Mrs Whybrow Miss Sperring
Rights of the Child
We have been learning that everybody has rights, including children. We found out that countries that belong to the United Nations have agreed that all children have the right to education.
Children have the right to an education. Discipline in schools should respect children’s human dignity. Primary education should be free. Wealthier countries should help poorer countries achieve this.
This made us think about our own education and how lucky we are compared to many thousands of children in the world who do not have the same opportunities as us. We have considered our responsibilities…
If all children have a right to be educated, then they should learn as much as they are able to and, if possible, share their knowledge with others.
Find out more about children's rights...
Here we are sharing books and ideas during a 'Rainbow Reading" session. Our focus areas were: imagining, logical meaning-making and trawling for evidence.
In maths we have been continuing our learning journey on rounding. Have a go at this rocket rounding game to check your learning.
Challenge words for this week.
SOLIDS, LIQUIDS and GASES
Science experiment with raisins and lemonade.
We thought about what would happen when we added raisins to a bottle of lemonade. These are our predictions ....
Alisha- sink because it might be too heavy for the lemonade
Ryan – lemonade will fizz up because raisins are dried grapes and grapes are sour
Keegan- sink because the lemonade will fizz up and push it down.
Ivan – it will disappear – dissolve
Agnes – erode, break down
Tayah-Mai – float because there is more lemonade
Henry – the skin might dissolve
Angel – soak up /absorb the liquid
Caden-Jay – the skin might come off as it starts to dissolve
Riley – become smooth
Liam – it will get cold because the lemonade is cool
Mary – soft on the outside, not so wrinkly
Here are some extracts from our recounts about Science Day.
"Year Four had a science day and it was amazing. To start with we did an experiment with cornflower and water. We poured the powder into a bowl and slowly added water. After a while it turned hard and very messy. Once it had done that it looked like dough." Mary
"We made the paper clip fly by using a piece of thread and sellotape. You need to get the thread to stick to the table. Finally get a magnet and wait for the paper clip to clip off. That was really fun." Connor
"We made ice-cream by combining ice with salt trying to freeze the milkshake. Only one group succeeded but the others didn’t. Their’s were still liquid and they drank the liquid while they had ice-cream." Riley
PALM OIL DEBATE
We have been learning about deforestation
so we were very interested to find out about the environmental impact of palm oil.
Environmentalists argue that farming of oil palm trees is extremely bad for the planet.
This is because forests are burned to clear areas where people can grow oil palms - even if it's illegal. However, the palm oil industry offers jobs to people living in poverty in developing countries.
Working in groups we discussed the positive and negative arguments about palm oil.
What do you think? Find out more here...
Welcome back everybody!
This week we have enjoyed finding out about Year 4. Together we decided the rules that we wanted for our classroom to make it a safe and happy place.
Over the last few days we have focused on team work and discussed what it is like to be included and to be excluded. Mrs Leggett gave us a challenge to cooperate and communicate in our team to see who could build the tallest tower from marshmallows and straws. Here are the results.