Circle of Friends
We began this week by thinking and talking about the many ways in which we can be a good friend to others. We drew pictures of our friends and made an e-book to show our learning. We hope that you enjoy it!
Time to Move
We have been looking at how our bodies change over time. We have grown so much since we were born and will continue to grow in the future. We decided to measure our heights and compare them to one another. We took pictures of our findings. We found the tallest and smallest and predicted who will grow most. In June we will measure ourselves again to see how much we have grown in P4.
What a wonderful day we had! Hurricane Ophelia was a distant memory as the Primary Fours stepped off the bus into the morning sun at Castle Espie. Stage 1 was a trip to the discovery hide where we got to quietly spy upon the Brent geese through our handy binoculars...
Stage two was a stroll to the duck pond where we got to feed the wildfowl and observe their distinguishing features. We learned that Brent geese are mainly dark-coloured with white tummy feathers and a band of white around their neck. Their beaks are grey/black and their feet are dark too. Some of us were lucky enough to have the ducks eat from our cupped hands.
Finally we 'migrated' to the deep, dark woods where we discovered a marvellous woodland playground! No better way to finish the day!
Quacking Good Pictures!
Odd Sock Day
Today we celebrated the fact that we are all different by coming to school wearing odd socks.
We love to read!
Science Starz - Melting Chocolate Experiment
Today we became scientists investigating the transfer of heat through metals. We had three pieces of wire made from different metals. One was copper, one was brass and one was aluminium. We carefully placed a chocolate button through the tip of each wire. Then we placed the wires in a beaker and the adults added hot water. The beaker rested safely in a plastic basin. We had to predict which would be the best metal for transferring heat to melt the chocolate. Most of us predicted aluminium but in fact copper was the best. Have a look at our pics and video to see what happened.
Chinese tangrams are puzzles made up of 7 pieces (or tans) which you arrange without overlapping to make pictures. We had a lot of fun today making our own. Challenge one was to mix up the pieces and then to try and make the square again. We struggled until G and D cracked it! Well done guys! Challenge two was to make pictures of animals, people and objects. See if you can guess what we created.
Science Starz: Ramp Test
Today we had a look at gravity and friction in our ramp tests. We had to compare ramps set at three different heights to see which one allowed the car to travel further. We predicted that the higher the ramp, the further the car would travel and we were right!
Then we compared two different surfaces on the floor to see which one would create most friction and slow the car down as it left the ramp. One surface was lino and the other was carpet. We predicted that the carpet would slow the car down and we were right. This is because it is a rough surface.
It's all Greek to Me!
We have started our new theme and have lots of questions to ask. Check out our videos to listen to our thoughts.