Yesterday, Year 4 had a wonderful visit to London Zoo. We are looking at rainforests at the moment and we were lucky enough to have a real life experience of a rainforest and to actually become rainforest explorers! The children really enjoyed the day, seeing all kinds of wonderful animals.
In science, year 4 have been looking at states of matter. At the end of our unit we wanted to measure the rate of evaporation so we looked at three different environments where three towels could dry. The children all worked really well together in their groups as great scientists to discover which environment was the most efficient at drying the towel.
Year 4 solved a problem today involving symmetry. Using 8 beads, 4 of one colour and 4 of another, we found as many symmetrical necklaces as we could. We thought about how to present our findings and if we could make necklaces using a different number of beads and which numbers would work best for this.
Last Friday, Year 4 visited London Zoo. We took part in a Rainforest Explorer workshop where we had to spot different rainforest animals and had a special thermometer to measure temperature and humidity. We even stroked a Madagascan hissing cockroach!
Afterwards, we had the chance to look around the zoo. We especially enjoyed Tiger Territory, Land of the Lions, Penguin Beach and the scariest part…In with the Spiders!
This afternoon, Year 4 are busy making our banner for our sponsored walk to raise money for all those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire
After a hot playtime, we spent some time in the library reading a range of different books to help us relax and cool down!
This afternoon we investigated the different mediums sound can travel through. One way we tested this was by hitting instruments and putting them in water and watching what happened to the vibrations.
Today, Year 4 mixed different colours to create different shades of green which we can use in our Henri Rousseau inspired artwork!
Year 4 investigated area using cubes. We then made lots of different shapes which all had an area of 24 cubes!
This week St Anne’s were lucky enough to have a tennis lesson with Wimbledon Tennis coaches! Joshua and Tony were champions and hit a rally of 100!