Welcome to 4 Tasmanian Devil
Well Done: Ben and Olivia for excellent work in maths
Value (Thankfulness): Aizah
This week, we spent Monday afternoon making Petang kites with Chris from Norden Farm. We learnt about the history of the kites and what they are made of, before making our own!
We got to design them, then put them together using fibre glass and wood. It was great fun.
The kites are going to be part of an exhibition at Norden Farm over the summer, culminating in a kite-flying day on 2nd September. We will get our kites back when we go to Year 5!
Bread Making Day
Last week, we spent an hour with Caterlink learning all about how to make bread. We got to see each step of the process and experience the different textures and smells that are created as bread is made. Then we got to have a go at kneading our own dough, before shaping it and baking it.
It was great fun. Have a look at what we go up to in the photos.
In Year 4, children will be set two pieces of homework and spellings each week.
Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.
English (or Topic) and Maths homework will be sent home on a Friday, due the following Friday. If you wish to do some extra maths practice then use your MyMaths login to have a go at some games and activities.
English/Topic: SPaG worksheet
Maths: Coordinates worksheet to create a summer picture, a few of you also have a code-breaking sheet
Spellings: Group 1 - 'ture' ending, Group 2 - -ous suffix
Reading: You should be reading every night, and to an adult at least once a week. Please make sure an adult (or an older sibling) signs your reading record every time they here you read.
Our PE days have changed.
Outdoor PE will now be on a TUESDAY
Indoor PE will now be on a THURSDAY
It is a good idea to have your PE kit in school Monday to Friday each week so that you always have it ready for PE lessons.
Our science topic this term is all about sound.
Last Friday we spent a lesson investigating how to create different pitches on a variety of instruments. We tested recorders, a guitar, a xylophone and even some glasses filled with different amounts of coloured water.
We wrote down notes as we went long and discussed them at the end.
Have a look at the photos to see what we were doing.
Which drinks are better for our teeth?
At the start of this term, we conducted an experiment to find out which drinks are better for our teeth. We tested coca-cola, orange juice, milk and water. We carefully measured out the same amount of each drink and poured them into identical glasses, each containing an egg. We watched what happened to our eggs over five days.
By the end of our experiment, the egg in the orange juice had decayed the most. We were all surprised as we thought that orange juice was healthy for us! The egg in the coca-cola had turned much darker, but the eggs in the water and the milk hadn't changed at all.
Now we know that we need to make sure we brush our teeth carefully if we drink sugary drinks.
Have a look at the pictures to see how we set up our experiment.
On Monday 11th December, we got to enjoy an hour of glow-in-the-dark dodge-ball as a Christmas PE treat!
We all had to wear luminous bibs and Santa hats so that we could see each other in the dark. There was fairy lights and inflatable snowmen and a Santa. We even got to play against all the adults at the end.
It was great fun and we all enjoyed ourselves. Have a look at the pictures below to see what it looked like.
Dates for the Diary
5th June: Back to school for our final half term
20th June: Bread making with Caterlink
2nd July: Kite making with Norden Farm
3rd July: Transition morning
29th June: Final class assembly of the year - CHANGE OF DATE
9th July: Sports Day
24th July: Last day of Year 4
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