Today in Science, we looked at the different parts of the body associated with digestion. We learnt that digestion starts in the mouth and is the process of breaking down food in our body. We also learnt that our small intestine is 6 metres long whereas our large intestine is 1.5 metres long. Did you know our stomach is the size of two of our fists?
During this term, class 6 have been investigating which liquids do the most damage to teeth. They set up a fair test, keeping everything the same (jars, eggshells, amount of liquid and where the jars were placed in the classroom) apart from the 6 different liquids: water, cocoa cola, blackcurrant juice, orange juice, vinegar and milk. Class 6 predicted that water would do the least damage as this is good for teeth whereas cocoa cola would do the most damage as this contains a large amount of sugar.
After a week, the eggshells were taken out of the jars to be examined. Using their results table, class 6 observed that the liquid that did the most damage to teeth was vinegar and not cocoa cola as predicted. This was because the vinegar turned the eggshell into a deflated balloon.
Today in Maths, we used our knowledge of a 100 number square to build a 100 square jigsaw puzzle.
Why not have a go at completing one yourself? If you are interested, click here or have a go at the questions below.
Class 4 had the difficult task of debating whether lying was ever okay. They had to look at the argument from different perspectives and try to persuade the other side they were right.
Louise’s numeracy group have been brave enough to stand at the front and recite the times tables.
Year 4’s Science topic is States of Matter. We have been learning about fair testing and planned a test which we kept all variants the same apart from one. Our test was to discover what would melt first; butter or chocolate. We discovered that butter melts faster than chocolate. We also discussed that both butter and chocolate had to be heated to melt. Which changed the state from solid to liquid. Some children even identified that when the butter sizzled it produced a gas!
After some time we looked at the butter and chocolate again and saw that the state had been reversed back to a solid as it had cooled down.
In Year 4, the children have been learning about Jesus and why he is inspirational to some people. The children have been learning about different parables to explore and discuss his teachings and qualities. They explored the Happiness sayings of Jesus (The Beatitudes) and created their own version of the Beatitudes by thinking about what makes them blessed or happy.
Blessed are those who are polite.
Blessed are those who are kind.
Blessed are those who do right.
Blessed are those who are fair.
Blessed are those who give to charity.
Blessed are those who share.
Blessed are those who do good.
Blessed are those who help others.
Blessed are those who comfort.
Blessed are those who forgive.
Blessed are those who make people happy.
Year 4’s Science topic is States of Matter. We have conducted an observation over time to see how quickly an ice cube will melt. We measure the temperature of the water as it melted (with a thermometer) and could accurately state that the ice cube was a solid and had changed to a liquid.
Throughout the Spring term, the year 4 children are learning about the various features of computer games. By the end of the term they will have experienced creating their own computer game.
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