This term, year 4 have been studying the Ancient Egyptians. We had a lovely day out visiting the Tutankhamun museum in Dorchester. We discovered how the tomb was found and what it must have been like to be the first to uncover such a treasure. After the museum, we hall had lunch in the park.
We had a visit from the road safety team this week. We learned all about blind spots got to sit in a lorry and see for ourselves. The whole class managed to fit in the driver’s blind spot! Later in the morning we also found out lots of useful advice on crossing and travelling near roads.
We have been learning about Gryphons this half term. The children wrote amazing newspaper stories about these dreadful beasts visiting Preston Primary School and had great fun reading them in the style of a news presenter. We have also been finding out how they hunt and where they live.
Hawthorn Class enjoyed a computing session with Julia Briggs. We built a buggy, connecting the wheels, wires and motor, along with a crumble board. We then used the computer to programme our buggies to move!
On Wednesday 29th October, a selected group of children had the opportunity to work alongside a local artist, Charlotte England. This enrichment activity gave the children the opportunity to observe an artist at work and to develop their own personal skills.
The topic of the afternoon was to paint in the style of Claude Monet, using watercolours. Using their newly taught skills, every child who attended the workshop was able to paint a local landscape scene. Many of these will be displayed around the school for the enjoyment of everyone who visits.
Bringing the future to us, Years 4 & 5 experienced a virtual reality tour of our solar system. They circled Mars, piloted through storms on Jupiter and skimmed along the rings of Saturn—all without leaving the hall! It was an experience they will never forget!
Year 4 recently visited Glastonbury Abbey and enjoyed some beautiful Autumn sunshine plotting the grounds. They had the opportunity to create some brass rubbings, dress up in Monks' robes and spend some time in the Abbot's kitchen. A fantastic time was had by all and the learning will be followed up in some exciting History lessons in the near future!
As part of their topic this half term, Hawthorn Class spend an English lesson exploring some of the ingredients used by the Tudors to cure common ailments such as toothache, sore throats, earaches and colds. The children created their own recipes from the ingredients available and wrote a set of instructions on how to create them. Some brilliant concoctions and ideas flowed as a result!