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On Monday 19th June, 2017; Year 4 visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle. We began with a workshop about the digestive system and its function. We learned about the role of our teeth and got to name the different types.
Later, we discussed the journey of our food from top to bottom! More excitingly- we got to replicate the end product! We ground Weetabix with banana, added enzymes to break down the food, passed it through nylon tights; which acted as the intestines- and as a result we made our own waste!!!
In the afternoon we had the opportunity to gaze at the stars in the planetarium and learned about the Northern Lights; the Aurora-what a wonderful, educational day!
On Tuesday 13th, June- Reverend Ray kindly invited year 4 to join him and his colleagues to celebrate Pentecost; the birthday of the chapel.
We learned about the story of Pentecost and the importance of its celebration. We had the pleasure of singing uplifting hymns and role play to symbolise its main events.
Finally, we were invited for juice and biscuits! What a wonderful experience!
We began our new topic 'The Inside Story' with the children drawing an outline of their body, in which they drew their understanding of our internal organs; as assessment- this activity will be repeated at the end of our topic to show progression.
Some of the children were able to suggest the function of our organs and listed these on their life-sized diagrams. We then watched a video of how our digestive system operates; which will be the next stage in our topic.