It was quite a strange start of the week for year 4! We received a letter from the office from a kidnapped king who needed our help to discover his story. After cracking a rather complicated code we discovered the location of the book, under lots of bugs!
All week we have enjoyed learning the story of quest and we were able to write our own holiday brochures persuading people to visit quest city. Including some of the attraction they can enjoy there, such as rainbow slides and rhino rides!
We have also worked hard to create some amazing art work inspired by the stories illustrations.
During interfaith week year 4 investigated two religions: Christianity and Islam. We were lucky enough to have two visitors from local sixth form colleges that told us more about their religious beliefs. We had so many questions to ask them!
What is the hardest part of your religion?
What do you enjoy the most about your religion?
What are your main beliefs?
Our questions meant we were able to learn lots and lots about different people’s beliefs, we noticed plenty of similarities between the religions!
At the start of this term lime and chestnut class received a very odd letter it read like this:
Auxilium mini, si placet?
In AD43 I arrived in this country on a beach not far from here. I believe this land is called Britannia, its full of metals that my people need. I’ve travelled for miles in land conquering hill forts and battling locals. However along the way I misplaced something of great importance to me and it was left for centuries. Please take this map and follow it to retrieve my possessions. I hope you take good care of it.
Being the true adventurers year 4 are we decided to follow the map which led us to the Roman wall at Tower Hill. The wall was made by the Romans when they conquered Britain and marked
the city of Londinium (London).
After hunting around the wall we found what we came for! A helmet left behind by a roman solider centuries ago, something that we are sure will come in use when we begin our topic of the romans this term!
Congratulations to Whales class who were awarded with a special prize for completing the Computing Week challenge in the quickest time. They showed excellent team work and problem solving skills to crack the codes with great efficiency.
They were awarded with the Minecraft Handbook Collection! These handbooks contain information about:
– the History of Minecraft
– Creative vs Survival mode
– Technical details
– Controls for PC/Mac, XBOX, and Pocket Edition
– Topics such as Inventory, Weapons, Tools, Shelter, Food, etc.
– A guide to mining rare elements
Well done to everyone for taking part with such enthusiasm. Thomas Buxton pupils are clearly very good at cracking codes!
The EU is a group of 28 countries whose governments work together – a bit like a club. All the countries have to agree to some rules and pay some money and in return the countries support each other.
The EU has certain aims to make sure European people are treated fairly and with respect. They ensure we have certain rights, such as the right to visit or live in any country in EU. This means people living in terrible conditions are able to migrate to other countries to enjoy a better life.
People who want to leave the EU say that Britain will have more control and will be able to stop people entering our country.
Only adults can vote in the EU referendum so it seems fair that you children should also have your voice heard in our opinion poll.
So, do you think the UK should remain part of the European Union or leave?
This term, you will learning about how web pages are made using HTML.
HTML is a special language that web developers use to add images, videos and text to web pages.
We will looking insideweb pages to discover the lines of code that lie behind the internet! Using Mozilla Thimble, we will then be creating our own web pages. Here is a video explaining how Mozilla Thimble works:
Also, have a look at the Year 5 blog page. Ants and Caterpillars learned how to write HTML last term. Make sure you ask them for some tips! They’d enjoy sharing their learning with you.