To build upon our problem solving skills, we spent the morning solving a particularly difficult problem using practical resources. We showed lots Grit and determination and worked brilliantly as a team.
Finding all possibilities
Our current Science topic is Sound. We spent an afternoon examining and playing with various instruments. As you can imagine it was very loud!!!
We spent the next session experimenting with muffling sound using a data logger, working out how sound travels, changing pitch, and measuring how fast sound travels. As you can see it was a fun afternoon.
BRADGATE PARK TRIP
BRADGATE PARK TRIP
First we used newspaper and glue to Paper - Mache and create the shape of a volcano.
Next we painted them.
Finally we took them out so they could erupt!
VOLCANO at Fosse
Early this morning (Tuesday 15th March), there were low rumbling sounds and the building shook! We had had an earthquake! We soon discovered that this was the result of something emerging in the playground! Once Mr Stone has secured the area, we were allowed to go in and investigate.
Volcanic Eruption at Fosse!
Rocks and soils afternoon
As part of our rocks and soils work we had a rocks and soils afternoon. We had a carousel of 5 activities.
The first activity was to create Inushuk models with various different resources.
The second activity was to create fossils.
Next we painted our own rocks.
Then we conducted a scientific experiment of different types of rocks in vinegar, coke, and lime juice.
Finally, we made soil pudding cups (it was delicious) using biscuits, chocolate, cream and sweets for grass.
Times Tables Race
Year 4 need to know all their times table facts up to the 12 times tables by the end of year 4. To encourage children to learn their tables we have a weekly times table race in school. Last week our hard work paid off as we are the first winners of this years Times tables race. As a reward we will have an extended golden time on Friday Well done 4M!
Two Times Table Song (Cover of Rude by MAGIC!) with Classroom Instruments
Three Times Table Song (Cover of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)
Four Times Table Song (Blurred Lines Cover) with Classroom Instruments
Five Times Table Song (We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus) Using iPads Only
Six Times Table Song! (Cover of CHEERLEADER by OMI)
Seven Times Table Song (Cups by Anna Kendrick Cover) with Classroom Instruments
Eight Times Table Song (Cover of All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor)
As part of our Romans topic we had a special visitor come in and further explore the Romans with us. Gregorius Maximus was a Roman soldier who visited us all the way from Roman Britain!
The battle of Fosse Primary !!!
After making our Roman shields Year 4 went outside and had their very own battle.
Roman soldiers marching
While the battle was intense, I am convinced 4M were the clear winners, although I'm sure Mr Taylor and 4T would disagree!
We have been busy learning about Boudicca recently in Topic as part of our Romans topic. We have also made our very own mosaic pots as well as designed and created Roman shields. Pictures can be found below.
Here are a few links related to doubling which we have been working on in Maths this week.
As part of Remembrance weekend we decided to create our very own poppies. Here are a few photos.
We are incredibly lucky to have Madame Marr come and teach us French every Wednesday. This week the children were practicing introducing themselves to Albert and telling him how old they are.
This week in Maths we have been focusing on learning to tell the time.
Here a few photographs showing us creating and using our own clocks.
Roman Oil Lamps
As part of our topic this term Romans we did a D&T project - creating a Roman oil lamp using terracotta clay.
Black History Week
As part of Black History Week we have been looking at various different Blues and Jazz musicians. We have looked and danced to Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson as well as BB King.
Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
Robert Johnson - Sweet Home Chicago - JazzAndBluesExperience
Robert Johnson- Crossroad
We were also lucky to have 2 workshops related to Black History Week (Dance and Drumming)
We've been looking at fractions of amounts and were using pizza's and counters to help us.
This week as part of our Computing curriculum we took out the Beebots to do some 'Beebot tinkering'
We will be using the Beebots too.
A Wandering Beebot
Crazy dancing Beebots
We began our Romans topic this week, and started by creating a timeline. The class were given the challenge of working as a group to create the timeline helping each other. I think they did quite well!
For our first topic we looked at healthy eating and spent an afternoon doing a carousel of healthy eating activities.
We played Kim's game - one person was blindfolded and had to try and guess what food they were tasting. The children found that some surprises weren't as pleasant as they were expecting!
We had a table sketching our delicious fruits.
We had one table sorting healthy eating cards into as many categories as they could.
Our final table created a healthy eating lunchbox to be displayed our Science display.
Finally we used the remaining fruit to make fruit salad for Golden time.
PE will be on Monday and Thursday each week.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school ALL WEEK.
Swimming will begin on 14th September.
Please also ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school at all times.
Our school day begins at 8.45 and finishes at 3.15 pm.
ALL children should wear school uniform every day of the week including Golden Time days.
If children would like a school dinner the cost will be £1.75 per day unless your child is entitled to a free school meal.
In KS2 children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit for a break time snack, please make sure this is named.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will need to be completed by the following Friday.
We have been using Carrbars to investigate how we can use them in maths. We have already used them to learn our number bonds.
Last week we did a team building exercise to see who could build a structure using marshmallows and spaghetti that would hold a chocolate egg.
Miss Challis kindly help me choose our winners, who won because of their innovative design.