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Brooke Primary

Voluntary Controlled Church Of England School


High Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1HP

01508 550419



Year 3 and 4 children can be found in our newly refurbished Emu class! They are taught by Mrs Weal, and supported by Ms Kineavy.

In the woodlands, we created Arctic shelters to help keep us warm and safe from the weather. We also enjoyed some hot chocolate (an arctic explorer necessity) to keep us warm in our shelters. 

In Emu class we have started planning a journey to the Arctic. We started by looking at the difficulties that we would face in the Arctic. Next, we looked at how we could overcome them and we began our Arctic Explorer boot camp. 

We had an extremely exciting week in Emu class, learning all about the American Election. We looked at how somebody becomes the president, how the election works, what the electoral college is, who the candidates are this year and we tracked the election minute by minute through news websites! It was a very busy week and we even managed to squeeze in lots of maths, looking at voter turnout and comparing different numbers of votes in different states. 

For Remembrance Day Emus made a beautiful video, painting poppies on their hands while reciting fallen soldiers names. Along with this a ceremony at the local church was held at 11am. 

On Tuesday 20th October we started to create our own globes! The balloons were a little larger than we expected but we thought about all the continents that needed to be added, the oceans and where the equator is. 

We have been learning all about the Rainforest in Emu class. Rosalyn explains how we made a Rainforest Terrarium:

What you need:

Activated charcoal



Glass jar 

Plants (that like the humidity)



1.First, pour the activated charcoal into the jar.

2.Next, pour  in a layer of golden sand.

3.After, add the soil into the  jar. Make sure after every ingredient  you shake and make it flat but do not mix it together.

4. Then add as many plants that fit. 

5. Close the lid tightly. 

Your rainforest is now self sufficient!


We had a fantastic time at the woods on Friday 16th October. We created maps of our journey from the school to the woodlands, using different materials that we found in the woods. We also enjoyed some hot chocolate and cakes!

In writing we have been focussing on a short film: Taking Flight. It follows the adventures of a young boy and his Grandpa as they journey through jungles and space! We wrote Kenning poems about the characters and places in the film. Can you guess what our poems are about? 

We have been busy using watercolours to create different pages for our journals. We were inspired by our book: The lost book of Adventure, to create these amazing sketchbook pages. 

We have been learning about different circuits in Science. We set a challenge to see who could choose the correct equipment to make the light bulb light. 

In Emu class, we are really enjoying our independent journals. We have been creating so many different pages about all of our learning. Recently, we went on a walk around the local area, where we looked at different maps, created our own maps and counted pedestrians and traffic on different roads. 

We had a fantastic start to the year in Emu class! We have already been busy doing lots of writing, working on our independent journals and learning all about Emus. This year, each member of Emu class has their own journal where they will be able to choose how they layout and present their work. We started ours with our work that we have been doing about Emus.  On top of that, we have worked hard in maths with our work on place value and we have been busy getting used to all the routines back in school.