Class 4's Victorian Trip to Horton Kirby
As part of our Victorian topic, Class 4 took part in an immersive visit to Horton Kirby Education Centre.
We dressed as Victorian children (and teachers) and as we arrived at the centre were given 'new names' of real Victorian children who had been educated at the school. We studied a range of Victorian artefacts and learnt more information about the sorts of families that 'we' were from.
We were then instructed to line up (boys first) and march into the yard for 'drill'. Our hands were inspected for cleanliness and our outfits and hair were inspected for tidiness.
Once we had completed our strict and vigorous exercise session we entered the Victorian classroom to begin our lessons for the day. We had to complete several activities, including dictation, mammal study and mathematics (column addition of pounds £, shillings S and pence d).
After our lessons we had great fun playing with 'Victorian playground toys'. In the afternoon we went for a walk around the village identifying Victorian buildings and hunting for graves of several important Victorians in the village.
Term 4 - Hadlow Science Ambassadors
On Friday afternoon Year 4 were visited by a group of Year 9 Science Ambassadors from Hadlow School. We learnt all about the different types of bridges and why certain bridges are stronger than others. The Science Ambassadors set us a competition to build the strongest bridge. We had to make sure that it was a fair test by only using art straws and sellotape. We worked in groups of three to build our bridges. Once they were built we tested the bridges by positioning them between two tables and placing 100g masses onto them until they collapsed.
Our bridges were all extremely successful. Some of them even held 2.5kg!
In the coming weeks we will use what we have learnt today and our knowledge about the famous Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel to design our own bridges using a variety of different materials.
We had an amazing time building bridges. Thank you Hadlow School.
Term 3 - Sorting Fractions
As an introduction to our fraction topic in maths, we worked in groups to sort fractions.
Term 2 - The Similarities between Scrooge and The Grinch
In our English lessons we have read the story of A Christmas Carol, an adaptation by Tony Mitton. This version of the story is written in rhyming couplets. We worked together to write a character description of Scrooge in rhyming couplets.
As our independent piece, we have written a character description of The Grinch. There are lots of similarities between the two characters and we used our knowledge of Scrooge to help us with our descriptions.
We also created our own pictures of The Grinch.
Written by William
Written by James L
Written by Sofia
Written by Beth
Written by Finley
Written by Evie
Term 2 - The Blue Umbrella
Year 4's literacy unit is based upon the Pixar short 'The Blue Umbrella'.
Year 4's homework was to be as creative as possible to produce a piece of art work using whatever materials they wanted to show the meeting of Red Umbrella and Blue Umbrella. We are really impressed with the quality of work produced. Well done Year 4.
Term 2 - The Blue Umbrella
We use the drama techniques 'freeze frames' and 'thought tapping' to react the meeting of Blue Umbrella and Red Umbrella
Term 2 - Aurora Borealis
Our topic this term is 'All Around The World' and for the last few weeks we have focused on looking specifically at the Antarctic and the Arctic Circles. We looked at several images of The Northern Lights and created polar bear pictures. Here are an example of some of our pieces of artwork.
Term 1 - Romans
As part of their home learning, Year 4 made their own Roman shields. They used these to form a 'testudo' - can you guess what this word might mean?