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Rocket Launching at Ilam

After a super supper….

Last night Year 4 had a mission … they were tasked with getting a raw egg (spaceman) to the planet Mars using only a plastic water bottle with “fins”, a paper bag, some cellotape, a paper napkin a single egg carton and a paper cup.  The mission was not only to launch the […]

May 23rd, 2017|

Arrival at Ilam Hall

After a lovely walk at Dovedale with Years 3, 4 and 5, Year 4 took a short coach trip to Ilam and unloaded their belongings.  They had a briefing meeting where they were told who they would be sharing rooms with and  taught how to make make their own bed including the very hard task of […]

May 22nd, 2017|

Forest School – Habitats

Last week Year 4 incorporated their Forest School learning and Science lesson into an outdoor session all about their topic, ‘Habitats’.

In four groups, the children explored the grounds of Smallwood Manor looking for organisms and examining their habitats.  We looked at small bugs and creatures lurking in the undergrowth and up in branches and trees […]

May 8th, 2017|

Lego Habitats

With the start of a new term comes the start of a new Science topic and Year 4 have already been learning about their new topic ‘Habitats’.  On Tuesday, after discussing the requirements of a habitat the children were asked to make their own habitats using lego.  They made some wonderful creations and whilst it was all lots of […]

April 27th, 2017|

Mummified Year 4!

Year 4 were given a step by step mummification lesson during History this week.  Within their learning, they have studied how the Egyptians removed the internal parts of a dead body, washed and cleaned the body and used embalming oils.  They learned the reasons why the Egyptians put the heart back into the body and which […]

March 27th, 2017|

Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations

Wow!  Mrs Betham has worked hard with the cast of last night’s show to produce an amusing and fun Junior Play. The children did so well remembering their lines, where they should be and what they should be doing.  Their performance last night showed just how much work they have put into rehearsals.  Mrs Belcher and her art scholars […]

March 22nd, 2017|

Year 4 French Day

Madame Moran invited Year 4 along to her “pop up” Café and French Day today.  The children learned the French phrases to tell Madame Moran what they loved, liked and did not like.  She brought lots of lovely things to her café for the children to taste including; baguettes, pâté, brioche, biscuits, croissants, crèpes and cheeses (most […]

March 22nd, 2017|

Year 4 Think Tank Trip

There is so much to see and do at the Think Tank and we had an amazing day out.  There were exhibitions covering many of the topics that we have or we are currently looking at such (e.g. skeletons, circuits and motors etc).  Our main event was an hour long workshop controlling a Lego robot.  […]

March 13th, 2017|

Year 4 – Best Science Lesson Ever!

“The Best Science Lesson Ever!”

(Year 4 pupil quote)

Last week we had a very special science lesson thanks to Mrs EF’s father-in-law.  He was able to collect some very interesting specimen for the children to dissect.  Mrs Emmerson Friend talked to the children about owl pellets and we learnt that an owl will eat its prey […]

February 9th, 2017|

Year 4 Forest School

Year 4 Forest School

Year 4 have been enjoying their Forest School.  This week they’ve been busy using tarpaulins to make some great outdoor shelters.  They have learned how to tie a reef knot and a timber hitch. We have seen some terrific teamwork with the children working together to solve problems and to face challenges.  […]

February 9th, 2017|
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