The end of the term sadly sees the end of our Roman topic, and to celebrate our learning Year 4I enjoyed a feast fit for a Roman Emperor. Thank you to all that came to join us. We hope you enjoyed your dates, olives and of course our performance!
We went on a visit to church to find out more about the Eucharist. We took part in various activities to help broaden our understanding of its meaning in Christianity. We shared key parts of the ceremony and gave consideration to how Jesus must have felt.
Year 4I have been using Espresso Coding to code their own Roman inspired games.
Year 4 had great fun visiting the Verulamium- Museum of St Albans. We found the mosaics in the Hypocaust fascinating and really enjoyed handelling Roman artefacts.
We explored a variety of Roman Mosaics to help us plan and design our own. We designed a border and a central motif before using printing sticks to bring our design to life.
Breaking News in Year 4I!
Julius Caesar is forced to turn back due to stormy seas and a ferocious Celtic army! Tune in for his first interview since this set back.
Year 4I met their Year 3 'buddy' this week and very much enjoyed finding out about each other's learning.
In aid of 'Well-Being week', 4I spent Friday afternoon doodling things that make us happy.
4I explored a variety of different instruments and investigated how to vary the pitch of each. To consolidate our learning we made our own pan pipes. Our exploration allowed us to conclude that the shortest straw had the highest pitch and the longest straw had the lowest pitch. Therefore, the shorter the straw, the higher the pitch. The longer the straw, the lower the pitch.
4I conducted an investigation into friction and its impact on the speed of an object. We covered a ramp in different materials and recorded the speed of the car travelling down each. We found out that the rougher the material the more friction was produced.
Year 4I have been learning about India during International Week.
We kicked off our week with an Indian Breakfast. On the menu was lentil dhal, a fried onion sambol, roti, poppadoms watermelon and papaya. We very much enjoyed our feast!
We spent much of the week exploring our creative flair. We learnt about the art of henna and carefully designed our own clay Mehndis. After learning about the significance of the elephant in Indian Culture, we also water coloured our own elephant designs. In Indian Culture, elephants are a symbol of mental strength, earthiness and responsibility.
To finish a fabulous week we performed 'Jai Ho' Bollywood style to the rest of the school!
Year 4R have been learning about Mexico during international week.
We began the week finding out about Mexican cuisine and made our own salsa and guacamole to enjoy with tortilla chips. We all tried the dips and were very impressed with our cooking skills!
We spent the week learning about Mexican celebrations and the tradition of hitting the pinata. In groups of three we created our own pinatas using paper mache, a balloon and lots of tissue paper. It got very messy! We really enjoyed hitting the pinata with a bat to win the sweets from inside.
To end our exciting week we spent Friday afternoon learning the Mexican Hat dance!
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