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Autumn Term 2019

Mountains

In geography we have been learning about mountains.We have written poems describing maountains based on The Dreadful Menace.

Titanic

For the past few weeks the events of that fateful night in 1912 inspired us to write letters, stories and information posters. After mush research, we made posters which we then shared with Y4. Then we asked them lots of comprehension style questions. Next, we imagined we were passengers on board the Titianic who survived and wrote letters home to our families recounting what life was like on board the unsinkable Titanic and what happened after it struck the iceburg.

Finally, we looked at a photograph of the wreckage of the Titanic. We decided to be divers who discovered it  and use this as an opening to a suspense story.

We investigated pulleys and levers in STEM after seeing how they are used in the locality.

After learning all about Keadby, we decided to share our knowledge with the community. These are some of the information leaflets we have written:

This week we have been learning all about Keadby. We found out the source of the river Trent is in Stoke-on-Trent and the mouth of the river is at the Humber; it flows into the North Sea. Interestingly, the Trent is the 3rd longest river in the UK.

After an interesting walk around the village we wrote our own poems called Things to do Around Keadby. Click below to read some of our fabulous work.

Welcome Back!

This term we will be learning about the local area, asking geographical questions, considering land use in Keadby and exploring the impact the River Trent and the Keadby and Stainforth Canal have on local industry. 
Also, we will be finding out about mountain ranges and how they are formed. 

Our science focus this term is 'Making New Materials'. We will be learning about: 
- The chemistry of cooking
- What happens when we dissolve or melt things
- About gases and what they are
- About different materials used in the kitchen
- About conductors and insulators
- About magnetic materials and their uses
- How to separate mixtures using sieving, filtering and evaporating
- About acids and alkalis

In D.T we will be learning:
- How to make our own polymers and clay
- How glass is made
- How to create a brand new material
- How to sew and join different materials

In Art we will be learning about:
- Different painting and colour mixing techniques
- How colour can be used to express emotions
- How artists use different materials in their work
- The work of Paul Klee and Jackson Pollock

 

For World Food Day, we were given the country America to study. Welocated America on the map and researched some of the different states.

We worked hard as a team to bake Key Lime Pie, which tasted declicious.

In art we looked at the work of the American artists Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Here are some examples of our work.

Yesterday, the wonderful Labrascals came to teach us all about polymers. A polymer is a chain of monomers (small molecules). There are examples of polymers in the natural world such as spider webs, wool and even our DNA. In addition to this, polyester, polystyrene and polyvinyl acetate (PVA) glue are all examples of polymers.

To begin with, we made slime and then some awesome jelly worms.

How to make slime

1. Pour PVA glue mixed with water into a beaker to make a long chain.

2. Next, add a spoonful of cornflour to 'fatten up' the molecules.

3. Now add a squirt of poster paint to change the colour of the solution and stir vigorously.

4. Then, add the solution to a a small amount of borax to tie the molecues together. Squash, squeeze and knead the contents. Now you have slime!

Making slime

Our jelly worms

In science this week, Miss Tyson set us a challenge to find out which sponge is the best for mopping up spilt water. After talking about the necessary properties, we predicted which would be the best before testing it. 

Macmillan Cafe

This year's cafe was our busiest, most successful cafe yet! After a busy week baking and preparing, our class cakes were judged by Mrs Dunn and Mrs Bottamley at the Great Keadby Bake Off. Congratulations to our winners: YR/1, Y3, Hannah T, Matthew T and Miss Tyson.

Watch this space to see how much we raised in total. A big thank you to every one who came and supported us and donated cakes.

In maths we have been learning about place value

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