Blue Year 4 2016 – 17

Oxfam Water Week

Eco-council have done a fantastic job organising events for the Oxfam Water Week. All week the children have been bringing loose change in to try and fill a water bottle. Every class managed to fill a bottle, some even had to get a second or third bottle!  Each class has learnt about the work Oxfam do for water vulnerable people and why this work
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Science workshop

On Wednesday, Blue class had a very exciting visitor! Mr B came to see us, to talk about electricity and to show us some very cool tricks! In the morning, we learnt about the history of electricity, tried out some challenges on circuit boards and cracked morse code! We also looked at static electricity.  In the afternoon, Mr B told us a little about the
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KS2 Sports day!

Yesterday, Monday 3rd July, St. Mary’s held their annual KS2 sports day afternoon. All parents were invited to watch the children complete a number of activities testing both individually and within teams including, sprint races, javelin, long jump, obstacle races, relay, egg and spoon, sack races and target games. Have a look at our photos below.

Fun with Poetry!

What an exciting day we have had at St. Mary’s with a visit from poet Matt Goodfellow. The day began with a performance in the hall for KS2 children, followed by a performance for KS1 children. Matt was so entertaining and we all laughed as he shared funny stories about his children and his inspiration for his different poems. As well as that, we
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Week Two at Forest School

The weather was not so kind to us today but they do say there’s no such thing as the wrong weather just the wrong clothes! So we wrapped up in our waterproofs and set off to the woods. We have been thinking about the birds in our woodland and this week we made them some tasty treats using lard, mealworms and seeds. we left
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Blue class at Forest School

Blue class are extending their Science learning about habitats by working outdoors in our woodland area. They started off thinking about the variety of wildlife our woodland habitat supports and matched a variety of animals to their young. We had a special focus on the birds this week and used our binoculars to take a closer look at the different varieties  visiting the woods.
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DEWA Centre, Chester

What a super day we’ve had today in Chester! We started with a tour of the DEWA centre where we saw what life would have been like as Romans. We learnt about the food they ate, the armour they wore and the medical treatments (quite different to what we’re used to!) Next, we went down to the site of the archaeological dig where we
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Blue Class Worship

This morning, Blue Class held their class worship to teach the rest of the school about Remembrance Day in preparation for tomorrow. We learnt about Remembrance Day and decided what we wanted to include to speak to the other classes about, and chose some songs which we felt represented the values of Remembrance well.  

Health Awareness Day

Last Friday the whole school was involved in a Health awareness day which highlighted different ways in which we can stay healthy. A number of different activities took place in the classes including:- St Johns ambulance training A visit from Christian Aid A visit from the dental nurse. We all agreed it was a fantastic day in which we were taught a lot. Hopefully we
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Ten Pieces Music Lesson

On Friday afternoon, Green, Blue and Indigo classes came together in the hall for a ‘Ten Pieces’ lesson. We first watched a BBC clip of Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ and told the story, listening out for effects used by the composer to tell the story through music. We talked about the different instruments used, and the effects of the dynamics and
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