Monthly Archives: October 2016

What have the Romans done for us?

We were all surprised by the answer to this question. To round off our topic, we all chose something that the Romans introduced to Britain and researched in our library books and on the web to find out as much as we could. We also had a final look at the artefacts we had in class, from the library.

 

We we also took a few more photos of some of us in the Roman Armour and holding our shields. These should now be at home!

Year 4 Languages Day at Pewsey Vale School

On the last Wednesday of term, Lime Class were invited to a ‘languages day’ at PVS. We were greeted with pain au chocolate and hot chocolate. Along with Pewsey Primary, we were split into three groups and went off into a morning rotation of:

Russian

Welsh

or , in the library, small groups of older children teaching us Portuguese, German, Filipino  and Spanish with a native speaker in each group.

After lunch, we all got together to watch the yr8’s performance of Star Wars, in French! We then had the opportunity to share what we had learnt in Russian or Welsh as a puppet show.

Mrs Chapman, Mrs Elsden and Mrs Bethel were very proud of the whole class. Lots of enthusiasm and effort resulted in some wonderful puppet shows. Well done Lime Class.

We all had lots of fun. Many thanks to Mrs Roberts and everyone who made our day so enjoyable.

Second half of Global Week

On Thursday we made our Fairtrade cereal bars, using the sugar, honey, rice, raisins and dried blueberries that we have been looking at all week.

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2 cups of brown puffed rice

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1/2 cup of raisins

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Some dried berries, which included blueberries

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Then in another bowl we put

1 dessert spoon of butter

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1 dessert spoon of golden granulated sugar

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And a good heaped dessert spoon of runny honey for each of the five groups.

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We then microwaved this mixture to melt the butter and then mixed it with the rice mixture

 

Finally we put all our mixtures into one big tray and pushed it down to make it stick. We then left it in the fridge over night.

While we were microwaving the honey mixture we also warmed up the quinoa salad and had a taste… Ava liked it but I don’t think anyone else did!

Once we had tidied up we started on our World Food Day poster collage. We decided to use some of our products (and others used in other classes) to decorate the crop fields. We then used fabric to cover the cows and their field. Meanwhile others used felt-tips to colour in the people, the fence and their house. Oliver and Mrs Elsden then used pumpkin seeds to be the tiles on the rooftop.

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We spent the final day of Global Week tasting our cereal bars and designing wrappers for them. We also completed our poster and investigations about our Fairtrade producers. Mrs Elsden helped us record all of this weeks hard work in our Global Week scrapbook with it’s wonderful front cover by Molly. We had a class vote and Molly’s design won, all the other designs are in the scrapbook.

Global Week School Meeting

We had a wonderful week and are now much more knowledgeable about climate  change and agriculture – we are all ‘Making a World of Difference’! Please take a look at our Scrapbook when you come into school. It will be available during parents evenings next week.

 

 

 

Global Week in Lime

Mrs Brewis introduced this years theme during Collective Worship on Monday

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and then in class we looked at the World Food Day activity book and at our page on Agriculture.

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We are also looking at the Traidcraft website and at ‘Making a World of Difference’.

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Thinking about Fairtrade and where our food comes from and how we can help farmers all over the world by buying Fraitrade food.

We then designed the front cover of our Global Week scrapbook-

On Tuesday and today we worked in groups to find out more about 5 different crops: Sugar, Rice, Honey and dried blueberries, Quinoa and Raisins.

We had to find out how, where and who produced these foods and then present this information to the rest of the class in a role play, drama activity – in a Fairtrade Market place.

Tomorrow we are going to try to make some cereal bars with some of these ingredients and use some to complete a collage for our page on Agriculture in the World Food Day book.

We have also been working on our times tables in maths. We have been learning a new game to help us learn our x4, x8, x3 and x6

In English we have been writing our recounts of our visit to the Roman Baths, editing and writing up the final draft as our hot task as the final step of our talk for writing.

Also, coming soon, take a look at the school sports blog for photos and a match report of the year 3 and 4 football tournament

3D shape and then Roman Baths- week 5

We are learning to name and describe the properties of 3D shapes. On Monday we made 3D shapes with straws and white-tac; this made us think about the edges and vertices (corners). On Tuesday we used Polydron and thought about the faces of our shapes. We then sorted these using different properties on Venn diagrams.

Today we went to the Roman Baths, Bath. Here are a few of the hundreds of photographs we took. We had a fantastic time and learnt so much.