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Year 3 and Year 4 pages.

 

Here you will find articles and photographs of all the exciting things we have been doing this year.

Don't forget to check out the useful websites linked to our current topics.

 

 

Friday 30th November 2018

 

4C & Year 4 children from Mr Grant’s class had a fantastic afternoon with Sally-Anne Tapia-Bowes. We are very lucky to have Sally-Anne as our patron of reading. The children planned ideas of what Mr Crocodile could get up to at Woodlands. We can’t wait to hear the full story at Sally-Anne’s book launch next year. 

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Monday 19th November 2018

Year 4 Cuerden Valley Park River Trip

 

As part of our Geography topic of Rivers, we went on a  fantastic trip to Cuerden Valley Park. During the morning, we took part in 2 exciting activities in the River Lostock. The first activity involved putting our wellies on and getting in to the river to sweep the riverbed to see what we could find. The second activity was with Janet down at another part of the river were we studied the flow and speed of the river using rubber ducks and stopwatches. After lunch, each group went orienteering around the grounds of the park. Luckily, we had a leader with us to give us a helping hand! Even though the coach had a few technical difficulties as we were leaving we all arrived safely back at school ready for our beds. I'm sure all of the children will sleep well tonight. 

 

Here are some photographs from our exciting day out at Cuerden Valley Park

 

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MATHS IN ACTION

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who joined us for our special maths in action lesson on Wednesday morning. Year 3 and 4 children were able to show their adults some of the calculation methods we use.

Visit to Preston Mandir

Year 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Mandir in Preston where they learnt all about the different gods and goddesses worshipped by Hindus. Our lovely guides for the morning showed us how to meditate and sing songs of worship to the gods. Everyone was very respectful and we came away with lots of new information about Hindu religious practices. 

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We really enjoyed our train trip to Southport Station with Daisy from Lancashire Community Rail. We learned about train and railway safety, were fascinated by the history of Southport train station and loved listening to the British Transport Police Officers, who told us all about their job and the equipment they use.
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As part of our study in science about 'habitats', we visited WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. We really enjoyed looking for habitats in the Wild Walk area then took part in pond dipping to identify and observe some of the living things that live under the water.
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We thoroughly enjoyed Science Week and took part in lots of interesting investigations and experiments. We tested different bubble solutions to try and decide which mixture would make the biggest bubble and then the longest lasting bubble. We also had to taste different fizzy water drinks to try and figure out which two fruit flavours they contained. It was great working as scientists within our investigation teams.
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A Roman Centurion visited us in school to tell us all about what life was like in the Roman Army. He brought along all kinds of artefacts, armour and weapons for us to look at and try on.
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We had an amazing time visiting the Chester Grosvenor Museum as part of our Romans topic. We had an opportunity to look at Roman artefacts and think about how the Romans used to live. A Roman Centurion took us marching around the streets of Chester. We were dressed in replica armour and we also had to carry our own shield. We were taken through our formation paces in the amphitheatre where we tried out the 'turtle.'
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Lots of parents and grandparents joined us to take part in a Design Technology morning. We shared our designs with the adults then used lots of different types of 'junk modelling' items in order to create musical instruments. We were very proud of our final models.
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We enjoyed working with Paul Cookson again this week to edit and improve the poems that we had written since his last visit.

 

Year 3C wrote a poem about what the teachers secretly eat in the staffroom, 3/4R wrote a rap style poem about 'stuff' you might find behind a sofa and 4D created some scary images in their writing and composed a poem about a monster.

 

Paul also did some performance work with us and each class performed their poem to the whole school in assembly.

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We had an amazing morning with Alex from the Google Expedition Pioneer Program. We used brilliant technology to go on a journey inside our bodies through the digestive system. It was amazing to see what our different organs look like from the inside and learn about how important they are in helping to keep us healthy.

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It was great fun to work with our parents when they came into school to join us in a Maths lesson. We showed our parents how we put our 'Maths in Action' and use and apply our skills to solve mathematical problems and puzzles.
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Outdoor Learning week was amazing! Inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy, we created some fantastic pieces of art using natural materials that we found around the school copse. We were delighted with the finished results.
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Our School Council elections are approaching. We enjoyed listening to the prospective candidates from our year group giving their speeches and will have a difficult job in deciding who to vote for next week.
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To link in with our Science topic of Healthy Eating, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Nikki from Tesco. She talked to us about how to achieve a healthy, balanced diet and explained to us about different food groups. She brought along some food samples for us to try and told us about the different nutrients in these foods.We really enjoyed listening about, and then trying, the foods.
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The children in Year 3 and Year 4 have had a very exciting start to the new year. First of all, we had a two day workshop visit from the famous poet, Paul Cookson. He shared some of his hilarious poems with us to begin the workshop and then spent some time in class with us to help us draft, edit, write and then perform some poems of our own. To finish his visit, he performed some more of his own poems and even played his ukelele!
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