Science week in year 4

We had a super week of science and investigated lots of different things.

we thought about how the length of a helicopter’s blades could effect how well if flew.


We considered how we would make it a fair test and made accurate measurements

Olivia and Talula thought about the different types of exercise that would keep our bodies fit and healthy

We investigated the idea that if you drop a piece of toast, it will always land butter side down!

We tested to see if the height it was dropped, the size of the piece of the variety of topping made  difference to this theory.

We have also bought about how finger prints are taken. We experimented with a range of different of different ways to see which gave us the clearest and mot detailed print.

A Busy Week in Reception – w/b 11.3.19

It has been a very busy week in Reception! It has been Science week and the children have been investigating different materials linked to our story of The Three Little Pigs.

We started the week sorting different materials

In PE this week we have been performing our gymnastic skills we have learnt over the term so far.


We have finished the week by investigating the best material to make a house for the three pigs.  Some children used straws to make their houses, some children used sticks, and other children used bricks to make their house.  Once the children had made their houses The Big Bad Wolf came and tested them out, by trying to blow them down.

We found out that the strongest material were the bricks and the wolf couldn’t break the houses.

We have shared our Science investigations with our parents this week too!



This week in Reception – w/b 4.3.18

We started our week celebrating Pancake Day.  We learnt how to make pancakes using the story of ‘The Pancake’  then we wrote instructions how to make a Pancake in our Literacy work.  To finish our day we enjoyed eating pancakes with chocolate and strawberry sauce.

We have finished our week celebrating World Book Day.  The children came into school dressed up as their favourite bedtime story character or in their pyjamas – ready for bedtime.

The children enjoyed learning about Miss Barber’s favourite stories – The Tiger Who Came To Tea and The Gruffalo.

This week in Reception – w/b 25.2.19

This week Reception class had a mystery visitor in our new role play area.  I wonder who it could be?

The children decided it must have been The Big Bad Wolf.  The children came up with a plan that we must try and catch the wolf.  The children made ‘Wanted’ posters to try and catch the wolf and in the outdoor area they made traps to try and catch the wolf.

The children then wrote about how they made their traps and what they had used.

We have also done some work about measuring.  The children used cubes to measure different objects.

Reception celebrating Chinese New Year

This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year.

We started the week by having a Chinese Restaurant in our role play area.

On Monday we made Chinese Dragons using our paper folding skills.

On Tuesday we heard about the story of The Chinese Zodiac.  This year it is Year of The Pig.

On Wednesday we wrote our own fortune cookie wishes.

On Friday we made vegetable stir fry with noodles.  We even had a go at using chopsticks to eat them with.


Reception This Week – 18.1.19

We have started our Talk for Writing story this week; The Gingerbread Man.

The children were hooked into the story by baking Gingerbread Men with Mrs Barnes last week.

This week we have looked at the front and back cover of the story to gather clues about the characters and setting of the story.

The children have used their computer skills controlling a mouse to draw a picture on a paint program of The Gingerbread Man.


Chocolate Roman Roads

This week we have been thinking about how the Romans helped to shape our lives today. The Romans were the first to build proper roads in Britain. We had a go at making our own Roman Roads, but a much more interesting version! If you would like to have a go at making your own Chocolate Roman Road then follow the instructions below, written by Charlie Pass:


How to make a CHOCOLATE Roman Road

Have you ever wondered how the Romans built their roads? If yes, then read these instructions and you might be able to make your own tasty, edible version.


What you need:

  • Muesli
  • Fig roll
  • White KitKat
  • Maltesers
  • Oreos

What you do:

  1. First put muesli in the cup. That stands for the rubble that the Romans used at the very bottom, once they had dug a trench.
  2. Secondly put the fig roll in. This is like the layer of concrete.
  3. Next Carefully place the KitKat on top of the fig roll. They are a mixture of stones and concrete
  4. After that, place the maltesers (which are the large stones) and try to make sure that they don’t roll away.
  5. Finally, lay the Oreo biscuit like you would smooth paving stones.


Don’t eat it all at once or you might be sick. Make sure that you share with your friends.