On Monday, we walked (although the children would probably say that it was more like a march!) along to Newburn to discuss the flood of 1771. We were interested to see how many times the Tyne had flooded at The Boathouse and what it would have been like during the storm that night.
In DT, we practised shaping dough. We plaited, twisted and rolled it before thinking about the design criteria for our bread.
This week, we’ve been learning the poems of Joseph Coelho. We’ve learnt some off by heart and then performed them in front of the class.
In science, we’ve been learning how to use a branching key to classify different items. We practised by sorting liquorice all sorts and then used our new skills to sort a variety of living things. We then conducted a survey of our garden habitats around the school grounds.
As part of our DT unit on br3ad, we conducted market research on some of the products available from Warburtons. We observed each type of bread’s texture, appearance, taste and smell and discovered that the majority of the class favoured the milk roll. Our least favourite were the fruit loaves.
Artists Nicola and Sally returned to our class on Monday. We practised making geometric patterns before deciding on our own design. After drawing our designs on squared paper, we then used an embossing tool to emboss our patterns on to sheets of copper, gold and silver.
On Monday, we had some very special visitors in Y4. Rosie and Pat, aka The Time Bandits, came in to talk about what life was like for local people during Roman times. Some of us were brave enough to taste some of the Roman foods - not all of us liked them though! Local artists, Sally and Nicola, worked with us on their project called ‘Wonderwall’. We graffitied lots of ‘I wonder’ questions on a wall and then created a print that will be used as part of an art display at Denton Burn library.
On Wednesday, we began our ‘Living things in their habitat’ unit and began classifying living things according to at least 2 criteria.
Olivia-Grace was our Achiever this week - her confidence has really grown in maths & she’s had an awesome week working on area. Well done!
We had another fantastic forest school experience on Tuesday afternoon. Miss Cowling showed us how to tie a rope around a tree using a stopper knot. We were then tasked to tie a tarpaulin or hammock to a tree.
On Monday, we interviewed Roz, the main character from ‘The Wild Robot’, about her experiences so far living on the island. We practised using a lead in comment before asking a question.
On Friday, we celebrated World Book Day - we had a wide variety of character costumes, which were all brilliant! We thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories with the children in Y2.
Layla-Rose was the Achiever this week. She’s been a super learner all week!