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 visit @wethecurious_

On Friday Years 3 to 6 visited We The Curious in Bristol. We had a brilliant time there and really enjoyed ourselves!

Year 3 and 4 completed a workshop on the digestive system. We learnt the different organs that are in our bodies to help us digest our food and the job that each part of the digestive system plays. We had to play the part of our mouth, stomach and intestines to digest our ‘food’ and get rid of the waste product poo.

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We also completed an experiment making different toothpastes. We had cards with different recipes that included bicarbonate of soda, glycerin, peppermint extract and sand. Our recipes didn’t include all of the ingredients and some of us could brush our ‘teeth’ with toothbrushes but some people had to use our fingers. We found that brushing our teeth with toothbrushes was better and some ingredients were more successful. As it’s ‘Science Week’ we’re going to look at this in more detail this week so come back and see how we get on!

 

In the afternoon we went to a ‘How your body works’ show which had experiments and demonstrations showing how different things in our body work. Take a look at the videos below to find out more…

How we know that we breathe out carbon dioxide:

How our muscles work:

How we use energy:

How much energy one calorie is:

A very big thank you to We The Curious for our exciting day on Friday, we loved exploring the exhibitions and learning new things in our workshops and shows!

A Victorian lesson at St Fagans – Years 3 and 4


Years 3 and 4 went to St Fagans for a Victorian school lesson. We were taught by Mr Evans who made us do handwriting, history, reading and recite our times tables. We all had to write with our right hand, even the children who normally use their left hand! We were surprised how different our lessons are to the Victorian lessons and we really felt like Victorian children.

Take a look at our Victorian lesson in the slideshow below:

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As part of the history lesson we had to recite a poem about the kings and queens of Britain. We tried really hard to speak clearly and recite it correctly:

 

Here is Nivas’ recount of our trip to the Victorian school:

On Friday we went to a Victorian school at St Fagans. We learned what Victorian schools were like. On the trip we went inside the building and if you talk or behave badly you will be caned. In the playground boys play on one side and girls the other side. In Victorian schools you must write with your right hand and if you speak Welsh you will wear a necklace and your job is to catch another person who speak Welsh and if you do you tell the teacher and they have to wear it and at the end of the class whoever has the necklace will be caned.

When we entered the room we were dressed as a Victorian school child. Victorian school children learnt handwriting, maths and reading poems and history. When a grownups enters the room all the children must stand and if you don’t you will be caned. If you write with your left you will get something to stop you writing with your left hand.

For lunch you will go home and when the teacher rings the bell that means you have ten minutes to get ready to come back to school and if your late you will get caned.The boys learned drawing and girls learned sewing and cooking. In Victorian schools you have to be five to start and 13 to end school. The bigger children sat at bigger desks and tiny children sat in tiny desks. Victorian teachers were very strict. We had to learn handwriting and you must not fidget or talk. Sometimes if you were very naughty and you would have to write lines 100 times or more. I thought it was very bad and I would not like to be a Victorian.

 

 

CARDIFF MUSEUM BY JOSH

On Friday 10th February 2017, year 4 went to Cardiff museum, we were learning about the human skeleton. A man took us to a room, when we went to the room it was full of all different bones, they were all different shapes and sizes. He showed us a skeleton and talked to us about all the names of the different types of bones, shoulder blade and the upper leg bone etc

I learnt that hippo’s are very dangerous, we then went to do some activities, the first one we did was to guess which skull is from which animal, then the next activity was guessing which skeleton is from which animal and the last activity was putting the skeleton together.

We felt the different types of jaw bones of animals and looked at a sharks tooth.

It was a very interesting trip.

 

Cardiff museum by Younis

 

On he 9th February year 4 went on a school trip with Miss Delgado. We went to Cardiff Museum where there was a man called Liam and he was our teacher for the day. He talked to us about the human body and how it works. He made us sit down and showed us a human skeleton that he had brought with him. The name of the skeleton was Mr. Jones. He told us about different things in our body and what makes up the skeleton.

Liam also bought a bug to show us. Liam put us into different groups and there were a lot of skeletons around us. There were skeletons of different animals and we had to match the name of the skeleton to each animal by using a slip of paper with different names written on it. Liam also gave us slips of paper, which described the things the animal can do.

Liam gave us a booklet with animal activities written on it and I wrote about the otter. I wrote that the Otter’s body is made in a way that it helps it crawl. After this we did a puzzle about making the human body and we had to label each part . This was quite hard but I was able to have a good go at this.At the end we had to look at a lions skull and I held it but it was very fragile and I had to be very careful. Then we said by to Liam and we went back to school on the buses.

 

Cardiff museum trip By Faris

On the 10th of February 2017 year4 went to Cardiff museum and the man who was talking about animal skeletons his name was Liam. We  learnt that snakes actually have skeletons. Then Liam talked to us about animals and there skeletons. Snakes can dislocate there mouths and eat things. Some animals dont have skeletons. Liam introduced us to mr jones he was a skeleton with his bones labled.

The trip to the museum

On Friday the 10th February we went to museum. miss Delgaldo came with us. We was learning about the bones we saw animal bones. We named the animal bones. There was a wolf skull and a tiger skull what was very old. And a hippo skull it was very big. They was a jigsaw off the bones. We had a enough time to look at some more stuff. we had a look at a snake in a jar and bugs. we looked at a clip of the planets and we saw a disaster clip. And dinosaur bones we saw dinosaurs under water. We saw wolfs on a cave and we went in the cave a mammal was there.  We was 10 minutes late so we played a game. one game we had to remember what people say  the other game was to name the bones. my buddy was daniel.