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What a treat we had today when the Welsh brass band 'LLAREGGUB' came to school to play for us. We were played music to alter our emotions, some traditional Welsh tunes and some more familiar songs.
Some of us even had the opportunity to play the drums and also conduct the band. Diolch boys ( that's Welsh for thank you by the way!)
In our topic this half term, Year 4 have been studying our teeth, their different functions and most recently- the effect our diet has on them.
We conducted an experiment to find how various liquids we drink affect the enamel on our teeth, (did you know, that when cared for correctly, enamel- the shiny white that covers our teeth- is the strongest substance in the human body; even stronger than BONE!)
We simulated enamel with the use of the shell of an egg. We placed 4 eggs into 4 different liquids, leaving one egg in no liquid to act as a control. The liquids we chose were fresh orange juice, fizzy cola, milk and water- we used the same amount of liquid and the same size eggs in order to ensure a fair test. We will leave our eggs for four days before we check to see the effects the liquids have taken on the shells.
Some of us predict that the cola with 'rot' the shell due to the sugar, whilst other children predict that the shell of the egg in milk will become harder due to the calcium found in milk, Kyrell commented "That's because I know milk and cheese make my bones and teeth strong!" We wait with baited breath to find out the results!
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!