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Otter Class Y4

Welcome to the Spring Term

in Otter Class! 

This term, we have been learning all about King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons.

 

Next, we will become scientists and inventors, finding out about electricity and sound and creating our own cracking contraptions and inspirational inventions.

Year 4 Curriculum Newsletter Spring

We have learnt so much about sound in our science lessons through investigating vibrations, using a datalogger to measure volume, and creating our own telephones and musical instruments. We love Science!

We were visited by a lady from Carymoor Environmental Centre. She presented a great assembly about recycling. Then we got to make our own mini-greenhouses - a fantastic way to reuse plastic!

World Book Week in Otter Class

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What a fantastic visit to We The Curious in Bristol we had. We got properly hands-on with science...

We’ve really enjoyed building Anglo-Saxon houses, and were even lucky enough to get out in the sunshine to try our hands at making a hill fort and houses made of wattle and daub...

What a fantastic performace of Mamma Mia by Year 4. Mrs Lawrie and Miss Frost are super proud.

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We had a very important visitor this week - King Alfred! We had lots of questions to ask him.

We had a very important visitor this week - King Alfred! We had lots of questions to ask him. 1
We had a very important visitor this week - King Alfred! We had lots of questions to ask him. 2
PE this term will be on a Monday and Thursday. The children need their kit in school at all times please. Make sure they have something warm to wear in case we are outside.

We investigated Oobleck (a cornflour and water mix) which has both liquid and solid properties - it was very messy but fun to play with.

We investigated Oobleck (a cornflour and water mix) which has both liquid and solid properties - it was very messy but fun to play with. 1
We investigated Oobleck (a cornflour and water mix) which has both liquid and solid properties - it was very messy but fun to play with. 2

Then we sorted materials into solids, liquids and gases. Some things are made up of more than one of them, which made the job tricky!

We conducted an investigation to decide where in the classroom Mr Matter could melt the margarine and chocolate he needed for his flapjack. (The cloakroom radiator might just be perfect)

We conducted an investigation to decide where in the classroom Mr Matter could melt the margarine and chocolate he needed for his flapjack. (The cloakroom radiator might just be perfect) 1
We conducted an investigation to decide where in the classroom Mr Matter could melt the margarine and chocolate he needed for his flapjack. (The cloakroom radiator might just be perfect) 2
We conducted an investigation to decide where in the classroom Mr Matter could melt the margarine and chocolate he needed for his flapjack. (The cloakroom radiator might just be perfect) 3

We investigated the changing state of water. One of our challenges was to move water from the kettle to a bowl. We did this by boiling water to create steam. We then cooled it to allow condensation to run along the underside of a pan lid and into the bowl - magic!

We investigated the changing state of water. One of our challenges was to move water from the kettle to a bowl. We did this by boiling water to create steam. We then cooled it to allow  condensation to run along the underside of a pan lid and into the bowl - magic!  1

Finally, to bring our Science week to a fantastic finish, we tested out what happens to gas if you add mentos to cola. It was explosive fun!

Finally, to bring our Science week to a fantastic finish, we tested out what happens to gas if you add mentos to cola. It was explosive fun! 1
Finally, to bring our Science week to a fantastic finish, we tested out what happens to gas if you add mentos to cola. It was explosive fun! 2

During our “Say No to Bullying” Week, we wrote Haikus about bullying and friendship which we read in assembly. They were very good!

We were so proud of our amazing Roman projects and were very excited to be able to invite the school into our Roman museum to show them all our hard work.

We enjoyed finding out about Roman gods, creating mosaics and making Roman honey cookies today - yum!

We created stick people today and then used the iPads to create stop motion animated videos.

Look at how much fun hard work can be in our maths fluency lesson today...

What handwriting super stars! These two are very proud to be the first in Year 4 to be invited for tea with Mr Hobbs to celebrate their beautiful writing.

What handwriting super stars! These two are very proud to be the first in Year 4 to be invited for tea with Mr Hobbs to celebrate their beautiful writing. 1
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