Thursday, 19 April 2018

Where did all that food go?

In year 4 in Science this week we have understood about making poo! Using potato mashers for teeth, sieves for large intestines and green washing up liquid for bile, we followed the journey of beans on toast throughout the body.... the results were authentic (apart from the smell)... somebody (not mentioning any names) even had an ‘accident’ on the table...

The caterpillars have arrived!

Day 1

The caterpillars arrived today! We noticed how tiny each caterpillar was. 
We are really looking forward to watching them grow.

Searching for Minibeasts in the forest

Cassatt have been looking for Minibeasts in the forest this afternoon! We found lots of worms, centipedes and woodlice hiding underneath the logs. After reading the Bog Baby, we remembered that we must make sure we look after the creatures by putting them back in their homes.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Year 4 Topic launch....with coprolites???

We’ve used a variety of sources of evidence in other topics to learn about how people lived in the past (photos, diaries, newspapers, artefacts) but we went one step further with the launch of our Viking topic.... we analysed ‘Viking poo’ to discover what Vikings ate and  how they may have cooked. Interestingly, we found that they ate a lot of bread, fruits (including apples) and fish. Most interesting of all, we concluded that they must have used stones in cooking or food making because they seemed to have inadvertently eaten several small stones!

Year 3 have met an Egyptian character

Today and yesterday Year 3 got to interview their teachers dressed up as a rich Egyptian character. Done Class met 'Meret' wife to the pharaoh's tomb designer. The children were able to ask questions about Meret's past and uncover answers using the artefacts found in her tomb.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Year 3 Bali Fundraiser on Monday 26th March 2018

First of all, a massive well done to all of Year 3 for their hard work and professional performances to their parents at our Bali Fundraiser this afternoon.

A massive thank you to our parents for all your cake donations and support.

After a short presentation explaining what they had learnt about natural disasters, children then sold their bags and badges, which they had designed themselves, as well as cakes which were kindly made or bought by our children and their parents.

Our grand total this afternoon that we will be sending to help the children of Bali is.........................................£353.65 (and still counting)!

Year 3 - Start of Ancient Egyptian Topic

Year 3 had an exciting start to their new topic, Ancient Egyptians, today as many children brought in items of Ancient Egyptian jewellery they had made at home during the Easter holidays and Riley and Towns Classes were visited by a time travelling Ancient Egyptian who they were allowed to question regarding what daily life was like in Egypt. Done class will be visited tomorrow.
Some of the questions asked by Towns class:
  1. What food do you eat in Ancient Egypt?
  2. What are your houses like in Ancient Egypt?
  3. Is your Pharaoh mean and strict?
  4. What is life like for women in Ancient Egypt?