Langley Year 4
We carried out an investigation to see how well different materials conducted heat by placing ice on them and seeing how quickly they melted. See if your children can tell you which materials conducted heat and which insulated.. We also tried building ice cube towers. This became trickier as the cubes started to melt. Can your children explain why?
Year 4 enjoying some elements of the Jewish Passover meal to celebrate Jewish ancestors leaving slavery in Europe led by Moses. We tried parsley and Matzo crackers and discussed that each element symbolised.
We have a new topic after half term. What could it be?
Celebrating Australia Day to raise money for Wildlife Warriors following the bush fires.
The experiment to see how tooth enamel (which reacts in the same way as egg shell) is affected by different drinks is progressing well. What has happened to the egg in the blackcurrant and apple squash cup?
We shared our half term homework projects - character descriptions and illustrations.
Look at our Manga style character drawings for our 500 word stories.
We were lucky enough to have a visit from author / illustrator, Paul Geraghty. The whole of KS2 enjoyed a presentation in the morning while Langley took part in an illustration workshop during the afternoon. Mr Geraghty left us with these amazing illustrations which he drew whilst teaching us about the process of making a published book.
We used mirrors to find out the shape of our different teeth, then we made clay models of them.
Big Story Day: Year 4 worked with Year 1 to act out some of the miracles performed by Jesus during our work on Epiphany.
The focus for our second term has been the study of electricity. We have enjoyed making different circuits using electrical components and investigating which materials conduct or insulate electricity. Tomorrow we will be holding our Great Exhibition where parents will have a chance to see our fantastic electrical inventions we have designs to make a positive difference to the world. Also featuring at the Great Exhibition will be our 2-page spreads on Dr Barnardo, our watercolour paintings depicting the school vision on our local Methodist church (as designed on our Forest Friday) and our class dance. We have been working hard on our class dance as a way of promoting teamwork.
Other highlights for this term have been our visit to the Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation synagogue, making pinhole cameras using Victorian knowledge and our ICT work on editing HTML. We particularly enjoyed editing the school web page to replace the different members of staff with choices of our own.
Our topic for this first term has been 'Victorians - Power Divided'. We have looked at the inequality between rich and poor, men and women as well as adults and children. Highlights for this topic have been our Victorian School Day, the visit to Beaulieu Motor Museum and the exploration of the Victorian artefacts loaned to us by the County Wardrobe. We also enjoyed trying out the different Victorian games on our Forest Friday.