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Friend or Foe?

Year 4 were visited by PC Parry this morning to talk and learn about friends or foes. They looked at different people and thought about whether they could trust them, or not, and also worked through different scenarios and discussed what would be the best course of action in that situation.

They were brilliant in their discussions, mature with their suggestions and showed just how sensible and aware children I never Pontlliw are – da iawn!

The Mummified Tomatoes!

What an interesting afternoon we’ve had in Year 3! After being covered in salt for the last two weeks, the children were able to free their tomatoes this afternoon in order to make their observations. It was fascinating to see what the salt had done to the tomatoes and some of the weight differences recorded were amazing – one of the tomatoes pre mummification weight was 93g and this had dropped down to 42g after being left in the salt for two weeks. The tomatoes had shrunk and the skin had gone crinkly. The children drew and recorded their observations before mummifying their tomatoes further by wrapping them in bandages! Year 3 are now professional embalmers, da iawn!

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Year 4 weekly roundup!

Blwyddyn Pedwar have had a great week working on lots of interesting things! We have been working hard planning our bank robbery newspaper articles, along with learning some line dancing moves to challenge our 2 left feet!

Also, after learning a little bit about Native Americans and their way of life, we have spent some time making dream catchers which will hopefully go up on display soon.

Finally, after a lot of reminding (nagging!) the classroom is nearly ready for a class pet. There is a fish tank, with water and some gravel. Something important is missing though, although we can’t think what?

Yummy Mummy Biscuits in Year 3

This half term, our non-fiction writing genre is instructional writing, so this week I thought it would be a great idea to see how well the children could follow instructions in order to make an Egyptian Mummy biscuit. They all did an awesome job and they looked fantastic! After making the biscuits, the children wrote their own instructions explaining the steps needed to make and decorate an Egyptian Mummy biscuit. They made sure they included all of the features we have been learning about, such as bossy verbs and time connectives. What a fantastic effort by all of the children – I hope your biscuits tasted as good as they looked! Well done boys and girls!

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Year 3 Egyptian Embalmers!

What a fantastic, messy afternoon we’ve had in Year 3 with the children becoming Egyptian Embalmers! We followed the steps of the mummification process using a tomato. First the children washed their dead bodies (the tomato) and then an incision was made for them to remove the insides. We then recorded the pre mummification weight. The children then had lots of fun stuffing their tomatoes with a salt and bicarbonate of soda mixture. The tomatoes were then placed in a container where they were again covered in the salt mixture. The tomatoes will stay in this state for 2 weeks where we will then compare the weight and make further observations. Da iawn boys and girls!

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Year 3 Love Lego ‘WeDo’!

This afternoon, the children had the opportunity to use the Lego WeDo kits. It’s a fantastic tool which enables children to learn by constructing their own models and bringing them to life. WeDo also helps teach the children how technology can play an active and informative role in their learning. What a fun and exciting way to develop the children’s communication, collaboration and team-building skills. Well done Year 3!

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We did LEGO WeDo!

Year 4 had a great afternoon working on projects to build and code using the LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits. They made fans, alarm robots and other weird and wonderful creations!

They worked brilliantly together, problem solving and keeping their kits in working order – da iawn blwyddyn pedwar!