Chinese New Year 2020
Classes 4M and 5B were lucky enough to visit The Whitworth Art Gallery on Friday (Chinese New Year's Eve) in celebration of Chinese New Year, which this year 2020, is year of the rat.
After a lovely walk to the gallery, the children took part in various Chinese New Year themed activities and watched some very impressive performances from an Arts company who had flown over all the way from China!
Performances included: hat juggling, lion dancing, acrobats, singing, diabolo and many more! We were blown away by the performers talents and captivated by the elaborate costumes and props. The children even got to have a go at walking with the huge, light up dragon with some of the performers! :)
As well as the wonderful performances the children had the opportunity to have a go at the art of paper cutting - a traditional Chinese art activity. I was very impressed with the children's cutting skills and concentration - there were some brilliant concentrating faces! :D
4M were extremely well behaved throughout the whole of the day and have done myself, Wilbraham Primary School and most importantly themselves proud!
A huge thank you to all the adults involved especially Ms. Hulston, Mrs Richard and Ms. Ahmed for organising and joining us on such a wonderful trip!
Well done 4M, Miss Mckibben is one very happy teacher. Have a great weekend and see you Monday :)
What a fabulous week we have had. A huge thank you to all parents who came along to out Stay and Be Festive morning, we had a lot of fun making different Christmas tree decorations and activities.
We had a wonderful party on Thursday afternoon, where we had a disco, watched films and played games with all of Year 4. Not forgetting the huge amount of food which was donated by all the generous parents, thanks to them we had a feast!
The children also had an unexpected visit from a very special guest who even bought presents...
The children have worked extremely hard this term and they deserve a well deserved break and time off!
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all and your families.
See you in the 2020! Miss Mckibben x
Here are our spellings for the week:
Science The Water Cycle
The water cycle in a bag!
This week we have been learning about what happens to the water on our earth. Did you know that 71% of our earth is water?
Where does it come from and where does it go?
We looked at the water cycle practically by placing water with food colouring into a sealed bag and placing it by the window so the sun could shine on it. ☀️
Although it’s been very cold this week the sun still managed to warm the water in the bag to show the stages of the water cycle:
evaporation, condensation and precipitation. ☀️☁️🌧
The top photo shows the bags in their original state and the bottom photos show them after being on the window for a day.
What is the difference?
What has happened to the water?
Science - Changing States
This week we had some fun exploring how materials can change state when they are heated and cooled.
We learnt that solids, liquids and gases can all change state depending on the temperature applied.
First we looked at how water could change state when heated using a kettle. Ice - water - water vapour
Then the opposite, how water changes when it is cooled.
Water vapour - water - ice
We discovered that:
We then tried an experiment to test how long it took for chocolate to turn from a solid to a liquid and discussed whether chocolate could change to a gas or back to a solid.
The children had a lot of fun with this part of the lesson!
Here are our spellings for the week;
The children created this fabulous poster to share some ideas of what we could do to create a happy, safe environment and make sure everyone was okay.
It was lovely to see some of the ideas the children came up with, for example; smile, tell them a joke, ask them if they’d like to play, tell them a funny story!
Every small change can make a big difference.
The school also took part in Odd Socks Day on Friday to celebrate we are all unique and how wonderful this is!
Happy Friday 4M!