Sapphire Class is the year 3/4 class and is taught by Mr Kricka. Mrs Beckett teaches a maths group and some afternoons too.
We are supported by Mrs De Banks.
We had an exciting visit to 4 different countries for MFL day. We visited Spain and learnt about the different types of Spanish food. We were all left craving tapas and paella.
While visiting Germany we learnt about the first day of school tradition where each child is given a Schule Tute (school cone) packed with sweets and school supplies. We then wrote a first day of school card and learnt how to say some different types of school equipment in German.
In Japan we learned about the art of origami and had to follow instructions carefully to make some of our own.
Lastly, we took a trip to France and learnt about the history of the Eiffel Tower and then painted some pictures using water colours and pastels.
We all had a fantastic day and learnt a great deal about these countries’ languages and cultures.
In Science this term we were answering the question’ What do plants need to grow big and strong?’ For this, we learned about the parts of plants and their functions. We investigated how plants transport water and found out that they have little straw-like tubes called xylem running through them.
We set up an investigation using runner beans planted in different conditions to see how well they would grow. We found out that the one planted in the dark wasn’t as green as the others and the one given no water was very small. Take a look at our findings here:
Trip to Beth Chatto’s Gardens
We visited the gardens to take part in workshops all about plants. We had a fantastic day which started with exploring the vast and beautiful gardens. We found lots of interesting plants, some with different textures and some that have been around since the dinosaurs!
We then took part in a seed workshop and learnt how seeds are dispersed. We were given some samples and had to group them according to how they were dispersed. We found that lots of them were transported by the wind and some even had tiny hooks on them to stick to animals fur. We then played a game where we hid some acorns, just like squirrels do, and had to find them again. Not all of us found all of our acorns… another way that seeds are dispersed!