The Zoo Lab Rainforest Experience

Deep in the Y3/4 rainforest, the pupils were treated to a visit from the very experienced and knowledgable Zoo Lab! We had a wonderful day, learning about some of the animals that can be found in the different layers of the rainforest.

We met tallulah the five year old  tarantula that can fire out her hairs as a weapon and method of self defence ( needless to say we didn’t handle her) …

Millie the millipede who helps create healthy soil by eating the rotting leaves and fruits from the forest floor….

The geko that can shed it’s tail if captured by a predator….

Prince the Python that flexes his jaws and swallows his prey whole (gulp!)…

 

Green fingered??

Miss Jeffrey’s class clearly have the ‘green – fingered’ touch as their potato plants are coming along very nicely! We can not say the same for Mrs Hebden’s however!! Perhaps we should seek advice from the gardeners amongst our families as to how we might improve our chances of winning the potato growing competition! All advice welcome!!!

 

Year 4 Violin Lessons

During the introductory week, we met the teachers that will be teaching us the Violin for ten weeks, Mr Smalley and Mrs England. We learned a little about the instrument and enjoyed listening to a demonstration from these very skilful players.

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We loved our first lesson, as we learned how to handle the instrument and found out more about the violin. We learned how to strum and pluck and enjoyed performing in unison during our very first lesson! We felt so proud of ourselves!

The Muddy Boots Club

Each week, the Muddy Boots club have been tending to our plots. You may have seen them if you use the Anlaby Park Road South entrance. The strawberries are coming along nicely and we hope for another successful yield this year. The peas are beginning to spiral up their canes and the radishes are producing a healthy green leaf.

 

Rainforest Wow Day

To launch our new topic, ‘Why do we need Rainforests?’, we had a wow day exploring the sounds of the rainforest. We came to school dressed as explorers and rainforest animals.

After exploring our in our new  immersive pod, we performed rainforest poetry.

We then created our own instruments and created a music sequence to accompany our poems.

It was a brilliant day!

Why do we need Rainforests?

Welcome back to the Summer Term in Year 3/4. We are ready to start a new topic with the question ‘Why do we need Rainforests?’ Our pod has been transformed into a Rainforest with a trickling waterfall running through the pod.

Joyeuses Pâques

This week, the children in Years 3 and 4 have been learning about Easter Traditions in France. They have also learned that  Joyeuses Pâques means Happy Easter.

This work then inspired us to send our Easter cards out in French this year!

All of Year 3 and 4 would like to wish you Joyeuses Pâques!

Roman Mosaic Parent Workshop

As part of our volcanoes topic, we have learned about Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii. We are now learning about the people who lived in Pompeii  called Romans. We have been looking at what life was like in the Roman times and have looked at mosaics. Yesterday afternoon, our parents came in to school for a Roman Mosaic Workshop. We created some lovely art work!

Here we are busy working with our adults.

Some fabulous finished art work!

Look at them all together!

 

Chocolate Rocks!

As part of our volcanoes unit, we are learning about different types of rocks. We represented these rocks with chocolate. We used the chocolate to make igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

The best part of the afternoon was when we ate our chocolate rocks!