P4 have been busy learning about number machines. The children worked on designing their own number machines and then challenged one another to work out the processes of their machines. As you can see from the photos the children came up with some fantastic designs and some very challenging machines.
P4 have been busy making felt hand puppets. All the children have learnt the basic skill of sewing, so remember parents they can help with sewing on buttons at home now!!!
We had great fun making a variety of puppets. Thanks so much to Mrs Berwick for helping us, an extra pair of hands made it all so much easier.
The children then worked in groups and presented their own puppet shows to the rest of the class.
P4 are learning about volume, hands on. Does the volume of the ice we collected stay the same once it has melted? We borrowed P1’s water tank so we could practise accurate measuring, we recorded our ideas on the whiteboard.
We worked in 3 teams to design and build an igloo. The snow angels built theirs with big boulders made out of giant snowballs then used tubs to create small snow bricks. Team Gangster built theirs using big tubs shaped as a snow cube. Abominable Snow boys built theirs out of a mound of snow and then dug out a door by scooping out with a little spade. Extreme outdoor learning!
P4 have been learning about the many people in the world who do not have access to clean water. We have been looking at how these people have to collect their water from streams, ponds and rivers. We decided to try carrying water ourselves to find out how difficult it is. We marked out a path 10 metres long and tried to carry one or two buckets of water over that distance. We all found it very difficult and it is has really made us appreciate the luxury of having clean water on tap whenever we need it.
Our topic this term in P4 is water. We have been learning about the water cycle and decided to take our learning outside to see the water cycle in action. As it was a dry day we had to make our own puddles in the playground. The children worked in groups, they found suitable places to make their puddles and then we went back to see them after an hour to see what had happened to them. Where had our puddles gone? Ask your child to explain our experiment with puddles.