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!
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!
I am super proud of all of Year 4 this week, after a well deserved rest over half term we are back and working hard!
The children have worked hard all week on our Black History topic of key figures in medicine. It has been a tricky topic but the children have done brilliantly!
They have used all the knowledge they have gained over the half term to create some fabulous pieces of art work, poems, biographies and many more for our hall display.
It’s been great to share our work with the whole school, parents and carers and just as fabulous to see what other year groups have been creating.
In our English lessons we have been looking at a story called 'Fox' by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks. We have used the book this week to inspire our own writing. The children had the opportunity to write how they wanted to and in their chosen style.
There was a range of styles of writing chosen across the class, such as a diary entry, continuing the story on and writing from one of the character's point of view.
We have put all the pieces together to create a class book which we will read together throughout the term, I have no doubt the children will love to read them aloud to each other :)
Here are some examples
I am very much looking forward to reading the book over the weekend!