This week has been Science and Engineering week. In 4A we have been amazing, fabulous scientists and have taken part in a variety of activities. We have made our own lava lamps, designed posters on what we think the world will be like in 1000 years time and attended a rocket workshop where we made and launched our own rockets. As well as all of this we had a special science assembly where a visitor showed us some amazing experiments using hydrogen peroxide.
What has been your favourite science activity so far? Why?
What new scientific vocabulary have you learned?
What is your most interesting idea for what our planet will be like in a 1000 years time? (I’ve still got my fingers crossed for someone to finally invent a hover board!)
Have a look at some of our science week pictures here.
As part of our Science topic of ‘Living Things’ we visited the Spinney. Luckily the weather was kind to us and we had a great time taking part in all the activities. We were looking for different invertebrates and mini beasts and used a dichotomous key to classify them. We had to use team work and problem solving skills in order to fill one bucket of water using a pump, planks and guttering. We also took part in some painting and some back breaking, wheelbarrow filling hard work!
What activity did you enjoy the most? Why?
Have a look at some more of our pictures here.
Today was World Book Day and we got to wear the masks we produced in class. Everyone looked amazing!
Click here to see our fabulous masks
This coming Thursday 2nd March 2017 is World Book Day. As you are aware, this year we at Clapham Manor are preparing things to wear in our classes and are basing our costumes on our current ‘Power of Reading’ books. For us in 4A this is ‘Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf’ by David Almond.
Click here to see how our preparations are going.
This week was assessment week, where 4A could show off all they have learnt so far this year. I am so proud of each and every one of them. They all did amazingly well. Good job 4A!
I hope you all have an enjoyable and safe half term break. Your home learning for the week is to….
- Complete a reading journal activity
- Make a comment on the blog
- Answer the big social question ‘what is culture?’
I look forward to seeing you all when we return to school on Monday 20th February.
This week 4A have had lots of fun during our computing lesson using the Isle of tune programme. This is where you can design your own town in which all the objects that are placed make a different sound.
We tried to create our own songs using the programme.
Here is a challenge for you 4A….. Can you use the programme to make our Money, Money, Money song from the end of year production?
Click here for a link to the website.
And click here to see 4A working hard during computing.
Our big science question is……
Is ageing inevitable?
Ageing means growing older and inevitable means that something will definitely happen no matter what.
So what do you think? Is ageing inevitable? Can we stop the ageing process?
Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
We have been looking at ways to present data (information) in our maths lessons this week. One way we have been looking at is using bar charts. We decided to try and make a bar chart using members of 4A! We first had some suggestions for what information we wanted to collect and we decided on 4A’s favourite food. We then went to the playground and turned the data we collected into a human bar chart!
Those of you who aren’t in 4A, can you guess which bar represents which food? The options were: jerk chicken, salad, chips, sushi, hamburgers, lasagne and other (this means a food that wasn’t in the list).
4A can you name the different features that our chart needed to have?
Leave your answers in the comments section.
If you would like to use the blog to show me some home learning you may have done, use the comments section on this blog post to upload.
There is a reading journal activity that is to write a blog entry so this is where you could complete that activity.