Scintillating Science…

In Science, we have been learning about the water cycle! We discovered the key processes that take place: evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection. Can you remember which of these is the scientific name for rain (and snow!) ?

We even created our own water cycle to observe in the classroom:

 

Can you explain the water cycle to someone?

 

Chestnut Writer of the Week!

This week the writer of the week goes to Suzi! She has been showing passion in her writing this week! See below an extract from her Literacy work:

What is life like for the Adi tribe?
In the gigantic Siang forest, life lurks in the undergrowth despite the harsh heat and humidity. Remarkably, the Adi tribe survive here among elephants, tigers and even red pandas!

Unbelievably, thanks to the cultivation of rice and hunting, the Adi are completely self-sufficient. The Adi hunt many types of deer and use them for feasts. Revoltingly, the other animal the Adi eat at feasts is the toilet pig which feeds on human poo! The Adi breed an interesting animal called a mithun. This is a cross between a cow and a water buffalo! A man’s wealth is judged by the number of mithuns he has.

Chestnut Writer of the Week!

This week the writer of the week goes to Amelie for an engaging introduction to her non chronological report:

 

The Adi – the tremendous tribe

Intriguingly, the Adi tribe live on a mountain range called the Himalayas. Interestingly, there are 25 tribes in the mountain range and the Adi is one. Surprisingly, Adi means hill-man and there are 100,000 Adi in the world. Unfortunately, you can not visit their village and they have never met anyone European. Even today, they are still subsistence farmers and grown their own food on the mountain side.

An exciting first week back!

Last week we introduced children to their new topic ‘Misty Mountain Sierra’. We spent some time researching different mountain ranges and creating our own e-books about them! Then we had some mountain survival training where we learnt some basic first aid, how to use a compass and how to put up a tent!

 

What was your favourite part of the day?

 

Writer of the week.

Well done to Daniel for writing an exciting fantasy narrative this week which he shared in assembly today! You can read it below:

Our courageous journey had led us to the magnificent Mount Everest for the greatest and most dangerous challenge in all history. We were climbing to the jagged peak of the mountain. The sun was glistening on the deep powdery snow. The deep snow was heavy and I took every step carefully hoping there was no ravine and I was looking out for avalanches.
“Look out! Avalanche!” screamed Harry, “Get behind a rock!”
“Hope we don’t get hit!” I shouted nervously.
After the avalanche, we got to base camp and made a fire when I saw something move and went to investigate. All of a sudden, the fire went out. I was lost. All I could see was the darkness and I was looking all around for camp but it was too bad.
After walking about in circles, I stumbled upon a shadow I thought about it but it blended into the darkness. Should I draw nearer or should I run? It ran at me, I got so scared I jumped up like a cat getting scared. I could see its eyes were like voids. It grabbed at me like I was its toy…
The figure was like a bear on its back legs. It was a shadow so I shone a torch on it and saw his razor-sharp blood stained teeth. The creature must have eaten other victims! Was I next? Its fur was snow white but its head had drips of human blood. It roared as loud as an elephant’s trumpet. I tripped on a rock. The moon light shone down upon the deadly figure. Just then I realised it was a Yeti of mass destruction. I should not have stayed with a killing machine. It could eat my soul. I knew I had to run but how? I wanted to scream for help but I couldn’t or it would injure or kill me. I had a flare gun but did I have a flare…
I was reaching out to get my flare gun when I saw the Yeti getting closer to me watching every move I took. Suddenly, a drop of blood fell on me. I looked up at the Yeti breathing heavily over me, his breath sinking into my taste buds. My mouth closed because the taste was like eating raw fish. All of a sudden, the yeti sunk its claws into me. I screamed out loud in pain. There was an awkward silence until a flare came past making the yeti run away, it was my group. They had seen the yeti. They grabbed me, rushing me back to camp. The next day we continued until we saw a …

Our trip to Hedingham Castle!

On Wednesday 18th April, we were lucky enough to visit our real Norman castle to begin our topic 1066!

We had a great day that included a tour around the castle grounds and inside the castle from a historian, as well as some time to explore and sketch the outside of the castle. We also got to enjoy some beautiful sunshine whilst we had our lunch!

 

Burps, Bottoms and Bile!

Last half term, our topic was Burps, Bottoms and Bile. In this topic, we learnt all about human teeth:

We designed t-shirts with the process of the digestive system on them!

We also explored what happens when we drink fizzy water!

 

In Computing, we completed flow diagrams about the digestive system:

Theme days/weeks from last term!

We had a very busy Spring Term in Year 4, where we took part in lots of themed days and activities!

NSPCC Number Day:

We completed lots of different maths puzzles to take part in NSPCC Number Day.

Superstars:

We visited Chelmsford Athletics Stadium to take part in lots of different sporting activities and compete against other schools. We came 4th overall, with 1st place boy and girl.

World Book Day:

We got to dress up as a hero or a villain from a book, played a Where’s Wally treasure hunt and had to write a story all about the villain who terrorised LMPS!

 

Science Week – 12th to 18th March:

During Science week, we completed activities linked to the topic of ‘Flight’, including a Bottle Rocket Competition and building an effective parachute.