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Fantastic Sound!

Today, Year 4 have been learning about sound.  We discovered that sound is caused by vibrations.  We could feel them in our throat as we talked and then we saw the effect of vibrations when we hit a drum with rice on the top of it.  We then went on a sound walk around the school...
Posted On 19 Feb 2018
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Eco Council’s Competition Winners

The Eco Council launched a school-wide competition to promote Switch Off Fortnight and to prompt everyone to think about ways to save energy.  Entries were invited from children throughout the school to design a poster to encourage us all to switch off appliances when they are...
Posted On 06 Feb 2018
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Thinking About Reverence

Year 4 have been thinking about how we can show reverence for God’s creation in our day-to-day lives.  Children came up with some great suggestions of things we can do including: looking after wildlife, picking up litter, walking to school, saving energy, learning at Forest...
Posted On 05 Feb 2018
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Wondrous Water Cycle

Today, Year 4 have been learning all about the water cycle.  We made a mini water cycle in a jar to observe the processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation. Children then worked in teams to build large-scale models of the water cycle using PE equipment and then...
Posted On 05 Feb 2018
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Christmas Hat Making

Today, children designed and made their own Christmas hats.  The range of hat designs showed great imagination and creativity.  The hats were put to good use this afternoon at the children’s Christmas party.  Merry Christmas everyone!  
Posted On 21 Dec 2017
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Paper chain challenge

Year 4 were given a challenge today.  Who can make the longest paper chain using only one sheet of A4 paper? Teams employed a variety of techniques in preparation for measuring.  The winning team managed an impressive 5.83m.
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Film Festival Trip

Recently, Year 4/5/6 attended the Into Film festival at the Vue Cinema.  The children enjoyed watching Aladdin.  Two of our Year 4 children have taken on the role of reporters for the event and their accounts are filed below. Year 4, 5 and 6 Magical Trip to Vue, Reported by...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017
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Growth Mindset Day – Crystal Maze Challenge

Last week, the children arrived in school to find their classrooms transformed into a space station, a jungle or a pirate island.  The reason?  The school had been turned into a crystal maze challenge! Children worked in mixed age teams to tackle a range of maths problem solving...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017
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Switch Off Fortnight (20 Nov – 3 Dec 2017)

Following an Environmental Review carried out by our Eco Council (made up of children from Years 1-6), the children have chosen to participate in Switch Off Fortnight this year in order to improve habits in the school and at home with regard to saving energy. Over the course of...
Posted On 01 Nov 2017
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Solving real life maths problems

Year 4 were set a challenge today – to work out how many laps of the field members of our schools’ ‘Run a Mile Club’ need to run to complete a full mile. Children worked together to measure and work out the perimeter of the field and then to work out how...
Posted On 30 Oct 2017