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Farmer Carl visits
4G Sports Day
4F Sports Day
4F Nature Area
Investigating how to change solids to liquids by melting them
A busy morning
4G spent an enjoyable morning in the playground and nature area. Starting with an Otter, Salmon and Eagle game, the children refined their observation and reaction skills. Moving into the nature area, the children rotated round three activities - bug hunting, building dens for themselves and friends and lastly, adding to our sensory garden.
4 Gideon Class Assembly
Introducing solids, liquids and gases
In Science we have been investigating how much gas weighs
In Geography we have been learning how clouds are made, we enjoyed spotting them too!
4F visit Anglian Water
4G visit Anglian Water
Solids and Liquids
4F had a busy morning in the nature area. They started by making a non-newtonian fluid-mixing cornflour and water. 4G were amazed that this mixture behaved like a solid when energy was imparted on it and a liquid when left alone in their hands. Also they investigated animal and insect life in the nature area.
Liquids, solids and gases followed by shelters, trees and games!
4G had a busy morning today. Firstly, they discussed liquids, solids and gases, observing how a non-newtonian fluid reacted. This was a mixture of cornflour and water, putting energy on the mixture made it become a solid, when left, it acted as a liquid. Moving to the nature area soon after gave 4G the opportunity to build shelters, climb trees, develop games and hunt for creatures. Well done 4G for an excellent morning.
Music Workshop by Southend Choirs
Our wonderful homework
Food chains and webs
4 Gideon looked at the connections between the animals in the world around us by investigating food chains and webs of increasing complexity. We got in a bit of a tangle working out what happens when changes in our environment cause increases or decreases of certain predators or prey in the food web!
4F had a busy morning in the nature area and using space on the field today. Their focus was working together as a team and listening to each other. They started by hiding teddies and giving each other clues to find them. Next, was the blindfold challenges, working together to trust and look after each other. Lastly, they moved to the nature area where they worked together to play games, build dens, make food and generally have fun. This morning, 4F demonstrated excellent teamwork to achieve common goals. Keep it up.
4 Fountains Science Week
Throughout Science week, we have been looking at connections. We have learnt about how different animals are connected in food webs and what would happen if we lost animals from these webs. We have connected to each other by making string telephones and learnt how the vibrations of the sound waves travel down the string so that we can hear them clearly. We also looked at the connections between different materials by using chemical reactions between vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to make fizzy colours.
Year 4 had a busy day in the Nature area. They collected various natural materials and designed and made a picture using these. They used the art of Andy Goldsworthy as inspiration and produced some outstanding pictures. I was so impressed with their concentration levels, discussion and team work. Why not have a look at this video and try this at home with your own children.
Cooking orange cakes in the nature area
4F experienced a busy and very cold morning in the Nature Area. They cooked orange cakes which were tasted and mostly enjoyed by all. Looking out for other users in the nature area, they litter-picked and tidied the whole area. Thank you 4F. Lastly, they made special fat balls to feed all the wildlife who use this area as well as us!
4 Gideon Dance Session
This half term we are learning Dance as part of our PE curriculum - The children are making amazing progress in working together to develop their routines to the Scissor Sisters song 'I don't feel like dancing'.
4G had an extremely busy morning in the nature area. Before embarking on the hard work of moving the chip bark and placing it around the nature area to stop it becoming too muddy, Year 4 enjoyed making orange cakes. They hulled out an orange either eating the insides or leaving it to the wildlife. Inside they put some cake mix, put the lid of the orange back on top and wrapped it in foil. They left these cakes approximately 15-20 minutes and then had a taste testing session! Most of Year 4 enjoyed making but didn't like the taste of the cake. Year 4 also fed the wildlife who visit the nature area and even had time to play Eagle Eye.
Mrs Miller wants to say a big thank you to the children in 4G who helped her shift chip bark. What a job you did today!
Our anti-bullying display
4 Gideons had a fun scientific afternoon building working electrical circuits and found the whole process rather 'illuminating'.
This week, Year 4 have started their learning about playscripts in English. This has meant reading a script of Jack and the Beanstalk in groups, deciding on particular acting and vocal expressions and then performing them outside to a wonderful Year 1 audience!
School of Noise
4 Gideon make some noise!
4Gideon worked hard today in our Science Sound topic learning the difference between pitch and amplification and working out how to change the pitch of different instruments - rather noisy but a lot of fun!
Coastal Erosion Prevention
4 Gideon putting into practice all their learning to play a mini Tag Rugby Tournament against each other - some real talent emerging in the class!
Investigating Sound Outside
4G had an enjoyable morning in the nature area and field, discussing their Science topic of Sound. Firstly, they were all blindfolded and worked together to follow a sound. After this, they were all given an animal sound. They made the noise and had to find the other members of their animal group using just sound as they were all blindfolded. Great fun was had by all!
"It was a tricky activity as you had to make the sound but listen at the same time. It took me a while to hear my sound above all the other noise."
Later in the morning, they moved into the nature area, making windchimes. These are now decorating their classroom.