Year 4 have been working hard this week planning and carrying out a science investigation to find out how quickly different materials melt. We were very particular about how we wanted to set everything up, and made sure everything was fair by using all the same containers and measuring as accurately as possible. We watched carefully as the race between the ice, ice cream and chocolate unfolded!
It could have all ended in a sticky mess as come containers threatened to fall over! But we managed to collect some good data to write up next week.
Year 4 were visited today by PC Parry to learn about staying safe. They discussed what the terms friend and foe meant, situations where they may be safe or unsafe, and how to make decisions about strangers. The phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” was reinforced when thinking about what people are like when we first meet them. The class fully engaged with the session and shared some excellent ideas. (They even got to teach PC Parry a bit of Welsh, too!)
Year 4 were treated to a visit by Mr Pearce, from the Swansea music service, who brought in a whole class set of pBuzz instruments to have a go at! We learnt how to buzz our lips, how to hold the instrument and change the slide to play different notes. We then learnt how to play along with a backing track for I Feel Good by James Brown.
The class thoroughly enjoyed the session and are looking forward to having another’s go soon!
Year 4 have enjoyed their start to World Book Day 2018! They have turned out in a fantastic array of characters and costumes, including Captain Hook.
The author we are basing today’s work on is Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines – a futuristic world where people live on moving platforms called traction cities. We have listened to parts of the book and are building our own traction city! Building works are currently underway…
Year 4 enjoyed a poetry workshop with Mr Bowen this morning where they got to work through writing a poem about robots. The class came up with some fantastic suggestions, and worked through different rhythmic patterns to create their robotic poem.
They also enjoyed listening to a selection of poems performed by Mr Bowen.
“Robots work for us, Robots made from metal, Robots that are humanoid, They walk they talk they settle, On whatever it is they’ve got to do, And do it with care and speed. Robots that give help to us, Robots that we need.”
Da iawn blwyddyn 4!
This half term, year 4 have been enjoying indoor PE sessions working through and learning Zumba dances from GoNoodle.com. They have loved dancing along with the instructors on the screen and everyone has gotten involved!
As part for our Robots topics, for creative moevement the class composed their own dance moves for a joint dance, AND they wrote the music to perform it to.
After 45 minutes of intense dancing, it was hard to see anyone who hadn’t gotten a good exercise session in, including the staff!
The Year 3 and 4 children had a visit today from P.C Parry and P.C Hinds to learn all about internet safety. They now know how to be S.M.A.R.T online. Safety – never give out personal information and always make a strong password. Meeting – tell an adult if anyone ever asks to meet you. Accepting – don’t accept friend requests or messages from people you don’t know. Reliable – people online have the ability to lie about who they are. Tell – if something makes you sad you must tell an adult straight away. The children participated in activities and even sang a song at the end of the session. The children were also told about a safe website they could visit to learn and play games – Schoolbeat.org. Diolch P.C Parry and P.C Hinds!