Dalton School Junior Infant And Nursery

From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow

Mayfield Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9HN
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01484 538729

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Year 4

 

4 Walker - Our class teacher is called Mrs Walker  and our teaching assistant is Mrs Woodhams.

 4 Capewell - Our class teacher is Miss Capewell and our teaching assistant is Mrs Carr.

Autumn Term 2019 - Workhouse Conditions During The Industrial Revolution

From 1760 to 1840, there was a time of great change in England called The Industrial Revolution. This meant that there were changes in manufacturing that began with products being made in large scale factories, rather than in the cottage industry. Although this resulted in money and employment for a large percentage of the population, many people fell into abject poverty, meaning the workhouse was their only means of survival. 

Life in the workhouse was bleak. The rules and consequences were extremely harsh, and children were shocked by how different life was then to how it is now. We researched crimes and punishments, and from this created our own list of workhouse rules. These are shown below.

 

Autumn Term 2019 - WW1 Poetry

Over the week leading up to Remembrance Day, we read the book 'Where The Poppies Now Grow'. This helped us to understand and empathise with the soldiers, nurses, doctors and family members who played a part in the First World War. In response to this, we wrote poetry and letters home from the trenches. Images of our thoughtful words are shown below.

Autumn Term - Science (Sound)
In our Science work, we have been learning all about how sound is made and how sound travels. We had a visit from Sam the Sound Man, who taught us about the science of sound and how to make musical instruments from recycled materials. We really enjoyed exploring how sound waves changed  and we had the opportunity to experiment with lots of different musical instruments.

Autumn Term - Geography (Kirkheaton)
After learning about the differences between cities and villages, we visited the local village of Kirkheaton to compare and contrast human and physical features. We created an environmental survey to explore the land use and local amenities. We also had lots of fun exploring the local park whilst taking in the rural sights. After our trip, we held a debate on whether we would prefer to live in the city of Manchester or the village of Kirkheaton.

Spring Term - Ancient Rome Homework

 We have created lots of different homework pieces based on our Topic work about Romans. 
Have a look at our fantastic Roman homework! 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, we explored the origins of our food and thought about the impact on farmers across the world. We looked at the journey  of the cocoa bean, from jungle to supermarket.