Year 4 had a DT day where they use all their knowledge and skills learning about Victorian homes and electricity to design and make a Victorian room with working light!
This term, Year 4 have been looking at animation during their computing lessons.
Their final lesson was to use Lego to create their own stop motion animation.
We have been looking at non-chronological reports and used their knowledge of Victorian transport to create these fantastic leaflets!
They were so good we decided to have a gallery so that we could all have a look at each others.
Part 1: Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning:
Part 2: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning:
During week beginning 14th March, we looked at the coming of the railways in Swindon and the impact that they had on society.
On Tuesday, we held a public meeting to debate whether the railway would be good or bad. In Victorian times opinions were split. As with all new technology, many people were unsure whether it would be safe and whether it would have a positive or negative impact on their lives.
The children represented different sections of society: business people, farmers, canal owners, traders, land owners and people who worked for well off families.
As in the real debates at the time, there were a wide range of views and passions ran high!
The final vote was evenly split, with just a one vote margin in favour of the railway.
On Wednesday, Mr Woodman explained the geographical and engineering reasons why the Great Western Railway's massive works were built in Swindon and then the huge growth in the town that this brought about, with thousands of people moving to the previously sleepy country town to work in the factory.
Swindon in the 1880s and today (at the same scale)
We ended the week by looking again at the economic and engineering background to the railway and then used what we had learned about the locomotives and carriages of the GWR to construct our own junk model railway locos.
Our finished models: