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Friday, 23 July 2021

Enjoying s'mores at the firepit




More fun in the Secret garden

Myles, Ellis and Pixie were hiding beneath the Amazonian sized leaves, while Ala was inspired by Macbeth to take the throne from Alex. 


Fun in the Secret garden




Science in Ravens

Myles made a prototype of a children's lamp and a spinning umbrella using electric circuits and a motor. 

Science in Ravens

We made maths games and products using electric circuits this week. The results were fantastic! 



Science in Ravens



Friday, 16 July 2021

Printing Viking symbols and runes onto fabric

We have been learning how to print images onto fabric to decorate our Viking purses.


Chalking story journeys

Ravens have been writing their own fantasy stories, inspired by the book and film 'How to train your dragon'. They drew story timelines on the playground, using pictures and words. We all walked along each timeline, as the author/ artist explained their story, from beginning to end. They described dragons, settings and characters.


Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Sports afternoon ⚽

Year 4 will be holding their Sports afternoon on Tuesday 13th July. Remember to come in your PE kit. So Ravens you will need your PE kit, Monday and Tuesday. Your last day of swimming is on Thursday the 15th of July. 🏊‍♂️

Thursday, 1 July 2021

How to Train Your Dragon

Here is some of the work Year 4 children have produced using our English book of the term - How to train Your Dragon! 




Thursday, 24 June 2021

Ravens are learning about circuits

During the last two weeks we have been learning how to make circuits using different components, such as batteries (cells), switches, motors and buzzers. We have also learned about insulators and conductors. 



Friday, 11 June 2021

Making our Viking purses/bags


Sewing in year 4

We have been learning how to make a purse/bag in DT. We were inspired by researching how Vikings made bags and pouches. We decided to make our bags out o of a material called calico. We first made a paper mock up of our design, then we practised our running and back stitch on a sampler. We have learnt how to start and finish our sewing using anchor stitches.


Now we are finishing our final design before we add our Viking prints using fabric paint. 

Monday, 7 June 2021

Classifying and grouping living things.


Zahraa has created a poster to show how living things can be grouped. I think it's great! 

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Classifying living things

Year 4 found lots of living things, plants and animals on the school grounds. We worked together to classify them as an introduction to our new Science topic. They were fascinated by a dead bee that Malaika found. It was fun, especially when we worked on grouping what we found in the gazebo, waiting for the deluge of rain to dissipate



Saturday, 15 May 2021

Crest awards

Ravens recieved their Crest awards last week for all their amazing work during Science week. 


Thursday, 13 May 2021

Swifts - Science Week Certificates

Well done Swifts for being super scientists during Iveson Science Week. 


Sunday, 9 May 2021

NSPCC number day

Year 4 had lots of fun solving problems relating to numbers. Several children showed a great understanding and proved they were creative thinkers. Lots of children wore their numbers proudly.



Sunday, 28 March 2021

Making our Anglo-Saxon village

Ravens are busy making out houses for our Anglo-Saxon villages. 


Saturday, 27 March 2021

Swimming for Ravens

There will be no swimming on Thursday. Swimming will recommence on Thursday 22nd April. Remember that spelling and times tables homework is on Google classroom. 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Times Table Challenge


Spellings - Ravens and Swifts

Science Week



For our DT lesson this week we moulded ears out of clay. Our next topic for science is Sound so we thought we would get a head start. We learned about animals with different shaped ears and how the hearing changed dependent on the shape. 

Science Week


We measured ourselves using giant chalk and hand spans. We found that hand spans are not an exact measurement and that every time we were measured by someone different the measurement changed. 

Science Week


Building Bridges - We could only use 5 sheets of A4 paper and cello tape to construct a bridge that would hold 10g and 100g. Then we evaluated our bridges, remade them learning from the first time and created some super sturdy bridges! 

Science Week


Here we built crafts only using paper, foil, cello tape and masking tape. We timed to see how long they would float with a bag on marbles on top. 

Science Week

The picture above shows us testing 3 different brands of toothpaste to see which one worked the best. 

Science Week

Here is a picture gallery of our science week. We had lots of fun conducting different experiments. Look!

Friday, 12 March 2021

Science week

Investigating rafts

Michelle Weaver
Year 5 teacher

Science week

Rocket balloon

Michelle Weaver
Year 5 teacher

Science week

Making cheese

Michelle Weaver
Year 5 teacher

Science week

Ravens have had a fantastic week of Science and have learned so much! We have made Rocket balloons, created a model of an ear to test sound waves. We have made glue, and our own cheese. We have built rafts and found out how many marbles they could hold before they sank. We have investigated bridges and created Venn diagrams on the playground, categorising dinosaurs, finding out if they were omnivores, carnivores, or herbivores.

Michelle Weaver
Year 5 teacher

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Ravens :Spellings, PE, Science week and Google classroom

We are so thrilled that you will be returning to school. We will be adding photos to the blog all week to show you what we have been doing in school during Science week. Below is important information. I am very excited! We are going to have such a fun week 

Science week

  • On Wednesday children may get a little bit messy so could they bring an old t-shirt to wear in school, which will be sent home with your child at the end of the day. 
  • On Friday it would be great if your child could bring in a hoody, and a hat or earmuffs for a sound investigation. If you have a motorcycle helmet that would be amazing! Only your own child will be wearing what they bring in. Your support is always greatly appreciated! 
 PE   
  • PE this week will be on Monday and Tuesday.   Children can attend school in their PE bottoms and trainers but will be expected to change out of their school jumper into their PE top. 
Google classroom

  • One piece of maths homework will be set on a Friday- Children will be expected to access this homework on Google classroom, to be completed for the Monday.
Spelling: I have attached this week's spelling.

Michelle Weaver
Year 5 teacher

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Swifts and Ravens Spelling


Here are your Spellings for this week Ravens and Swifts.


Michelle Weaver
Year 5 teacher

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Buncee - Volcano


Watch Zahraa's video about Volcanoes. Her explanations are amazing, as well as the images she has created. 

Friday, 15 January 2021

Ala's volcano

As well.as make the wonderful video I shared Ala also made this labelled volcano. She even sent in a video explaining the structure.