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Welcome to Sycamore Class!

 

We are Year 4 and we are taught by Mrs Kingdon and Mrs Levy

 

 

 

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Country Dancing

On Friday 24th May, we enjoyed performing our Country Dancing routines to parents in the sunshine. It was a great afternoon!

       
 

Researching Volcanoes and Earthquakes

This week we have been researching, planning and writing our own reports about Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We gathered lots of facts! Such as ...

  • Volcanoes are openings in the Earth’s surface. When they are active they can let ash, gas and hot magma escape in sometimes violent and spectacular eruptions.

  • The word volcano originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.

  • Volcanoes are usually located where tectonic plates meet. This is especially true for the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area around the Pacific Ocean where over 75% of the volcanoes on Earth are found.

  • While most volcanoes form near tectonic boundaries, they can also form in areas that contain abnormally hot rock inside the Earth. Known as mantle plumes, these hotspots are found at a number of locations around the globe with the most notable being in Hawaii.

  • Hot liquid rock under the Earth’s surface is known as magma, it is called lava after it comes out of a volcano.   

  

Practical maths

This week in maths some of the children in Year 4 have been learning about position and direction. They have been practicing using their right and left and clockwise and anti-clockwise turns.

   

Erupting Volcanoes

As part of our current topic 'Extreme Earth', we have been making our own volcanoes which we are hoping to show the KS1 children in our class assembly.  We have added bicarbonate of soda, food colouring, washing up liquid and all they need now is some vinegar which will made them bubble, fizz and erupt!

  

 

  

 

  

 

          

 

Hula hooping Fun!

On Thursday 9th May we enjoyed a hula Hooping workshop. It was great fun and great exercise, lots of us thought we couldn't hula hoop but by the end everyone was feeling far more successful.

                    

 

                    

 

                   

Electric circuits

On Wednesday 24th April we investigated electric circuits. We had to find out if the circuits were complete or incomplete. Some of us managed to include buzzers and switches in our circuits too!

 

  

     

                                            

Compton Verney - Viking Villagers

On the 26th March we spent the day at Compton Verney as Viking Villagers. We made dough for flatbread, we played Kingybat a Viking game which needed skill and concentration. We built our own shelters and lit our own fires. It was a great day!

  

 

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STEM Week 11th- 15th March

STEM day at FCC.

We designed and made balloon powered cars. We adapted our designs so that they traveled a long way. We then measured how far the cars traveled and the winning cars went to the final in hall.

John Blandy came 1st, 2nd and 3rd!

 

  

 

          

 

  

 

STEM Week- Child Led Investigations

We created our own investigations, some children investigated space and the solar system, and some children made and flew paper aeroplanes and measured the ones that flew the furthest. Some children investigated the chemical reactions with sweets and fizzy drinks. Some children investigated the distance that cars traveled own ramps set at different heights. We even had a group of children who made their own telephone using funnels and tubing- it worked!

             

 

       

 

World Book Day

On the 7th March we celebrated World Book Day.

Can you guess which characters we dressed up as?

 

    

Science Workshop

 

                                              Bright Sparks Science Workshop

Monday 11th February

We made light spinners, we created shadow puppets using a light box, we played with a light reflection game and prisms to refract the beam of light from a torch.

  

 

Malawi Workshop

In March, we had a Malawi workshop. Peter and Simon came into school and we learned about the different food and animals that you can find in Malawi. We created presentations about them.

  

Terms 3 and 4 PE

Circuit training

We did a range of activities including sit-ups, step-ups, shuttle runs, skipping and star ups for 2 minutes. We recorded our scores each week and tried to beat them.

Over the weeks, our scores improved along with our fitness and strength.

   

 

  

 

Term 3 Raiders and Invaders

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Hot seating King Horothgar from the story Beowulf

Christmas hats and party games

 

 

 

 

Christmas Production

In Term 2 we performed the Christmas Nativity called "A Midwife Crisis". It was great fun! This photo was taken during our dress reshearsal to the rest of the school and Grandparents. 

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