We Love world book day
It’s our favourite day of the year and the costumes did in no way disappoint!
Visiting Harbury Library
We had another lovely morning at the library this week. First we had a fact finding treasure hunt then we got to play the Ancient Egyptian game of Senet.
Year 4’s trip to the Ashmolean
After days of patiently waiting, class 3 and 4 went to Oxford’s Ashmolean museum. Class 3 and 4 were separated and began their journey in the museum. Class 4 were led by the tour guide to the Ancient Egypt gallery where they learnt about a shrine made for a pharaoh to give him life and power.
Once lunch had ended, class 4 had some free time to sketch in the Roman and Greek galleries. Both classes enjoyed the trip very much and desperately want to go back – maybe one day they can come back with their parents as they didn’t see everything the museum holds!
By Mikey Birch
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As part of our science topic on plants, we dissected a lily flower and found the stamens, stigma, style and ovary.
After reflecting on the value of courage ,we created artwork to show the courage Jesus showed on Good Friday.
To learn about the features of a river, we worked collaboratively to make a river in a tray.
Design and Technology
The children used their reading skills to follow a recipe accurately to make trench stew; a famous World War Two meal. They measured and chopped all of the ingredients safely and carefully. They even got to eat the final product!
The children have been analysing the features of Anne Frank’s diary entries in preparation to write their own one, in a similar style. They have had to categorise specific vocabulary in order to understand which tense, person and suffixes to use correctly.
The children enjoyed acting out various scenes from Romeo and Juliet, which gave them a concrete understanding of Shakespearian language and the characters interactions. From this, they managed to produce a written outcome, using direct speech to punctuate a conversation between two characters.
We have been learning about the artist Laurence Stephen Lowry.
We looked at a range of his paintings and described his style, and then everyone had the chance to recreate his wartime painting; entitled ‘After the Blitz’.
First we used watered down grey and black paint to create the sky and background buildings.
Next we used a mixture of coloured papers and pastels to create the main structures.
Finally we used drawing pencils to add our ‘matchstick figures’
What a wonderful job Year 4!.
We made cheese scones, here is our recipe