Key Steps Gymnastics Competition. The team represented the school proudly and did exceptionally well, winning the vault part of the competition.
STEM day. Squirrels Class researched the impact of water pollution on our planet. We wanted to find out if we could make a filter system to make dirty water any cleaner. We discussed as a group the order and the effectiveness of each layer.
World Book Day
Trip to the Botanical Gardens, Cambridge. As part of our rainforest topic, we went find more out about the plants that grow there. We found out all about cocoa and how it is grown and harvested to make chocolate, we learnt about Fair trade and explored the many medicinal and unique plants in the hot houses. We also had the chance to explore the gardens and complete a scavenger hunt.
Rainforest animals in pastels
Illuminated Letters using watercolours.
Yoga. Part of our well-being each day.
Christmas 2019. Raising money at the school Christmas fayre, making decorations for the church, carol concert at Stetchworth Church, making cards and Christmas lunch.
To follow on from our circuits work in science, we designed and made our own buzz wire games with help from Mr. Owen (a school governor). We planned to use them to raise money at the school Christmas fayre.
We were challenged to make a complete, working circuit from a collection of electrical components. Some of us were able to add switches but we had to ensure that our bulb lit up.
Squirrels have designed, made and painted their own Roman shields. We then took them outside to practise Roman defence techniques including the 'testud' (tortoise).
Our trip to Colchester Castle. Built on the foundations of the Roman temple of Claudius, the castle houses some amazing Roman artefacts. We descended in to the vaults to listen to and recreate the story of Boudicca's revolt, some of us dressed in Roman armour and we constructed a Roman villa, as well as viewing many amazing artefacts.
Roman numeral work in maths
Biscuit Roman Roads! We had to read and follow a set of instructions to make an edible Roman road. This helped us to understand how the Romans constructed their roads by representing the layers with food. Then we enjoyed eating them!
Meeting Kratu the school's PAT dog
Can you hear me? As part of our sound science work, we wanted to find out how sound travels. We made our own string telephones and experimented with distance and direction.
Sound Science Work. We were challenged to make a set of pan pipes from straws using our understanding sound and pitch.We found out that the longer the straw was the lower the pitch and shorter straws make a higher pitch.
Escape from Pompeii Drama_we retold the story using our own words and actions
Our Amazing Homework Projects
Cross Country - Amazing result! We won the year 3/4 competition and every single member of the team supported each other and ran with determination and enthusiasm.