Dinosaur Skin Printing

Year 2 have been busy this afternoon working with different textiles to create a dinosaur skin print. We started by using bubble wrap, textured wallpaper and rollers and discussed which print material we preferred and why. The children then created their own print of dinosaur skin using a potato where they carved into it to create the correct texture.

Year 4 and 5 go to Eaton Bank

Year 4 and 5 were invited to Eaton Bank for a celebration of music.
As the children arrived into the hall they were greeted by a number of musicians each playing a different family of instruments.

The children were introduced to the different instruments by the conductor, who taught us about the different musical families.

Woodwind, which consisted of the flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet and bassoon.

Brass, where we learnt about the French horn, trumpet and trombone.

String, we finished with the violin, viola and the cello.

However, there was one section that was missing, the percussion.

The children were then given the opportunity to create their own music.
Working in groups with a musician, they were given an image to put music to using the percussion instruments. They were all then able to show off their composition to the rest of the groups.

Year 4 English

In our English work we have been reading the story of Romulus and Remus and the origin of Rome and the Romans.

In the story the two twins earn the right to be king however, only one can take the crown. The two end up in an argument which leads to a fight and one brother is victorious and becomes king.

The children had their own argument, in the form of a debate, in class over who should be the rightful king.

The debate went on for a long time and after lots of discussion, lots of justification and lots of amazing reasoning the majority of the class declared that Romulus was the rightful king.

Year 4 Computing

After last weeks lesson of creating our own weather stations to collect reading from the rain, wind and temperature we have started looking at EXTREME WEATHER.
We were able to identify extreme weather conditions and asked ourselves, “How can we detect and reduce the damage from extreme weather?”
In pairs we worked together to create a design to be able to detect the weather and then what the machine could do to help reduce the damage and casualties.

Computing Year 4

This half term we have been looking at the weather.
What is the weather? What it means to us? How can we monitor the weather? How can we record the weather.

We discussed the three major elements we look at with the weather is: The temperature, the wind and amount of rain. We found that rain is measured in millimeters (mm), wind is measured in miles per hour (mph) and temperature is measured in degrees celsius (°C),

In groups we then made our own weather stations to record these three elements of weather.

This started with some thinking time. What would we need?

After collecting our equipment it was time to start construction.

After a long afternoon of thinking and construction, more thinking and rebuilding it was time to reveal our finished projects. Would they work?

Year 4 Science

This week we have started our new topic all about habitats.
What is a habitat?
Why are they important?
Where can they be found?

Once our scientific minds began to question we turned our attention to our own school. What habitats can we find around school? So we set our minds to finding different habitats around the school.