Y4 learned all about the Digestive System and the journey that our food takes through our body. We initially learned the names of the vital parts of the Digestive System, then we took things to a practical level! This helped us to embed our understanding of the function of the system.
As part of the 'Animals Including Humans' area of our Science curriculum, Y4 are currently looking at the types of liquid that could cause the most potential harm to our teeth. It's important to keep teeth healthy so that they're able to carry out their functions as well as possible for as long as possible. As it would be unwise and very messy (!) to leave our own teeth in liquid for a number of days, we're instead using egg-shell to act in place.
After we planned our investigation very clearly (making sure that we were 'working scientifically'), we placed the eggs into cola, apple juice, milk and water. We decided to check and record any changes to the egg-shell every day and on Friday we'll report our findings! Mrs Graham, our school Science Subject Leader, paid us a visit during the lesson and is very keen to hear about what Y4 have discovered during the investigation.
This morning, Y4 took on the 'Times Tables Challenge' with the aim of beating their own individual personal bests. It was clear that all class members were extremely motivated to do well and they all got their heads down in determined fashion. After the class had all marked and worked out their scores, there was a total of 22 new personal best scores & times achieved! Well done Y4!
A massive thank-you must go to all parents. It is very clear that the children have been working on their times tables at home and the improvement has been great to see.
This photo really does tell a story!
Y4 were FANTASTIC this afternoon as they ran an incredible 58.5 miles between them! Mrs Higton had set the whole school a target of running 10 marathons (262 miles!) during the day and Reception, Y6, Y1, Y2 and Y3 did really well to push us over the 160mile mark as he moved towards lunchtime. In the afternoon, it was all down to Y4 & Y5 to add the extra 100miles to the total to hit the target and together we did!
Well done to all- you've raised a brilliant amount of money.
WOW! I challenged Y4 to crack the countdown numbers game as their Numeracy starter this morning. The entire class went straight into discussion and sharing of ideas. Eventually, Tom solved the puzzle with a fantastic bit of reasoning and skills work. Truly impressive.
On Tuesday, Y4 had their final scientific investigation session with Mr Keen. This week's focus was on measuring the current of electricity around a circuit using ammeters. Once again, the whole class was brilliant throughout the lesson and used their scientific knowledge to the full. It was great to see that all of the groups independently chose to repeat their tests to ensure that their results were satisfactory.
Before leaving, Mr Keen remarked that he thought Y4 were an "outstanding" class. He was mightily impressed by their ability to tackle complex work he would normally associate with Y7 pupils. What a fantastic, and deserved, compliment. Well done Y4.
Y4 were shown a bizarre looking item (which we were assured was a fruit- phew!) for us to all examine. After making sure that it didn't crawl, bite or wriggle, Y4 all agreed that it was unlike anything any of us had ever seen before! Can you succeed where Y4 couldn't and identify this octo-fruit?