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On Wednesday, Year 4 took a trip to Durham Cathedral for a two part trip; one half day of Anglo Saxons and another of fieldwork. We looked around the many features of the cathedral, seeing a range of artifacts and stained glass windows as well as the fantastic stonework of the building.
We also used compasses to identify the direction of north and followed our compass directions along the river. We located landmarks and interesting places of the surrounding area and used grid references to record them.
Our Science topic this half-term is called Brilliant Bubbles, which is as much fun as it sounds! We're using a variety of bubble mixtures to explore what it means to work scientifically.
We have been learning about what makes a good investigation. We've found that in order for the test to be fair, we need to keep only one variable for each experiment we do. Our first investigation answered: Does the concentration of washing up liquid affect the bubbles?
We've also been looking at how to pose our own scientific curiosities and using predictions based on what we know so far to consider what might happen. Next, we will be discovering if the brand of washing up liquid affects how long the bubbles last.
Children were set the task of inventing their own chocolate bars. They came up with imaginative inventions and what would happen if you ate it. They then planned their persuasive advert to convince everyone theirs was the best and used Google slides to create an advert.
During the creation of their persuasive advert, children were given a set of success criteria to include. A self-assessment was then completed where children could think about what worked well and what could be improved. All of year 4 enjoyed using Google slides to make their adverts come to life!