Saltwood Church of England Primary School

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Class 4

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Roman Day

This week, Year 4 spent a wonderful day at Kent Life learning about Celts and Romans. Some of our most memorable moments were ‘meeting’ Boudicca and a druid, making leather amulets and writing graffiti in Latin!



Roman Museum – the event

Over the course of the term, Class 4 have been working hard to create our very own ‘Roman Museum’. Each child chose an area of Roman life to research and were challenged to create an interesting way to present their findings and/or create an artefact for our museum. Children chose a range of topics, from Roman art and pottery, to army and weapons, to food and games.

Today was the day we invited friends and family to our museum. When the adults came in, pupils had to talk about their projects, explaining the research undertaken, how they created the artefacts and answered questions. Every child was an expert in their field, talking with confidence and knowledge about their area of research and their artefacts.  Every visitor to the museum was impressed by the projects and the creativity shown.       




Class 4 had a great time making torches with switches this week for their Design and Technology task. They have been learning all about electricity and how to construct circuits in Science this term.


Care Home Visit

We loved going to Balgowan nursing Home to sing Christmas songs to the residents. We also enjoyed meeting and chatting with them afterwards.


Book Week - Making Book Sleeves

As part of book Week, Class 4 have been designing and making their own book sleeves. 
Thank you to all the parents who gave their time to be needle threaders and problem solvers.




Book Week Author Visit - Michele Sheldon

During Book Week, Year 4 were very lucky to have author, Michele Sheldon, come to visit to talk about her experiences in the Amazon Rainforest and to read excerpts from her books, ‘The Mystery of the Missing Fur’ and ‘The Macaw of Doom’. 

Michele shared photos and stories from her trips to the Amazon area, including: visiting gold mines, where huge expanses of the rainforest had been destroyed; encountering cheeky monkeys stealing cameras; the frightening realisation that she was standing on a huge, slithering snake whilst walking through the forest; and boat trips, where the aim was to fish for piranhas. She then answered many questions from the children, bringing to life all we have learnt in our geography and literacy units. 

We were then treated to hearing Michele read a chapter of her first book, The Mystery of the Missing Fur. She talked about wanting to raise awareness in her books about the dangers facing animals in areas such as the Amazon and how stories were not only fun and exciting – but can help educate people and makes changes to the world around us. She then signed our very own copies! 

Living History at Canterbury Cathedral!

Class 4 had a super day out at Canterbury Cathedral last week. They dressed up as monks, knights, Kings or Archbishops and had a guided tour, when they learnt all about the Cathedral’s fascinating history. Other visitors to the cathedral stopped to watch when the children climbed the stone steps on their hands and knees as pilgrims did centuries ago.

They also had excellent workshops where they made badges, wrote with quills and tried chipping pieces of stone.


Class 4 Courageous Advocacy Project

In Class 4 we are concerned about how nature is being affected by our over use of plastic. We have been thinking about ways to help to keep our seas and oceans clean. In December, we adopted a sea turtle through the WWF. This term we have looked at ways of re-purposing plastic bottles to help reduce the amount of plastic washing up on the shores. For our Summer Fair stall, we created all sorts of things made out of milk bottles such as: bird feeders, money boxes, desk tidies, water jugs and fairy houses. We sold them, both to raise money and awareness. We hope everyone will try to re-use plastic items before throwing them out.