United Utilities Visit Year 4

Today, we learnt even more about water! Dave, from United Utilities, visited us to tell us all about the water cycle, water use, how water is cleaned and ways that we can save water.

  

Year Four Trip

Year Four have enjoyed a fantastic day out at Longdendale Reservoir. We had a very very muddy walk and learnt all about permeable and impermeable rocks. We looked at how the reservoirs were made and where our water actually comes from. We learnt about John Bateman who designed the reservoirs and also enjoyed creating a human water cycle in the classroom. In the afternoon, we all became scientists and tried to filter dirty water in different ways to try and get the cleanest water possible! We also enjoyed a story told through drama in the woods!
Check out our muddy pictures below!

Careers Week

Careers week has been terrific this week! We have been lucky enough to have visits from a midwife, a prison officer, various different engineers, a pharmacist, a producer, an actress, an opera singer and a pest control officer to name but a few!

Thank you to all our visitors for widening our children’s view of the world and what is available to them. Thanks also to the children who have listened so well and asked some very interesting questions. There are no limits to what you can do!

                  

 

We also had a fantastic time problem solving this week in Maths. We worked systematically using all of our learnt calculation techniques to help plan a holiday to Australia so Miss Hallam can see her brother again and also a day trip to a theme park. We looked at salaries, earnings and outgoings and worked out how long it would take us to save up! We looked at flight times, best value and priced activities for different amounts of people. It was great fun and good to see everyone working so well in teams!

World Book Day 2017

We had a terrific time celebrating World Book Day today. Everybody was dressed up and they all looked amazing! Thank to all the parents and carers who helped the children.

Year 4 Scientists

Today we were scientists! We worked in teams to find out which toothpaste cleans the fastest. Tiles acted as our teeth and permanent marker was the plaque. In our teams, we had to find out which toothpaste cleaned the marker off the tile in the fastest time. It was really important that the test was fair, so we all had different jobs to do so that our team completed the fair test successfully and had a set of results to talk to the rest of the class about.

 

 

We made poo!!!

In science, we are learning about how the digestive system works. To help us to understand, we recreated the digestive system using a banana and chocolate sandwich, soapy water, vinegar, a sandwich bag and a pop sock! The end result was POO!

We had great fun and every single one of us can now explain how the digestive system works. Look at our photos and you will see how much we enjoyed ourselves – some more than others!

First we made the sandwich and chopped it up with a knife and fork – like teeth do. Them we added saliva (soapy water) and mashed it – like the back teeth do.

Then we poured the mashed up mixture into a sandwich bag (the stomach) and added vinegar (stomach acid) and we squished the mixture up like the stomach does.

Once the banana sandwich was a mushed up mess in the sandwich bag (stomach) we tipped the mixture into the pop sock (small intestine). We then squeezed the mixture to extract the liquid. Once all of the goodness had been taken out of the mixure, the solid waste that was left travelled further through the pop sock (the large intestine) where it was squeezed further. It rested in the toe of the pop sock (rectum).

Then we snipped a hole in the toe of the pop sock (anus) and squeezed out the solid waste -POO!

 

 

 

Archaeologist Visit

Today, Mr Derbyshire (an archaeologist) visited to tell us all about how we know about the Stone Age. We found out lots of information and really enjoyed his visit.