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Out of this world!

Welcome to our new theme of learning for Spring Term 2022! Out of the world! During this theme, we will be finding out all about space and Earth, as well as light and electricity. We will learn about different aspects of our place in the Solar System and the Universe in Science. We will be making our own moon buggies in a special workshop and then using our electrical skills to make them move. We will be listening to music that is linked to space. We will be creating art work using space themed work as inspiration. This promises to be a busy, but enjoyable and imaginative, term. Check in for more details throughout the coming weeks!

Autumn term – H20

Welcome back to Year four! 

Our theme this term is H2O, where the children will enhance their Geographical and scientific knowledge of rivers, both in this country and in the wider world, learning the names and locations of some of the world’s main rivers and the main features found in all rivers. We will learn about the water cycle and how water can be a solid, liquid and a gas. 

We are going to start our theme with a trip to the National Waterways Museum in Gloucester, we will use this to learn about the local waterways that helped to shape our area – look out for photos soon! 

 

 

Invasion!

This term, Class 4 are learning all about the groups of people who invaded and shaped our country from when the Romans left until the Battle of Hastings in 1066. That’s a lot of history! 

We start with the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons and learn about their kingdoms and customs before moving on to the arrival of the Vikings. We will learn about where they came from, how they influenced our place-names and learn some of the words they gave us words that survive to this day.

We will have visit at the start of term from Professor McGinty – a time travelling scientist who will tell us lots about life in the Viking time. We also hope to go back to Copsegrove Farm in Bisley for a day of outdoor learning and activities. 

This theme covers a long and exciting period of time in the history of our country. We hope to give the children an understanding of why it’s an important time to learn about even today. 

What have the Romans done for us?

Welcome to a new term and a new decade! Year 4 have wasted no time getting into our new theme “What have the Romans done for us?” We have started the theme by looking at what Britain was like for the Celts before the Romans invaded. As part of their forest school education, Year 4 will be braving the elements throughout this term to add a number of experiences to their theme work. They have already started, starting to construct a replica Celtic round house in the nature area. Once that is complete, they will look at how Roman and Celtic shields differed in design and decoration.

80 days around the world starts in Bussage.

Welcome to the start of the new year and I hope everyone has enjoyed the start to the new term and theme. We have begun our 80 days around the world by looking at our own locality and the changes which have happened around the school since it opened in 1982. The children (and staff) were amazed at how different the area looked when newly built. Searching through the old photos stored at school has also uncovered some pictures of very young staff members and a few parents!

On Tuesday 11th September, Year 3 and 4 went for a walk around the local area in order to produce some art work back in school. We walked down to Toadsmoor Lake and spent time there sketching and collecting materials to be used in class. The walk continued along the lake and we meandered our way up the hill and back to school in time for lunch, luckily avoiding most of the rain!

What have the Romans done for us?

Our new theme is well underway in Years 3 and 4. We will be learning about what changed during the time of the Roman occupation of our country and how they lived their lives. Before learning about the Romans, we have been looking at what life was like before they arrived. How the Celts lived and what their lives were like. We have followed trails in the nature area learning facts about their lives and designed Celtic style shields made from natural materials. 

 

Water water everywhere!

Welcome back to the New Year and a new theme across Year 3 and 4. This term our theme is called ‘water, water everywhere.’ We will be covering a range of range of water related areas; from the water cycle and the main features of a river, to the plants and creatures that live in the seas. We will look at how much rain falls in our area and investigate water in its three forms.

The class have made a great start to the term, producing good display work and answering questions about the main rivers of the world. This promises to be a very interesting and exciting theme and we sail forward excitedly!

Class 4 are out of this world!

Welcome to Year 4! This term we are looking at all things space related. Our classroom is looking really bright and colourful, with children racing around the ceiling in there own little rockets! We have made model planets and ordered them correctly in a display. We are corresponding with Bob, the man on the moon, and he has inspired us to create our own aliens in class – soon we hope to create alien masks! Further into the term, we will look at our place in the universe and think about how big we really are. We will answer questions such as:7

What makes day and night?

Why does the moon appear to change shape?

If the sun were 1m in diameter and in the centre of Bussage school hall, how big  and how far away would the Earth be? 

We are looking forward to answering these and other questions as we continue to earn about the Earth and beyond!

Viking Residential

Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic time on residential this week at The Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset. We lived like Vikings in a traditional Long house and dressed up in Viking clothing. The children learnt how to make vegetable stew, grind flour to make bread, make butter from double cream and make cheese. They ate a long hanging tables around the fire. Out side the children had to collect , chop and saw the firewood ready for the fire. We learnt how to pay Viking games and were able to explore the roundhouse and work the waterwheel. At bedtime the children rolled out sheepskin rugs to sleep on (some had more sleep than others!) In the morning we had breakfast and packed ready to go home. What an amazing experience, one I’m sure they will not forget. 

 

Class 4 visit to Copsegrove Farm

Class 4 visited Copsegrove Farm on the 2nd May. We made Viking long-houses, baked Viking bread, looked at the countries Vikings came from and travelled to, looked at what they traded and deciphered Viking Runes. We had a great day and were very lucky with the weather, which was beautiful!

 

 

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