Van Gogh Class Learning Story

How Sound Travels

We're currently learning about sound in Science, so yesterday we conducted an investigation into how sound travels. We used wire coat hangers and string to make Ear Gongs! Here are some photos of the investigation in action: But how do these Ear Gongs work? When the...

Safer Internet Week in 4B

This week is Safer Internet Week, and we've been busy learning all about how we can stay safe on the internet. We have learnt that we shouldn't give out our personal information to people online, meet people we’ve spoken to on the internet, tell anyone our passwords,...

Victorious Victorians

Last week, we transformed our learning environment to reflect our exciting new topic - Victorians! First, we drew portraits of Queen Victoria - and they look absolutely amazing! Then, we hung up a clothes line with Victorian era clothing and made a chimney sweep for...

Viking Invasion

This week in Van Gogh class, we have been transforming our learning environment to reflect our exciting new topic - Vikings! We have been working together to make shields, weapons, and even a Viking longship with a 3D sail! We are extremely proud of all...

Habitats at the Soanes Centre

Today, 4B went on a trip to the Soanes Centre to continue our learning about habitats. When we arrived, we met our guide, Ken, who was very impressed with our existing knowledge of habitats. After that, we went out into the park to explore different habitats and to...

Habitat Dioramas

In Science, we have been learning about living things and their habitats. As an end of unit project, we've been busy creating 3D habitat dioramas! First, we collaborated within our groups to plan our dioramas - what they would look like and what resources we would...

Explorer Maps

Van Gogh class made some amazing maps today. They learned about contour lines, which are the lines on a map which show how steep the ground is. If the lines are close together the ground is very steep and if the lines are far apart the ground is more flat. We cut...

Anti-Bullying Week

This week is Anti-Bullying Week, so we've been talking a lot about what bullying looks like, sounds like, and feels like. Today we made anti-bullying posters to deter possible bullies and to raise awareness of what to do if you or someone else is being bullied....

Passionate about Poetry

This week, we have been looking at poetry! In English, we are currently reading an exciting book called 'Ice Palace', which features an evil character named Starjik. We wrote poems using powerful adjectives to describe the malevolent Starjik. Additionally, we've...

Explorers!

Our new topic is Explorers, so this week we have transformed our classroom into The Himalayas! We got to work painting mountains, cutting out silhouettes of climbers, and making signs. We even put up a tent with a sleeping bag! We’ve had a fantastic time and the...

We are an Artsmark Gold school

We are very happy to announce that we are now an Artsmark Gold school. Creative learning is at the heart of our school, and we are very proud of our commitment to developing the whole child. There is lots of evidence that shows learning through the arts supports...

Houses of Parliament (4B)

Yesterday, Van Gogh class went on a trip to the Houses of Parliament for our Topic unit on Parliament. We were very lucky to be given a tour of the House of Lords AND the House of Commons! We learned that the elected MPs in the House of Commons make laws, while the...

Protest Art

Year 4's learning theme at the moment is Parliament. After talking about how people protest outside Westminster about matters that are important to them; like the suffragettes campaigning for women's votes or children protesting for fair funding of schools, we looked...

Today, year 3 retold their recount of 'The Battle of Edington'. We had heard, stepped, mapped and spoke the recount but now it was time to retell as an epic blockbuster movie. In the year 878 AD a very important battle took place, which ensured the future of England....

Year 3 – Experimenting with angles

Yesterday, was our unit immersion day in maths, and our new unit is angles! We sorted shapes that had angles and that did not, made an angle-finder to measure small or greater angles and made shapes on geoboards, and found out how many angles each shape had. We now...

Recreating the Iron Man fall…

On the last day of last term, Hokusai class decided to use all the knowledge they had learnt about magnets to solve the Iron Man's problem at the beginning of the story. In the beginning of Ted Hughes's novel, the Iron Man falls off a cliff and smashes into a thousand...

Hokusai’s Snow Leopard Radio Play

In English, we have been reading a book by Jackie Morris called 'The Snow Leopard'. To help us retell the story we decided to turn it into a radio play. We first listened to a radio play from BBC4 and watched a video of how sounds are made for radio plays, then we...

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