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Hello and welcome to our year 4 class page! Keep an eye on this out for all the amazing and intersting things we will be getting up to 🏆

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Swimming will continue on a Wednesday morning, please remember to bring your kit! 

PE will be on a Thursday morning with Mr Embaye. Children are reminded they can wear their PE kits and trainers to school on Thursdays to ensure they have all they need for their lesson. We will also be doing our 'kickstart kilometre' daily, so please make sure you have suitable running shoes in school!

Spring Learning Journey

Making salt dough maps in geography

We made our own 3D map of Mexico, including the key physical features. We made sure we were very precise with the shaping, and used aerial and satellite images to help us. We noticed that Mexico is very mountainous, and so we carefully created this. Our next step is to paint them when they're dry, and add a key. 

Aztec hot chocolate!

Can you believe the Aztecs created hot chocolate?! We were blown away. We found that the Aztecs liked to mix in spices like cinnamon and pepper, and their secret ingredient: Chili! We mixed chocolate powder, milk, cinnamon powder and chilli powder in a jug, and shared it between our class. Some of us even preferred it to our hot cholotae we drink today! 
We enjoyed our amazing time in Colomendy, in February. From making our own beds, scaling towers, swinging from trees and dancing in the disco, we couldn't have asked for a more rewarding, exciting, interesting three days. Thank you to all the staff and all the children that embraced every challenge 👏🏻🏆

Whoosh bottle!

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We found that, when we put energy into the alcohol inside the container (by shaking it) we could make the liquid evaporate. The oxygen inside the container mixes with the alcohol vapour to cause a combustion reasction! As a result, we are left with carbon dioxide and water. There is no oxygen left in the container, so the match is extinguished.

Thixotropic substance in action!

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We mixed cornflour with water to make a crumbly type mixture. We then saw that by using the pressure of our hands, we could make this into a solid, because the particles were compressed. When we let go, we released the pressure causing the substance to behave like a liquid. How clever!!
We're really enjoying our science lessons, using Empiribox. This term we're looking at Particle theory, and states of matter. We have already investigated diffusion and thixotropic substances. Keep an eye out for more of our mind blowing experiments!

The Amazing Aztecs

We're so excited about our new history topic: The Aztecs! We moved around stations to investigate some Aztec artefacts to try and understand how they lived. We even designed some sun art for our classroom, just like they would in their temple. We're so excited to carry on with our research, and find more interesting facts. 

Can you hear our message loud and clear?! 

Stop bullying!!

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During music, the children leaned to sing in cannon using the stop bullying song. Don't they portray the message beautifully?

Autumn term Learning Journey