WOW moments

Well done to the following children for receiving WOW certificates. They have been received for fantastic maths scores, problem solving ability and amazing learning behaviours. Well done to all and keep it up!

Welcome to Year 4

Welcome back to Year 4! I know some of you have had a long time off but it is great to see you all again. We have had a fantastic start to the term and all of the children have settled extremely well. The school and the classroom may look slightly different, however, this has not stopped all children from learning. Being able to split the class between Mrs Ellis and myself has already had an impact on the progression of all children in the class. Keep it up Year 4 and we will have an amazing year!

Sound

Today in Science, we have learnt about how different sounds are created. First of all, we established that all sounds are created through vibrations. We also discussed that the stronger the vibrations, the louder the sound. To prove this, we completed a number of tests. Firstly, we held our fingers to our throat and we hummed so we could feel the vibrations. Then, we used a tuning fork so we could see the vibrations. When using the tuning forks, we noticed that when we hit the tuning fork and placed them into the water we could see the vibrations because it made the water spurt. Afterwards, we created our own Kazoos to understand how musical instruments work. We had so much fun, have a look below to see what we got up to.

ICT

Today during ICT, the children have looked at manipulating shapes and objects on the programme Microsoft Word. The children first looked at how to make shapes bigger, smaller and how to rotate the shape. Then using the skills taught, the children created their own pictures. Have a look below to see us working hard.

Pond dipping!

Yesterday the children of Kexborough Primary school became pond explorers! We spent the afternoon learning about the life cycle of a frog and the different creatures you might find in a pond.

Luckily for us, we have a fantastic school pond that we could use to go and investigate to make our learning fun and practical! The children worked in pairs to carry out the pond dipping experiment and used a checklist to tick off any interesting creatures they found.

Planting

This afternoon we learnt about the different parts of a plant, their functions, and what plants need in order to grow. We then had the opportunity to plant various plants, flowers and seeds in our school grounds. We worked together in groups to fill the school planters full of beautiful flowers and plants. We made sure they had plenty of compost, water and access to sunlight. We can’t wait to see how they grow over the next few weeks.

Science – The Human Body

Today, we have been learning all about the human body. First, we watched a video and learned all about blood. Then we returned to our classrooms and made a skeleton and labelled the bones. Did you know there about 200 bones in the human body?

Afterwards, we completed a quiz outside, and raced around the stations in the playground to find the answers. We were all amazed to learn that if we laid our blood vessels out end to end they would stretch two and a half times around the world!

Then we made blood from cornflour, starch and water. This makes a Non-Newtonian solution which is part liquid and part solid.

Finally, we made plasma out of PVA glue, shaving foam, soap, bicarbonate of soda, yellow food colouring and eye wash. When we mixed it all together we had a slime substance!

We have had a lovely day. Thank you to Mrs Cook for organising this for us!

Blossoming tree

Today, we went outside and painted the blossom tree in watercolour. Mrs Frostick taught us how to dab with the paint to make it look like blossom flowers.

Afterwards, we played cricket with Mr Rodgers. After a nail biting final ball/final wicket innings the girls emerged triumphant!

Thursday

Today the children have been put into groups to do a range of activities. For the first activity the children painted pictures in a pointillist style. First, we discussed what animal we were going to do. Then we drew our designs and used cotton buds to make a dot effect. We then had extra time to draw some cartoon animals with the inspiration of the cartoon workshop on Seesaw.

Afterwards, the children invented their own chocolate bars. First we discussed what our favourite chocolate bar was and why we liked it. Then we looked at different chocolate bars to see what was inside each of them. After we tasted them to give ideas for our dream chocolate bar. Have a look below to see what we got up to.

Harry Potter’s Unicorn Trial

This afternoon we all took part in the unicorn trial; six team trials based on Harry Potter. Some games were mind stretching, others were physically demanding, they were all fun!

Tom Riddle’ Diary – move 4 pencils to make 3 triangles

Marvolo Gaunt’s Ring – move rings from one side to the other one at a time only

Salazar’s Locket – Carry the jar cross the rainbow without stepping on the floor (the dead zone)

Rowena Ravenclaw’s Lost Diadem – 23 items to remember

Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup – answer the clues to unlock the cup

Deathly Hallows – create the sign using PE equipment