This half term we have been learning about electricity and how to make a working circuit. The children had a brilliant time showing off their skills during our parents celebration morning. 4T also used their knowledge of electrical circuits and their design skills to make some fantastic torches.
This week the children in 4T had fun when we had a visit from The Mad Scientist who taught us about electricity.
What did the Romans ever do for us?
We had a fantastic day when a Roman Soldier and Centurio came into school to teach us about Roman culture, life on the battle field and real life in Roman times. The children enjoyed watching them and thought that they had a great sense of humour.
The children took part in an activity where they were pretending to go to war. They were split into two groups. One group held the shields to protect themselves and the other group of children used spears pretending to attack.
See some of our pictures below.
Do shadows disappear?
This week in 4T we have been learning about shadows. The children can recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object. The children have been learning about transparent, translucent and opaque objects, how light travels and have made shadows of their own using different light sources.
Should I stay or should I go?
This week, year 3 and 4 went on a day trip to Llandudno as part of our current topic ‘should I stay or should I go’. The topic is all about comparing New Moston to Llandudno and recognising the differences in both towns.
Please see the pictures from the trip below..
New Moston in bloom!
Below are some photos of the children planting and making their flower garden. They worked together by digging holes, placing the plants in the holes and then filling it with compost. Since then the children have been out to water their flower garden.
Also, we started an experiment as a class. Each table filled a plastic cup with water and different food colouring. They then placed some carnations inside of the cups and are now waiting to see what might happen.
What at do you think will happen?
(See bottom picture)
Making New Moston Bloom!
This week in 4T, the children have been learning about plants. They worked in groups to create their own flower garden and selected a number of different plants to use in their garden.
Later on in the week, the class went for a walk to Morrison’s to purchase the plants that had been chosen.
Coming soon.. Pictures of the children planting and creating their flower gardens.
Magic Magnets and Fantastic Forces!
This week in 4T the children carried out an experiment.
The experiment entailed rolling a marble along four different pieces of material and measuring the distance of each one.
Do opposites attract?
This week we had inquisitive Indie from Magnetic Majic visit us to help us with our learning about magnets. The children used different magnets to find magnetic and non magnetic objects around the classroom.
The children really enjoyed this and learnt a lot.
Fossils are the future!
This week in lower key stage 2 we have been learning about fossils, volcanoes and rocks as part of our Topic. We have been investigating different types of rocks and how they are formed.
At the beginning of the week the children took it in turns to drop small amounts of water onto the rocks to see if the rock absorbed the water or not. They also used small pieces of sand paper to rub the rock against to see how durable it was.
Towards the end of the week the children took part in small group activities to make their own fossils using coffee granules, flour, salt, cold coffee and small animal shapes. They worked together to mix the ingredients and form the dough into a stone type shape. They decided on an animal and then pressed the animal into the stone in order to create the fossil.
Who would know rocks could be such fun?
In lower key stage 2 we have been learning about rocks and how they are formed. As well as looking at different formations and calculating how long it has taken for them to form naturally we have been making our own.
We've used chocolate to make different rock formations which has made it easier to understand and more tasty!
We have used a carousel to investigate fossils, volcanoes and rocks. The carousel involved all of the children in the class moving around the different activities which included, making posters, making a 'rock rap,' making the rocks from chocolate and reading books to up level our knowledge.