Year 4/5

  • 09 Apr 2020

    Canon Sharon’s Easter Message 2020

    Canon Sharon has kindly created a beautiful Easter message for our wonderful St Chad’s school community If you would like to view the message, this can be achieved by visiting the ‘Collective Worship’ page in the ‘Learn Section’ of School Jotter. We hope you have a happy and safe Easter together with your families.

  • 08 Oct 2019

    BBC Ten Pieces – The Earth

    Year 3 and 4 have been listening to the BBC Ten Pieces Trailblazers.

  • 02 Oct 2019

    The Romans have invaded

    Last week we copied the design of and made a replica Roman shield. The children have worked extremely hard to make them as authentic as possible  and I think you will agree that they look fantastic! Now they are made we will put them into use at the end of the week for our Roman […]

  • 19 Sep 2019

    Let there be light!

    We have started our new science topic with great enthusiasm.

  • 19 Sep 2019

    Welcome to Year 4/5!

    What a fantastic start we have had to the year! We are all now settled into our new learning environment and have already developed lots of news skills and gained new knowledge. The children have blown us away with their fantastic inquiry skills, and Mrs Blizzard – Gray and I are very exciting about the […]

  • 13 Sep 2019

    The Hobbit production

    Key Stage Two had a fantastic start to the new school year with The Hobbit production. Check out the photos below!

  • 09 Jul 2019

    Africa Week

    We loved learning about different countries in Africa. The children loved sharing their fantastic learning during our Friday assembly, which they even presented themselves. Here, you can see a video of the presentation and see for yourself what a wonderful job the children did!

  • 06 Jul 2019

    Africa week

    This week we have been celebrating Africa week. The country we have been researching is South Africa. We have found out many facts about South Africa, such as, South Africa has 3 capital cities. We have studied  Nelson Mandela, the apartheid, the divide between rich and poor and compared it to the UK. We are […]

  • 06 Jul 2019

    Tudor day at Bramall Hall

    Last Wednesday we visited Bramall Hall, a Tudor manor house in Stockport. We were dressed to impress in our Tudor outfits, even the tour guides were in awe. The children showed off their extensive knowledge of the Tudors and have added to their existing understanding as we took part in many activities, as if we […]

  • 03 May 2019

    Light and Sound

    In Adrian Bowden’s annual visit to St. Chad’s the children in Key Stage 2 explored Light and Sound.

  • 02 Apr 2019

    BBC Bitesize Heads to St Chad’s

    One of the oldest media and broadcasting companies has been gaining the valuable experience of St Chad’s pupils this last month. This was done to test and develop their new series of free learning and revision games for other students around the country. The Bitesize section of the BBC’s website is currently being updated to […]

  • 02 Apr 2019

    Basketball and Rugby Finals

    Having qualified as winners of the Oldham Schools Rugby and Basketball tournaments, St Chad’s have recently represented Oldham in the Manchester Youth Games Competition. This meant that the children took part in the event which started with a fantastic opening ceremony at the Sport City Campus in Manchester. The individual teams were then transported to […]

  • 27 Mar 2019

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

    What a fantastic performance,well done everybody!

  • 06 Feb 2019

    A visit from Mountain Rescue

    As part of our RE topic, Charitable aid, we welcomed volunteers from Oldham’s Mountain Rescue team. 

  • 29 Nov 2018

    Parent’s morning

    Thank you very much to all the parents who came to our parents’ morning. I think you will all agree that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and hopefully learned something new. Unfortunately, we were too excited to take many pictures (especially of the quiz).   Please feel free to leave a comment about the morning, e.g. […]

  • 28 Nov 2018

    Making blood!

    In science, Y4/5 have been learning about the circulatory system. We have been looking at the components of blood; red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma.  Last week we enjoyed making our very own blood recipe! It was delicious!

  • 10 Nov 2018

    First World War Centenary

    Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]

  • 26 Oct 2018

    Rainforest Diorama

    Continuing with our South America topic, we have been learning about the Amazon rainforest. We studied the different layers and the animals who live there. Each group made their own rainforest diorama using shoe boxes. All children in the class worked extremely well as a group and made fantastic dioramas which represent the rainforest layers […]

  • 26 Oct 2018

    A Brazilian Carnival

    This half terms topic has been South America. We have learned all about the Brazilian carnival and the music they play. We listened to samba music and watched a samba dance, then we created our own samba music. Unfortunately I cannot upload the video as it exceeds the allowance of the blog but here are […]

  • 26 Oct 2018

    Visit to Saddleworth School

    Last Thursday Year 4/5 walked down to Saddleworth School where their students planned and delivered a multi sports event. All children participated in a variety of activities from sit ups to hurdles and many more. Every tried their absolute best and really enjoyed it.

