Sports day and Hackfall
24 Jun 2022
Countryside Live Day
17 Jun 2022
An evolution story (and a bit of cricket too)
10 Jun 2022
The Royal Coronation
27 May 2022
Preparations for the coronation begin!!
20 May 2022
Ripon Primary Cricket Festival - Markington Cricket Club
20 May 2022
Preparations begin for the coronation
18 May 2022
18 May 2022
SATs are OVER!!!!
13 May 2022
<3 Hot chocolate <3
06 May 2022
Summer term begins!
29 Apr 2022
RGS science visits
01 Apr 2022
Yellow and Blue army
25 Mar 2022
Co-ordinates and States of matter all with a red nose!
17 Mar 2022
RGS science and The Easter Story
11 Mar 2022
D.T food-based project
18 Feb 2022
11 Feb 2022
Class 4 Cooking on Monday.
11 Feb 2022
Desert-island-survival workshop
04 Feb 2022
Hokusai's wave and volcanic eruptions
27 Jan 2022
Blogs and Kensuke's Kingdom
21 Jan 2022
Chill Out Zone!
21 Jan 2022
Nous apprenons le fran├žais et parcourons le monde.
14 Jan 2022
Last-week fun
16 Dec 2021
Banksy, Islam and a nativity all in the same week!
10 Dec 2021
Microorganisms, candles and fractions
02 Dec 2021
Swinton Park Visit
18 Nov 2021
Remembrance day
12 Nov 2021
Prime numbers
10 Nov 2021
Reducing our carbon footprint and more
04 Nov 2021
Maps and atlases
22 Oct 2021
Finished poems and eyes
15 Oct 2021
Dragon eyes
08 Oct 2021
River dipping and Fountains Abbey
03 Oct 2021
York Visit
24 Sep 2021
Dragons and mythical creatures
18 Sep 2021
Welcome back Class 4
12 Sep 2021




An evolution story (and a bit of cricket too)

10 Jun 2022

Wow - the last half term already. We began our last term by taking part in a cricket tournament. Luckily we've been practising this as our PE all of last term. We were split into four pools and into three teams. I am pleased to say we reached 2nd in two of our pools and 1st in another. We had some tough competition and sadly just missed out on the semi-finals but I was extremely proud of the team spirit shown and the effort everybody put in. 

I only have pictures taken of the group that I was placed but here is 'Team A' Grewelthorpe. 


It was a beautiful day and really hot, and after all the epic catching, bowling and fielding we did, we had to cool our friction-burnt hands down a little in the passing stream. 

On Wednesday we met with a lady who wanted to show us around an exhibition in the village church all about the history of the village within the time Queen Elizabeth II has been our queen. It was fascinating to see how different the village looked and all the purposes the houses once had. Did you know the village had 3 pubs, a hotel, 2 butchers, a shop, a reading room a taylors and many more services? We looked at photos of the houses then/now and some of us even recognised a few grandparents and parents from their childhood days. 


Slide Show 

We've also begun our topic on evolution and inheritance. First we talked about what evolution means and examples of survival of the fittest before moving on to discussing how we inherit what features and characteristics we have from our parents who in turn inherited it from theirs. We looked at how genetics are passed on through coloured water representing DNA from a parent, mixing the two and looking at how the combination is a mixture of the two, but no two are the same (unless identical twins) 


To imbed the idea we played guess who using only genetical features 

Then finally, we looked at the evolution of the peppered moth - I had no idea that during the 1800's a the common white peppered moth suffered a sudden decline due to the industrial revolution and the smog it produced. The change in the environment meant that a mutation causing the black colouring thrived as it blended in better and soon became the dominant species. Now, having become a greener society the opposite effect is happening and all within 150 years.

We produced comic-style strips showing the evolutionary sequence 

We watched this news link about it too.

Have a great weekend. 

Mr Breckon 

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