Spring Grove JI&N School, Water Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4BJ

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Spring Grove Junior Infant and Nursery School

Working together to succeed in life

Working together to succeed in life

Year 4 - Class of 2020-2021



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Maliha Farooq(about a month ago)

Hi Miss hope your well. I miss school and I have been doing my homework. See you soon

Miss Parker-Sharp to Noorul-Ayn(about a month ago)

Good evening Noorul-Ayn I am missing all of you too but I am looking forward to being back together in Year 5 :) There are the login details for Discovery Espresso -username: student30822 password: spring1

Noorulayn vaseem(about a month ago)

Miss. Parker. Sharp. I don’t. Know. My discover. Education. Usr. Or. Password

Noorulayn. Vaseeem(about a month ago)

I really. Miss. School. And the playground. A litttle. Bit

Miss Parker-Sharp to Noorul-Ayn(about a month ago)

Good afternoon Noorul-Ayn, of course I won't be mad if you do some resting during the holidays. You can exercise your brain as much or as little as you think you need. See you in September :)

Noorulayn. Vaseem(about a month ago)

Hi. Mrs. Parker. Sharp. I haven’t. Be. Doing my homework. At home. And onion. So. I’m gonna do it tomorrow. And plz don’t. Be. Mad. And me

anas(a couple of months ago)

Good morning Miss Parker sharp i am back in school

Miss Parker-Sharp to Aminah(a couple of months ago)

Good afternoon Aminah. Yes, please add your final paragraph to your story so that it is complete. I am looking forward to reading it :)

Aminahshahbaz(a couple of months ago)

Do we need to write the last paragraph

Maliha Farooq(a couple of months ago)

Hi Miss hope your well, I have heard that you are our teacher in year 5

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We have started looking at Viking times in our history lessons. In order to be historians we need to ask questions about the past and locate primary and secondary sources of evidence to answer these questions. Here you can see how we have explored artefacts to inform us about the past.

Who knew that there was so much science in making crispy buns? We had to boil the water, melt the chocolate and then leave them to set - that allowed us to investigate gases, liquids and solids.

In science, we have started to look at states of matter. We used ourselves and tennis balls to explore how particles behave depending on which state they are in - gas, liquid or solid

One thing that unites people around the world is food. We researched the different breads baked throughout Europe and decided to bake baguettes from France, pita bread from Greece and focaccia from Italy.

We have been looking closely at the continent of Europe. The countries made a brilliant jigsaw and we used our atlas skills along with teamwork and resilience to identify the countries, locate them and position them accurately. Now we are ready to explore the natural features across Europe and look at land use across the continent.

Some of us weren't convinced that sugary drinks really could damage our teeth so there was only one thing for it; we had to set up an experiment. We placed egg shells (to represent our teeth) in various drinks - water, milk, Ribena. Coca-Cola and Monster and were shocked at the extent of the damage in just a week!

We have been looking very closely at our teeth. Did you know that they are made up of enamel, dentine and nerves and blood vessels? Just ask any one of us about any of these and we will be sure to tell you more.

A visit from Fair 'n' Funky really made us consider how fairly profits are divided, particularly in the football industry. We each made an eco-friendly football and realised just how much time, effort and skill goes in to hand stitching footballs in Sialkot, Pakistan where 40 million footballs are hand stitched every year. The Fairtrade promise is improving lives for workers whilst ensuring they are paid fairly for their time and effort. We have promised to look for the Fairtrade logo from now on.

Thank you to all the Year 3 and 4 families who came to our family event. With a focus on being super scientists, it was wonderful to see children and families working together to explore, investigate and experiment.

Click the QR code below to be taken directly to the web page we have created, combining all our knowledge of India.

During our first topic, India, we learnt so much that we just had to share it with our families and the rest of the school. We told the Hindu and Sikh stories for Diwali through drama and shared many new and exciting facts. However, our favourite part was using Makaton to sign a song all about our resilience and determination.

We combined our knowledge of primary and secondary colours and creating shades of colour with the skill of block printing. Block printing is known to have been used in India since the 12th century. Come and take a look outside of the Year 4 classroom to see our impressive final piece.

We have an important assembly coming up where we will share all that we have learned with the rest of the school and our families. Being the brilliant hosts that we are, we made barfi, traditional Indian sweets, to share.

Our science focus this half term is all about living things and their habitats. We couldn't possibly do that without taking a closer look at what was lurking in our school garden. By asking the right questions, we were able to use a classification key to identify exactly who and what we found, some differences were very subtle and we had to look closely.

Primary colours, secondary colours, shades and complementing colours are all terms that we now understand and skills that we have developed; just ask any one of us.

Handball is all about quick-moving, quick-reacting and quick-thinking; it's a perfect way to start our year.