We visited Sevington Victorian School to experience what it was like to be in school in Victorian times. We tried writing with slate and charcoal, played Victorian games, made lavender bags and even practiced our spellings!
Together with the Reception class, we had a great time on a project to encourage team building. In mixed groups we trialled the best design for bridge. The bridge had to hold the weight of the goat from the 3 Billy Goats Gruff, and use the Year 4’s knowledge of Brunel, the Victorian inventor and bridge builder.
Our topic this term is A Victorian Childhood:
At Christmas, we had a magical time making angels from willow and tissue paper. These lit up the village between the school and St Mary’s Church on our Angel trail which led us to the Carol Concert.
Our topic last term was The world of chocolate
In science, we examined the effects of temperature and humidity by carrying out an experiment to see under what conditions the Oompa Loompa clothes we made would dry best.
In September, we took part in a Fizz pop workshop that links with our topic of Chocolate and Roald Dahl. Children made sherbet after advice from George, the BFG and Charlie Bucket.
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