States of matter – Year 4

This afternoon, year 4 were introduced to their new science topic – states of matter. They started to organise items into three groups – solids, liquid and gases. We then looked at how the particles in these are different. To demonstrate this, year 4 went outside and took on the role of the particles within a solid, liquid and gas. They had to ensure they were showing the right characteristics of each state by ensuring they had the right space, energy and amount of contact with other particles. What state of matter do you think they are showing in the pictures?

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Christmas has come early…

Thank you so much to everyone who came and joined in with our Christmas card making day. It was so lovely to see so many adults come to make cards with the children. The cards look fantastic and we can’t wait to see what they look like when they are professionally printed. The Year 6 children did a brilliant job preparing all the resources and the PTA were fantastic at keeping the day running (and the room clean!)

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Learning represented through Imaginative Artwork

Today, different classes worked together to think about how they can represent the concept of LEARNING through Art. The children were not allowed to use pencils or pens and had to be collaborative learners bringing together shared ideas to create these stunning creative pieces.

Each group was able to talk through how their creations were linked to learning. We were very impressed with all of the wonderful ideas that were shared.

Mrs Tricket is very excited to put each piece up for display to welcome us back into school in September.

Please take a momen to talk to your child about the ideas behind their pieces, I’m sure they will WOW you as they did us!

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Trampolining

Last week, Year 4 enjoyed a trip to the Reach Free school. They learnt how to play handball out on the astro and how to perform a complicated mix of jumps, turns and landings on the trampoline. Year 4 were brilliant at having a go at these new skills even when they felt a little nervous.

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Cave Paintings

Year 4 explored the various Stone Age cave paintings that have been discovered around the world. They used the styles of the different caves to create their own versions of the paintings. It was brilliant to see so many children taking risks in their learning by trying out new ideas, reflecting on what worked well and using this to create their final version.

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Spellings

This week, Year 4 have been learning ten spellings that do not fit any rules that they have learnt so far. We have been discussing different ways to remember the tricky spellings. We practised the spellings by writing on each other’s backs and guessing the words. What tricks can you remember?

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