The children in Year 4 have settled back well into class since Christmas and have been enjoying learning all about Travelling in this term’s topic work. We explored how far each of us has travelled across the country, or the world, and worked out a class total mileage, which was over 34,000 miles. We then went on to explore why the Tudors decided to travel to new places in the 15th and 16th centuries. After the half term we are looking forward to our class trip to the Boat Museum in Ellesmere Port to look at canal transport in the 18th and 19th centuries. By the end of the term we should have travelled to the moon and back!
In our Science lessons we have been learning all about thermal insulation and have investigated which materials are good at keeping things warm or cold. We have learnt how to use datalogger equipment to record temperatures in a number of different locations around the school. We have also been developing our mathematical skills to record the data we collected in both bar and line graphs. Our next Science topic will be Earth and Space, which will link in well with our Travelling’ topic. At least we will know if we decide to travel to the moon whether we will be ‘back in time for tea.’
We have also been getting much fitter at the Queensway Sports Centre every Thursday afternoon and are getting much more confident on the equipment now. Maybe a future Olympic gymnast is hiding amongst us.
At the end of this half term most of the children in the Year 4 class will be experiencing an outdoor adventure when we go off to Glan Llyn near Bala for our two day overnight trip. The children are very excited about this and I’m sure they will really enjoy the experience and will have lots to tell you when they come home. Remember to send them with warm clothes, hats, scarves and gloves, and fingers crossed it won’t snow on us this year!!