Mrs Wheelbarrow visits and helps the children plant beans, peas, tomatoes and watercress.
With a little love and attention, water and sunshine the plants are growing well.
We devised an experiment to test the effect that different liquids have upon our teeth. As nobody was willing to use their own teeth as a subjuct for the tests, we decided that the shell of a hard boiled egg was a similar substance to the enamel on our teeth.
With the eggs representing our teeth, we put 6 eggs into different liquids and left them in sealed containers. To keep the test fair, we used similar sized eggs, the same amount of each liquid and left them in the same location for the same amount of time.
The only variable we changed was the type of liquid.
We used water, milk, cola, orange juice, lemon juice and vinegar.
After a week in the liquids we looked at the egg shells and determined how much damage had been done to each.
This is what had happened…
It is hard to believe we are now half way through the year; Year four have already achieved so much. In recent weeks, more specifically, we have been working within the topic ‘To Infinity… and Beyond!’ During the term the class have explored the planets in science, written newspapers in literacy and helped to create a class Astronaut (Brian) and alien (Bob).
The children had a lovely surprise day recently when Peter Bassett from the Astronomy road show came to the school with a large inflatable planetarium. We all learnt so much about the planets and how to spot the different constellations.
Currently, we are incorporating more art and DT based subjects in to our topic. The children will be creating sculptures of the different planet surfaces within our solar system as well as designing and making rockets.