As part of our history study, we visited Chedworth Roman Villa this term. The rain failed to dampen our spirits and everyone enjoyed touring the villa site. The children also took part in two workshops, during which there were opportunities to handle many ancient artefacts and learn about some of the medicines that the Romans used. We even had time for a bit of dressing up too. Feedback from the staff and the volunteers at Chedworth was extremely positive too, with many commenting on the fantastic behaviour and manners of the pupils. Well done, 4RS!
The 4RS Class Assembly
Well done to 4RS for performing a fantastic class assembly this term. The assembly was set in a court, with our judges deciding whether Bridge Farm should be run by the Romans! Everyone performed their roles superbly and did themselves proud. Have a look at some of the photos from the assembly, which was performed in Meadow Hall in front of Y3 and Y4 children, as well as parents and grandparents. Thanks to everyone who helped with costumes and learning lines. It was definitely worth the hard work that everyone put in.
As part of this year’s D.T. food technology project, 4RS made pizzas this term…at Pizza Express! The children spent a morning at the Barton Street branch of Pizza Express in Bath. They participated in a tasting session and made their own margherita pizzas with the help of a pizzaiolo (a pizza chef). Back at Bridge Farm, they ate their pizzas for lunch in the dinner hall. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and many thanks to the staff, especially Sam, who led the session, at Pizza Express. Have a look at the pictures we took during the morning.
As part of our Water topic, we have made some river creatures from clay. First, we sketched the creatures, using a range of shading techniques to create a 3D effect. After that, we each made a 3D sculpture of one of the creatures and painted them afterwards, trying to match colours as carefully as we could. Have a look at the sensational results!
We had some Hindu visitors come into school to teach us about Hindu festivals, traditional clothing and religious-inspired art. It was a fantastic morning and some of us even managed to try on the clothes!
In art lessons, we have been using our painting skills to create some very effective African scenes. First, we painted the sunsets, carefully blending the colours. We then drew the outlines of different African animals and cut out to create silhouettes. Have a look of some of the fantastic work done by children in 4RS.
4RS has had an excellent start to the year. The children produced some fantastic projects about the Egyptians over the summer holiday and they have talked about them with much pride to the rest of the class. I would like to thank the children for their hard work – and also parents too for their help and support. The projects were greatly appreciated.
The children started the year with an archaeological dig! They enjoyed discovering a range of Egyptian artefacts and suggesting what they would be used for, before using iPads to research them. You can see some pictures here.
Also, they have been learning the ‘Amazing Egyptians’ song in class. You can listen to the children singing here.