Gillespie Primary School
Gillespie Road, Highbury, London, N5 1LH
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Gillespie Primary School | Year 4
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Year 4

This is the class page for year 4 children

The Living Rainforest

Year 3 were lucky enough to go to The Living Rainforest!

FoG were amazing and paid for everything, including a workshop and the coach.

Year 3 had an amazing day and saw lots of rainforest creatures including a Red Billed Toucan, a

Salmon Backed Bird Eating Tarantula, an Asian Water Dragon, Monkeys and much more.

They also found out about lots of things that are edible in rain forests from animals to plants and their fruit.  Year 3 had a fun packed day and learnt lots of new facts!

They also found out about lots of things that are edible in rainforests from animals to plants and their fruit.  Year 3 had a fun packed day and learnt lots of new facts!

World War II

This term our topic has been World War 2. We have really enjoyed learning about the war and have been lucky enough to have a visitor, go on a trip, make models and much more…

We learnt about rationing and tried out a World War 2 recipe in our Lab_13. It was basically eggy bread with a little sugar on top – we thought it was yummy!

We found out about Anderson Shelters as well as how the government encouraged people to grow their own food. As part of our learning we made models of World War 2 gardens, complete with vegetable patch and shelter containing bunk beds, potty, candles and so on…

We were also lucky enough to visit HMS Belfast where we found out about a sailors life during the war as well as having a visitor in to see us in class. Sylvia came in to talk to us about what it was like being a child during the war. She brought in some photos, ration books and even the pin her father was given once the war was over for serving in the Navy. Sylvia told us all about what it was really like in London and what happened to her when she was evacuated. It was great to talk to someone who had actually been there!

William Tyndale Science Fair

On Tuesday 29th January Year 4 went to William Tyndale Primary school to visit their Science fair. What an amazing morning Year 4 had!

History off the page

Just before the Christmas holidays Year 4 were lucky enough to have History off the page visit and had a Roman day!
Children from year 4 had to dress up and live as a Roman for the whole day! We enjoyed learning how to make a wax tablet, making Roman medicine, how to write in Latin as well as learning all about Roman daily life. It was a brilliant day!

RSPB Big school’s Bird watch

In January Year 4 went to Gillespie Ecology Centre and participated in the Big School’s Bird watch. We saw lots of pigeons, magpies, sparrows as well as lots of other birds. We had great fun in the snow as well as contributing towards a very important national bird census o help the RSPB.

The 10 Principles of Science

Year 4 had a mini-competition to make a poster about the 10 principles of science.
The children were asked what makes a good science lesson and together agreed on 10 points which were then made in to posters.

‘Squishy Circuits’

Year 4 made electrical circuits out of playdoh during a workshop with students from UCL (University College London).