There were Greeks galore today in Year 4 as the children roared in their new topic ‘Gods and Mortals’, centred around Ancient Greece. As well as making their own olive leaf wreaths, the children rewound time through participating in an Olympic Games and prepared themselves for battle…
Congratulations to all of our Year 4 performers for their wonderful drum recital today. Many thanks to Cheik for all of his hard work in preparing the children to put on the show and to the pupils for their hard work practising!
Our intrepid explorers spent three days and two nights at Carey Camp this week, completing a wide variety of activities and camping under the stars!
As part of their ‘Blue Abyss’ topic about the world’s seas and oceans, Year 4 pupils have been investigating plastic pollution.
Here are some shocking facts that 4AbW shared this afternoon:
- 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in the sea every year
- There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s seas and oceans
- By 2050, the amount of plastic in the ocean will outweigh the fish
- Around 1 million creatures die each year due to plastic pollution
- 60 million plastic bottles are added to the seas and oceans each year – it takes 400 years for a plastic bottle to fully degrade
Year 4 and Year 5 have both started their instrumental music lessons today with visiting music specialists. In Year 4, all pupils are learning to play djembes. Pupils in Year 5 are beginning their recorder lessons.
Year 4 tested the towers they had built against a mighty earthquake this afternoon. Many survived the jelly wobble, but some did not. Keeping weight low and spreading it out were the keys to success…