We have completed our DT project, the children painted their boxes to make them look more realistic and we tested them for a final time.
This week Year 4 have been extremely busy working on a project. The children have learnt all about electricity during their science lessons and have put this to good use this week when being faced with a scenario.
The scenario was that – Elena is fed up with her baby brother coming into her bedroom and messing it all up, she wants to put an alarm on the door so she knows when he tries to go in. Can you design a battery-powered circuit for Elena to help her solve the problem?
The children worked hard to research how they could do this, spent time planning how they were going to do their design and finally made their alarm systems. Every group managed to make an alarm that sounded when a door was opened.
The children evaluated their designs and said what was good about them and how they could improve them next time, well done Class 4.
Year 4 are making great progress in their music lessons.
On Wednesday morning, as a school we visited Trinity Church and Reverend Tim for our Easter service. Year 4 led the service with the rest of the school singing.
On Tuesday we visited Congleton Townhall to perform our singfest songs. We had a great time.
On Friday, the whole school joined together for a sharing assembly to celebrate the learning they had completed during Science Week.
Today we had a planetarium in and the children were able to visit the dome and find out even more information about space. The children took a look at the planets, the solar system, the Milky Way and some astronauts who had visited space. The children had time to ask questions, some of these were amazing and found out even more information.
When the children got back to the classroom they wrote down any unanswered questions and then they had time to find out the answers.
Following on from this they did space themed art, we used gold and silver paint to create a star effect in the background and then used watercolours to recreate the colours of the p,abets. The children then used some spray oil based inks to complete the space effect. These are currently drying but we can’t wait to show you the finished product.
Another great day – we love science week.
The theme for Science week is ‘growth’ so to link in with this we have been investigating growth and what variables affect growth.
To do this, we are have put spring onions into 30ml of water and over the next 11 days we will be measuring them to see how much they have grown. They have all been measured at 4.5cm and their roots are all 1.5cm. We have popped them in the quad in the sunshine (let’s hope the weather stays on our side).
Each day we have to check the temperature outside. We will keep you informed of the growth we have.
On Thursday we began a new computing topic on Scratch. The children worked together.
On Tuesday 8th March we had a tour of space and our solar system through a VR headset.
It was an amazing experience and found of lots of new information.
On Monday morning, we came into school to find out that something unusual had happened over the weekend. Aliens had crash landed in the quad.
We worked through a range of activities and challenges to understand what the aliens were saying, what they liked and disliked and finally helped them to feel safe on planet Earth. We had to use our essential skills in order to succeed. The skills are; listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.
Last night, some of the year 3 and 4 children took part in a football competition at Congleton High School. The team performed amazingly well and overall came 4th place, some of the games had really high scores and the team spirit matched their football skills.
Well done boys!
This afternoon in class 4 we have been investigating electricity.
Yesterday we all dressed up to celebrate world book day.
Yesterday in Year four we had the pleasure of a piano taster session. Some of the children in the class do already play so it was amazing to see their skills shine through and the rest of the class had their first try of playing a piano. The children fully enjoyed their time and would like to say thank you to Mrs Isherwood for organising this.