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Year 4

Twit Twoo we will go far, twit twoo reaching for the stars! 

Knapping Tools

Today we spent our day knapping! We have learnt about the different types of weapons that Stone Age Neanderthals used to help them survive. We decided to have a go at making our very own. However, instead of using flint we used soap and a spoon! 

Stone Age Campfire

Owls have started a brand new book in English this week called Stone Age Boy. As part of their English journey they will be writing a setting description of a real life Stone Age Camp. What better way to learn about the setting of a Stone Age Camp than to experience one yourself!  We made music, we danced and we used our senses to help us immerse into life as a Stone Age tribe. 

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Pokemon Marble Treat Party

We have been working hard with our learning again impressing Miss Perkins. As a reward we threw our very own Pokemon Party! We got to make Pokemon biscuits using icing sugar and sprinkles and we got to bring in all of our Pokemon cards. Miss Perkins even brought in her cards too! 

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World Book Day

A day spent in our Pj's and all our learning centered around reading, what more can you ask from a Friday :) 

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Spring is on it's way...

Today we were lucky enough to get to cuddle with some new born baby chicks. They were so adorable! 

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Owls have loved playing this Hunter vs. Gatherer Game!

Working Scientifically!

This week we have started our new Science unit looking at the digestive system. To kick start this unit we started off with a rather interesting experiment where we created our very own digestive system using just a few simple objects. We created a stomach by using a sandwich bag where we put orange juice to act as our acid, water to act as our mucus and a cracker and a banana which we scrunched up to show it breaking down. The insides of our stomach then travelled into the small intestine (a pair of tights!)  it then made it journey down into the large intestine (the end of the tights) and finally it pooped out the end of the tights! As you can imagine we found it hilarious!  


Our First School Trip!

Spring Term has kicked off with a bang as we ventured out of the classroom for our very first school trip of the year. This week we started our new historical quest to learn all we can about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have already been working as historians to piece together the MASSIVE timeline of these three era's of time and explored how they link to our previous Egyptian History quest. Did you know that Egyptian were waaaayyy ahead of us when it came to new discoveries. To help us on our new quest we ventured to Sea City museum and took part in a Stone Age - Iron Age workshop. We got to handle real life artefacts and explore clues about the past to help us make up our own judgements of what we think life was like in those times. 


Our Quest to Egypt

After months of hard work, we finally put everything we had learnt in our history topic Ancient Egypt and set forth on our secret quest. We travelled across the Egyptian desert, braved the elements and even slipped past the guards! We made it to Tutankhamen's tomb! It was the most magical day- one that I hope every Owls remembers for years to come!

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Impressing Buddy the Elf

Recently, we have been contacted by a rather naughty elf who is meant to be keeping an eye on us for the big guy in red. He instead, has decided to take himself on a cruise to enjoy the sunshine. He will be joining us when we least expect it... it the mean time we have been sending him our English work to impress him. 


Today was a pretty epic day! Today we were historians and took our studies of Ancient Egypt to gory levels. Today we learnt how to mummify an orange. It was pretty gross having to pull out all of our oranges guts! BUT WE LOVED IT! 

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Dragon Eye Clay

Following on from our awesome dragon eye sketching. We have LOVED using clay this week to make our very own realistic dragon eyes!

Science - Electricity 

This week in Science we have been exploring electricity by creating circuits! We used a battery, a bulb, wires, a buzzer and a switch to make our circuits. Our favorite was the buzzer! 

We LOVE Maths 

Team Red have been working their socks off once again this week. They have been exploring place value of numbers, making numbers, rounding numbers and even jumping in tens!! What a busy week!

The  Great Dragon Egg Discovery!

Today has been EPIC!! Today something not even in our wildest imaginations happened! We were practicing our handwriting like any other Friday morning when suddenly Mr Venn came bursting into the classroom. He told us he had made an unusual discovery and he knew exactly which Year group could help him. Quickly, we followed him into the woods. The sight that greeted us took our breath away. On the ground there were scorch burn marks, tail shaped holes and claw marks scratched into the ground. When we looked closer, nestled in amongst the bushes lay... DRAGONS EGGS!!! We were blown away! Mr Venn knew that our English book was called 'The Boy who grew dragons' so he knew we would be up for this challenge. Mr Venn has tasked us with taking extra special care of the eggs and keeping a 'How to' guide on how to look after them so that if the dragons return and lay more eggs each class can have their own to take care of. This is a very special task that we have been set and one we are very excited to complete! 

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Our First Marble Treat

We have worked our little socks off and earnt our very first marble treat. What better way to spend an afternoon than having hot chocolate, marshmallows, biscuits and a scary story in the woods! It was truly spooktacular! 

Visit from Mr Egypt

Today we have had the best day learning from a real life Egyptologist. We learnt what life was like as  child growing up in Ancient Egypt about the Egyptian gods and why the Egyptians worshipped them. We learnt about mummification... which was really gory and we even got to have a go at mummifying each other! We got to hold real life artefacts. 

Most importantly we learnt about the famous pharaoh Tutankhamun. This will be really useful for what we have in store next... #secretmission #shhh!


A day at the circus!

This week Owls have started their first English unit based around the book Leon and the Place Between. What better way to start a new book than immersing yourself in the literature just like the characters! 

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Celebrating our Queen's Life in Mindfulness Time

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Our First Family photo

Because you always need a silly photo too...!

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Finding our wings

We have been working hard this week to learn lots about one another. To explore our new classroom and what challenges await us in Year 4. We have been written a class and playground charter.

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Everything we have been doing is to ensure that Owls are one big family that care and look after one another. 

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