During the summer term, Class 3 have been incredibly busy as always! This half term, we focussed on Geography and explored ‘ What is at the bottom of the garden?’. Our interpretation of this was to look at our local area and an important physical feature… rivers. Our local river is The River Dove and the children completed projects over Easter to get them ready for the summer ahead. As part of the Geography unit, the children needed to understand and name the features of a river, such as; the source, mouth, meanders and tributaries. The children worked together to create models/posters with labels to showcase their new learning.
In Science, we looked at ‘Skeletons and Muscles’ as part of the ‘Animals Including Humans’ unit. The children found this fascinating and were eager to get to know all of the main bones that make up our skeletons. We created our own skeletons using paper and card and labelled them to show our new learning… they looked great on our ‘Wonderful Work’ wall! We also used stopwatches and recording sheets to measure how long it takes for our voluntary muscles to get tired after using them. We pumped our hand muscles until we couldn’t anymore in the hand we use mainly compared to one we don’t. It was amazing to see the difference in the results.
Relax Kids has been wonderful as always with Claire, this term. A highlight for us was the making of our mindful turtles using lolly sticks and wool… they’re so cute and really concentrated our minds!
Our Year 4s also went on their annual residential trip to Whitemoor Lakes! They had a fantastic time and it was a wonderful way to end their time with us here at St. Augustine’s. The photos look fabulous and it looks like they got up to all sorts of adventurous things: climbing, abseiling, canoeing… plus, much more!