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Cotgrave Candleby

Lane School

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As part of our hook day, we created Roman inspired mosaic tiles. We learnt the history of mosaics and how Roman mosaics were largely influenced by Greek mosaics. We designed our mosaics and stuck them onto a cork square and filled the gaps between the glass tiles using grout. It was great fun!


This week, the children in Year 4 have enjoyed some experiential learning in science reconstructing the digestive system. They did this by using household items such as tights, orange juice, digestive biscuits, bowls and freezer bags. They then modelled the process of digestion.


As part of our enquiry learning, Year 4 have been learning about Romans. This week, we were really lucky to meet a Roman centurion. It was an absolutely incredible day. We got to learn what it was like being a Roman soldier and got to experience what it was like being in a Roman camp. Our favourite part was cooking and trying the food that Romans commonly ate. 



In this week's D&T lesson, the children have been developing prototypes of their Roman shields in order to ensure that they are happy with the shape, materials, joining techniques and design. We are looking forward to creating our final products!

Watch this space....


This week, Year 4 have been investigating which materials are conductors and insulators. The children had previously made predictions about a variety of materials they found around the classroom and categorised them into these two groups.

During this lesson the children became scientists by creating simple circuits and incorporated their materials into the circuit to illuminate their bulbs and check their predictions. 


Today, we immersed into the story of the Egyptian Cinderella. We worked collaboratively to freeze frame parts of ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ to get an in depth understanding of Rhodopis’ life.