Our amazing trip!

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We visited the Ragged School Museum today. Whilst there, we learnt about what life was like in a Victorian home, such as some of the jobs that children had to do as well as how they had to wash clothes. We then went into a Victorian classroom which had a very strict (and scary) teacher! Have a look at some of our pictures by pressing here.

What did you enjoy most about the trip?

What was the most interesting thing you learnt?

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Ragged School Trip

On Wednesday 17th May we will be visiting the ragged school. This will be an opportunity for the children to immerse themselves in what life might have been like for Victorian children.

Your child may dress up as a Victorian child but this is optional. If Your child is not dressing up they need to wear their school uniform. If your child chooses to dress up, they can come to school already in costume.

If you would like to dress up but you are struggling for ideas, there are some ideas below.

 

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4A’s visit to Studio Voltaire

This week 4A visited the Studio Voltaire art gallery. We saw some of the many works by an artist called John Sheehe.

John Sheehe’s paintings and sculptures take inspiration from his own memories and recollections. What makes his work even more interesting is that he uses whatever he may have to hand to paint on. We saw examples of his work that had been painted on bits of wood, canvases, bits of slate, a chair and even a suitcase!

Once back at school, using what we had seen as inspiration, we made our own paintings of our memories using an assortment of materials. Have a look at us busy at work.

What was your favourite piece of John Sheehe artwork?

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The Victorians

 

Our topic this term will be the Victorians! Included in our learning about the Victorians we will be visiting a ‘Ragged School’, which will help us to see what life was like for Victorian children and even experience a Victorian classroom. I doubt they had a pet like Harry in a Victorian classroom!

What do you already know about the Victorians?

What would you like to learn about the Victorians?

Leave your answers in the comments section.

 

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Science week

 

This week has been Science and Engineering week. In 4A we have been amazing, fabulous scientists and have taken part in a variety of activities. We have made our own lava lamps, designed posters on what we think the world will be like in 1000 years time and attended a rocket workshop where we made and launched our own rockets. As well as all of this we had a special science assembly where a visitor showed us some amazing experiments using hydrogen peroxide.

What has been your favourite science activity so far? Why?

What new scientific vocabulary have you learned?

What  is your most interesting idea for what our planet will be like in a 1000 years time? (I’ve still got my fingers crossed for someone to finally invent a hover board!)

Have a look at some of our science week pictures here.

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4A’s trip to the Spinney

As part of our Science topic of ‘Living Things’ we visited the Spinney. Luckily the weather was kind to us and we had a great time taking part in all the activities. We were looking for different invertebrates and mini beasts and used a dichotomous key to classify them. We had to use team work and problem solving skills in order to fill one bucket of water using a pump, planks and guttering. We also took part in some painting and some back breaking, wheelbarrow filling hard work!

What activity did you enjoy the most? Why?

Have a look at some more of our pictures here.

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World Book Day Masks

Today was World Book Day and we got to wear the masks we produced in class. Everyone looked amazing!

Click here to see our fabulous masks

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World Book Day

This coming Thursday 2nd March 2017 is World Book Day. As you are aware, this year we at Clapham Manor are preparing things to wear in our classes and are basing our costumes on our current ‘Power of Reading’ books. For us in 4A this is ‘Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf’ by David Almond.

Click here to see how our preparations are going.

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Assessment week

This week was assessment week, where 4A could show off all they have learnt so far this year. I am so proud of each and every one of them. They all did amazingly well. Good job 4A!

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Half term home learning

I hope you all have an enjoyable and safe half term break. Your home learning for the week is to….

  1. Complete a reading journal activity
  2. Sumdog
  3. Make a comment on the blog
  4. Answer the big social question ‘what is culture?’

I look forward to seeing you all when we return to school on Monday 20th February.

 

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