  • 10 Oct 2018

    Autumn Poems

    The children in Year 4/5 have been writing diamante poems about Autumn. We went outside to play in the autumn leaves, before working together to select the best vocabulary for our poems. We are delighted with the outcomes.  

  • 28 Sep 2018

    Race 1 – Cross Country

    On Friday the 28th of September, the school cross country team took part in the first race of the emerging schools cross country event at Stoneleigh Park, Derker. The team gave enormous amounts of effort and finished very respectively with a lot of top ten finishes in all age groups! 3/4 Boys finishing with a […]

  • 19 Sep 2018


    We have been learning about the reproductive parts of a plant. The children have worked collaboratively to use collage materials to make their own flowers, which we will be labelling this week. We will be learning about the functions of each part and considering why the reproduction of plants is so important.

  • 19 Sep 2018

    Joe Wick’s school fitness week

    The children from Year 4/5 have joined forces with Year 3 to think about how we keep our bodies and minds fit and healthy.  We loved participating in Joe Wick’s school fitness week – joining thousands of children across the country in live fitness workouts. We have talked about the benefits of enjoying exercise alongside […]

  • 19 Sep 2018

    British Values

    What makes us British?

  • 06 Sep 2018

    Welcome Back!

    We hope you enjoyed a fantastic Summer break. We are looking forward to a fun-filled year of learning and hope you are too!

  • 29 Jun 2018

    Polish food tasting

    This morning, we tasted some traditional Polish food, including cheese and meat dumplings and sausage. The sausage won our vote!

  • 28 Jun 2018

    Building Dams

    Year 4  have been exploring the environmental impact of dams. Check out the photos below!

  • 25 Jun 2018

    World Cup week kicks off with a great start!

    Year 4 kicked off World Cup week today with a fantastic football match, with each child representing the country they were given in the class sweep-stake.  Check out the photos below!

  • 22 Jun 2018

    Year 3 and Year 4 Sports day fun

    What a beautiful day for sports day today. Everyone had a fantastic time.

  • 12 Jun 2018


    Today, we went outside and made various shapes on our giant grid.  We followed instructions such as D1, discussed the co-ordinates following translation and recorded our shapes new position and direction. Click to see the photos below.

  • 08 Jun 2018


    Today, we have been learning all about the erosion and deposition of rivers… In the playground, we stood in lines across the start of the river and carefully walked down, whilst trying to remain in our lines. We found out that if we were inside of the curve we were left behind a little bit, and […]

  • 19 May 2018

    St Chad’s High Tea.

    We all had a wonderful afternoon, celebrating the Royal wedding. 

  • 26 Apr 2018

    Making rocky road!

    This week in English, we have been exploring instructions.  As our topic last term was North America, we thought it would be super fun to make rocky road. We had lots of hands on fun mixing the ingredients together and working with Mrs Price and Mr Henley. 

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Experience North America!

    This term in topic, we have been exploring North America, in particular Alaska.  Check out our fantastic models below!

  • 17 Mar 2018

    Sports Relief Week

    This week welcomes Sport Relief 2018 to school. To celebrate and support the good work of the Sport Relief team we will be taking part in the daily mile and feeding in our steps to the one billion steps a day challenge. We will also be raising money for the cause by selling wrist bands […]

  • 06 Mar 2018

    Year 4/5’s beautiful stained glass window!

    Year 4/5 received a fantastic surprise this morning in the form of the finished stained glass window, which they worked together to create in the Autumn term! There were smiles all around, as they admired the results of their hard work. Check out the final result below!

  • 27 Feb 2018

    Preparing for World Book Day!

    We’re very excited in year 4/5 for World Book Day this Thursday. Check out our classroom door below:

  • 28 Jan 2018

    The Big Birdwatch 2018!

    Year 4/5 had plenty of fun on Friday afternoon when taking part in the Big Birdwatch 2018. Check out our fantastic photos below!

