Upton Snodsbury, Worcester
Worcestershire WR7 4NH
Tel: 01905 381288
Welcome to the Year 3/4 School Gallery
This term we are focusing on the topic question - "Who had the most
important role during the Viking times?"
Year 3/4 visited Worcester Cathedral. They enjoyed a guided tour and a workshop on 'Why People Pray' linked to their RE question next term.
As part of RE we looked at deciding if someone was morally right or wrong. After discussing different situations in groups, we
decided that it depends on who is involved and the context.
At the beginning of the topic, we took part in a treasure hunt where we found out about lots of Viking facts.
Last half term, we created a dance based on water and this term we got to share it with other local schools at a dance festival.
Please come in and see the video of our amazing dance (The file is too big to upload!)
In the second part of the Spring term
we worked on"Can you justify the importance of looking after water?"
During Science week, we focused on the changes that occur in water. As part of this we had a visitor in from Severn Trent to talk about the water cycle, looked at chromatography with a parent, investigated what happened when cornflour and water was mixed, measured puddles throughout the day on the playground and went to the Hive. There was also lots more...it was a busy week!
As part of looking at changes, we looked at improving our composting and what we needed to do. This was good as part of Science week as it
is all about changes!
In Geography we looked at the journey of a river. To show our knowledge of this journey some of us wrote a
story as if we were a water drop and some of us labelled a diagram and wrote some definitions.
As part of Book Week we focused on Non-fiction books. For World Book Day, we came dressed up as someone or
something from a non-fiction book.
In the first half of the Spring term we explored the question-
'Would you have built roads like the Romans did?'
Once our vehicles were completed we road tested them.. Below are some of our wonderful creations.
To share all our learning on our topic question, we invited the parents in to find out what we had learnt.
Using a range of resources, we build the chassis and axles part of our cars..
As part of DT we designed vehicles to travel on our roads.
We researched Roman roads using books and the internet and then created non-fiction leaflets on Publisher and a
set of instructions on how to build a road.
As part of our spelling work, we invited parents in to take part in a workshop and see all the different
strategies we use to help us learn our spelling patterns.
To begin our Roman topic, we went the the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. It was an amazing school trip. WE got to look at
a wide range of artefacts and got to dress up as Romans!
As part of our RE, we went to a synagogue in Birmingham.
After exploring magnets and forces, we created questions that we wanted to answer. Then we planned a fair test
and carried out the investigations.
In the second part of the Autumn term we explored the topic question-'How are new products
designed and marketed?'
We worked in teams across the school to create some Christmas crafts.
So that we could crown the 'Chocolate Champions' we presented our work to the rest of the school. The school then had to vote for their favorite. For this we made sure that we used all of our persuasive language that we had learnt about in English.
We invited the parents in to take part in a Maths workshop. Here we looked at games we could play to improve our basic skills.
We created newspaper and TV adverts to market our chocolate bar. We created the TV adverts using the Ipads
As well as designing chocolate bar, we designed the packaging.
Once we had designed our bars, we worked in teams to create our yummy treat!
So that we design a chocolate bar that other people would like to buy, we carried out market research across the rest
of the school. We will use this when designing our bars.
As part of biscuit week we looked at how important it was weighing the different ingredients correctly.
We will remember this when we make our own chocolate bars later on in the topic.
To begin our new topic we visited Tesco in St Peters to find out more about packaging and marketing. We got to
look behind the scenes and take part in some food tasting.
We investigated the question 'Do all soils absorb the same amount of water?'
In Science we investigated if all stones are the same strength.
We shared our learning this half term with the rest of the school and parents.
In the first half of the Autumn Term we worked on the question
'How was the Stone Age different from the Iron Age?'
We created some Stone Age and models so that we could compare what homes were like during the different eras.
After studying cave painting, we created our own in the same style but showing a modern scene. To make the paper look a cave, we used tea to stain it.
Using comic life, we planned out a Stone Age conversation, took pictures to match and then created a comic.
To do some research, we have used the computers.
After examining the artefacts we sketched them and created some posters.
We became archaeologists and went on a dig to see what artefacts we could discover.