Autumn

Mini Police
 
We shared an assembly about what we have covered during our mini police project with the Year 3 children. We then received our certificates  from inspector Kelly and got to watch one of the police sniffer dogs in action!
Science
 
We made a super-sized model of a food web and then explored the impact of an increase or decrease of one particular organism population on the other organisms within the food web.
PE
 
This half term we have been developing our ball games skills through the disciplines of football and hockey. We were very excited to finish this block of learning off with a mini inter-house hockey tournament. Well done Buckfast house team for really pulling together as a team and coming out on top.
Science
 
Mrs Quick had prepared samples of fake poo to help us with today's science objective! We had to dissect three different samples in order to identify whether each one came from a herbivore, omnivore or carnivore. We then used our findings to make inferences about the types, shapes and sizes of the teeth of these different animals.
Mini Police
 
This afternoon, we took part in the community project element of our mini police work. We worked with members of Clean our Patch to litter pick on our way to North Down Field. Once there we worked alongside local volunteers, members of the local police team and Plymouth City Council staff to plant daffodil bulbs. We can't wait to see these in bloom early next year.
English
 
We worked in groups to role play the different scenes of our class text: A Scarab's Secret. We are now much more familiar with the story and its structure and we will use this to write our own historical setting stories.
 
Mini Police
 
Today we became official mini police members. After stating our promise together, we were handed our uniforms.
Science
 
To help us to learn more about how the human body digests the food that we eat and to understand the unique role of each individual organ in the digestive system, we made a model of the process using biscuits, orange juice, plastic wallets and old tights. It was a bit messy, but it helped us to comprehend and explain a complicated process.