We have been busy learners in Year 4, working hard to develop all sorts of skills and using them creatively. You would have already heard about our inventors’ convention at the beginning of this half term – but you really needed to have been there to fully appreciate how our confidence has grown and how brilliantly we pitched our ideas to the many visitors.
As part of our learning about states of matter and the water cycle, we designed and made our own rain gauges. We had to think about the shape of the containers we had and the different ways of making sure that the scales we developed were accurate. Some of us chose to use measuring cylinders to measure out 10ml of water, transfer this into our containers, then mark the top of the water level as 10ml. We repeated this process and created scales with intervals of 10ml. Others of us chose to create gauges that measured the depth of water, so our scales went up in centimetres instead.
We have enjoyed our library sessions this term, selecting books, enjoying reading alone or to one another. This is us when we dressed up to raise money for Children in Need earlier this month; the fun and learning continued through this special day.