Sport Relief dancing New Moston style!
World Book Day
Today we all dressed in our pyjamas to come to school!
Our parents were invited to come and share a story with us.
Lots of parents came and it has been very relaxing wearing our PJs!
The children have used all their skills in electrical circuits to design and make a torch in groups.
Have a look at the great designs.
The children really enjoyed making these.
4W's Parents' Celebration-How can you be a bright spark?
To end our topic about electricity we invited parents in to work alongside the children making electrical circuits.
The children had to predict whether they thought the circuit would work and why and then made and tested the circuit to see if they were correct.
We finished with a "who could make the loudest buzzer" competition. It was a draw between 2 groups!
Everyone had fun and this is what some of the parents said:
Really well thought out activity, all the children were involved and they really enjoyed it!
I really enjoyed coming into school and seeing what all the children have been working on. My daughter likes me coming into the class and doing the activities with her and her friends.
The children have done well at understanding how electricity works and they all worked very hard together as a team.
It was a fun activity and the children put the adults to shame predicting correctly every time!
This was fun for the children and parents.
4W Yoga Instructors
Yesterday each child had the chance to be a yoga instructor.
They had to read out instructions to the group to see if they could re-create the yoga pose.
This was to help us understand what we need to include in instructions and how to write effective instructions.
Conductors and Insulators Experiment
Today we did an experiment about conductors and insulators.
We tested different objects in a circuit to see if they still made a full circuit and so lit up the light bulb.
We concluded that metal objects were conductors and objects made of other materials were insulators and this meant they didn't allow electricity to pass through them so the circuit was not complete.
4W made Christingles today.
They also wrote instructions on how to make them.
At the end we switched the lights off and lit the candles.
Today two Roman soldiers came to visit.
We learnt about life as a Roman and life as a Roman Soldier.
The best bit was using the shields to create battle formations.
Have a look at the photos to see how much fun we had.
For Remembrance Day we held a 2 minute silence.
Later we wrote our own acrostic poems using words that relate to Remembrance Day.
Parents and carers were invited into 4W this afternoon to join the children in their learning.
We have been learning about Ramadan and we made prayer mats, crackers and good deeds paper chains.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and some comments by people who attended are:
Everything was well organised and the children enjoyed themselves.
It is good to spend some time in class with our children and see what they are learning in school.
There was good, fun activities.
It is really great to see how the children enjoyed themselves.
Have a look at what we made in the photos below.
This week we are learning about skeletons.
We tried to name the bones of the skeleton first of all using common names and then followed by leaning the scientific names for the bones.
We labelled the bones on a skeleton that each group made.
Everyone enjoyed doing this!
Science learning in 4W
Today we were investigating whether objects were transparent, translucent or opaque.
A tissue and a piece of paper were translucent and we were surprised that a plastic chair was also translucent.
A glasses case was opaque.
We all agreed that the window was transparent.
Welcome to the new 4W!
On transition morning the new children for 4W came to visit and their parents/carers came too.
We drew around our hands to create a flower of all of our handprints as "together we are a masterpiece".
The parents/carers and children all enjoyed the opportunity to work together.
This is some of the feedback we received:
"Fantastic for parents and children."
"Fun activities to do together."
Good activities for the children. Very engaging throughout."
"It was good getting the children involved with one another so they feel comfortable with their new class."
These handprints are on a display outside the classroom ready to welcome you back on Monday 2nd September. I can't wait to see you all again ready to have a fantastic year together in Year 4.