The sun shone for us this week when we visited the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Sophie takes up the story…
On Tuesday the 21st May, Year 4 went on their school trip to Kew Gardens. Year 4 had a fantastic time even though we didn’t see all of Kew.
Year 4 were delighted when we got tickets to go to the children garden.
When we got to Kew, half of the children went to the Palm house and the other half went to the Temperate house. The Palm house was very hot and steamy while the Temperate house was a much more relaxed temperature.
A while later, we all met near King William’s Temple. The children were exhausted and hungry but were determined to go to the Treetop walk.
The children kept screaming because the bridge they were walking on was very wobbly! Apart from that they loved the treetop views.
After the Treetop walk, we had lunch. The children cheered with relief.
After lunch, we went to the new children’s garden. The children were so unhappy when we had to go. They still had a lovely time.
Thank you for all the parents who helped.
Thanks, Sophie, and I would echo your thanks to Mrs Miller and Mrs Watson for their help throughout the day. Here are some more of our photos.
Well done to all of you who entered this week’s National SumDog competition. 3506 classes entered and we came a very impressive 173rd, scoring 347 points – exactly the same score as our friends in Year 5. They may have sneaked ahead of us on speed, but Year 4 triumph with the top placed student, Aidan, who came 40th out of 31,737 students – great job.
The competition may be over, but SumDog is always on hand to help sharpen your maths skills and while away the hours whilst you are waiting for school to start again on January 7th!
Following our visit to see Hansel and Gretel on Tuesday, we were lucky enough to be visited by Natalie’s mum today, who told us a little of her role with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Natalie’s mum played her viola for us and answered our questions about playing and performing as part of an orchestra.
Thank you to Natalie, for planning what your mum should tell us, and to your mum for taking the time to come and visit.
Year Four had a wonderful day today, visiting the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to see Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The opportunity to see this story staged was a great way to conclude our English writing sequence on this Grimm’s tale.
We were lucky enough to have seats right at the front of the orchestra stalls which meant we were also able to see Natalie’s mum in the orchestra.
Our learning continues with an investigation into the science of string telephones. We learnt that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear: in our phones, the vibrations travelled through the air and the cup, through the string and then into our ears.