STONE AGE ROLE PLAY
What fun! After reading information about life in Mesolithic times, we acted out a typical 'day in the life' of a Stone Age person. See if you can spot the following: hunting, stretching animal skins, lighting a fire, sailing in a coracle (animal skin boat) and sleeping in the shelter. The children were very creative too - using class equipment as 'props' to aid them in their role play.
Fire Safety Talk
On the 3rd of November, Cellars Class were given an interesting fire safety talk by a local fire fighter. During the talk, the children learned a great deal about potential fire hazards around the home and how to prevent these, how a smoke alarm should be installed (correctly) and why it could be life-saving to think of an escape plan. We were reminded about "Stop, drop and roll" which was demonstrated superbly by Akira before Hannah and Felix were challenged to get their fire fighter uniforms on in just 15 seconds! The children listened extremely well and demonstrated a good understanding of the safety points that were mentioned.
As part of our learning about the Stone Age, we went on a visit to Kents Cavern. During our visit, we learned a great deal about the history of the cave itself as well as the different species of humans and other animals who lived in the cave.
We got to go on a tour of the cave, find out about the formation of stalagmites and stalactites, and hold replicas of artefacts found inside the cave. Everyone really liked it in the bear cave when our tour guide extinguished all the lights and we were stood in complete darkness. And this was all before lunch!
After lunch, we got to learn about the types of tools that Stone Age people would have used in their daily lives and then got to do some excavating like real archaeologists. After that, we went out in to the woodland area to complete some tasks which asked us to identify the different skills that Stone Age people would have needed.
Creating a Stone Age timeline
Using our maths skills (place value), we had to label our own timeline and order the Stone Age events.
Cellars Class led the Harvest assembly in the church. We shared our blessings, songs and favourite memories of our visit to Carswell Farm which had taught us a lot about why Harvest time is so important.
Cheesy Maths (Learning about fractions)
Using a block of cheese, we learned how to find 1/10, 1/100 and 1/1000 and how these fractions are related to each other.
Carswell Farm Visit
We had a super visit to Carswell Farm where we learned about the preservation of food. During our visit, we went on a hedgerow forage where we picked lots of different leaves and berries. Back in the kitchen, we prepared a salad (to go with our lunch) and boiled up the berries to create a delicious cordial.
Later in the afternoon, we made corn dollies from straws of corn. We found it was easier to work in pairs so that one person could hold the straws while the other person plaited it. After that, we decorated our corn dollies with ribbon and wool.
A lovely day!
Welcome to Cellars Class!
We are a busy Year 5 class and have two teachers called Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Sewell. This term our learning will be based around the topic "The Stone Age."
Our Fun Run
We had great fun today, running a mile around the school field to raise money for the school. Thank you for all of the sponsors.
Carswell Farm Visit
At Carswell Farm, we learnt about the changes and different uses of the farm during the Summer. We had the opportunity to visit and see how the calves had changed since our last visit. We discussed and learnt about food chains and focused on the need of a balance for a successful food chain. Finally, we had the chance to create a spindle and spin some wool.
Wild Night Out
This week, we had a fantastic night camping at Brimpts Farm. When we arrived at our camp site, we set up some Tepees, we made string from willow and explored the area. Later, we made our own doughnuts and enjoyed a hot chocolate by the fire. After a good night rest, we made our own toasting forks to cook toast over the fire and on our way back to the minibus we learnt about foraging. We had a fantastic time!
Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely relaxing Easter holiday. We have got a very exciting and busy term infront of us.
Our learning focus this term is the Rainforest, we will be undertaking a range of activities across the curriculum linked to this topic. We also have our residential coming up soon which we are all looking forward to.
Photos and examples of children's work will be up soon.
At Carswell Farm, we learnt about what life would be like without any farms and how they had to forage for food to eat. After collecting and learning about lots of different plants, we went down to the beach and prepared our soup from the ingredients we found. Whilst our soup was cooking, we cleaned the beach up and discussed the importance of recycling and looking after our environment. We also had the opportunity to visit the dairy and see the calves. We had great fun!
Autumn Term 2016
Welcome back everyone! We are a Year 4 Class, our teacher is Miss Ross and our teaching assistant is Mrs Eason. Our learning enquiry this term is the Ancient Romans. We have a very exciting term in front of us so make sure you check back to see what we have been up to.
During our trip, we learnt about the seasons and harvest. We took part in apple picking, label making and a scavenger hunt for different dispersing seeds. We also all got the chance to make our own charcoal and at the end of the day we had the chance to draw with it.
Today we had a visit from a Roman Soldier. We were able to look at artefacts and learn about life in the Iron Age before the Romans came to Britain. We then re-enacted a Roman Battle.
We have a very exciting summer term planned. Our work will be based around our production of Time Lord. We will be making the scenery, props, tickets and posters as well as developing our speaking and listening skills.
There are a few main historical characters in our play which we didn't know much (or anything) about! We used our research and note-taking skills to research these characters and write biographies of their lives.
Welcome back Class 4!
We have a very exciting and busy term planned! Our learning will be based around the topics of Space and The Stone Age. We will particularly be focusing on Tim Peake's space station mission and we will be going on a class trip to the Immersive Theatre at Plymouth University! This term, we also have the exciting opportunity to perform our dance at the Gym and Dance Show at Ivybridge College.
After watching Tim Peake's launch, we became journalists and took part in researching and hot-seating activities. We then applied our learning of speech marks to write quotations, passive voice and shortened descriptions.
In our art work, we are creating Stone Age cave paintings.
In our Literacy, we have been learning about descriptive techniques, particularly personification. We wrote poems about the journey of a river. We hope you enjoy Holly's and Freya's version.
We applied our learning of descriptive techniques to create coastal descriptions. We hope you enjoy our selection of sunny and stormy settings.
We have been learning about forces. After a lesson on air resistance, we made our own parachutes and tested them in the hall. Well done Oscar and Morgan for creating the winning parachute and Holly and Gemma for coming in 2nd place!
We enjoyed investigating how rivers are formed using our DT skills to build a simple landscape. We observed where the water ran and collected to form rivers and lakes and where pollution spread through the river system.
Our learning focus in Class 4 for the Summer Term has been 'Healthy Me'. The children have discussed what it means to be healthy and how they can apply this into their everyday lives. One particular focus for the children has been the digestive system. The children have researched the different types of teeth and how they are formed as well as investigating the impact that sugar has on our teeth.
Spring Term 2015
This term we have been investigating states of matter within our Science lessons.
Identifying how the particles of a solid, liquid and gas interact has been the perfect opportunity to take part in some drama based activities.
Have a look at our photos below and guess which state of matter we are!
Our topic for the Spring term in Class 4 is Africa!
We have been using our developing knowledge of the Microsoft ICT packages to present different forms of data based on Africa.
We set out to answer two questions:
How big is Africa?
What is the population of Africa?
We found out that Nigeria has the largest population, whilst Algeria was the largest country in terms of square miles. Identifying this information was no quick task (isn't that right Mrs Caunter) as ordering 4 countries with our place value skills up to 9 digits was quite a challenge!
Check out our African Maths book to see what other interesting facts we found out about Africa's countries!
Academic Year 2013-2014
Welcome to Class 4. We are a group of 25 Year 4 and 5 children and our teacher is Mr Peters. During the Autumn term we have been learning about The Victorians.
Please read some of our descriptions of Scrooge and his Counting House that we have written based on 'The Christmas Carol'.