We planned our own Christmas ornaments today. We thought about who we wanted to design a gift for and designed it in our books first. We wrote instructions to help us make our product. We looked at how to blend two pieces together so they don’t break apart.
We can’t wait to paint our products and give them to our friends and families.
We made our own pizzas from scratch. First we designed our pizzas in pairs then we followed instructions, measured our ingredients and chopped our own toppings.
Here are our tasters from year 4.
Here we are tasting our pizzas!
Today in P.E, we were looking at movement during games. We practiced passing and communicating with other players. We looked at the terms ‘man on’, ‘turn’ and ‘switch’.
Traditional German Foods
In Design and Technology, we have been looking at foods from around the world. This week, we looked at German food.
We followed a recipe to make pretzels.
We developed our understanding of the kneading technique.
In our science work today we have been exploring solubility. We tested different materials and predicted which would dissolve in water. We also looked at separation with different liquids.
Class Assembly- Oliver with a Twist
Over the past few weeks, we have been studying the novel Oliver Twist in our English work and have learnt how the poor lived in the Victorian Age. The author, Charles Dickens, was sent to work in a factory aged just 12. He never forgot how awful his time there was and later, when he was a successful author, he wrote Oliver Twist to show people what life was really like for some children.
In our English lessons, we have focused on the features of playscripts and how the personalities of characters can be shown through their words and actions. We adapted the novel into a playscript, writing our own scenes. Therefore, some of the characters will be played by different actors in each scene.
Take a look at some of our pictures!
Tom Gates Live
Today we visited Manchester's Opera House to watch a live version of the books which many of our children are familiar with. Tom Gates Live brought all of his doodling magic to life in a fun 2-hour tale about Tom, his family and friends.
We are hoping that this will inspire us in our own performance of Oliver Twist next week!
D&T Healthy Vegan Stir-fry
Today we looked at how to make a healthy vegan meal. We prepared our vegetables by chopping it into little pieces. We looked at the bridge technique to stop our food from rolling away and so don’t have any accidents.
We made a Vegetable stir-fry and ate it with rice and so sauce. We tried some rice and stir-fry without soy-sauce too.
We even found some sprout lovers!
See below for our pictures!
Today we performed the two poems we have been learning in front of the school. Take a look at a video of our performance here!
Middleton Heritage Walk
We spent the morning looking at some of the historical sites in the local area, which we will use for the persuasive leaflets we are writing in English.
We walked up the 24 steps which L.S. Lowry painted, saw the grammar school, St. Leonard's church, Jubilee Park, the library, Old Boar’s Head, Peter loo’s Plaque and Long Street's Methodist church.
Below are some pictures which our digital leaders took.
In Music, we have been learning how to compose, read and play our own music. See our pictures below.
In Science we are learning about the different properties of materials. Today we have planned and carried out our own investigations into which materials are the best insulators. We tested different materials and discussed ways we can make future experiments even fairer.
As part of our topic, we made Anglo-Saxon shields for our visit from the Anglo-Saxons tomorrow.
We are very excited for them to visit us.
Below are a few examples.
Here are the uses of cow bones!
Here are our Warriors! The chain mail was really heavy!
Here we are grinding grain and wearing Anglo-Saxon clothing.
Here we are wrestling with sticks. We had some intense matches!
Here are some of us trying to lift the chain mail and holding the shield.
Here are some useful educational apps/ websites
Some apps that let you create your own spelling lists. (Some have a cost.)