We were lucky enough to have another go at archery today when Premier came to visit. We learnt to improve our aim with more of us hitting the target and then played some Robin Hood games earning treasure for the team. Once we had earned some treasure, we could steal treasure from other teams!


Robin Hood – Hero or Villain?

We started our new topic today with a plethora of activities. Firstly, we had to crack codes and riddles to earn pieces to complete a puzzle.

We used photos of our faces and added them to character outlines to make ourselves in to Robin Hood or Maid Marion. We had to use colour and collage to finish the clothing.

In the afternoon, we tried archery, stick fighting and vortexing to steal gold, bread or catch the Sheriff of Nottingham.

We also began reading the story of Robin Hood and the Silver Arrow throughout the day.

Mystery Raid

We all came in to school today to face a terrible scene. Part of our classroom was destroyed and our star reporter prize had been taken. There were several clues left behind that lead us to believe that a naughty elf has been up to no good. We are writing reports to give to Santa to let him know what has happened. Hopefully there will be no more incidents before Christmas.

Atomic Tom

Year 4 enjoyed a very entertaining workshop run by Atomic Tom as part of our ‘states of matter’ science topic. We practised being a solid, liquid and gas outside and Atomic Tom brought dry ice into our classroom, this was very fun. We also made our very own slime.  

Christmas lanterns

Class 7 had a wonderful morning making Christmas paper lanterns. We had an artist from OYAP to show us how to make the lanterns from willow, tissue paper, masking tape and lots of glue. We worked brilliantly in pairs to create our Christmas lanterns. 

Egyptian workshop

We had a great time with our visit from the Egyptian workshop. We tried writing our names in hieroglyphics using reeds and ink, found out how they moved heavy stones, tried our hands at mummifying each other and handled artefacts.

Canopic jars

We enjoyed learning about the organs which the ancient Egyptians preserved before mummifying a body. We made a class set of canopic jars with jelly, sponge, spaghetti and balloons to represent the organs then we made our own cardboard jars and learnt about the god’s head on top of the jar.

Looking closely at animal teeth

We have been using our knowledge of the different types of teeth to work out which skull belonged to which animal. We have also used our knowledge about teeth to identify if animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. We also watched some interesting film clips of animals catching prey and eating.

Canopic Jars

We learnt about how the Egyptians preserved the organs ,that they thought were important, in canopic jars. We made our own with the god’s heads and the organ they protected.