Science Week 2017

What a brilliant week we have had! As part of British Science week we have spent the entire week being super scientists! We have undertaken lots of experiments and investigations and had a great time. The week culminated in a day were we dressed up as inventors, inventions, scientists or discoveries. Some of the posters and projects the children completed were to a very high standard! Well done Class 4!

Eurovision Song Contest

Children from Year 5 are forming this year's 'Eurovision Choir' for the Mayor's annual song contest. Its going to be quite a challenge as its a difficult song but our rehearsals are going well. The backing track is the link below so they can keep practising!

Bowes Museum Visit

We had a fantastic visit to Bowes Museum at the end of last half-term. The children got to look at some artefacts from World War 1. We also explored the archives and used the day as an inspiration to write poetry.

Two of our poems have been selected by Bowes to become part of the archive and the children selected will be recorded reading them in the coming weeks. Well done to Emilia and Theo who were selected by the staff at Bowes.

 

The sound of machine guns echoed around my head,

As I raced forward,.

Blood filled my mouth as I bit hard on my cheek.

Rain hammered down on my head,

As the wind bit viciously at my face.

My strength was sapped from my legs,

As I fell to the ground.

Mud filled my nose and the stench of blood overwhelmed me.

All went black.

 

By Emilia

 

 

 

The horrible sound of bombs,

The horrible barbed wire,

The horrible bullets buzzing,

The horrible itching clothes,

The horrible muddy trenches,

The horrible heavy guns,

That’s the bad things in the war.

 

By Theo

Advent Calendars

After a spell of post Christmas cross-stitching Class 4 completed some fantastic calendars to take home just in time for the start of the New Year. The children completed all the designs themselves and some children have shown they are quite crafty individuals. We may even have some future 'Great British Sewing Bee' contenders.  These textile talents won't go to waste as they will continue to develop these skills when weaving during our latest topic about Anglo-Saxons. Below are some examples of the fantastic calendars. 

Fossils and Dinosaurs

Class 4 have enjoyed their topic about Fossils and Dinosaurs. They have produced fantastic art work based on dinosaurs they chose to research; as well as painting the dinosaur they have researched key facts about their dinosaur using a range of sources. Class 4 have taken great pride in their great dinosaur display. They have had the opportunity to find out about famous paleontology pioneers such as William Buckland and Mary Anning furthering their understanding of famous historical British figures and the impact they have had on our modern society.

Class 4 have also developed their skills as mechanics during their bike maintenance workshops in conjunction with Darlington County Council's sustainable travel scheme. They learnt about bike lubricants, the key mechanical parts of a bike, the brake system and the gear systems. This activity gave them the opportunity to work collaboratively on a number of tasks. They gained an understanding of the importance of having a roadworthy bike and the dangers that may arise from a bike that is not properly maintained. This linked well to the Design Technology curriculum allowing the children to select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks accurately.