Welcome to Class 4
Hello and welcome to Year 4! We have lots of exciting things planned in the Spring Term to inspire our young minds and we are looking forward to working hard to achieve their full potential.
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Today (Thursday 9th January) saw the launch of our new topic 'Marvellous Mountains'. We spent the morning at Carlton Lodge, learning about being mountaineers. Our first task was to learn about the different parts of a mountain (including summit, ridge, valley etc) and how to climb! We all worked as a team and supported each other to challenge ourselves.
Each and every member of our team tried climbing, many for the first time. The positivity and feeling of self belief in the sports hall was amazing - we were all challenged greatly and many of us surprised ourselves in how well we were able to tackle the different walls.
After this, we collected fire wood so we could create a source of heat on our mountain in the typically, tropical British, winter weather. After we gathered around the fire, we discussed what mountaineers would need to do (and use) to survive when climbing mountains such as Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro. We then got to try (to the genuine shock of Mr Armstrong, who had not been pre-warned...) insects! It turns our worms, crickets and other critters seem to taste of unsalted popcorn, chicken and ...salt and vinegar Pringles (who knew?). Later, we all gathered in team-shelters to keep warm and discussed the importance of staying safe on the mountains. Finally, we all got to toast marshmallows and chat about our morning.
We really enjoyed our learning experience and worked hard in supporting each other. Please find below SOME of the many photos taken from our launch day!
With the Spring Term comes a lot of change and new things to try! If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to catch me at the end of the day or drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond, as appropriate, as quickly as possible.
We look forward to continuing a positive and successful year together,
Mr Armstrong and Mrs Hall