We are very happy and proud to have welcomed back all year groups!

Nursery 9:00-1:00 every day

Reception 9:00-2:00 every day

Year 1 8:30-1:30 every day

Year 2 8:00-12:00 every day

Year 3 8:00-11:00 Monday and Tuesday

Year 4 8:45-11:45 Wednesday and Thursday

Year 5 8:45-12:00 every day

Year 6 8:30-1:30 every day

We are also still offering provision for key worker children.

If you have any queries, please email office@oldmixon.extendlearning.org

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Year 4

Keep on learning and stay in touch.

We will be giving you challenges to try each day.

Please join in and email me your pictures, photos and thoughts.

Scroll down for other learning ideas.

Do not forget to check the Home Learning pages for lots of other learning opportunities and photographs of your friends.

 Class Email Address

We now have an email address for Year 4. This is brilliant as you can use it to send in messages and photographs. I am really looking forward to hearing about and seeing what you have been doing and learning.

I will assume that any photographs you send in have permission to be put onto the website to share with others.

The email address is                      year4@oldmixonschool.com 


 Week Beginning 20th April 2020

I hope everyone had some family time over Easter and tried some of the challenges.

I am looking forward to you sharing some more of your home learning with us and with your friends.



Maths videos with Gareth Metcalfe

Gareth is posting a new maths video each day. The videos will hep you to practise your learning, make you think about maths in new ways and give you exciting activities to try. This week’s videos are all about shapes.

Have a look and try the shape game with someone at home.


Pobble are offering different ideas to get you writing. They post some amazing pictures to feed your imagination and some grammar, punctuation and spelling activities too.

Have a look at the link below for five lessons around the theme of chocolate. 


Have a go at one of the Barefoot Computing Home Learning activities to help you with your computational thinking.

BBC Home Learning

The BBC have launched their home learning pages. There is a week's worth of learning, in a range of subjects, for every year group.

Click on the link below to explore the Year 4 page.



Make sure you have a look at the geography page. There are some great websites and activities that link to our geography lessons.

Please email for the login details for Digimap. I know that lots of you enjoy searching the maps and atlases in class so here is a brilliant chance to find out more.

      Challenges for this Week

Daily Challenge (30/03/2020):  to make the best bubble mixture.

Bubble mixture recipe: washing up liquid, water, a spoonful of sugar and a few drops of glycerine if you have it. 

Bubble wands: any object with a hole in it such as the loop of a key ring, a pipe cleaner bent into a circle, a hula hoop or a curtain ring.

Can you try different soaps and different ratios of soap to water? Which mixture is the best? What was your criteria for the best mixture?

Can you think of other ways to make bubbles?


 Daily Challenge (31/03/2020): Create your own game that involves throwing and catching. 

Your game must have a ‘goal’ to score.

This could be a hoop, a person in a certain area has to catch it or a certain amount of passes...

You can create your own rules eg. Can you move with the ball? have a certain amount of time to pass the ball or only underarm throws allowed. It can be individual or team.


Daily Challenge (01/04/2020): Complete a small act of kindness

Is there something you can do to help out a member of your household? What could you do to show you care and to help out at home? What is your act of kindness?

You could offer to help with a chore eg. washing the dishes, tidying up your bedroom.

Maybe you can make a card for someone special in your household to say thank you!


Daily Challenge (02/04/2020): Remembering your 2D and 3D shapes
How many 2D shapes can you spot in the house or garden? How many 3D shapes can you find outside?

Can you create your own 2D or 3D shape? How about a square using pencils/felt tips or sticks from the garden? Can you make a tetrahedron from spaghetti? 


Daily Challenge (03/04/2020): Can you create your own drum and play along?

Play homemade drums - use items like tin cans, empty yoghurt containers, boxes, and coffee containers.  Clean the containers, then tape or glue paper to the top to act as a drum head.  Your homemade drums can also be decorated with stickers, illustrations, or glitter to make them more attractive. You can even use your pots and pans - although ask your mum/dad first!

Choose your favourite piece of music and play along to the beat of the drum!





Your first challenge!

Friday 27th March.

This is to join in with the academy trust's '#we appreciate you' challenge.

To do this, you will need to make a poster / picture of a 'key worker' who is helping us and write the job that your key worker does. You may want to dress up as your key worker too.

Add a rainbow to your picture.

At 12 o'clock join in with our minute applause for all of the key workers. Either video yourself doing the applause or take a photograph of you and your picture. At the end of the minute shout out, "We appreciate you."

Send us your photos and videos for the website or ask an adult to upload them to their social media accounts. Adults can find out more information about this on the Extend Learning Academies Network facebook page.

Let's do this to thank those people who are doing so much for us at this time.


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Picture 1 Working hard on learning at home.
There are lots more pictures of your friends on the Home Learning page. Scroll down and click on the Year 4 star.


 Have a go at some of these mindfulness activities.

Look at the Mindup website for more activities and a brain break video.


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               Chrome Music Lab

You may want to explore the features that we looked at together in the music lab and have a look at the new ones.

Make up your own piece of music, create a rhythm pattern or investigate pitch.

Remember to share your learning with us.


Making History

We enjoy learning about things that have happened in the past and about how people lived their lives. 

Today, we are living through an important event that children in the future will be learning about in their history lessons. Wouldn't it be great for them to learn about what happened from the children of today? From you? I thought that we could make a book about what we did in the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Perhaps you would like to do a piece of writing for our book or perhaps you would rather do some illustrations, or both. It is up to you what you would like to contribute. I am very much looking forward to seeing your ideas.


Times Table Rock Stars

I have seen that many of you are using the website to practise your times tables. Well done!

We even have some Rock Stars in our class now. Keep practising everyone and don't forget to use BBC Super Movers to practise too.    https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers


Year 4


Welcome to Year 4, our adults in our classroom are,Mrs Leggett, Mrs Whybrow and Mr Thomas. Here you will see all our fun learning for this year! This term our topic is all about What would it be like to live in Germany?


Our homework and reading homework is given out on a Friday, to be returned on the following Thursday. We will need our P.E. kits on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday


We will be continuing Times Tables Rockstars this term, which is a program to help your children practise their times tables.

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English - Take a look at what we will be learning this year!

                           READING in YEAR 4                          


Reading at Home

Every child chooses* a book to bring home each week from the classroom book bank.

This book is changed on a weekly basis. To qualify for Friday Banquet children have to read at home three times a week and get an adult to write this in their reading record.

*Chosen according to the "I PICK" rules so that it is a "good fit" for them.


Individual reading in school

All children keep a book in school to read that is appropriate for them.


Reading Rainbow

Children participate in several Reading Rainbow sessions each week. During these sessions books are shared with classmates and children are given questions designed to further their wider reading skills.



As part of their English lessons all children have English comprehension work to complete both independently and in smaller groups led by a teacher.




What lives in the school grounds?

This week our mission was to investigate and look for living things around school. We discovered a variety of insects, fungi, humans, grass, woodlice and plenty more. This inspired us to start designing bug hotels to accommdate them. 

Term 3 

  Exciting Environments or Perilous Places?  

To start our new enquiry topic we used sand to replicate the action of tectonic plates when they form mountains. This activity got us to visualise the process which helped us to understand how mountains and mountain ranges are formed. We found that using paper and foil was a good way of representing what actually happens.

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