Not so silent debate

The children are moving in a carousel, investigating the text features of different pages of the wonderful information book The Land of Neverbelieve. Can an information text also be a fiction text?

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Sam the Sound Man visited us with a plethora of ways to learn all about how sound travels. He used brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, tanks of water, straws, boxes, flip flops……

Why do you see fireworks across the valley slightly earlier than you hear the bang? Year 4 children are having enormous fun while learning about science. That would be because light travels at 370 million miles per hour and reaches us sooner than the sound which travels at 742 miles per hour (that’s on the surface of the earth, with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, and travelling through air particles rather than water or solids…) – but the children can tell us all about that.

Words we learned were bridge, resonate, node and amplify. What did they mean in the context of sound?

Looking forward to making instruments tomorrow!

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How are your teeth like eggs?

The Impalas and Jays are investigating how different liquids effect egg shells. How many variables do you need for a fair test? How do the different liquids affect the shells? The egg shells represent the enamel on your teeth. What would happen if your didn’t brush off your teeth the residue from what you eat and drink?

 

LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EGG IN WATER AND THE EGG IN COKE!!

 

 

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Sing Up!

The Impalas had a ball learning words and actions to ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams – with a little help from some minions…

There was even some rockin’ and rollin’ from Mrs K and Mrs B, and 4I won the prize for most enthusiastic and ‘happy’ performance!IMG_5863IMG_5864IMG_5876IMG_5883IMG_5884IMG_5886