The final term...Term 6!
What a busy last term we have planned, school trips to Bristol harbour, making ice cream in science and making sculptures out of plastic in art!
PE continues to be on Wednesday and Friday.
Please make sure children come into school with their PE kit on and school jumper/cardigan, should they choose to bring a jumper to school.
As the weather is becoming warmer, please make sure your child brings a water bottle into school.
PPA will be covered by:
Mrs H, who will be teaching Spanish and Art.
Mr Germaine, who will be teaching Spanish and Computing.
WORLD BOOK DAY
As we weren't able to celebrate world book day together, we decided to celebrate our own day together as an extra special celebration of books!
The day started with a whole-school parade of all of our fantastic costumes and a special performance from Miss Price and Miss Cameron as Miss Trunchball and Bruce Bogtrotter! (Yes, there was LOTS of chocolate cake involved!).
We also looked at the fantastic book 'How the stars came to be' by Poonam Mistry. A story full of beautiful illustrations that explains how the stars came into the night sky.
We then created our own stories to explain how the stars were formed, please enjoy!
Visit to the Floating Harbour
During our visit to the floating harbour in Bristol, we identified human and physical features which are impacted by the River Avon.
We talked about how the river has changed Bristol’s trade and affected the life of the people who live here. We also identified animal and plants life that is impacted by the river, how they survive but also how pollution negatively impacts them.
States of Matter - Science
This week we have been learning about how materials can change state by melting or freezing. We measured the temperature of a solid (ice) and recorded how the temperature changed over a period of time until it melted into a liquid.
Hooray it's sports day! Even though it didn't quite look like a 'normal' sports say, we still tried our best and had fun taking part in all of the different activities. There was great fun and sportsmanship shown by all during our football dribble, obstacle course, and nest raiders games. We finished off with a Year 4 teachers egg and spoon race. Congratulations to Mrs Greenland who won and commiserations to Miss Fraser and Miss Hinchcliffe who broke theirs!
A special well done also goes to all of the children who tried their best during the sprints, and congratulations to the winners!
Biographies of Greta Thunberg
This week we have been learning about the different features of a biography. We have learnt about the incredible activist called Greta Thunberg and how she has inspired people from all over the world to fight against climate change.
Ice-cream in Science
Have you ever felt like making ice cream at home but don’t have enough time to let it freeze? Now you don’t have to wait, just ask our Y4’s!
As part of our science unit on changing states, we discussed how liquids can change state to a solid by removing heat. We then looked at how adding salt to ice can decrease the temperature from 0°C to -10°C! We used this knowledge to create an ‘instant freezer’ and added milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla essence to a bag which was placed inside the ice and salt. We shook it for around 5 minutes and voila! Instant ice cream!
Key Skills Day - Healthy Eating
As part of our key skills day we focused on healthy eating. We explored what it means to have a ‘healthy’ and ‘balanced’ diet. We also looked at a healthy recipe to stuff peppers. We had great fun making these and used different spices such as cumin and paprika to flavour our rice. They were DELICIOUS!
Our focus book for the past week has been ‘Once Upon a Raindrop’ by James Carter. Using this book as inspiration, we have practised using poetic devices such as simile, metaphor, personification and onomatopoeia to create our own poems on the theme of water.
The Water Cycle
Following on our theme of water, this week we have been learning about the water cycle in science. One of the most interesting facts we learnt is that the water we use today is also the same water that was once used by dinosaurs! We created our own water cycle diagrams to explain the 4 processes; evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.
The 4 Stages of the Water Cycle
In this lesson we recapped the 4 stages of the water cycle: collection, evaporation, condensation and precipitation. We created our own mini versions of the water cycle and will continue to observe them over the next few days. We have already noticed some water vapour!
This week we have been learning about persuasive techniques again to create advertisements for the world's best burger! We then use our computing skills to create advertisements. Scan this code to watch!