Last week, the children in Years 3 and 4 had a very tasty trip as they launched their new IPC topic, Chocolate.  We travelled to York to visit York’s Chocolate Story museum. Here, the children learned more about the history behind York’s famous chocolatiers.  Then, they were taught how chocolate is made starting from the cocoa beans.  There were interactive displays to help explain the many processes of chocolate production and the children were shown how to correctly taste a piece of chocolate as a chocolate connoisseur. The museum tour finished with the children making their own chocolate lollies and watching a live demonstration of how filled chocolates are made. 
Around every corner there was more chocolate to sample so it is hardly surprising that some of the children deemed this to be ‘the best trip ever’!

Here are a few photos to show our children enjoying the trip.

Kindness assembly

Our Class assembly

Well done to all the children for their performance today! I'm sure we were all very proud of them for learning their lines, approaching the assembly with such enthusiasm and for bringing it all together today. I thought their performance of the song Count on Me was particularly special.

Please look out for our class entry in the school news letter this week which is all about kindness in Year 4.

Happy Christmas

Children enjoying their last day of Autumn term in Year 4 and showing their many certificates and awards.

Have a lovely break over Christmas.

Mrs Peacock and Miss Fenny

House Quiz congratulations

Well done to Cleveland House for winning Prep's annual general knowledge quiz. A particular well done to Harry, Pierre and Ben who represented their houses in the competition.

Our gingerbread classroom

We have been having fun decorating gingerbread trees for our Year 4 gingerbread-themed classroom.

If you are on Facebook, please do 'like' the photo. The class with the most 'likes' wins a prize!

Planning and designing a Tidy Your bedroom Machine

This week, the children have been finding out about explanation texts and their specific features. We read an explanation for a Snoozatron machine which helps anyone who has trouble sleeping and also a Time Traveller machine which enables time travel to other periods of time. The children are now at the stage of planning a Tidy your Bedroom machine. Children planned this in groups and in order to support this, some children drew giant models of their machine and others built models from Lego. On Monday, the children will be writing their explanations. I'm looking forward to reading their explanations of how their machines work!