In Science, we have been exploring what different drinks do to our teeth over time. The children all chose a drink and observed a hard boiled egg in the liquid for 4 days. Then they took it out of the liquid and explored what the drink had done to the egg. Some of the egg shells became softer and thinner. When the children took the shell off the egg they found that the liquid had seeped through the shell and stained the actual egg.
We had an absolutely amazing time at the Centre for Life in Newcastle. We went on a 4D motion ride, watched a Science show, explored more than 150 old school video games and even got a chance to visit the planetarium. It was an incredibly busy but fun day. Some of us even needed a nap on the bus journey home.
Year 4 absolutely blew everyone away at the Hartlepool Skipping Tournament on Thursday 21st March. We didn't make it through to the final but we did come back with 9 gold certificates, 13 silver certificates and bronze and an extra bronze for our AWESOME skip dance.
In Music we learnt an African song called Che Che Koolay and sang it along with some actions. We've been told it's a song about Harvest.
Music - Lewis Bridal Song
This is a Scottish (Celtic) song about Mairi's Wedding. The children danced along to this song with a partner. The dance is a progressive dance. When they sang the words, "Step we boldly on we go..." both the inside and the outside circles stepped to the right and ended up with a new partner.
The words we sing for the song are:
Step we boldly, on we go
Heel for heel and toe for toe.
Arm in arm and row on row
All for Mairi's wedding.
Over hill-ways up and down,
Myrtle green and bracken brown,
Past the shielings, through the town,
All for sake of Mairi.
Red her cheeks as rowans are,
Bright her eye as any star,
Fairest o' them a' by far
Is our darling Mairi.
Plenty herring, plenty meal,
Plenty peat to fill her creel,
Plenty bonny bairns as weel:
That's the toast for Mairi.
In Literacy, we have really enjoyed reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty and have created some excellent writing as if we were Victorian children in a workhouse.
We created some very emotive freeze frames recreating what being a workhouse would feel like.
These children worked incredibly hard collecting lint from under the machines. It was dangerous work and some of our children had lost limbs. Christian was a very strict and power-hungry boss.
Travis was a wicked boss and wouldn't let any of the children have a lie in in their uncomfortable wooden crate beds.
Samuel needed to make sure everyone was clean before their day in the factory.
The children were starving after a long day in the factory. Ashton was not happy with the way Grace was eating and ordered her to eat from the pig trough!
Year 4 have had a fabulous time learning some of the skills involved in Basketball. We have even had a go at playing a game and we can't wait to have a go at shooting into a real hoop.
In Year 4, we have started exploring sound and how it is made. We have learned about vibrations and how they travel through solids, liquids and gases so the sound can reach our ears. We created our own role plays to show how these vibrations worked.
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