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We invited the parents into school to share our learning – we had found out so much about the USA on our road trip! We made Native American headdresses, then toasted marshmallows to make s’mores. Once the parents had gone, we had fun playing in the teepee wearing our headdresses!
In science, the children were asked the question “Can you make a circuit from playdough?” They investigated this using conductive and insulating dough, and made Christmas decorations that were able to conduct electricity and make the LED lights flash!
As part of their “Road Trip USA” topic, the children in Year 4 made their own Native American dreamcatchers. They decided that the instructions given weren’t very effective, so they wrote their own instructions to help someone else make one!
In their D&T session, the children designed and made their own chocolate hearts – linked to states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) in their science work. They then created a label so that they could give their heart to someone special.
The children investigated melting by creating their own melted heart wax pictures. They attached crayons to the canvas in a heart pattern, then used a hairdryer to melt to wax crayons. What a fantastic effect!
As part of their “Potions” topic, Year 4 created their own gas by mixing bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. They used this chemical reaction to inflate their balloons.
As part of their “Potions” topic, the Year 4 children read extracts from Alice in Wonderland. They designed and made their own potion bottle, just like the ‘drink me’ bottle in the story. Once they had decorated their bottle, they created a warning label for their potion – thinking carefully about what their imaginary potion did, and any warnings that needed to be given (including hazard symbols seen on household cleaning product bottles!)
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. Nelson Mandela