We have just started our new Science Topic of Sound. We have learned all about how the sound waves travel through vibrations so that we can hear. We have had a fantastic debate about if a tree falls over in forest with no one within 20 miles of it, does it make a sound?
We have also had a lesson looking into the musical instruments of the Boomwhackers and how the vibrations work through them to create different musical notes and sounds. We have had a great time performing 'Twinkle Twinkle' with them and we even created our own musical patterns to listen to.
We have been learning all about sound is created through vibrations and we have experimented with sounds travelling through solid objects, the air and even under water. We have also made some amazing cup/string telephones, which worked perfectly by the vibrations travelling along the string.
Have a look at some of the work we have done...
Teeth and Digestion
We have begun our fantastic new Science Topic for the Summer Term. We are looking into our teeth and then the process of digestion throughout the body. We have learnt how to look after our teeth and the reasons why this is so important.
Here are some photos of us cleaning our teeth after using a very colourful disclosure tablet:
We have been continuing our work on the rainforest and the people that live there. We created tribal masks so that we could become our own 4H Tribe!
Here are our masks on display in the school:
The Animal Man!
We were treated to a visit from the Animal Man (Henry) today, who brought in a selection of amazing animals for us to see, touch, hold and even put around our necks.
We were amazed to see cockroaches, Geckos, a bearded dragon, a hedgehog, two snakes, an owl and a White Raccoon.
Here are a lot of pictures to show how we got on! Click on each picture to make them bigger! :)
We have worked hard in our Art lessons, with a focus on Enlargement! Our Art work was linked to Egyptian paintings and we have worked well as a team to copy the enlarged design onto paper and then to paint them!
Here are some pictures of our work hanging beautifully in our classroom!
We have been having loads of fun in our Science lessons over the past couple of weeks. We have all taken part in the great ice cube challenge to see who could melt their ice cube the quickest, which helped us to see that solids could turn to liquids.
As part of this lesson, we also melted some chocolate and we used thermometers to measure the temperature of chocolate as it cooled and eventually became a solid again. (The cold weather outside helped us with this) Mr Hughes wouldn't let us eat the chocolate either (Boo!) But we had a great time learning all about changes that were reversible!
We have also produced our own investigation, where we were looking at how evaporation works and how a liquid can actually become a gas. We wet some paper towels and all had different jobs to do so we could see the best method of drying them. We decided to focus on Air Resistance, Heat and Surface Area.
We wrote out our full investigation too! We wrote our plan, our prediction, how we would make it a fair test, our results and even finished it off by writing a conclusion! Wow!
We had a great time doing this and now we know the best methods to dry our clothes after they have been in the wash!
Science - Solids, Liquids and Gases
We have just started our new topic and have begun to do some Science!!!
We are looking into the various states of matter and mainly into the properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases. We have had a super start and have taken part in some great practical activities to recognise the 3 different states.
We have blown up balloons, learnt about whether objects can be compressed, how liquids are poured (and some solids) and Mr Hughes has even broken a pencil to prove that solids can be broken. (Not to be tried at home)
We have mixed together corn flour and water to make a gloop to describe the solution that we made. We even went one step further and added sand to the mixture to make some 4H 'SuperGloop'. We put our fingers into the mixture and tried to stir. It was very difficult and was pretty hard to even take our fingers out.
Science is all about investigating our thoughts and we have done this so well in our first couple of lessons. It was also lots of fun!!!
Visit from a famous author.... Ciaran Murtargh
We were treated to a fantastic talk from Ciaran today! He talked about some of the books he has written and some of the television shows that he has helped to create with his amazingly funny style.
He even let us create our own short story together and gave us lots of brilliant advice on how we can all really enjoy writing stories and how we can make them even better.
It was wonderful opportunity for us and he even signed some books that we bought.
Thank you Ciaran!
Temples, Tombs and Treasures
Our first half term of IPC is being spent looking at Ancient Egypt and Ancient Sumer; focusing on many exciting historical and geographical facts relating to the area.
We are looking into where Egypt is located, how the pyramids were built, why they used mummification, the ancient Gods and Pharaohs and how crucial the River Nile was to their survival.
The children are working really hard to do the research themselves; creating posters, presentations and descriptive writing about these topics areas.
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