Who said that?!

This week, Year 4 have been looking at direct speech with Mrs Hermiston. We have punctuated it using inverted commas and used reporting clauses.

I’ve forgotten how to do it, so I wondered if you could help me?

I hope this is right, “Miss Taylor thought”.

“Direct speech is quite tricky, Miss Taylor exclaimed, there are too many things to remember.”

“Who can help me”? asked Miss Taylor, with caution in her voice.

We like to learn it, learn it!

Last week, we were looking at the bus stop method for division. Lots of us were struggling because we don’t know our times tables as well as we should!

Who can come up with a good way of remembering your multiplication facts?

Can anyone set a challenge to help us learn them?

Our learn-its this week are the 11x tables, how do we remember those?

Happy New Year!!!

Happy 2018 everybody. I hope you have had a magical Christmas and haven’t eaten to much chocolate!! Hopefully, all of the good news I gave to Santa meant he came to visit you on the big day too.

I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year full of fun and adventures!

Has anyone made any New Year’s resolutions?

Mine is to go to bed on time! And Winston’s is to cause more mischief!!
Post yours below…

Chemistry visit

Yesterday, we had some visitors from Worksop College. They did some Science

demonstrations with us. They focused on Chemistry.

One of the demonstrations was looking at atoms in 12g of Carbon. Atoms are tiny building blocks that everything is made out of, even you! We found out that if the atoms in 12g of Carbon were pringles they would go to the sun and back 6 billion times. There were 6 (23 0’s) atoms in the tube of 12g of Carbon.

If you pour two chemicals (that are made up from atoms) into a container, they can change colour and glow in the dark.

They also showed us a demonstration using balloons. Each balloon had a different chemical or mix of chemicals (hydrogen and oxygen). When an open flame (fire) went near to the balloon they exploded and made a huge bang! The balloon with the mixture of hydrogen and oxygen made the loudest bang.

Ted sprayed some chemicals into the bunsen burner flame, which changed colours. He also burnt some magnesium which made a bright white light and some iron which looked like a firework. This was then called iron oxide.

In a container, there were some chemicals which were mixed by KS1 children. When a flame went near, the chemicals set on fire and the atoms rearranged. This meant that the flame change colour and made a whooosh sound.

If a chemical reaction has taken place, it is an irreversible change, which means the product cannot be separated into its original state.

Accelerated Reading.

Well, this week has been another fabulous week full of fun and learning. We have started some exciting work on Newspapers with Mr Fletcher and can label all of the different parts! Can anyone remind me what features newspapers have?

In Maths, we have been looking at multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. We are getting there, but some of us are being let down by our lack of times table knowledge so an effort to learn all of your times tables at home would be superb!

We have also started a new exciting reading challenge named Accelerated Read. We will be reading books and taking quizzes, when we finish them based on the content and key vocab. We will also be in competition with Year 3 to see which class can read the most words each half term! More information will follow on this, but we can already say that the children are enthused and love the challenge!