Our aim is to ensure all children reach their full potential! Through our exciting curriculum, we embed children's key skills, develop their knowledge and challenge their understanding. Not only do we encourage children to become independent thinkers, but we provide them with opportunities to work collaboratively. As we are passionate about capturing children's interests and engaging them in their learning, we enrich our curriculum with educational visits, visitors and our 4D Digital Den.
On Monday 11th June we are going to Brockholes for our outdoor education trip.
On Monday 18th June we are going on our RE trip to the Mosque.
On the 6th and 7th June we visited Touchstones Museum in Rochdale for our Mayan workshop. When we arrived, we were met by Professor Ol who took us back in time to the Mayan era. He told us who the Mayans were, where they came from and all about their way of life. During the workshop we took part in several activities which included creating Mayan buildings from blocks, exploring the foods they grew and playing one of their favourite but deadly ball games … Pitz! Did you know that the losing team would be sacrificed to the Gods?
We then moved on to create our own Mayan clay sculptures – this was one of our favourite parts! We moulded the clay, used different tools to add shape and markings and then used water to attach the clay together.
It was a fantastic introduction to our Mayan topic. Have a look at some of our photos below.
On Friday 23rd March we went to the Catalyst Museum for our Science trip. We explored the three floors of the museum and enjoyed learning about different aspects of science through the interactive activities. Our favourite part was the puzzle room where we had to work logically and systematically to solve problems. We also took part in a workshop where we learnt about the different types of teeth, the contents of different foods and the importance of keeping teeth clean. In the laboratory, we made our own toothpaste and compared its effectiveness with the toothpastes sold in a supermarket. You may be surprised to know that ours was more effective!
On Wednesday 21st February Year 4 took part in a Roman Soldier workshop. We learnt about key historical events such as the Roman invasion and important figures like Emperor Claudius and Julius Caesar. We took on the role of the Roman soldiers, wore replica armour and explored how the army was so successful. The workshop was full of interesting (and gruesome) facts which extended our knowledge. We had a fantastic afternoon!
What a fantastic week!
We started off the week with an assembly led by Turbo Tom. He showed us how to stay safe when carrying out experiments, that electricity can travel through our bodies and he set his own hand on fire using butane!
After that, we built on our knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits and switches to create our Dancing Jitterbugs. These were very impressive! Have a look below.
We finished the week with our science competition where we had to create a moving vehicle. The winner was the one that travelled the furthest.