Today Year 3/4 Skylarks learned about Roman money and food - looking at Roman coins and enjoying the taste of sausages, bread and (pretend) wine!
Year 3/4 made pizza today in DT as part of their Italian theme. They made dough from scratch and sliced various toppings. When the dough was proved they shaped their pizza bases and chose their favourite toppings! After cooking the pizza they got to taste their creations and then they evaluated what they had made.
Year 3/4 went to Murton Park, to the Roman Auxillary fort called Brigantium. The duty centurion there got us to sign contracts to be new recruits to the Roman Army. We were given a uniform, helmet, spear and shield and were put through our paces learning how a fort was built and laid out before we learned the skills of weapons training (using dummy weapons!) We also did guard duty, craft work, and parade ground drill. At the end of the day we were proud to earn our day’s pay and diploma.
Poems inspired by the Snow Day at Nafferton.
This term our history topic is the Stone Age. We were learning about what people ate in the Stone Age and we discovered that they were hunter gatherers. So we went out to see what foods we could gather. We found black berries, raspberries and then we all picked an apple. It was great fun for a day but we are glad there are shops now so we can get most of our food there.
Y3/4 have been writing poems inspired by harvest and the autumn. The Wrens present their poems here - we hope you enjoy them...
Y3/4 are writing a newspaper report on the discovery of a bone on the school field. The Wrens interviewed Mr Johnson about the discovery for their article - here is an extract from that interview...
We received a letter from a drainage company saying they had found something unusual on the school field. When we went to investigate we discovered a HUGE bone. We tried to discover what the bone had belonged to and contacted Dr. Brace at the Natural History Museum. She has informed us that the bone belongs to an extinct woolly mammoth. Apparently they lived in the East Riding in the Stone Age. What an incredible discovery!
In science we have been learning about rocks. We worked in groups and made a representation of the earth to show the different layers; the inner core, the outer core, mantle and crust.
Miss Guild’s class have been having fun learning about capacity in their numeracy lessons. They have been making Invisibility potions and also Fairy Dust potions (that makes you fly.) The children had to mix the correct amounts of ingredients to make the potions. If you see anyone flying round year 3/4G you will know it worked and that they are now experts when working with capacity! Our ingredients took Miss Guild a long time to source and included: Frog’s Breath, Dragon Blood, Teardrops of a Faerie, Mountain Haze, Troll Bogies, Inky Slime. We have learned that there are 1000 millilitres in 1 litre. As we carried out our work we realise that it is very important to be accurate when we are measuring liquids to ensure we follow our recipe closely. We are going to use these skills when we make our recipes for ‘The Taste of Summer’ cookbook.