Boughton Monchelsea Primary School
Church Hill | Boughton Monchelsea | Maidstone | ME17 4HP

Class 4

This term Class 4 have been learning about the ocean.  After discovering many interesting facts about the sea and the creatures that live there, the children focused on creating some fantastic pieces of art.  They created a range of artwork from paintings to clay models to fantastic wire and ModRoc sculptures. 

After creating so many pieces of fabulous art the class decided that the only way to show off their fantastic work was to create an art gallery.  After lots of hard work the art gallery was ready for parents to come and visit.  It was lovely to see so many parents enjoying the art the children had created and to add a bit of fun to the event we decided to have a sealed bids process to sell the amazing sculptures.  The sale of the artwork raised around £100 for future class projects and the Class would like to thank all the adults that supported the event.

Term 2

This term Class 4 are learning the Romans and to kick start our project we decided to pretend to be Roman soldiers!  We started off by making some brilliant shields and then learnt how the Roman army would march for up to 20 miles a day.  We practised marching in lines and then learnt how the Romans formed a tortoise formation to protect themselves from vicious Celts who would throw rocks at them when they tried to invade their villages.

The children really enjoyed defending themselves by using the tortoise formation whilst they were attacked by flying beanbags!

Class 4 had a great time in term 5 learning about castles.  We learnt about the importance of castles and how they helped keep people safe and kept out invaders.  It was really interesting learning about the different defence mechanisms that castles used to stop people getting in although our favourite methods was definitely the murder holes. 

We visited Hever castle on the 3rd May and it was great to look around a real life castles and see the different parts of the castle that we had learnt about.  We has a very interesting tour around the castle and learnt how the castle was really important in Tudor times.  We also got a chance to play in the maze and the water maze which was great fun.

After our visit we decided to have a go at making our own model castles.  We used old Easter egg boxes to form the towers, keep and curtain wall and then covered them in paper and decorated them.  Finally we used our DT skills to create working drawbridges using string, cotton reels and wooden dowel.

On Tuesday 4th July Class 4 visited Cornwallis Academy to take part in a science day.  When we arrived the science lab was taped off and it appeared that a crime had taken place.  Somebody had stolen some money from the science department!  All of the science teachers were suspects and we had to work out who it was.  To do this we had to analyse handwriting, examine finger prints and shoe prints, carry out some chromatography and test some metals.  

The best part of the day was definitely testing the metals as we got to use Bunsen burners.  We had a lot of fun and managed to work out who the culprit was!