We had to make sure that we ended our final topic in style! Combining our new geographical knowledge with art and science, we created 3D volcanoes and carried out a fair test to investigate how much vinegar was needed to produce the most impressive eruption. If you look closely you may notice that we had help from a special visitor.
Land ahoy! A range of design skills have been used to produce this impressive fleet of Viking ships. After the design process, clay was moulded and carved, the mast had to be measured and cut and finally, the sails were printed. It was a long process but we'd say it was worth the wait, wouldn't you?
Sound, this is somewhat a speciality of Year 4! In order to understand the science behind how sound is created, we investigated a range of sounds and discussed what we could see and hear, we concluded that sounds are made by vibrations. To fully understand how sound travels, we worked in groups to recreate the process of a sound being made, travelling through particles in the air and reaching the ear.
Following an engaging World Book Week, we applied our sketching and watercolour painting skills to create some wonderful pieces of art for the classroom, have a look when you next visit Year 4.
Europe! It turns out that we are just a small part of a rather large continent and that continent makes a brilliant jigsaw. We worked together to match the land shapes to the countries on the map. It was quite a challenge because Miss Parker-Sharp gave us pieces without labels! But obviously we kept going and succeeded together.
Year 4 were invited to join Greenhead College sing their charity Christmas song. Find us on YouTube, where we have had over 6000 views! #CarolForYorkshire
We took a particular interest in 'teeth' so looked closely at the structure of the tooth and created 3D models to show the enamel, dentine, the blood vessels and nerves. After carrying out an investigation to look at the effects our favourite drinks have upon our teeth, some of us will be thinking before we drink in future!
We couldn't possibly explore India without looking at the celebration of Diwali and the Hindu story of Rama and Sita. This gave us an exciting opportunity to perform the story on stage in front of our parents and the entire school. There were lots of lines to learn, songs to sing and music to dance to but we had a brilliant time rehearsing and did a fantastic job of telling the story through drama.
Sayed Haider Raza was an Indian painter who created abstract, expressive pieces of art, including 'Landscapes of the mind'. We explored different media before creating our own 'Lansdcapes of the mind', do you like how our individual pieces of art work together as one?
We thoroughly enjoyed using all of our senses to explore India. The flavours were used to create Rangoli patterns, colours to create the Indian flag and the sounds of Indian music inspired some brilliant Bollywood dancing. However, our favourite part of India was exploring the taste!