Selling C of E Primary School

petham primary school
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Year 3 & 4 (Owls)

A message from Miss Elvy.

Owls class Roman Museum Trip

 A few photographs from our class trip to Canterbury Roman museum, where we saw local archaeological finds, including beautiful mosaics. We made our own Roman coins and investigated daily life, weapons and tried grinding our own flour using a quern stone.








I hope you all had a wonderful half term break and enjoyed the sunshine; when it appeared! This term we will continue to learn about the Romans, with our trip to the Roman museum, in Canterbury, being part of this. This term we will be focusing more on daily Roman life and Roman religion, as well as the decline of the Roman Empire.

We have now completed our swimming sessions for this year, but specialist PE sessions will continue to be provided on a Thursday.

Our Maths focus this term will be fractions and decimals. This will involve problem solving and application of skills, for example; into a money context. We will also be adding and subtracting decimals, comparing and ordering them and finding equivalents.

We have a new book for English. It is a coastal tale, set in a fishing village in Cornwall, where a great storm has a huge impact on the local inhabitants… Once again, we will be including drama, role play and speaking and listening elements to encourage talk for writing. Spellings, tables and homework will continue to be set weekly and tested on a Friday.

Our Science topic is about Rocks and Soils. Our RE learning will continue to be about the religion of Christianity and celebrations, around the world, which link to the festival of Easter. Our Art sessions will compliment this learning.


Science Week

We have been having a great time doing science week this week. We have done lot of different investigations and experiments to hone our science skills and we have loved getting messy and learning lots.

Monday: Changing Colours

We went outside and gathered up items from the natural environment to find out what colours exist in nature at this time of year. We found that it was mostly brown, orange, green and yellow. This became our colour palette for the day! We wrote a description of the world around us based on these colours and we made a bar chart in maths to show what we found out. In the afternoon, we used our colour palette to create some beautiful artwork which will come home soon.


Tuesday: Changing Weather and Investigating

We went outside (in the cold and the rain!) and blew bubbles! This was fun, but also scientific, as it allowed us to determine the wind direction. We had to use a compass to find North and then work out which way our bubbles were blowing. Some of us even worked out the wind speed by using a timer as well.

Our job that morning was to be a scary predator and eat all the wiggly worms! We found that the green worms were the hardest to find because they were the same colour as the grass - they were camouflaged too well! We then wrote a story from the point of view of the worm. Not all of us survived ...

We also tried out investigations to see if the person with the longest legs could jump the furthest, and if the person with the biggest feet had the biggest stride. As a whole, we rather disproved those theories!


Wednesday: Changing States

Today was all about watching things change! We spent lots of the day making bread, seeing how the ingredients become the finished product. We changed each recipe slightly so we could compare how it looked and tasted at the end. It turns out we really like salty bread!

We also investigated what happens when you add food colouring to milk and then add washing up liquid. It was amazing to watch the colours spread out across the plates and change. We tried out different milks to see if there was a different effect and got some surprisingly different results!

We explored the mystery of cornflour and found out that it is neither a solid nor a liquid! This was really fun to explore but also very messy!

Still to come this week: Blowing up balloons using popping candy, researching famous scientists and making rubber balls! Stay tuned!


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A group of owls is called a parliament.

Owls can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees.
Owls do not make nests
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