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Academic Year 2017/2018

Academic Year 2016/2017

Academic Year 2015/2016


Academic Year 2017/2018

Year 4 Visit Chester Zoo

On Tuesday 26th September, Year 4 visited Chester Zoo to explore the animals and climate of the tropical rainforest. We first visited the butterfly house to experience the humidity of the tropics and how it affects our bodies. The children did find this a little uncomfortable, and many said they wouldn’t like to live in that climate for a long time. Mrs. Akhtar had a very close encounter with a ‘flying beast’. We then moved to the tropical realm to study the leaves of the layers of the rainforest. The children were able to explain the changes some leaves needed to make to survive including their surface area and drip tips. In the afternoon, we visited our friends from the story ‘The Tin Forest’ – a story we are reading in our Literacy lessons – this includes the Bengal Tiger, the Hornbill Toucan and many colourful birds. The children loved their visit to the Zoo and were exhausted from all their walking.

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Academic Year 2016/2017

Year 4 Visit Stafford Castle

As we explored ‘Who were the early lawmakers?’, Year 4 had a visit from the local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), who explained and worked with the children to help them understand how crimes are challenged in modern Britain. We used this experience to develop our understanding of how laws have changed since King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 and the punishments people may have faced.

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Local Police Community Support Officer Visits Year 4

As we explored ‘Who were the early lawmakers?’, Year 4 had a visit from the local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), who explained and worked with the children to help them understand how crimes are challenged in modern Britain. We used this experience to develop our understanding of how laws have changed since King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 and the punishments people may have faced.

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Year 4 Study the Local Area

For Year 4’s study of the local area, they embarked on a journey through Shelton and Stoke planning a route using the map skills and orienteering they had been learning about in school. Through their route the children walked alongside the canal to develop their understanding of the canal system and why Josiah Wedgwood had them built to support the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent. The children also completed a number of surveys, including a traffic survey, as they investigated the ways in which Stoke-on-Trent could be improved. This was supported by a survey the children asked their parents to complete.

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Year 4 Visit Chester Zoo

In September, Year 4 visited Chester Zoo as we began to explore the Rainforests and the animals that live within them, exploring the question: “Why should we care about the Rainforest?” As part of our visit, we spent some time in the Tropical Realm, looking at the many different types of plant and the adaptations some of the have. The Butterfly Greenhouse was a big success as the children experience what the conditions might be like in a Tropical Rainforest.  To conclude our visit, following a short boat ride around the new islands, Year 4 explored the new Monsoon Forest zone in which tropical birds and frogs surrounded us. It was a great educational visit and a magnificent experience for  all of the children.

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Academic Year 2015/2016

Year 4 Visit Stafford Castle

On Thursday 17th March, Year 4 visited Stafford Castle as we learned about the Normans and their Motte and Bailey castles. In our Learning Challenge: ‘Why were Norman castles certainly not bouncy?” We explored the structure and purpose of these castles during the reign of William the Conqueror. On our visit, we had an excellent opportunity to experience what it might’ve been like inside these castles. We explored and sparred with the armour and weaponry the knights and soldiers used, and demonstrated how the English shield wall helped to protect our friends. In the castle, we were able to mint our own coin. We really enjoyed our visit.

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