We were very excited because we were given the opportunity to attend an important local event today -the unveiling of an information board at the former War Memorial Maternity Home, on Barnes Road. We each received to keep a printed leaflet about the old hospital. The importance of the building was explained to us and we participated in the one minute’s silence and listened to the Last Post. Peter Lascelles Connell unveiled an information board as he was the first person to be born there. We also met the Castleford Town Crier, Mrs Drake from Castleford Heritage Group and Mr Pickersgill an eminent local historian and researcher. The people at Victoria Court very kindly gave us a drink and a biscuit. We enjoyed the occasion and learnt a lot about our local heritage and community.
We were so lucky that we have had a real professional rugby league player in to coach us. Our skills have improved so much!
The magnificent York Minster
Watching fudge being made - and tasting samples too...
The Ghost Walk (in the pouring rain)
Geese and Goslings in York.
We had an amazing time in York and made our teachers very proud of us. The Castle Museum
Science is becoming our favourite subject. Today we were learning about the digestive system. Ask us about the process we developed to make three rich tea biscuits into a representation of faeces (the body’s solid waste matter). It looks horrid but was great fun and we remembered everything about digestion when Mrs Benn came to ‘test’ us.
The masher represented our molar teeth.
Don't give up, keep crushing
Mixing food with acid (vinegar)
Give it a good shake.
The small intestine.
Absorption in the large intestine.
We've done it!
Very proud of our results.
From biscuit to faeces.
We had great fun doing the Smartie Challenge and raising much needed funds for school. Look at the concentration on our faces!
What a lot of important things we learned in Safety Week! Thankfully, many parents, grandparents and friends attended our workshop and were willing to allow the children to practice their life saving skills - they loved being the teachers. I wonder if our grown-ups realised that they were to be'victims' - and would be expected to be put into the Recovery Position.We must do it again sometime!
As part of our ‘Food Glorious Food’ topic, we had a fantastic afternoon when a representative from 'Warburtons' visited Year 4 and taught us all about Healthy Eating. Luckily, we were given the opportunity to design and make our own sandwiches. Making selections was great fun and we could choose types of bread and from a variety of fillings. In order to ensure that the sandwich was healthy, we added fresh vegetables and fruit. For maximum health benefits, we learned that it is important to pick different colours of vegetables from red to purple – just like the rainbow! Don’t we look marvellous in our hygienic hairnets?