Years 3 and 4 visit St Fagans @AmgueddfaCymru, watch out for the fierce Celts!

As part of our topic the ‘Cut Throat Celts’ Years 3 and 4 visited St Fagans today to learn more about their way of life and how we find out about their lives.

Our first workshop taught us how historians and archaeologists find out information about the Celts using primary and secondary sources. We looked at a replica Celtic warrior grave and used the clues it left behind to identify what it told us about the warrior. We also looked at different artefacts such as clothing, weapons and jewellery.

After a break for lunch it was onto the next workshop!

We visited Bryn Eryr which was once a small iron age farmstead in Anglesey.

We explored the roundhouse, considering how Celts lived differently to how we do today. We learned more about how they cooked using a cauldron and fire, the loom they used to make clothes, the weapons and what inspired their designs, what activities the family would have to do each day and many more things!

We even had the opportunity to do some weaving on a loom and designed our own patterns.

We have had such a busy and fun day at St Fagans. Thank you to everyone who helped us today!

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Year 4 Weather Reports

When we looked at different countries around the world we looked at how their weather can be different to ours.

We watched weather reports and then researched a particular country to find out what the weather was like and if it was normal for that time of year.

Here are our weather reports:

Year 4 drama: freeze frames

As part of our topic we have been looking at the country Brazil. To help us understand the life of some children we have read a story about a boy called Pele who lives in a favela in Rio. He has to make some choices along the way about whether he should be selling papayas to help his family get money or join in a football game as it’s his dream to be a professional footballer.

We spent some time weighing up Pele’s choices and found it was difficult to decide especially as we were able to give reasons for both choices.

At one point in the story he upsets an older boy called Dengar who also lives in the favela. Pele is warned to not be out in the favela after dark or he will get into trouble.

We had to imagine that Pele was coming home to the favela in the dark after selling his papayas when he was met by Dengar and his gang.

We freeze framed what we thought might happen to Pele:

Unfortunately we were concerned that Pele may have had a negative experience with Dengar and his gang. This led us on to discussions about who to speak to if we need help in any situation.

We thought carefully about how Pele might have felt during this story and used those emotions to help us write our own stories about children living in Brazil.

Well done Year 4 for thinking so maturely and carefully about other people’s feelings and experiences.

#internationalhappinessday in Year 4

Today was International Happiness Day! We decided to make some happiness bookmarks with happy and positive pictures and messages for when we need something to make us smile.

We also completed a happiness booklet full of different things that make us happy…food, songs, smells, events and people to name a few! Keep an eye out for those tomorrow when we bring them home.

We hope you have all been able to think of something today that makes you happy ☺️