Class 4HA

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Memories of Year 4.

July15

IMG_2033Another school year is nearly at the end. We have worked hard and had a lot of fun. What are your favourite memories of Year 4?

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Which was your favourite visit?

July9

We have now visited four different environments to hunt for mini beasts. They were: the school garden, Potteric Carr, Potwell Dyke and the allotment. Which was your favourite visit and why?

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A lot of fun at the allotment.

June30

Year 4 visited the community allotments near Gateford Road to explore their fourth and final environment in their minibeast project. They have become quite expert in seeking out minibeasts, as these pictures show. What did you enjoy on this visit? What did you discover?

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Exploring the flower beds – there were lots of snails.

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Woodlice making their home under an old log.

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Jack and Luca found a tiny frog in the pond.

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Close up of the tiny frog.

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Amilie and her snail.

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More snail hunting.

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Luke’s snails crawled all over his work.

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It was evident that the slugs had eaten their way through this cabbage.

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Bug hunting under the tree.

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Exploring the pond.

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More photos of Potwell Dyke

June24

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Exploring Potwell Dyke at Southwell

June23

Year 4 took a trip to Southwell to explore the beautiful meadows at Potwell Dyke.It was a great place to observe and learn about minibeasts and their habitats. Thanks to Mrs. Johnson and her volunteers for helping us.

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Riley and Georgia identifying plants.

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William bravely going where no Year 4 has been before!

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Finally we arrived at the pond.

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Violet noticed a beautiful moth on the ground. Mr Old identified it as an elephant hawk moth.

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This plant was around at the time of the dinosaurs. You can pull it apart like lego bricks.

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We found out that inside cuckoo spit is a tiny frog hopper. It blows bubbles from its bottom to make the white foam to protect it.

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Tyler and Violet are investigating the purple orchids and other flowers that grow here.

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Minibeasts we caught.

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More minibeasts.

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A blurry picture of Riley’s froghoppers.

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Looking at rare bee orchids. The flower’s colours tricked us into thinking there was actually a bee on it.

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Can you see the ‘bee’ on the flower?

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Tiger orchids. Can you see the stripes on the petals and leaves?

 

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Soap box challenge

June6

Mrs Abbott has collected 37 soap boxes because she always knew they would come in handy. Mr Abbott wants them out of the house! As there are more than enough for one each, your challenge is to design something to do with minibeasts using a box. It could be a minibeast modelDSCF7471 ( real, not imagined), their habitat or……. Post your ideas about how to use these boxes.

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Name your class challenge

May23

Can you think of a name for the class? It could be a colour, bird, or even someone who inspires you! (Anything really!) All you need to do is write your suggestion, stating why you think the class should be called that. I will then pick the top three names that I like and we will have a vote. The winner will receive a £10 gift voucher! So get commenting…

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Read a good book lately?

May21

Congratulations to everyone who completed the Summer1 reading challenge. Come on everyone, let’s beat this score next half term. Why not start the challenge this half term holiday? Tell me what you are reading at the moment. Are you enjoying it?012

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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

May5

On Tuesday 5th May Year 4 had a fabulous day out. The wind blew, the rain fell, the sun shone – it was a real battle with the elements but no-one complained. The wardens at the Reserve led activities such as pond dipping, minibeast hunting, learning about how a bird’s beak is shaped to help them find food, observing birds in the hide, making environmental art. Class 4HA – what did you enjoy about our visit and why?DSCF7416

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James and the Giant Peach……..or should that be Watermelon!

April30

IMG_1856We have had a lot of fun watching the film and reading the book of James and the Giant Peach. Now we are going to write our own adventure about a journey in a massive watermelon. We have been painting slices of watermelon with water colours and then, of course, we had to eat it! What did you think of the watermelon? What are your favourite fruits?

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