4R River Trip
4R’s River Field Trip
On Wednesday 21st June, the children arrived at school very excited as it was the day of their River Trip. After a briefing from Jenny from Amersham Field Centre we all piled on the coach and we were on our way.
First stop was Chesham Moor, very close to the source of the River Chess. As Jenny entered the river the children made a quick labelled sketch of the river from the bank. After that, she demonstrated the measuring activities they would be carrying out then the children entered the river. Even though surprisingly close to the source, the width was 3.5 metres, the depth ranged from 15-17cm and they even measured the velocity!
Final stop, a little further down stream to Rickmansworth. After a well earned lunch the children entered the river which was now well above their wellies so soggy feet all round. The children carried out the same investigations and discovered the river was much deeper and wider.
Lastly, armed with nets and pots, the children participated in pond dipping. They were thrilled to share their finds with their peers and great fun was had by all. Once their soggy wellies were emptied, a very tired 4R headed back to school. A massive thank you to Jennie, Mrs Dawtrey, Mrs Sadler, Miss G, Mrs Stuart, Miss Christie and Miss Zaman because these trips can’t go ahead without your much valued support.
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World Book Day 2023
Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day 2023
This morning, both the children and staff arrived ready for our annual celebration of reading, World Book Day. The day started with a whole school assembly. This was a chance for everyone to see each other’s amazing costumes and find out a little bit about the day. At the end of the assembly, some of the staff stood at the front of the hall encouraging the children to guess their book characters/ genres.
After assembly, the children participated in book related activities starting by listening to an extract from the book, ‘The Worst class in the world’ written by Joanna Nadin. The children then practiced drawing some of the characters from the book illustrated by Rikin Parekh. Next the children created their own characters and wrote a short extract for their own paragraph about the character and the antics they get up to.
Finally, Year 4 peer read their favourite books with Year 6 which the children loved. What a brilliant World Book Day!
Photos from Day 3
Day 3 - Woodrow
Our third and final day was busy, busy, busy! With beds to strip and suitcases to pack, the bedroom were a hive of activity well before breakfast. Once packed and cleared, the children were rewarded with a final delicious breakfast of sausages, beans, hash browns, tomatoes and toast before our morning activities.
A few rain drops fell as we piled outside but our luck was in as the sky soon clear and the sun shone. Once again, the children demonstrated resilience and perseverance in an array of team building exercises.
Once back indoors, hands were washed and tummies filled with pizza and tortillas. Eventually, we filed back into the lounge for a final time with a quick game of sleeping lions before the parents and carers arrived to collect their exhausted children.
The Woodrow team were awesome, so supportive and responsive to the children within each and every activity they delivered. From Matt’s cheesy jokes to Kevin’s silly Mango song around the campfire, the children experienced three days of exhilarating and enthralling awesomeness. Memories they will treasure forever thanks to so many. Well done to all the TGMS staff who went above and beyond to make this possible however a HUGE thank you must also be given to Mrs Bawany for her organisation of all the room allocations, medical kits, dietary requirement, biscuits, marshmallows etc etc. the list is endless.
A BIG THANK YOU TGMS.
More photos of Woodrow
Photos of Day 2
Day 2 - Woodrow
A chilly day here at Woodrow however an exciting jam packed day to keep us active too!
After a delicious breakfast of waffles, melon, boiled egg and toast, we were all fully fuelled for our activities. Children are loving the various activities and the Woodrow staff have been awesome. From high ropes to archery, our listening skills have been pushed to the limits while the night line and team challenges have required us to work together.
Once again, fun, fun, fun finishing with a fabulous movie night before snuggling in our cosy beds.
Day 1 - Woodrow 2023
The children have settled in well, all very excited as you can imagine. They completed some awesome activities while demonstrating great teamwork and perseverance. After that, they were told their rooms and had a choice of hot dogs, wedges, vegetable chilli, sweetcorn and salad for tea followed by delicious cake ( or fruit but not many takers for that choice!)
After tea, it was time to make the beds. Mmm interesting, not sure how many practised with some ending up with more of a bean bag rather than a duvet in a cover! Classic comment for one boy, house point if you can guess who. “Oh come on, surely they should make the beds?” The teacher response, after a giggle, “ You’re not in a four-star hotel now.”
Next, torches at the ready for a campfire sing-along followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows before bed. Lights out at 9.00 pm with most asleep not long after. Note I said most…
Pictures Day 1
Woodrow information -This is the PPT of information given to parents at the meeting on 17/11/22. It outlines staffing, activities, how you can support your child and payment details. Please do let us know if you have any questions.
Meeting the teacher PPT September 2022
Curriculum map 2022-2023
Ashmolean Trip Autumn 2 2022
In line with our Autumn Topic on the Ancient Egyptians, the children had an awesome day at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Once we arrived the children were placed into groups and some began to explore the many artefacts using their Egyptian Explorer packs while others participated in the Egyptian Detective Workshop.
The children loved exploring the many rooms and displays but especially loved the Egyptian tomb and sarcophagus.
The sarcophagus was an important part of an elaborate burial process. Ancient Egyptians believed that they would live on in an afterlife. They prepared a dead person for this afterlife by embalming the body and wrapping it in linens, a process known as mummification.
A brilliant day was had by all. Well done Egyptian Explorers!
Egyptian day 6th October 2022
Every year the Year 4 classes look forward to Egyptian day in great anticipation. Over the course of the day, the children participate in a number of activities that bring what they have been learning in topic lessons to life!
All the children dressed up in their Egyptian themed costumes and some even had a traditional Egyptian lunch too!
Stuart, from Portals from the Past, organised a range of activities for the children including dramatisation of some of the well known Egyptian tales, mummification, games and a quiz.
Art and DT
This term, the children have been recreating Ancient Egyptian art and traditional patterns. They then used these to create their very own Egyptian portraits by using a side profile of themselves and adapting this to include the patterns using oil pastels. Its awesome fun!
Following that, the children created their very own canopic jars by upcycling a pringles cube. What better container is there for an organ or two!
Autumn 2 - Torches
Over the course of the first half term, the children will learn all about electricity in Science. They developed their skills to make circuits using a number of components. To build on this, their DT project for Autumn 2 was to research, design and make a torch using a simple circuit containing a bulb, battery and switch made from split pins and a paper clip. These torches were based on the design brief, 'To design a torch with a working circuit for an explore a pharaoh's tomb.'