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Gladstone Pottery Museum
During our first week back after the Easter holidays, we visited Gladstone Pottery Museum and were amazed by everything we saw. We had two fabulous guides who took us around the museum and shared everything they knew about the factory with us. We were taken through every stage of the pottery making process and learnt all about how children had to work in the industry during the Victorian era. It was a fantastic visit and we would love to go back again in the future.
Wind in the Willows
In our English lesson the children used drama to tell the chapter about Toad and his new craze which was a car! We used the technique freeze frame to freeze during different scenes to say how each character felt, thought or what they might say. We had lots of fun and many expression were used! Please enjoy these photos to show all of our hard work.
During our Forest Schools lesson we made Pan Pipes so that we could investigate sound as well as pitch. It was a little bit noisey in the classroom but we had such fun making them.
The Water Cycle
This week we have learnt all about the different stages of the water cycle. During our learning, we discussed new vocabulary such as evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection. We used our knowledge and learning to create our own water cycles in air tight plastic bags, observing and measuring them over time. We really enjoyed making them, especially when some of the bags had small holes in them!
Before we visited Gladstone Pottery Museum we applied our artistic skills in making clay roses or flowers. We put alot of effort into making our flowers look realistic. We hope you enjoy looking at our pictures.
To end our Julius Caesar learning we wrote Mark Antony's speech in our own words using lots of persuasive features. We then performed them to our class. We hope you enjoy our pictures as mush as we enjoyed performing our speeches!
Puppets inspired by Julius Caesar !
This week we have made puppets of the different characters from Julius Caesar. There are two different types of puppets that we made, rod or marionette. In Year 4 we are being kind to the environment, so all of our puppets are made from recyclable items from home. We enjoyed making the puppets and we discovered that designing, making and evaluating is an important part of D.T. process. We hope you enjoy our puppets.
In one of our Forest Schools lesson we did apple carving and dehydration! We left our carved apples in the classroom for a week and we were amazed when we looked at them. They had got smaller and the skin of the apple had become wrinkly. This happened because the water in the apple had evapourated.
Well children, you will be pleased to know that we have been chosen to take part in a free trial of TT Rock Stars which will help you improve your recall of your times table facts. With a better recall of these table facts, your understanding and skills in maths will improve greatly! We have one month to try out the super interactive games. If you like it and your recall improves then the rest of the school can take part as well. Good luck and play as often as you can!