Lime Tree Class - Year 4
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Lime Tree Class have been working very hard on their Stone Age topic. We have made cave painting using sandpaper to make it feel like the cave walls and wax crayons in the colours the Stone Age people would have used.
Lime Tree have been learning about Christingle and what it represents. Tudor came in to talk to us about the Christingle Service he did at the Church. The Christingle is an orange with a red ribbon wrapped around it. It has four sticks with sweets on and has a candle in the top. He explained that each part of the Christingle means something different. The orange represents the world. The red ribbon around the orange represents the Gods love wrapped around the world and the blood Jesus shed on the cross. The four sticks of sweets represent the four seasons and are symbols of God's creations. The lit candle represents Jesus, the light of the world, and the hope the he brings to people in darkness. Tudor lit all the candles and we said a prayer before we blew out the candles. We took our Christingles home at the end of the day to share with our families. We really enjoyed learning about the Christingle and we enjoyed the sweets as well!
Lime Tree Class had a great start back after Christmas. Firstly, we made a river out of drain pipes and tested our river with water, observing it flow all the way down to the bottom of the hill.
Tudor has been in to talk to the children about the ‘Trinity’. We really enjoyed this visit and learnt how God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are all one person.
We have also been on a local walk to the River Ray. We looked at the erosion beside the river bank as well as the disposition of stone in the river, which changed the depth of the water. We also saw a meander in the river whilst looking at the floodplains. We measured how deep the water was and tested how fast the river flowed. We sketched the river using pencils and added more detail when we were back at school. What a fun filled term we have had!