Ruby the class rabbit
Year 4 have been enjoying spending some time with the class pet, Ruby. Each week, two children are chosen to be class pet monitors. They are in charge of cleaning out Ruby's home and making sure she is fed. Ruby enjoys having stories read to her everyday by the Year 4 children.
Year 4 have been learning about Robin Hood in literacy lessons. We have written adventure stories, newspaper reports and poems. We also created some wanted posters which are shown in the photos below.
Year 4 had their first Forest School session his week. We loved the look of the new area and all that it had to offer. We learnt about the various trees in the area and made our very own owls from clay. We are looking forward to our session next week!
In science, we have been learning about teeth and their functions. We decided to investigate the affect different drinks have on our teeth. We left eggs in different types of drinks over the week and recorded the changes we saw each day. We concluded that the best drinks for your teeth are milk and water, whereas, the worst drinks are very sugary and acidic drinks, like coke, energy drinks and apple juice. The shells on these eggs became very discoloured and started to peel off!
Ancient Chinese art
We have been studying the Shang Dynasty of Ancient China in history lessons. We learnt about their art creations known as the "Three Perfections". This is painting, calligraphy and poetry. We had a go at creating our own Three Perfections using watercolour and chinese symbols.
Last week, years 4 and 5 were lucky enough to go on a two night residential to Barton Hall in Torquay. The sun was shining for us as we enjoyed 3 packed days of exciting activities including: archery, abseiling, zip wiring, survival skills, a giant swing, problem solving, canoeing and many more. We kept fully energised with three delicious hot meals a day and a good night’s sleep. All of the staff and instructors at Barton Hall were supportive and helpful, allowing us to practise our team work skills and encouraging us to be independent. We had a fantastic (and exhausting) time away!