Sound and Hearing
Our new topic for Science is all about 'sound and hearing'. We have been exploring how sounds are made and have learnt that we hear sounds through vibrations. When sound is created the sound waves move particles in the air, causing them to vibrate. This is the same for particles in solids and liquids to! We decided to experiment making our own telephones. After making lots of predictions, we found that as long as there is tension in the string we were able to hear our friend through the other cup.
4S and 4C Christmas party
We have all been enjoying a Christmas party in our classes today. We started off with some party food and Christmas songs in the hall, together with year 3. We then had a carousel of activities including; playing bingo, an Xmas quiz and even pin the carrot on the snowman! One of our favourite games was the chocolate game and all games ensured all went home with bellies full of chocolate or Haribo!
Our six week homework projects.
We have been making lots of exciting things at home over the past six weeks, particularly linked to our Ancient Greek topic. Some of these creative activities include; building our very own Parthenon, designing board games and even having a go at cooking with our families. Our teachers have been really impressed with the quality of the work we have produced.
New Technologies Week
We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to explore some fantastic technology, from hand held gadgets to wireless games. We are looking forward to spending the rest of the week becoming more familiar with lots of interesting pieces of technology.
Making Magical Potions!
In 4S we have been reading The Worst Witch, so we decided to join Miss Hardbroom's potion class and create our very own invisibility potions.
In 4C we have been focusing on Stitch Head, we transformed ourselves into mad professors to make mysterious elixirs.
Welcome to Miss Horder
We are all really pleased to welcome Miss Horder to Year 4. She will be working with us until January as part of the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme.
In Art we have been having fun creating our own 'pinch' pots made from coloured clay, inspired by ancient Greek pottery. Firstly, we rolled our piece of clay into a ball shape, then we used our thumb and fingers to shape a small pot. Finally, we added a range of patterns to our pots. We are looking forward to creating and painting larger pots from air drying clay in the next few weeks.
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