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Our First Half Term in Bears Class

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This half term in Bears class has been a blast! We have done lots of exciting things and have learnt a lot!

In our Reading lessons, we have been studying Viking Boy by Tony Bradman. We have loved it because it is action packed, and has a fantastic ending! In Writing, we have learnt all about stories, diary entries, and even instructions. It has been fun because we have learnt lots of new grammar and have been creative. We have written amazing diaries and loved our story writing too.

In Maths, we have looked at place value, written top tips to help others and even made our own human place value chart, so that we could understand how it should all work! We have also looked at addition and subtraction, and have brushed up on our skills.

As part of our topic lessons, we have been studying the Vikings. Did you know they didn’t actually have horns on their helmets? We have studied their longboats, shields and learnt all about Asgard and Valhalla.

Our DT project this half term was making pencil cases. We had to create a design brief, do market research and make prototypes before we produced our final products. We found it tricky at first, but we all managed it in the end (nearly!)

All in all, this half-term has been great! We’re looking forwards to the next one!

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Time for time!

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For the last 2 weeks, year 4 have been looking it telling the time - there's been so much to learn! Everything from analogue to digital, from 12 hour to 24 hour an not forgetting minutes past and to the hour!
Here are some pictures of us labelling an analogue clock with all the information we know about time.
        

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Water, water, water!

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As part of our topic this half term where we are looking at changing states (solids, liquids and gases), we had a visitor from Anglian Water come to talk to us about where water comes from, how it gets to and leaves our houses and everything that happens in between!
Here are some pictures of the activities we did. Don't worry - even though it may look like it, no real sewage was used during the day!
     

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Spring Term 1 2020 Blog

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Thishalf term we were learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. We went on a trip to Ipswich museum where they had a real mummy from 3000 years ago along with lots of other awesome artefacts that we got to hold and look at.
We learnt lots about death ceremonies and how people were mummified. We also learnt the Ancient Egyptians believed that the dead needed to take things with them from their 'living life' to the 'after life' for them to carry on living - including their organs which had been removed from their bodies!
Their organs were stored in canopic jars, each headed with a different God. Here are some pictures of our mood boards which we created to gather ideas about canopic jars like different shapes, colours and head designs whilst also thinking about the reasons they were used and the emotions attached to them.
       

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Autumn Term 1 2019 Blog

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What we did at Whitwell

Nearly everybody in our class had a lovely time at Whitwell at the end of September, where we had amazing food such as chicken pie, spaghetti bolognaise, treacle sponge with custard and apple crumble! Yum Yum!

 

One of our favourite activities whilst we were there was building dens from tarpaulin and rope. We aslo enjoyed fire making in different ways using aparatus like flint and steel, charcloth, saw dust and TDF (tumble dryer fluff!)

 

On our last day we went river dipping which was great as we nearly brought the whole river back in our wellies! We also raced wooden boats which we had made a decorated earlier in the week.

 

At Whitwell, even sleeping was fun - not to mention the midnight snacks of various sweets and the occasional hot chocolate.

 

One thing is for sure, we are all looking forward to our next residential trip - we cannot wait!

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