LKS2 have started to look at human geography (man-made features) such as settlements, transport networks, trade, economy and culture. We discussed how physical geographical features can influence human geography by affecting where people choose to settle, how they move around, the creation of borders and how and where people trade. We then chose a physical […]Read More Human and Physical Geography
LKS2 have begun their new Geography topic, all about the USA. We jumped in with some map work, both digital and paper-based, and located the USA in relation to the continents of the World, the Equator, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the Prime Meridian line. We then found out the difference between Physical […]Read More Road Trip USA!
Our mosaic designs were finally finished when we got to grips with tesserae (small pieces of tile) and grout to produce our final tiles. The children worked really hard to finalise their designs and did an excellent job with the grouting – perhaps this will come in handy if you need to redecorate any kitchens […]Read More Final mosaic masterpieces
Years 3 & 4 have been going more than skin-deep in Science this week as we find out about skeletons and muscles. We learned that both of these essential parts of our bodies offer support, protection and movement. As one child said, without a skeleton, “We’d just be a skin bag of flesh on the […]Read More Getting under our skin in LKS2
Years 3 and 4 honed their research skills this week, using different sources to find out about life in Roman Britain. We had 4 different areas of focus: town life, country life, entertainment and family life & education. The children had their iPads and headphones at the ready so could scan QR codes in order […]Read More What was life like in Roman Britain?
We’ve been learning about nutrition and the different food groups, and this week, years 3 & 4 put their new-found knowledge to work as they designed balanced meals. We talked about how a balanced diet DOES include the odd treat, but that we need to keep a balance and can look at the ‘traffic light […]Read More What is a balanced diet? LKS2 Science
As a companion to our Emperors and Empires History topic, we’ve been looking at mosaics as an art form. We began by looking at examples of mosaics from Roman times and marvelled at how well-preserved some of them were. We looked at commonly-used border patterns and tried imitating them. We then saw how mosaics are […]Read More Mosaic Masters in LKS2
Year 4 had a lot of fun on Thursday making a human Rube Goldberg machine, inspired by the US band OK Go’s music video for their song, This Too Shall Pass, which you can watch here We worked as a class at first then split into groups to plan and engineer our own machines. The […]Read More Science Week – Human Rube Goldberg machine
LKS2 have spent several weeks designing, refining and making pots based on Prehistoric Bell Beaker pottery. This week, we used our analysis skills to ascertain what went well, what could have been improved and what was difficult about the process. The children also recorded the techniques involved in making their pots and were surprised by […]Read More Evaluating our pottery in LKS2
LKS2 finished off their work on Light by investigating whether you can change the size of a shadow. We had fun deciding whether images of shadows were real or fake, by using our knowledge of how shadows are formed. We then watched a brilliant hand shadow performance, which you can watch here and discussed what […]Read More LKS2 ask, “Can you change the size of a shadow?”