Following our exciting visit to school by Robert Bullock, a children's author, we were inspired to write radio plays about adventures in the rainforest. We rehearsed them then went to the recording studio, click on the links below to listen to our work.
We have been enjoying learning how to play rounders...
Living as a Celt|
Ribchester Roman Fort and Museum|
Space Theme Day and Shadows|
The Last Day in Pompeii|
Y3 and 4 children have been learning about the Romans linked to their work on Vesuvius and Pompeii. They wrote a sentence each to set the scene on the last day before Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption.
Olive groves grew in neat rows following the river down the slopes of the great mountain towards the glowing red tiles and tall white pillars of the forum. A narrow white road rested in the middle of the town of Pompeii and a jostling, shoving crowd filled the uneven stone streets. A tall man called out, “Ripe, juicy lemons for sale!” The large yellow lemons hung from the wooden market stalls whilst the chickens in their pens clucked around hurriedly hoping not to be chosen. Baskets of peacock eggs were piled high and a sweet orange honey cake on the window sill was waiting to be bought.
The crowded market place was full of clay pots balanced on the uneven road with slaves pulling huge wooden carts full of wares. They hung rabbits, peacocks, chickens and onions from the stalls and cut the cheeses with a big sharp knife. There were lots of people wearing dark tunics and brown sandals made from leather straps. A small boy fell over in a heap on the sharp stones and looked up at his mother in pain whilst his father tasted samples of a rich, creamy cheese. A cobbled path led from the market where the smells from the bakery were tantalising. Close by silvery, grey sardines from the shimmering sea were lying in an oval, blue pot on the warm, stone stall.
Brave, much-admired gladiators roamed around the stony roads wearing their heavy armour, reading signs from their heart throbs scratched on the stone pillars.
Inside a wealthy man’s villa, marble tables stood on colourful mosaic floors; paintings decorated the walls and food was laid out on the table: zesty yellow lemons, honey cakes, stuffed dates, pears, grapes, cheese and wine.
Meanwhile, in a dark room in the street opposite, three slaves did the washing stamping on the clothes whilst warm urine, bought from the streets outside, was poured into the fullerene.
Suddenly and without warning………
Ian Tully visited us to tell us all about the Romans|
The Water Cycle|
Janet from United Utilities visited our class to tell us all about the water cycle. We also learnt how water is collected and cleaned for our use and then what happens to our waste water.
Back Lane Quarry|
Our Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 children have all recently visited Back Lane Quarry on an exciting visit to find out all about limestone linked with our work on the Planet Earth. They wrote explanations about how the quarry works.
Then just before returning to school we were able to watch a blast, 40,000 tons of rock were blown off the rock face. We managed to get some photos...
An Explanation for What Happens at The Quarry
First there has to be a blast so the area must be clear for safety reasons. Then they count down from ten before 45,000 tons of rock explode! Excavators come in and start loading the dumper trucks. But what happens after that? Read on to find out!
Next the dumper truck takes the rock to the primary crusher where it must be crushed into smaller pieces to be sold. They load the rock into the crusher from the huge tipper truck. Inside there are magnets which are metal detectors because if a tooth of the excavator gets in the machine it will be ruined.
After that a conveyor belt takes the smaller rock to the secondary crusher where it is crushed even smaller and sieved to sort it into different sizes.
Then a truck parks under a filter so that the correct crushed rock goes through and the rock that is too large is crushed again.
What Happens next?
Last of all it is taken to be sold. It is used for concrete, bridges, and roads. The trucks are weighed and drive out of the quarry to deliver to the buyer and the process starts again!
By Connie Y4
The Leprosy Mission|
Sycamore Class fundraising, click here for details.
Lancaster Castle and Museum Visit|
We began our day at Carnforth, we met at the railway station and after a look around the museum we travelled to Lancaster by train.
We had a short walk from the railway station to Lancaster Castle...
After a tour of the castle we made our way to Lancaster Museum where we were met by Mrs Riley, who told us all about the evacuees during the war and what happened during an air raid.
Horus Birds of Prey|
Paul from Horus Birds of Prey visited us in school with four of his owls, we learnt lots of interesting facts about owls and all enjoyed the opportunity to hold the smallest one called Flint.
We have been learning about plants.
They are amazing!
We harvested some different plants from our school garden.
We looked at plants from other countries too.
We thought about different parts of a plant and realised that we eat:
We described some of them.
Our Victorian Museum|
Artist Phil Hobbs|
Sycamore class and The Art Club enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of watercolour tuition from professional artist, Mr Phil Hobbs. They enjoyed looking at his amazing paintings and applying the techniques taught to their own work. It really was a 'WOW' afternoon!
Colne Valley Museum|
We enjoyed writing our fables whilst listening to Brahms Violin Concerto and using our Big Write pencils...|
Maths - fractions with pizzas|
Maps of Africa made with natural materials during a Forest School activity|
In our Journeys theme we learned all about the swallow’s journey to Africa through reading “Dear Olly”. We learned all about Africa in detail: the countries, landscapes and flags.
We studied African art and painted pictures based on landscapes in Kenya and Tanzania and we have made African masks after studying lots of original masks.
Our African Sunsets|
Science - Plants|
Fruit pastels and watercolours
Egyptian god masks
Ancient Egyptian clay cartouches
Brusho abstracts inspired by flowers
Ancient Egypt Assembly|
Light and Shadows|
Ancient Egypt day with Mr Tully...|
Mr Tully transported the year 3 and 4 children to Ancient Egypt where they mummified a king and dressed up. They thoroughly enjoyed the visit and learned an enormous amount!
We made paperchains to decorate our classroom.|
Making Christmas Pudding|
Our Class Assembly|
Our pictures in the style of Arcimboldo|
We enjoyed making fruit smoothies...|
Sycamore Class had fun in their capacity lesson.|
The Ruskin Library|
Sycamore Class visited The Ruskin Library at Lancaster University on 27th February. John Ruskin was an artist and a writer who lived in the Victorian era.
Our Spring Term Rainforest Photograghs|