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Mr L

The Blogfather for Oxford Road Community School.

Nov
21
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Estimating  Inverse operations Level 1 I think of a number. I multiply it by 2 and my answer is 24.  What was my number? I think of a number. I add 16 and my answer is 36.  What was my number? I think of a number. I subtract 25 and add 2.  My answer is […]

Nov
21
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Create your own animal – remember you need to be able to answer questions about it! Design your own animal thinking about how it is adapted to live in its environment, diet, behaviour, camouflage etc. Build your wild self Switchzoo  

Nov
14
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We use estimation all the time. How would we think about estimating the following?  What strategies would you use?                       How about these Sweets ESTIMATION 180           

_________ the kitchen flooded, we spent all day cleaning up. after although before because I don’t want to go to the cinema on Friday ­­­_____________ I hate the smell of popcorn. although because whenever until I phone Billy  ___________ I need some help in my garden. when although after until We carried on playing our […]

Nov
08
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Write your three questions as a comment. 1 – question about her life so far … think about learning and BLP. 2 – question about the Astronaut TV show and the challenges. 3 – question about her aspirations, dreams or the future

Nov
07
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Maths shared padlet

Nov
07
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Can you help all the children in Hawthorn – and all the others out there in internet world – by writing an amazing explanation of when to use an apostrophe for possession. Can you come up with a rule? Why is it different from adding an -s for a plural?

Oct
31
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We are going to create a list of as many prefixes and suffixes that we can think of and give 3 examples of each one – as well as one that is not a correct example For example sub –   submarine, sub-zero, subterranean                   not correct    subtraction -able  […]

Oct
18
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Click the link below to watch Astronaut selection show on BBC iPlayer Astronauts :  Have you got what it takes? See if you can watch this over half term!

Oct
11
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           Our performance on ORCS You Tube Channel

Oct
10

Who is your audience?  What is the purpose? We know when it was set … don’t we? What about where your story is set? Be quite specific here as there is a big difference between the coast and the mountains for example. Characters? Who are they? Technical vocabulary – what Stone Age tools, animals, clothing […]

Oct
05
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Year 4 have come to Reading Central Library to look at how their town has changed over the years.   

Oct
04
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I don’t know how but I really like them! Can you help? I have a shell I’d like to ‘fossilise’ I heard Mrs Whiteway telling everyone that her class knows how to make one. Can you write instructions on the blog to help me and Spike.    

Oct
03

Trial and error.

Oct
03

Nonsense! Nonsense! Some verbs would sound really bad if we followed the regular rules – like GET – it would be GETTED! So what you should do here is choose a card – then in comments write the verb, what it would be if it followed regular rule, then use it correctly. VERB – to […]

Sep
28

        Fuerza – strength Reto – challenge Emotivo – emotional Escapada – escape Desencadenar – unchain Oportunidad – opportunity Marcha – walk on    

Sep
27
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Typing test

Sep
26
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Even though Roman Numerals are over 2000 years old we still see them in many places today!      Roman Numeral Website Just have a go at Level I and II When you have had a go at the interactive games – write a comment to tell the others all about it and how it […]

Sep
26
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At sundown , he took me to the old cave to where I met his mum, dad and grandparents. They were sat around a fire eating their dinner. Eventually I worked out my new friend’s name – Bloff. Exhaustion overcame and I fell asleep. The next morning Bloff and I gulped down our fish and […]

Sep
19
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Addition sequences Subtraction sequences When you have had a few goes at each you can have a go at some of the sequences around the room. Put your answers in comments – write out the sequence in full then write the rule for the sequence.

Sep
19
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Choose a question from the list. Copy it in comments and then answer in full sentences with plenty of detail.

Sep
13
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My name is Mr L. I am lucky because I get the chance to work with the amazing Y4 class a couple of times a week. As well as teaching here at ORCS I like to ride my bike and visit interesting places. I don’t have any pets but would like a raven or a […]

Sep
12
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Last year you had BeechBlogBug – and I couldn’t say it so he became Triple B. This year you need to make sure you tell this thing about all your amazing learning. Meet SPIKE, he is a puffer-fish!

Sep
12
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Hello Year 4 – I’ve built your blog page – hope you like it! A bit fishy isn’t it! I really hope that you have had a great first few days with Mrs Whiteway & Mrs Hester. I know that some of you are already good bloggers but I don’t want just good bloggers – […]