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Living History

As part of our end-of-unit "living history" classes, Year 5 dressed up as Anglo Saxon warriors, farmers and royalty, while Year 6 dressed up as Viking warriors.  Anglo-Saxon village life (and Viking village life) was also recreated, complete with a…

Year 4 Home Art Challenge!

Back in March, at the beginning of the lock-down, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles issued a challenge: find a favourite piece of art, and copy it, using whatever household items you have.  Our Year 4 students responded with a…

Year 4 Art Lesson on Perspective

In the 15th century, a man from Florence, Italy, discovered perspective in drawing and painting. His name was called Filippo Bruneleschi. Perspective is what makes drawings (especially of roads and rivers, cities and countryside) look like they have depth.  It was…

Year 4’s SPAG Story Transformation class

Year 4's SPAG Story Transformation class:   from a flat, boring narrative to interesting and lively one: what are the tools for entertaining, high quality writing? Well, first there are the words. Stories need adjectives, lots of rich and juicy adjectives. Similes…

Year 4 Science class: States of Matter

In our class today, students were shown an experiment where liquid changes to gas and blows up a balloon, without anyone using their own breath.  Students had to explain the results (the balloon inflating, attached to a bottle with vinegar…

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