Loud and Quiet

Thursday was a very exciting day! Here we are enjoying the snow! We had some very cold hands and fingers afterwards, but had great fun!

On Friday, we were learning about how sound travels from a source, to our ears, in sound waves. We role played being particles in a solid, liquid and gas to show how sound moves quicker in a solid. Why is this?

We then investigated loud and quiet sounds, using a range of musical instruments. Working in groups, we created a presentation to explain the relationship between amplitude (volume) and the size of the sound waves. Who can remember?

Have a lovely weekend!

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Segedunum

What an exciting way to begin our new topic, ‘I am Warrior!’

Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic day out at Segedunum, where we had a workshop learning all about the training we would need to become a Roman soldier. We learned battle techniques, tried on Roman soldier armour, carried replica weapons and also learnt an oath.

Can anyone remember what it was?

We explored the remains of the Roman fort at Segedunum as well as comparing how the landscape changed over time.

A huge well done to everyone and thank you to our parent volunteers who came along for the fun!

Have a lovely weekend!

Merry Christmas!

Wow! What a fantastic end to an incredible term!

We started the week with our final performance of Follow the Star. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We also completed our advent topic, where we have been thinking about the gift of Jesus and preparing ourselves. Thank you to those children who prepared a wonderful liturgy, and thank you to all of the children who were so reflective in their responses.

On Tuesday, we got the pleasure of hearing the choir perform and we were so proud of our Year 4 children who performed.

Over the last couple of days we’ve been preparing Christmas cards, calendars and other crafts which I hope you’ve loved as much as the children enjoyed making them.

I was blown away by the quality of their calendars – all of the children worked so hard to produce them!

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this term. The children have worked exceptionally hard and should be immensely proud of themselves – I definitely am!

I hope you all have a restful break, ready to return in January for another excellent term.

Have a very happy, holy and safe Christmas!

Miss Kane

Christmas Celebrations

I am so incredibly proud of the children’s efforts this week in preparation for our performance, which we did on Thursday evening. I’m sure that those of you who came to watch, would agree that the children did a fantastic job. We will be performing again on Monday morning, so if you haven’t yet seen the performance, please join us then.

Furthermore, I would love to say a huge ‘well done!’ to our very talented musicians who performed in their concert this morning for the very first time. The rest of Year 4 were so supportive and watched with great pride as the children performed.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Kane

Maths Madness!

This week, we’ve been investigating measuring length. On Monday, we used tape measures to measure different parts of our bodies. We used place value grids to help us convert these measurements from cm, to mm and even m.

We then learned how to find the perimeter of 2D shapes, by adding the lengths of all the sides of the shape.

At the end of the week, we drew our names in rectilinear shapes and found the perimeter of each letter, before working out the perimeter of our whole name.

MAD Week and Advent

Wow!! What an exciting week we’ve had this week!

We’ve learned so many new art skills, including learning different techniques for using watercolour paint, watercolour pencils, sketching pencils and pastels!

The children have produced some outstanding art work and they should all be incredibly proud of themselves – I know I am!

At the end of the week, we changed our liturgical cloth to purple to mark the beginning of advent. The children have begun to hang their stars on our focal point tree, to remember those loved ones we have lost.

We also decorated our Christmas tree this afternoon!

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Investigating Gases

In science, we were investigating the weight of carbon dioxide. We weighed the bottles of fizzy pop, then we shook them to release the bubbles of carbon dioxide, then we weighed them again.

We found out that Fanta and Lemonade contained the most carbon dioxide.

We only had one spillage!!

 

In other exciting news, we received a letter from Mrs Nealings with a mysterious puzzle piece.

What do you think it could be?IMG_2316