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Summer Term

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Class Book - The Tin Forest

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Material World

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Material World Entry Point

On Friday 28th April we came in from lunch to find invites on our desks inviting us to the hall at 1:15pm to take part in a SCULPTURE CHALLENGE. At the front of the hall there was a huge pile of RUBBISH and we had to transform this into a sculpture of our choice. Here are some photos from our afternoon.

Old Man Character Description by Mason

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Our favourite books!

We have been reading and sharing our favourite books in the Literacy garden and BBW. Here are some photos.

Tin Forest Homework Projects

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How and why different materials are used
  • How to test the properties of a material
  • About the uses for glass and plastic
  • About the metals that are attracted to magnets
  • Which materials allow electricity to pass through them
  • Which materials allow heat to pass through them
  • About solids, liquids and gases and the water cycle
  • How natural and manmade materials are different

 

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • About moving mechanisms including gears, levers and linkages
  • How to design and make a product for a bicycle
  • In International, we’ll be finding out:
  • Where materials come from
  • Why plastic waste is a global problem and what we can do about it

Properties of materials

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On Friday 5th May we examined a bike and had some great discussions about the materials that had been used to make it and why they had been chosen. 

Poetry Competition

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We have entered a poetry competition around the theme of DREAMS. We decided to write our poems in the form of a Haikiu. Here are some examples and a picture of us posting our entries. We all have our fingers crossed!

Tin Forest Stories

This week we have been writing our own versions of the Tin Forest from the point of view of the toucan. We made these into story books and shared them with year 3 and year 1 children.

New IPC Topic

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As Geographers, we’ll be finding out:

  • About how the Earth was formed
  • What a volcano island is and where they are in the world
  • What causes an earthquake
  • How earthquakes can be measured

 

As Technologists, we’ll be finding out:

  • What makes buildings strong
  • About protective clothing and equipment
  • About how to put a survival kit together

 

As Scientists, we’ll be finding out about:

  • About solids, liquids and gases in volcanoes
  • What happens when a volcano erupts
  • What happens when rock melts
  • How volcanoes can give off poisonous gas

 

As Historians, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the devastation of Pompeii

 

As Artists, we’ll be finding out:

  • About hot and cold colours
  • About using different materials and techniques to represent a volcano

 

Volcano Cross Section

Handwashing demonstration

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On Tuesday 5th September, the Tour of Britain is coming through Keadby. We have been learning about this special competition and preparing for its arrival. We have entered a competition, designing a winner's jersey trophy and flag. Here we are posting our entries. We have everything crossed!

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Entry Point

On Tuesday 13th June we walked into the hall with the sound of sirens soaring and blazing. Around the room, there were some intruiging posters. This was the start of our next, and last topic in year 4 - ACTIVE PLANET.  Our task was to imagine that our school was a disaster relief centre and we had to plan what we could offer, assign roles and responsibilities and develop a list of items we would need. We had some great discussions and cannot wait to get started on this topic!

Sports Day 2017

Overall Winners:

Boy: Markus

Girl: Lacey

WELL DONE to all of year 4. Every one of you gave your very best!

Lincolnshire Show

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