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Year 4 have been having lots of fun measuring with Newton Meters. They measured different things in the classroom and are understanding weight is a measurement of force.
We have a new timetable which is actually much better as we now have a double Science so we can do a full length exam. We’ve been working hard and doing lots of past papers to practise and see what we still need to go over. It has been hard work but it has shown how much the children have learnt. Keep up the good work!
We are starting to look at rivers and water usage. It’s an interesting topic which will take us around the world.
Year 1 are learning about plants this term in Science.
We have been growing some lettuce seeds.
The children have been observing their growth and talking about the changes they see!
We are very excited to see what happens over the next 3 weeks.
An interrupted week this, but always good to have a fiesta – if you can use it as such! We have done some comprehension a level a bit higher again from before. It’s not as easy as they thought but they will get there. We ended the week beautifully with a couple of weekend birthdays, and drawing cards for Mothers’ Day. They enjoyed that and did it with care.
Year 4 have been working hard to create their very own water filter using a bottle, sand, kitchen roll, gravel and filter paper to separate solids from their liquid!
Although their water looked clean, they were not able to drink it as it still had tiny microbes in the water.
This week we started our new topic in Science, Rocks and Soils. We have investigated the characteristics of different rocks and identified particular purposes they would suit. For example, we agreed slate is useful for roof tiles as it splits into thin pieces easily and is permeable (does not let water pass). Chalk definitely would not be suitable because it wears away easily. Later in the week we sorted rocks into various groups. Look at our photos and see if you can work out how we grouped them!
After learning about the forces of push, pull and twist in science, Year 2 explored patio to see where these forces are used. Within minutes of exploring they noticed that they were absolutely surrounded by objects where these forces are applied!
We PUSHED the door closed, button for water, friends down the slide and playground equipment to move it.
We PULLED the door open and our bodies up different play equipment.
We TWISTED the door handle to open it and play equipment to spin.
Year 4 have been learning about what happens when some solids are added to a liquid. All the children were able to use scientific vocabulary! Well done!
This week Year 3 has been looking at playscripts. The students had fun acting out various plays and were given the challenge to change some traditional stories into playscripts. In Numeracy, we have been multiplying 2 digit numbers. At the start of the week many were a little nervous approaching these equations but by Friday they were eager to complete these independently.
Well done Year 3! In Science, we completed our final investigation with plants. We put the stem of celery in a jar of water with blue food colouring and left it to sit for 1 day. The next day we observed the celery leaves were turning blue. When we cut it into pieces, we discovered small veins, like in our bodies, that carried the blue water up the stem to the leaves.
Congratulations to Maria, Patricia and Ania for receiving certificates in assembly today. Also, congratulations Year 3 for receiving the best line certificate for the 2nd time! Keep up the terrific work!