Food tasting

This half term, our topic has been about Ancient Egypt and we’ve linked this to our independent writing. When fact finding for our holiday brochure for Egypt, the children discovered various foods that they hadn’t tasted. So, we decided to create a list and turn the classroom into a restaurant for…

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Alfred the Great

Today we continued looking at the struggle for Britain between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We now know that the Vikings returned to Britain to settle and this resulted in many battles between Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We moved slightly further in our timeline today to be introduced to…

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Printing fruit

In our Topic lesson, we studied pictures painted by Van Gogh and discussed the variety of colours, shades and moods the paintings included. We used Van Gogh's influence to print fruit. We used polystyrene sheets to carve in our fruit drawings, then we used rollers to cover our carvings with…

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Mummification

In this afternoon’s topic lesson, Year 4 explored the mummification process. 

Firstly we performed the embalming and mummification processes on our very brave volunteer, Aaron. It was very gruesome (with bloody, guts and scary sound effects). 
Then, in pairs, everyone performed these processes…

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Batik and Lino

Today we extended our knowledge to learn more about the struggle from England and some key Viking invasions. We explored in more detail key events and places that Vikings raided and settled. We learnt about York and also the struggle for London. We learnt about the events of the Great Heathen…

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Making smoothies

 

In our Topic lesson this week, we made our smoothies that we had designed the previous lesson. We chopped up our fruit and blended them ourselves. We tasted our own and evaluated it including appearance, texture and taste. We then tasted each others and evaluated them. 

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Creating Art in the Style of L.S Lowry

In Topic we have been learning about the life of LS Lowry. This week we looked closely at his work and recreated some in a similar style. We spoke about perspective and how things that are close look bigger. We used watercolor paints to make the background and then used charcoal to make the…

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Tasting smoothies

Today in our Topic lesson, we were tasting smoothies and evaluating them. We did this to help us understand what fruits work well together and we designed our own smoothies. We are making them for sailors to prevent them from getting scurvy as this is what we have been learning about. Next…

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Comparing and Contrasting Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Today in topic we moved further along on our timeline of Anglo-Saxon and Viking history. Last week, we explored the beliefs and gods of the Vikings. This week we were moving on to the time of AD 870 - AD 886 when more Vikings were coming and settling in Britain. We used historical skills of…

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Looking at L.S Lowry

In our History lesson this week, we were learning about the History of LS Lowry, and the significance he had on the people of Manchester. We then looked carefully at 2 of Lowry's paintings and thought about what we could see and hear, what we liked and disliked. We then compared them. Next, we had…

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Viking Gods and Goddesses

Today we learnt about Viking beliefs, their gods and goddesses as well as how some of them converted to Christianity. We listened to facts about their Pagan beliefs and had to use relevant information to answer historical questions. After that, we used our understanding of their gods and goddesses…

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Researching James Lind

 

In our Topic lesson, we researched James Lind. We found out he discovered the cure for Scurvy through giving sailors vitamin C in fruits, such as lemons and oranges. We recorded our findings and discussed the impact James Lind has had on us today. To understand why vitamin C cures Scurvy,…

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