Welcome to Year 4 (Fox / Orange Class)

 

 Teacher  -  Mrs S Abbott

 

 

 

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Windrush Day (16th July 2019)

On Windrush Day, we considered life in the UK and the Caribbean.  We baked our own war recipe, which actually tasted OK despite the carrots!  I pretended to be a strict old-fashioned teacher and the children learnt curly handwriting, the times-tables and the kings and queens of Great Britain! The children revealed what they would pack in their own suitcases if they were emigrating.  It was very touching.  In the afternoon, Mrs Solomon cooked a selection of fantastic Caribbean dishes for us to try. They were delicious!

 

 

 

Trip to SeaCity Museum, Southampton (12th July 2019)

At the museum, we found out about different waves of people who arrived in Southampton from the Stone Age through to modern times.  We also considered World War II as the backdrop for the movement of people from the Caribbean.

 

Allotments

We have taken up the kind offer of a local resident to share his allotment in Shipton Bellinger.  So on Tuesday afternoon, Year 4 have been down the 'lotties' for some hard graft.  So far we have planted potatoes, broad beans, runner beans, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, carrots, snap-dragons, and  Nicotiana.  We are learning by our mistakes as the sweetcorn was annihilated by frost and then eaten by mice!

 

 

Pancakes & Coffee (Little House on the Prairie)

We all enjoyed reading the Little House on the Prairie, based on the true story of Laura Wilder-Ingalls whose family settled in the West.  As they migrated, they set up camp on the plains, and would cook delicious pancakes with bacon, molasses and coffee.  We tried to emulate this in the classroom, brewing our own coffee and making pancakes using cornmeal.  The syrup we added just about made it palatable!

 

Native American Masks

We were fascinated by the culture of the Native Americans.  In DT, we produced some stunning masks.  We used modroc on a card mould and painted them, adding natural materials.

 

Electricity

We have been exploring how electricity moves through a circuit.  We have tested different materials to see which ones are conductors and which are insulators.  We also considered how to stay safe when using electricity and produced posters.

 

 

TILE BARN RESIDENTIAL - 1st - 2nd April 2019

 

The Climbing Wall Experience

Low Ropes

Forest Quest

Shelter Building

Meal and Social Times together!

 

Good Vibrations! January 2019