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Pond Life 

Summer 1

This term, we will be focusing on pond creatures and learning about their habitat. We are looking at the artist Elizabeth Berrien and will be designing and making 3D dragonfly wire sculptures. We will write non-chronological fact files about pond animals. In science we are looking at living things and their habitats which we will explore during our trip to Denso, where we go pond dipping.

Pond Dipping at the Denso Marston Nature Reserve

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The Mighty Mayans

Spring 2

This half term we will be learning about the Mighty Mayans. We will be exploring the Mayan Empire and comparing it with British History. As the Maya discovered cacao beans, we will be carrying out chocolate related activities and will practice our culinary skills by creating a Mayan Feast during our design and technology work. We will also be reading and writing stories based upon 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' 

'We made masks, it was hard, but they are amazing!' Ryan Burke

'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 1
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 2
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 3
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 4
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 5
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 6
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 7
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 8
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 9
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 10
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 11
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 12
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 13
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 14
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 15
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 16
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 17
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 18
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 19
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 20
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 21
'We made masks,  it was hard, but they are amazing!'  Ryan Burke 22

Fantastic World Book Day Outfits

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Raging Rivers - Spring 1

After an exciting start to the new term, where we have looked at volcanoes, flooding, mountains and earthquakes during Our Powerful Planet project, Year 4 will be continuing to learn about rivers in more detail across the curriculum areas. As well as learning about river formations and the water cycle, we will study bridges in DT. We aim to research famous British architects who have designed bridges and try out some of their techniques ourselves

Fantastic work from our topic! 'You had to balance the bridge carefully.' Freddie.

Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 1
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 2
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 3
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 4
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 5
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 6
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 7
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 8
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 9
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 10
Fantastic work from our topic!  'You had to balance the bridge carefully.'  Freddie. 11

Powers and Potions - Autumn 2

During the second half of the Autumn term, our work will revolve around the creation of magical potions. Our Science topic will be ‘sound’ where we will be investigating pitch and volume and finding patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the objects that produced it.

'Making potions was cool! Ollie

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Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps. Lola agreed the plane was really loud!

Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 1
Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 2
Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 3
Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 4
Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 5
Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 6
Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 7
Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 8
Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 9
Today in our science lesson we went outside and made sound maps.  Lola agreed the plane was really loud! 10

Who were the Romans? - Autumn 1

 

Our first topic during the Autumn term was Who were the Romans? We covered the Roman invasion of England and learnt about the rebellion of Queen Boudicca. We also considered what the Romans did for us and their importance in shaping England as we know it today. Our Roman trip to Murton Park was very exciting.

In our art we looked at and created Roman mosaics, and looked at teeth and digestion in our science work. We have been learning a musical instrument in our music lessons.

We loved being taught to skip

"I loved everything that we were taught!" Oliver B

"I loved the skipping game!" Jess F

"I liked skipping because it makes me happy." Lola B

'It was 95% awesome making the intestines.' Callum

"I loved learning about the Roman lifestyle!" Paige G

"I loved training to be a Roman Soldier!" Gracie

We had lots of fun making the digestive system.

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We had lots of fun making the digestive system. 2

"I loved how slow the whole process was!" Archie M 

"I liked getting my hands dirty." Cameron

Our Roald Dahl Day costumes were fantastic!

Our Roald Dahl Day costumes were fantastic! 1
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Our Roald Dahl Day costumes were fantastic! 5
Our Roald Dahl Day costumes were fantastic! 6
Our Roald Dahl Day costumes were fantastic! 7
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