Sandwiches D and T 2016

Spring Term – Year 4 Food Technology Rich Task

During this task, the children have carried out a survey based on different sandwich fillings and bread. They’ve created bar charts, written a report based on teaching children how to eat a balanced diet, planned a new nutritious sandwich filling, and then they made a sandwich considering health and safety. Next, they ate and evaluated their sandwiches.

To complete the rich task the children found out which country/place the different ingredients came from and now they’re in the process of developing a persuasive advert, one that will encourage young children to think carefully about what foods they choose to eat.

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Electricity circuits

Circuits and Conductors

We’ve compared mains powered and battery powered devices. We have tested different materials inside a circuit to find out which materials are insulators and conductors. The photographs here show us investigating how to make and break a circuit as well as us investigating what happens to the brightness of a bulb when more of the same batteries are added to a circuit. We discovered that switches, like those we made will make or break a circuit and that if too many batteries/ power is added to a circuit that includes one bulb, the bulb will eventually blow. We also know that electricity is very dangerous.

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Tudor Houses

We made a model Tudor village on Wednesday 16thDecember 2015. Before making the model houses, we learnt that Tudor houses had black beams painted with tar and white limewashed walls made from wattle and daub. Later Tudor houses had glass window panes which formed a lattice pattern. The panes had to be small because glass was very expensive. The earlier Tudor houses had thatch roofs and the later Tudor houses had tiled clay roofs. To make the houses, we had to use nets to construct cuboids, cubes and rectangular prisms as well as add the relevant features.



Year 4 went on a trip to Brecon Cathedral and Heritage Centre.

The children took part in a Tudor Workshop which included:

  1. weaving
  2. calligraphy
  3. a lunchtime Tudor Banquet
  4. time spent identifying Tudor objects
  5. time spent playing Tudor games.  

And if that wasn’t enough, we even went on a tour around Brecon Cathedral where

we saw even more Tudor artifacts! We all had a fantastic time… it is certainly a day we will all remember.