Oliver Twist

All of  year 4 have been reading and learning about Oliver Twist . Oliver Twist is set in the Victorian era so we have been learning about workhouses and what they were like inside . The jobs were very dangerous, and the poor children could lose limbs and get their head crushed.

 

In Oliver Twist there is a man called Fagin and he has a gang.  His gang are all pickpockets. One member of the gang is called Jack Dawkins but his nickname is the Artful Dodger. He looks after all the other members of the gang. 

 

By Symphony

Literacy in Larch and Maple

In year 4 we are learning about Oliver Twist. Last week we wrote a diary entry pretending we were in a workhouse. The next day we went on morfo booth and recorded ourselves saying a peace of our diary entry. Next we read a bit more of Oliver Twist, where we found out about a new character Fagin.

Here are some of our videos

Post By Jay

Welcome to Year 4

We hope you have had a lovely Summer. This Autumn term our topic is Victorians.  We will be reading Oliver Twist and a Christmas Carol.  Year 4 sampled some gruel this week as part of their work on Oliver Twist and life in a Victorian workhouse. Not many children were impressed! Watch this space for some Oliver Twist voice recordings that we are currently working on…

Making Globes

Year 3 have been working hard, having fun and getting messy making globes to help them understand the planet Earth.

Miss Munro

Stop Frame Animation

Linked to their body topic, year 3 have been creating stop frame animations. First they cut out a skeleton and used split pins to replicate the joints. Then, using the program ‘I Can Animate’ on the macbooks, took a series of photos which, when played back at speed, gave the impression that the skeleton was moving. Next week they will add audio explaining the different bones in the skeleton.

Making 3D shapes

Year 3 had great fun constructing 3D shapes from modelling materials. Children made cubes, triangular prisms and cuboids. They could choose to use clay, blue tak, straws and matchsticks
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Meeting Bella

This week, Bella, our gorgeous school dog, has been out in the sunshine at lunchtime to meet the children. Everyone loved spending time with her, even those who were a little nervous to start with. As you can see, Bella really enjoyed all of the attention.

The Vikings by Zoe, Amy, Abigail and Ivy

Viking food and drink

Vikings ate dried fruit with honey on top as a sweet treat. Honey was the only sweet treat the Vikings knew. Vikings also drank ale and fresh water. Also they drank ale, mead and buttermilk daily. Feasts included the same foods – meat,fish,fowl,vegetables,wild greens,bread and fruit,but in a greater variety than usual meal and more of it. Vikings enjoyed drinking ale and mead in feasts. Mead is a strong, fermented drink made from honey.

Viking houses

Vikings houses were made of wood and and stone.

Viking clothes

Viking clothes were made from wool, lien and animal skins . The Vikings were skilful weavers and made their own clothes.

By Zoe and Amy Aspen

 

Vikings houses

The vikings houses are made of  wood,animals and animal skin.

They lived in long rectangular houses made with upright timbers.

By Abigail

aspen

 

Viking food and drink

Vikings drank ale, mead or buttermilk daily. Feasts would include the same food – meat, fish, fowl, veg, wild greens , bread and fruit, but in a greater variety than usual meal and more of it. Vikings enjoyed drinking ale and mead at feasts. Mead is a strong ,fermented drink made from honey.

Ivy

Aspen

All about Viking food and drink by Zoe and Amy

All about Viking food and drink

Vikings might also eat some more dried fruit with honey and a sweet treat. Honey was the only sweetener the Vikings knew. Vikings drank ale, mead or buttermilk daily. Feasts would include the same foods – meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, wild greens, bread and fruit, but in greater variety than usual meal and more of it.

What the Viking drank

The reality is that fresh water was the most common drink of the time, just like today.

by Zoe

 

All about Vikings.

Vikings drank ale, mead or buttermilk daily. Feasts would include the same foods – meat ,  fish , fowl , vegetables , wild greens , bread and fruit, but in a greater variety  than our usual  meal and more of it . Vikings  enjoyed   drinking  ale and mead  at feasts . Mead is a strong, fermented drink.

By Amy A