Avocets had some new books delivered all wrapped up for our classroom this week. There was a mixture of fiction, non-fiction and poetry which have gone into our special Year 4 reading for pleasure box!
In Avocets, we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Yesterday in History, we have been learning about farming and the Ancient Egyptian seasons. Here are some examples of the wheels we created to show them!
As part of our Tudor's topic, we did some work on Tudor food and had a go at using a quill and ink to write up our Tudor menus. We made some old paper in the morning, then did this writing this afternoon. Well done Avocets for giving it a good try!
We had an author talk in Avocets today with Vashti Hardy. It was an inspiring talk about Vashti’s ecological fantasy worlds and how she came up with them for her books. She gave us 5 tips to create our own island/world. Thank you to Reading Zone for organising it!
In Avocets yesterday, we had our first electricity lesson. The children were tasked with trying to work out how to put some equpment together to make a lightbulb light or a buzzer buzz. Some students managed to figure it out and help the others. Good investigative skills today!
In Avocets last week, we had an author talk with Roma Agrawal, who is a structural engineer and worked on The Shard! We also listened to Katie Hickey, the illustrator on the book who did a lovely activity looking at how to draw The Shard. The book is called 'How was that Built?'
Last term in Avocets we listened to a talk by Andy Griffiths organised by Reading Zone. Andy has written the 13th Storey Treehouse series, which some of the children have already enjoyed. He was live streaming all the way from Australia! The fabulous illustrations in the book are by Terry Denton. At the end of the talk, there was a draw to win a prize for one of the schools who had listened in and WE WON! We have won a complete set of all the books Andy has written so far! Following the talk, we were inspired to design our own rooms in treehouses. Please see some of the illustrations by the children.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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