The Nasty Normans

May 9th, 2017

This term we are learning all about how the Nasty Normans won the battle of Hastings and became the Kings of England.  We will be writing reports, newspapers and maybe even stories.  We’ll post our work on here when it’s ready, until then you can learn more on this excellent webpage!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3s9j6f

 

Our Mosi Trip

April 24th, 2017

At the end of the Spring Term, year four journeyed into Manchester to visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).  We wanted to learn more about our science topic of electricity and we also hoped to learn more about what it was like to live in Manchester 100 years ago!

We went by tram all the way.  Mr Trier had to buy over 50 tickets!!! The tram was very busy.

 We saw all sorts of things… here are Mr Trier’s group beside a jumbo jet’s engine!

We got to lift a car using pulleys!!!

We watched a demonstration all about the science that has been developed in Manchester over the years.  We learned about trains, planes and even about one of the world’s first computers. Naffal was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in one of the experiements!

 

Manchester was famous for weaving (which is where people turned wool into cloth). We got to see some gigantic looms and learned all about life in a cloth factory!

Here are pictures of the class outside the world’s first ever station!!!

Here is Mr Trier’s group chilling out by a real steam train!

In the afternoon, we got to have a demonstration where we learned more about electricity!

Mr Trier had to wear an electric belt, which “apparently” helped

We used a bike to power different things, including a GIANT hairdryer!

We also used the bike to power an electric “radio” top hat.

Here is a close up of the electric bike!

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Before we headed home, we got to learn all about steam engines from an expert!

On the way home, we saw the Hilton Hotel, the tallest building in the whole of Manchester!

Is Manchester the Wettest City in the Country..?

March 2nd, 2017

We read that the city that we live in is the wettest city in the whole country!

We decided to test this by creating our very own Rain Gauges.  We learned that liquid is usually measure in millilitres (ml) so we used a measuring cylinder to careful pour our 10ml of water at a time before pouring them into our plastic cups. We then used permanent markers to mark 10ml on the cup.  We poured out another 10ml then marked 20 on the cup.  We carried on measuring out water then marking the height on the cup, until we all had our own rain gauges.

Here are some pictures of our lesson:

We will be checking our rain gauges everyday starting next week and we will be sharing our results on our blog!

 

Exciting Egyptians at Manchester Museum

February 20th, 2017

To consolidate all we have learned about the ancient Egyptians, Year Four went on a visit to Manchester Museum.

We spent a fantastic morning learning more about the topic, building pyramids and even getting to see and even touch artefacts that were over 2000 years old!

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In the afternoon, we split into groups of 8 or 9 and explored the museum.  Each group was given a map and chose areas to explore that they were interested in!

We saw all sorts of interesting things…from stuffed animals, to ancient coins, there was even a rain forest exhibit which has REAL animals, including frogs, snakes and lizards!

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Pastel Gods

January 30th, 2017

Today, class ten have been learning how to draw with pastels.  They are a bit like crayons but much more messy!!!

First, we sketched ancient Egyptian gods in our sketch books.

Next, we outlined our god in white chalk.

Then, we added colour using pastels.

It was really difficult but we didn’t give up.  Here are some pictures of us trying…

We will put up finished pictures next week (hopefully).

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January 26th, 2017

Today, class 10 have been scientists working on an experiment to find the melting point of chocolate. First, we learned how to use a thermometer to measure how hot or cold our bowls of water were.  Next, we placed pieces of chocolate in foil boxes, and lowered the boxes into different temperatures of water.  We had to add hot/cold water each time to make sure the water in our bowls was the right temperature!

So far we have found that chocolate doesn’t melt at 10°C or at 20°C.  Next lesson, we are going to try with some warmer water!

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Equivalent Fractions

January 24th, 2017

Now we are confident in fractions of shapes, we learned all about equivalent fractions.  Equivalent means “equal” or “the same as” and we used pictures, Numicon and shapes as well as a fraction wall to answer questions on this tricky concept.

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Fraction Fortnight!

January 24th, 2017

We have started this term learning all about fractions!

tarted by reviewing what we learned in year 3, about fractions of shapes.

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We remembered that the numerator (top part of the fraction) tells you how many parts we need and we remembered that the denominator (the bottom part of the fraction) tells us how many parts there are all together!

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How to Mummify a Pharaoh!

January 24th, 2017

As part of our on going topic on Ancient Egypt, class 10 have been writing instructions. We have written instructions on how to mummify a pharaoh; making sure we used Fronted Adverbials, Imperative Verbs and Adverbs of Manner to make our writing easy to follow and understand.

This week, we have been adapting our first text into a set of instructions on How to Build a Pyramid.

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Ancient Egypt Topic

January 24th, 2017

This half term’s topic is Ancient Egypt and  we have been learning all about the history and culture of of this amazing civilisation.  We have already learned all about when they were alive, where Egypt is in the rest of the world and we have begun to learn about how they lived too!

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At the end of term, we are hoping to visit Manchester Museum’s amazing Egyptian exhibition to learn even more!


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