freezing, melting, boiling, evaporating and condensing!

Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Year 4 have had a fantastic Q&A session with Rev. Pat, asking interesting and deepening questions about confirmation and communion! 

Monday 22nd January 2024

This afternoon, Year 4 continued their work for the Archbishops Young Leader's Award by reading with children in Year 1. The children in both classes had a fantastic time, sharing their love for reading and enthusiasm for storytelling!

Monday 22nd January 2024

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighterDancing through the fire'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roarLouder, louder than a lion'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar!


Year 4 had an amazing P4C lesson, discussing themes of power, friendship and differences!

Thursday 18th January 2024

Year 4 had a fantastic afternoon learning about guide dogs and how to be safe around different dogs. They had very mature questions and worked great as team workers during the different activities!

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Wednesday 17th December 2024

We have been worked extremely hard this morning, learning all about different key features of narrative poetry! 

Monday 15th January 2024

Wow! What a fantastic experience we have had at St Anne's Church this morning, learning all about confirmation and communion! We asked some great questions and enjoyed reflecting on our Christian faith!

Wednesday 10th January 2024

This week, we have started our journey with the Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award! We have enjoyed learning about leaders and leadership and undertaking different challenges, such as the cup challenge!

Monday 8th January 2024

First day of the new year and Year 4 are already hard at work in science, learning all about states of matter and different materials! 

Wednesday 13th December 2023

Year 4 really impressed this morning with their fantastic assembly all about Hanukkah! 

Thursday 7th December 2023

Year 4 had a fantastic P4C session this morning! We used the stimulus 'Snack Attack' and generated interesting and deep questions to discuss different themes!

Tuesday 5th December 2023

We have been very busy this morning in Spanish, learning all about money and how to buy items from the shop!

Friday 1st December 2023

Sometimes, things don't always turn out how we want them, but at least we gave 100%. Well done making Roman vases Year 4!

Wednesday 29th November 2023

Year 4 have been sharing their thoughts and ideas about changes, especially reflecting on things we can change and things we can't change. The children had to decide which side they would take and explain why. 

Monday 27th November 2023

Fantastic work in maths this morning! We have been learning about area and using concrete resources to show the area of different rectilinear shapes!

Monday 20th November 2023

Wow! We had an amazing time learning about African drumming! We really enjoyed learning the different songs and beats!

Friday 17th November 2023

On Friday, we were extremely lucky to have two amazing guests to tell us all about their jobs. Thank you very much for teaching us all about your roles and responsibilities!

Monday 13th November 2023

This morning, we have been learning about speech and using direct speech in our writing. We have been looking at speech bubbles and then re-writing the sentences using inverted commas.

Friday 10th November 2023

What a fantastic day! Brilliant day at Castleshaw learning about the Romans and the fort they left behind!

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Friday 29th September 2023

In art, we have been taking in and testing out mosaic patterns for our Roman pottery!

Monday 25th September 2023

Year 4 really enjoyed participating in their first experiment in science! The children learned lots about the digestive system and how it works!

Friday 15th September 2023

Year 4 had a great time participating in the St Anne's School Council elections!

Wednesday 13th September 2023

Year 4 have been working hard in gymnastics this afternoon. They enjoyed working in teams and practising different holds and movements!

Thursday 7th September 2023

We have had a fantastic afternoon in our new outdoor classroom! We have been working in teams to act out different parts of Romulus and Remus!

Tuesday 5th September 2023

We have been working extremely hard this morning in maths, learning all about place value! We have been revising our understanding of thousands, hundreds, tens and ones by using concrete and pictorial representations. 

Monday 4th September 2023

Year 4 had a fantastic time this morning tidying our planter! We've planted some wild seed-bombs ready for the bees and butterflies in Spring!

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