Welcome to Class 4
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The Human Digestive System
We have been learning about the human digestive system and recreated our own journey of food. We used bananas and biscuits in a plastic bag (mouth) with water (saliva) and crushed them up like the teeth would do. We recreated the small intestine using tights and could see how the goodness of the food can be taken and absorbed into the body. We then transferred what was left into a cup (large intestine) until all we had left was waste food! The children had a fun but messy afternoon.
Binchester Roman Fort
Class 4 are learning about why Romans marched through County Durham and found out lots of new things at Binchester Roman Fort. We visited the Commander’s bath house where we could see the hot, warm and cold rooms and discovered the Romans used underfloor heating. The children saw the remains of a Roman road named Dere Street and learned that it would have led the Romans all the way to Hadrian’s Wall. Class 4 made mosaics from tiles, acted as archaeologists by finding Roman artifacts in sand and got to dress up in togas, sandals and helmets. We finished the day by making clay pots. It was a very interesting and enjoyable day.
Tag Rugby Mega Festival
Year 4 went to a tag rugby mega festival as part of the School Games. The children played seven different games linked to tag ruby. This was a great introduction to the sport for the children in Class 4 before they get the chance to play tag rugby in schools’ competition next year. Although it was muddy, the sun was shining and all the children and staff had a fun time at Bishop Barrington.
Year 4 have been investigating pneumatic systems in design technology, where air pressure is used to create movement. First, the class experimented with lots of different equipment to create different pneumatic systems which included tubing, syringes, balloons and empty bottles. Each child designed their own monster and decided how their monster would move. Everybody worked extremely hard to make their monsters with some fantastic and original ideas. The children really thought about how a pneumatic system could be used to make a monster move. Great work class 4!
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