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Year 4 enjoying playing their instruments as part of Wider Opportunities

    In Year 4, the children learn to play a brass instrument as part of the ‘wider opportunities’ initiative.

  • 10 Jan 2018

    Happy New Year!

    I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, I am very excited to get back to school and begin our new term together. This term in English, we will be investigating the mysteries of Harris Burdick…  

  • 30 Nov 2017

    Year 4/5 Making and programming aeroplanes in Lego Wedo

    We experimented with different aeroplane designs in Lego Wedo.

  • 28 Nov 2017

    Year 4/5 trip to Jorvik.

    Year 4/5 had a fantastic time yesterday at the Jorvik Viking centre and DIG workshop. Check out some of our photos below!

  • 13 Nov 2017

    Stained glass windows

    Today, year 4/5 were fortunate enough to create a stained glass window based upon the cross logo.

  • 26 Oct 2017

    Year 4/5 Programming with Lego Wedo

    We have been investigating the best gear combination to make a top spin.

  • 25 Oct 2017

    Spot the Viking!

    We have had a fun-filled time learning about the Anglo-Saxon kings Alfred the Great and Athelstan, the first king of England, who reigned during the Viking period…can you spot our very own Viking invader?

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Cracking the code!

    Today year 4/5 tackled a security breach at Natwest’s local Oldham branch! 

  • 28 Sep 2017

    Who said learning spellings had to be boring?

    This week, year 4/5 have been getting creative to practise our spelling focus of the week, words ending in suffixes. Check out the results below!

  • 07 Sep 2017

    Viking runes

    Yesterday afternoon, we learnt about Viking runes. We carved our Viking name into objects shaped from modelling clay. We had lots of fun!

  • 07 Sep 2017

    The Vicious Vikings!

    This Autumn, we will be learning about the Vikings as part of our topic work. If you have anything interesting related to the Vikings that you want to share with the rest of the class, make sure you bring it in!

  • 07 Sep 2017

    Guided reading

    This Autumn, we will be reading Roald Dahl’s Matilda. If you have a copy of the book at home, please can you bring it in as soon as possible. Thank you! 

  • 04 Sep 2017

    Welcome back, year 4/5!

    Welcome back, year 4/5!

  • 19 Jul 2017

    Summer Serenade

    A wonderful evening of musical entertainment was enjoyed by everyone.

  • 18 Jul 2017

    Sports day

    Year 4 having fun on Sports day.

  • 26 Jun 2017

    Year 4/5 Ancient Greek class workshop!

    We had a fantastic time today when an expert in Ancient Greece came in to teach us all about Ancient Greek gods, goddesses and architecture. We worked collaboratively as a class to build our very own model of the Parthenon. Check out our great pictures below!

  • 25 May 2017

    Year 4/5 class trip to Uppermill museum

    We had plenty of fun in the sun today, when we visited Uppermill museum.

  • 16 May 2017

    Right chaps, everything ship shape?

    Look at the pictures from the Year 3 and 4 production of Splash.

  • 22 Mar 2017

    Sports Leaders visit Oldham Leisure Centre.

    We had a fantastic time at Oldham Leisure Centre today. In our role as health champions, we attended the event to learn more about how we can promote key messages around physical activity and health in our school. Through our understanding, we hope to encourage others to lead a healthy lifestyle. Click below to see photographs of us with […]

  • 22 Mar 2017

    Year 4/5 school trip to Gallery Oldham!

    We had a fantastic time today at Gallery Oldham, showing off our sketching skills through observational drawings. We had the opportunity to work with a real artist, and draw lots of different animals using pencils, chalk and charcoal. Check out our artwork below!

  • 02 Mar 2017

  • 02 Mar 2017

    Year 4/5 World Book Day!

    We had a wonderful time today, can you guess which characters we were?  

  • 10 Feb 2017

    Learning about Islam

    We enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Mosque this morning, learning all about the 5 pillars of Islam and Muslim way of life. In particular, the children found it fascinating to learn all about the 5 daily prayers and we were lucky enough to hear the call to prayer! We would have liked to stay […]

  • 23 Jan 2017

    The year of the rooster!

    We got a nice surprise this morning, when a special visitor came into visit us! Click to read more.

  • 19 Jan 2017

    Happy New Year class 4/5!

    Welcome to year 4/5’s blog. We have lots of exciting events planned for this term.

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