Egyptian Ignite – Year 4

Year 4  Topic on  Egyptians

We had a fabulous day on Wednesday learning about Mummification. The children created their own Mummies and then wrote detailed explanations about the process. Can you tell who our Mummies are?


French information and new resource: Linguascope

Dear Parents

I’m pleased to announce that as a school we now have access to a wonderful language resource called Linguascope which I’m beginning to use in school.

If you would like your child to access this resource at home to consolidate their language learning please contact me for website and login details for the Linguascope website.

Year 3 topics

All about me, age, months of the year, birthdays, colours, pets, classroom instructions, numbers 1-20, school equipment

Year 4 topics

Autumn term- Where we live, describing houses, bedrooms, in town, at a café

Year 5 topics

Autumn term – Clothes and revision of colours, time, daily routine, household chores

Year 6 topics

Autumn term – Coastal features, research of French coastlines, activities at the coast, describe a coastal holiday in the past tense

Mrs Rhodes

Looking out for danger at Hazard Alley

On Monday the 30th of November Years 3 and 4 went to the Safety Centre in Milton Keynes to learn about potential dangers, how to avoid them and what to do in emergency situations.

We were taken around the centre and had the chance to explore 12 different scenarios. These ranged from everyday hazards at home to the dangers of railway lines and electricity substations.


We learnt just how dangerous railway lines are and why you should stay well back from the platform edge.

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How to shop sensibly and safely.


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We looked at the importance of road safety. Being seen and seeing what is around you.

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Building sites are full of hazards. If you are ever invited on to one, make sure you are wearing the correct protective clothing.

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Every child had the opportunity to make a 999 emergency call. We had to ask what service we needed and tell the person clearly what had happened and exactly where we were.

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Even with all these dangers out there, the most common place to have an accident is in your home. We looked at all the potentially hazardous things in our homes too.

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We learnt about the damage that fire can cause. How quickly it can spread and what to do in an emergency.

Get out. Call the fire brigade out. Stay out.

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Make sure drivers have seen you before you step onto the crossing!

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Would you go down this dark alley way?

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We learnt how to put people in the recovery position to keep them comfortable and stop them from choking while help arrives.



Be smart. Be safe.



Extreme cold

Extreme environments at the ends of the earth.

The coldest ever recorded temperature in Antarctica was -94.7 °C

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Violent volcanoes

All of the Home Learning models that have come in so far have been fantastic.

We have had various explosions and eruptions taking place from a diverse range of volcanoes

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Some were more destructive than others and needed to be demonstrated outside of our new classroom.  Shooting molten rock, bubbling lava, gases and ash clouds into the air.

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Changing state

In science we have been exploring the 3 different states of materials.

Water exists quite commonly in all 3 states – ice, water and water vapour

We predicted what would happen to the state, the shape, the colour and the temperature of ice if coloured ice cubes were left in a cup at room temperature.


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Measuring up well

Measuring lines in the sunshine. Year 4 estimated, measured in metres and centimetres, converted it into metres with 2 decimal places, then ordered the lines from shortest to longest.

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An Anglo-Saxon invasion

On Thursday the 7th May Markyate Village school was invaded by Anglo Saxons. The Year 4 class had dressed up and were taking part in a workshop to find out more about the Anglo Saxons. The day was run by Mark from Portals to the Past who had brought with him a great haul of weapons and artefacts from the time. The children recreated a scene from a great hall making sure they sat in the correct places from the Lord and his Lady down to the young warriors. They would have done all manner of things in these halls, sorted out crimes, feasted, celebrated different occasions and told many stories around a central fire.

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The children played an ancient fox and geese board game.

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They recreated the battle of Hastings against the Normans which signified the end of Anglo Saxon Britain.

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They also played the parts of modern day archeologists finding out about the past through bones, weapons and other artefacts found buried after hundreds of years.

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Mrs Wheelbarrow

Mrs Wheelbarrow visits and helps the children plant beans, peas, tomatoes and watercress.

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With a little love and attention, water and sunshine the plants are growing well.

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