In Science, Robins have been investigating all about the digestive system.
The first activity was to discuss where the organs should be. There were some interesting results!
Here is a recap of where they should be.
They then had a go at being scientists presenting a TV program about the digestive system.
Can you remember all the vocabulary?
P.S Well done to Shriya for her extra research in the topic. It’s great to hear you share the knowledge.
This week Robins are concentrating on reading poetry. Today they used their scanning skills to locate different punctuation, key words and rhymes.
They also had a go at reading aloud in pairs.
The weather is certainly getting windy. Don’t forget to bring your raincoats to school!
Robins experimented with comic life to produce comic posters.
We also looked at how purplemash can support us in publishing a fact file about Picasso.
Year 4 were lucky enough to start their instrument lessons today. We began by learning as a class that we need to “buzz” with our lips and not blow. Trying it out lots of times is really important to make learning easier.
There are a mixture of instruments- trumpets and horns.
The class will have lessons every Monday now, so watch this space for updates and hopefully soon Year 4 will be experts!
There was a lot to learn and understand beforehand. Sitting correctly, buzzing-not blowing, warming up, placing instruments flat on the floor as well removing the mouthpiece.
Year 4 have been understanding the difference between third person and first person.
Listen to Joseph read aloud his version of the story in first person.
avez-vous comment écrire les mois de l’année?
Days of the week song.
Months of the year song
This half term Robins have been studying Pablo Picasso.
Today they discussed all about cubism and had a go at creating their own cubism inspired portraits.
Excellent concentration! Well done to those of you who took care in using the oil pastels.
Notice the shapes and strong colours.
In Science we have been learning all about teeth.
We learnt about the different types of teeth in a human’s mouth and what they are used for. Can you remember what are your incisors, canines and molars?
Next we discussed what would happen if we didn’t brush our teeth. We also setup a science experiment to test how different liquids can stain / damage our teeth. We have used: fizzy drinks salt water,milk, tap water and vinegar
Of course.. we couldn’t really use our own teeth as we want to protect them so we’ve used an egg as a substitute. Did you know that the shell of an egg is made of a similar substance to tooth enamel!?
We will observe our teeth (eggs) every day and see what happens!
By the way,
Did you know?
- The average person spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime.
- People who drink 3 or more glasses of fizzy pop each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. Put down the pop and sports drinks and pick up some nice fresh water instead.
- If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
- The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633, or in today’s terms $35,700. The tooth was set in a ring! (source: Guinness World Records 2002).Click here to read more about teeth!