This term our topic is 'Potions'.
Please have a look at our topic and homework sheets below:
Red Deer class have had a busy half term working around the theme of Potions. We began with a trail which lead us to the Drink Me potion in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We discussed the dangers of drinking unknown potions and looked at labels and warning symbols.
We learned about weird and wonderful potions as medicines in the past and the gory ingredients they used. We used pictures to learn about the history of anaesthetics, writing letters as if we were actually there.
Macbeth’s three witches inspired us to write our own spells and we made the potions, adding warning labels and listing the ingredients we used. The children performed the story of Romeo and Juliet, and will be on tour shortly (at Celebration Assembly and the Village Revue!)
The children learned about states of matter, solids, liquids and gases, and wrote reports to an alien who was particularly interested in water, as it isn’t found on his planet. The children also made chocolates so that we could observe solids melting as they were heated and becoming solid again as the liquid cooled. In addition to this, children designed containers for their chocolates, made prototypes to test them out and then made one to take their chocolates home in.
Red Deer had a tremendous time mixing potions. First we collected the ingredients, measuring them carefully according to the recipes we wrote. Then we mixed the ingredients and observed what happened. We wrote warning labels and lists of ingredients for the bottles. Thank you to the parents who sent in the ingredients, containers and equipment to make it all possible.
Our reading area is comfortable and full of ood books for everyone. We can concentrate really well..
Some of the children in year 4 have risen to the challenge of becoming a Reading Gladiator. Over the course of the year children read eight carefully selected books and at the end of the year take part in an exciting reading challenge day. The programme is designed to stretch, motivate and embed the reading habit, thus providing a good foundation for the challenges of the upper junior school.
Each month, they read a book and take part in some activities and competitions based on the story, during guided reading and independent learning time. The children have produced some amazing art work.