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February 2017

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Teesmouth Field Centre

Year 4's Science topic for the second half of the spring term was, 'all living things.’ The focus of the week was to learn about plants and animals in their habitat. To link with their topic of ‘Misty Mountain Sierra’, they also considered how animals adapt to suit their habitat.

Mrs. Burn of the Teesmouth Field Centre kindly visited the Year 4 children on Thursday 2nd March 2017, to share with the children her love of ornithology. She explained to the children how the various species of birds are identified, focusing specifically on their particular adaptations, such as colour, length of beak and their feet. The children were able to put their new-found skills into action with a bird watching exercise in the school grounds.

The visit was both extremely informative and enjoyable.

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Year 4 Visit to Church

Year 4's R.E. Week topic for the second half of the spring term was, 'what is a church and why is it important?’ The focus of the week was to learn about the church and its importance to individuals and the community. By the end of the week the children could describe the similarities and differences between a variety of Christian churches which exist throughout the world, name and describe the significance of special objects found within Christian churches, explain why church is an important place for many people by describing acts of worship and other special events which take place here and explain how and why Christians worship in the home. Revd. Richard Radley of St. Cuthbert’s Church, Billingham kindly arranged for the children to visit St. Cuthbert’s to show, and allow the children to explore, some of the special objects and features found within a church. He also shared the history of this church from its first origins some 1000 years ago to present day. The visit was both extremely informative and enjoyable.