Year 4 had a brilliant day at Verulamium park and Museum today!

We had time too visit the hydrocaust, wall remains and the museum. We even had time to play some games and in the park!

Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who helped us on our trip and a big well done to Year 4 for your impressive behaviour and attitude the entire day!




Geography learning

To begin with, we built up a satellite image map of the continents and their names. Then we learnt about lines of longitude and latitude (which are used to locate people or place in the world) as well as the equator, tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. Did you know that the hot or tropical countries mainly lie between these tropical lines? We then compared satellite images and most in an atlas and discussed geographical features. Finally we learnt about time zones.

Oak class – Geography field trip to the Nickey line (with Dizzy)

We went on a field trip to identify geographical issues; a highlight was that Dizzy accompanied us! We found and discussed many issues, some controversial issues and even a few positive topics: crops, man-made dams, building of new homes, litter, taging, recycling and nature returning.    Along the way, we also learnt some history about our local area for example about the Nickey line (an old railway, now cycle/walking path) and that our school was built on an old fireworks factory site and the name Brockswood comes from it’s name.