Thursday, 10 May 2018

Trip to Marks and Spencer

In Year 4 we recently enjoyed a trip to Marks and Spencer in Cheshire Oaks to learn all about the choices they made when building their unique eco-friendly store.

We were welcomed by the staff who took us on an informative tour of the store to find out about their choices. We were intrigued to find out that the living wall which surrounds Marks and Spencer is designed to attract bees, butterflies and other wildlife. It also insulates the building so they use less heating inside the store.

We also wen round the back of M and S to look at the bird houses. We had to be quiet if we wanted to catch a glimpse of the birds.

We learnt a lot on our trip and will be using it in our Choices topic work.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Topic in Year 4

This term in Year 4 we have been looking at the impact of Roman life in Britain.

We have been looking at different type of evidence and analysing what makes it reliable. We had to sort different types of evidence into primary or secondary sources and explain our answers.

Last week, we went on a fact hunt around the classroom in team to find out as much information as we could about Hadrian's wall. We worked in teams and competed against each other to collect the facts the quickest. However, we could only send one team member out at a time and we each had a different colour fact to find, remember and come back to the team to record on the paper. We then used our new knowledge to write a letter from the perspective of a Roman soldier working on Hadrian's wall.

This week, we learnt all about Boudicca, the Celtic queens, rebellion against the Romans. We had to get into role and think about this historical event from different perspectives. We were either a slave, Roman soldier, Roman governor, Celtic farmer or the Celtic queen Boudicaa.

Here are some pictures of us having a discussion in the role of our characters.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Zoo Trip

On Thursday, Year 4 had a fantastic trip to Chester Zoo. They have been learning all about living things and their habitats in Science with Miss Roberts so the zoo was the perfect place to visit to help them with their learning.

They took part in a workshop to learn more about the rain forest and how that habitat is under threat. Everyone had a brilliant day!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Yesterday, Year 4 took part in the Junior Chef's Academy workshop. We had to wear our own aprons and chef' hats to get us into the role of being junior chefs. We learned a lot about the importance of eating healthy and what foods we could eat to make sure we are. We made a delicious savoury rice dish full of healthy and tasty ingredients to take home.

Hopefully it has inspired you to try out this recipe at home with the handy recipe card.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Lantern making

On Friday, Year 4 had a very creative day! Mr Kirk came into our class to teach us how to make lanterns. We worked in pairs to create a lantern each and had to listen carefully and use great team work skills. Along the way we used our maths knowledge to help us construct our lanterns.

Next week Year 4 will be able to take the lanterns home and take part in Ellesmere Port's lantern parade with them. We are hoping that a lot of our children will attend with their beautiful lantern they worked so hard to make.