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Year 4

Year 4 Roman Day October 2017

On Friday 6th October Year 4 was invaded by Romans! Not only did they look amazing they spent the day making shields, looking at and handling real Roman artefacts and colouring mosaics. In the afternoon Year 4 entered military training; practising formations with their shields. Great fun was had by all.

In year 4 we have been looking at healthy eating, digestion and hygiene.  As a year group we created our own healthy pizzas using pitta bread as an alternative base.

Visit to Burwell March 2017

The Year 4 children had a busy time completing the Burwell Challenge, The Great Eggscape and investigated how wind turbines work. They had days full of activities around the sunny Burwell grounds. Plenty of scrumptious food was eaten by all and they settled with a comforting hot chocolate and a marvellous session of story telling told by a special story teller.

Visit from Domino's Pizza

 As part of our DT focus on Seasonal Food and Healthy Eating we had a visit from Domino’s Pizza. Children found out what ingredients they would need to make the special dough and the tomato sauce. They were also able to create their own individual pizzas, as they spread the dough using a special technique, poured sauce and sprinkled cheese. They also had the opportunity to ask the Staff of Domino’s Pizza lots of questions such as: how many pizzas do they make a week? How much money does it cost to buy one?  And How many hours do they have to work for?

A Day in the Life of A Roman

To launch our first half term and get children engaged in our topic, we held a Roman day. Children came in to school dress as Romans and participated in various activities. Children learned about the Roman shields, which were unique at the time due to their size and shape. They then created their own individual shields, using Roman designs and choosing from a range or colour which would have been available at that time.  They also enjoyed the opportunity to create Roman bread and explore the types of food which were available to Romans at the time. They discovered how the Roman army worked and together created collages of Roman soldiers. Children also used their shields to re-enact the Tortoise Formation, which was a commonly used tactic the Roman army deployed during battle.