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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


This term we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians.

We have been looking at historical artefacts and using our enquiry skills to find out  about the Ancient Egyptians; sometimes finding conflicting details, so we have had to look deeper at the sources to find out which gave us a more accurate understanding of the truth.  

We loved investigating the artefacts from Hertford museum which helped us understand the mummification process.  We brought science into our journey by mummifying apples and tomatoes to see if they decay over the Easter holidays, or if we manage to preserve them as the Egyptians preserved the bodies of their Pharaohs.

Having talked a little about the Pharaohs, we listened to the story of the Exodus, crossing over with RE, and joined Year 5 to experience a Jewish Seder.

Have a look at the photos to see more of our journey so far.

In October, Year 4 were lucky to go to Wodson Park to experience different PE activities for Child Development Day.  The children found it very exciting to try team activities (most of which were new to many of the children).
Whilst we studied Romans in history, we had the privilege of going to St Albans in November to see the Roman's impact on Britain.  Not only did we get to see an old hypocaust that was part of a town house, but we also got to go to Verulamium Museum.  There, we explored the many artefacts that have been collected and discovered and were then able to touch some of these real, Roman artefacts. By the end of the day, we had all wished we had had more than a day there to explore the incredible, Roman history! So please take your child there again, as these rare, primary resources for children to learn from are right on our door step.
Picture 1 This is the remains of the hypocaust
Picture 2 Year 4 were searching for clues
Picture 3 Pottery found at this old town house
Picture 4 Roman tools Year 4 have learnt about
Picture 5 Year 4's favourite mosaic
Picture 6 Year 4 exploring artefacts
Picture 7 Year 4 exploring artefacts
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Picture 9 Year 4 exploring artefacts
We have begun gymnastics in PE and we are trying different ways of balancing.
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In English, the children have thoroughly enjoyed understanding and performing poems.  They have loved being the goblin and the nymph from Overheard on a Saltmarsh by Harold Monro.
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