Category Archives: Class Work

Digital Media

Robins showed concentration and creativity whilst having a go at taking their own photo’s.  They demonstrated they were able to use grid lines to plan their compositionfocus on a subject and adjust the brightness when needed.

Robins explored the use of Pixlr (an online photo editor )

They discovered how they could not only apply pre-set filters but also change individual settings, thus becoming advanced photo editors.

It was great fun experimenting how to adjust settings such as Vibrance, Saturation, Hue, Brightness, Contrast and temperature. 

This required a lot of active listening, concentration, perseverance and creative thinking. 

Classifying real live animals!

In a world so wide and full of delight, I learned about creatures, both big and slight. With curious eyes, I explore each day, Discovering how living things hold sway.

First, let’s talk about reptiles, you see, Slithering snakes and turtles are they. Scales on their bodies, like a shiny coat, They crawl on land and can even float.

Amphibians are next in my rhyme, Frogs and toads, having a splendid time. They start as eggs in water so cool, then turn into tadpoles, that’s the rule.

Mammals are furry, warm-blooded and dear, With mothers who nurture and hold us near. Dogs, cats, and humans, just to name a few, We feed our young with milk, that’s what we do.

Lastly, we have fish, living in the sea, With gills to breathe, how amazing they be! From tiny goldfish to great big whales, They swim with grace, tales of watery tales.

Living things, so diverse and grand, Each with a role in nature’s hand. Reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and fish, Teaching us lessons, fulfilling every wish.

So let’s appreciate every living being, Protect their homes, the rivers and the green. For in this world, where we all coexist, We find beauty in nature’s magical twist.

Fun Fear Fun! What can I say? It’s been a very busy summer term with so many amazing activities. Today we had the opportunity of classifying live animals and having a full hands-on experience! Lots of us haven’t handled these animals before and persevered! Mr Lo had to put on a brave face when holding the lizard! haha.

We also talked about the importance of habitats and why it’s important to save the rainforests.

Leave a comment and let us know which animal you enjoyed the most!

Mountain Ranges of the World

In Geography we went into the hall for an interactive lesson using our special map. We talked about contour lines – these are lines that show high and low areas of land measured in metres above sea level and also the use of colour on a map to show terrain.

We recapped our knowledge of continents around the world and explored where famous mountain ranges were located.

Some well-known mountain ranges in the world include:

  • the Himalayas हिमालय  (Snow Mountains) in Asia, the tallest mountain range in the world
  • the Andes in South America, the longest range on land in the world
  • the Alps in Europe
  • the Urals, a natural border between Europe and Asia
  • the Rocky Mountains, the longest range in North America
  • the Atlas mountains in North Africa
  • the Mountains of heaven (TianShan)天山 in China.

Did you know Mount Everest is also known as the Holy Mother? The Tibetan name for Everest is Qomolangma (ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, lit. “Holy Mother”), In Chinese it is written as 珠穆朗玛峰. In the early 1960s, the Nepali government coined the Nepali name Sagarmāthā (सगर-माथा), meaning. “goddess of the sky”

Lunt Roman Fort

Looking for a unique way to explore Roman history? Look no further than Lunt Roman Fort! 🏰👀

Located in Baginton (Near Coventry) this reconstructed Roman fort was the perfect destination for Robins to revisit their existing knowledge learnt in History.

We took a step back in time to discover what life was like in Roman Britain. We explored the fort and took part in a Roman soldier drill, and even tried on some Roman armour! 🛡️🗡️ It was a great day with the sun shining (hotter than expected!) and a fabulous occasion for us to enjoy a picnic lunch outside inside a Roman Fort!

Mammals and Birds

Robins have been busy learning all about mammals in their science class 🐾. Today, they headed outside to spot some birds 🦜 too!

Not only did they get to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine ☀️, but they also got to see these incredible creatures up close and personal 🤩. We were thrilled to see so many different species of birds, from tiny sparrows to majestic magpies 🐦.

Fun Facts

Warm blooded animals need to eat a lot more food than cold blooded animals. This is because extra energy is required to keep their bodies at a constant temperature. 

One way warm blooded animals are able to keep a stable temperature is by having  more fat on their bodies. This provides a layer of insulation to the internal body parts. Warm blooded animals often have hair or feathers on their bodies which gives further insulation.

When warm blooded animals get cold, they shiver. The series of contractions warms their muscles and in turn the rest of their body.

Extension: Can you remember which are cold blooded and warm blooded?

Mountain Formations

In Geography, Robins carried out activities to help them understand the various kinds of mountain formations.

This included:

Pushing materials together to make a fold mountain.  (Fold mountains are created where two or more of Earth’s tectonic plates are pushed together)

Pushing Chocolate Krispies together to observe what happens; just like a fault block mountain. Fault-block mountains are formed by the movement of large crustal blocks when forces in the Earth’s crust pull it apart. Some parts of the Earth are pushed upward and others collapse down.

Finally, Robins researched more information about them and created their own booklet guide to mountain formations.

Extension: Video about mountains,volcanoes and earthquakes

Layers of the Earth

This afternoon Year 4 have been introduced to their new geography topic – Earth in Action. Today we spent some time learning the layers of the Earth and creating a model to show this using play-doh.

We were quite creative with our choice of colour, but that also gave us a challenge as we had to explain which colour represented which layer and each group’s was different!