Truro Class 2014-2015

Welcome Back!

Welcome to Truro class and we hope you have had a relaxing Easter Break. It’s great to have the children back refreshed and ready for an exciting term ahead. This is a flavour of the curriculum this term.

We hope you have had a relaxing Easter Break. It’s great to have the children back refreshed and ready for an exciting term ahead. This is a flavour of the curriculum this term.

February 26th 2015

Truro class have been enjoying their learning on Scavengers and Settlers- to support this topic, pupils took a trip to Truro museum to take part in a workshop. They discovered many facts about Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age people. For example, they found out the Queen owns a gold Bronze Age mug! The pupils were able to observe and touch real artefacts and found out how people built their homes and fed their families. Adam in particular enjoyed handling the (very sharp and shiny) sword! They also made Iron Age pots which was tricky but great fun!

Chocolate

On Thursday Truro class were introduced to their new topic, CHOCOLATE!

We collected knowledge about chocolate with an enquiry –followed by a knowledge harvest…

The Walt for the Entry Point was:

Walt: know how to answer questions by carrying out an enquiry

We asked:

Does our class prefer sweet tastes such as chocolate or savoury tastes such as cheese?

Can our class tell the difference between white, milk and plain chocolate?  If chocolate smelled like onions would we still like it?  Why don’t manufacturers make green or purple chocolate? What is the lowest melting point of chocolate?Does chocolate have a sound? If we couldn’t smell chocolate, could we still taste it?

We found out that chocolate melts at 20 degrees centigrade

We discussed how we wouldn’t like green chocolate because we might think it was rotten or made of fruit!

We decided chocolate makes a sound but only when it is eaten. We still enjoyed eating the chocolate although we had an onion to smell at the same time!

Most people could tell the difference between white and dark chocolate – without looking…

Our class liked both savoury and sweet things equally!

There was some great learning taking place after we had carried out our enquiries- including how smell is closely linked to our taste- and how we can still “taste” salt because of the taste buds detecting salt on our tongues.

Truro Class Autumn Term 2014

Welcome back everyone, it has been great getting to know you all. Please find attached a copy of our class letter and details of the topics that we will be covering.

Mrs Hatch and the Year 3/4 team

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