4GB 2020 - 2021

Mrs Bloor


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Hello, my name is Mrs Bloor and I teach one of the Year 4 classes. I have been teaching at Offley since 2008 and have taught in most year groups. I am married and have two boys who are at the other end of the education system! James has recently graduated from the University of Manchester and Henry has recently finished his final year in Sixth Form. I also have a tortoise called Terri who is in her 90's and a Cavapoo called Lulu who I love taking for long walks. I am also passionate about sustainability and developing the school grounds to encourage more wildlife to visit, so if you have any ideas do let me know. This summer I've been lucky enough to release an orphaned hedgehog called Zebedee, so far all is going well apart from when he knocks over my hedgiecam! I am so pleased this year that I have been lucky enough to move into Year 4 with some of my old Year 3 children and am looking forward to getting to know my new Year 4 children from 3SM!


PE kits need to be in left in school and taken home at October half term.

Indoor/Outdoor PE will be on Wednesday afternoons.

Times tables test is Thursday.

Spellings are handed out on Friday and tested the following Friday

Link to MS Teams office.com on this link, you will find all of the websites that we use eg TTRockstars, Prodigy (also a new one called Numbots use TTrockstars login)


In English, this week we have finished reading our text Counting on Katherine. We have discovered that Katherine’s role in calculating flight paths was vitally important to many rocket launches and helped in the mission to the moon landing in 1969. The children read newspaper reports of this event and picked out the important information using the 5 Ws - who, what, where, when, why. Towards the end of the week, the children used Katherine’s personality and mindset to create posters to empower children to follow their dreams.

  Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13: Amazon.co.uk:  Becker, Helaine: Books



In Maths this week, we have been learning about place value for thousands, hundreds, tens and ones and comparing 4 digit numbers using the less than < and greater than symbols >.

We then moved on to rounding numbers. This is a tricky concept but using our STEM sentences helps ‘When rounding numbers to the nearest thousand, look at the value in the hundreds column’ and ‘when rounding numbers to the nearest hundred, look at the value in the tens column’. The children have also learnt that if the value in the the column they are looking at ends in a 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 you round the number down, if it ends in a 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 then you round the number up.

The number 5342 rounded to the nearest thousand will be 5000 because the value in the hundreds column is a 3.

The number 5832 rounded to the nearest thousand will be 6000 because the value in the hundreds column is an 8. 

The number 5342 rounded to the nearest hundred will be 5300 because the value in the tens column is a 4.

The number 5362 rounded to the nearest hundred will be 5400 because the value in the tens column is a 6.

We have been using dice to generate 4 digit numbers to round, you could always have a go at home to  support your child.


In Science this week, the children have been using a carroll diagram to sort animals following certain rules, eg ‘Lays eggs’, ‘Does not lay eggs’, ‘Is a bird’, ‘Is not a bird’. Next week we are going to learn about the different groups that we classify animals into – mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and how there is some variation within these groups.


Luckily the weather cleared up and the sun came out for our PE lesson on Wednesday afternoon. This week we continued to develop our stamina, trying to get further around the field without stopping and learnt about the techniques for jumping over the hurdles.



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