Today a Silly Science Scientist came to our school. Even though the weather was atrocious, she managed to entertain and educate us effectively! We learnt about fire and explosions, states of matter, gravity and thrust and why we shouldn't mix coke and mentos!
We are Scientists
We have been investigating the effect of sugar on our teeth. This is a cross-curricular topic using our scientific skills to support our study of Health Education. We used egg shells in place of teeth (they both contain lots of calcium) and put them to soak in a variety of drinks. The effect will be the same as it would on our teeth if we did not brush them at night.
Gianni came to our school and led a fitness circuit.
We are looking at environmental issues in our Geography topic. We took part in a role play discussion debating land use in India.
In our English lessons we have been learning about fables and the oral tradition. We learnt some of Aesop's fables and told them to each other on a marvellous sunny morning. How green the grass is!
We accepted Captain Sir Tom's 100 challenge to raise money for charity. We chose our own activity and tried to do it 100 times. You can see us doing star jumps, push-ups, karate kicks and punches, skipping and hula-hooping, throwing and catching doing somersaults and playing a C chord on the ukulele.
We have discovered that fractions all about pizza and chocolates. Here is red group finding out about sharing into halves and quarters.
We have been writing instruction guides for Survival in the Rainforests. We have used Bear Grylls as our role model. That's not his real name, you know - his big sister gave it to him when he was a baby! In these pictures you can see us imagining that we are setting a fish trap, rappelling down a slippery slope and making a bamboo raft to float down the river to civilisation.
"That's a nice World Book Day outfit - I'll have that!" said Burglar Bill.
How many story book characters can you recognise?
I love this picture! The girls are working so well as a team. They are all co-operating and carrying out their own individual roles: timing, observing, recording and carrying out the investigation. Their concentration and enjoyment are palpable!
Girls are under-represented in the field of Science. Perhaps these four will go some way to redressing the balance!
Our Science lessons involved planning and carrying out our own investigations into how our stomachs digested the food we eat. To find out more we used a Ziplok bag as our stomach and orange juice (which contains citric acid) to act as the gastric juices. We timed how long it took a piece of bread to dissolve.
After that, we devised our own investigation to find out if we could change things. We wanted to find out
a) if the amount of juice we used would make a difference
b) if changing the liquid we used would increase the speed of digestion - we used vinegar (which is acetic acid), apple juice and water, and
c) if different food digested at different speeds
We planned our work carefully, all took different roles in the actual experiment, made observations, compared results and drew conclusions.
Well, hello and welcome back to Jubilee School! How have you been? It's been one of the weirdest years I can remember but now we are all back together we can look forward to an amazing year in our new Year3/4 Tokyo bubble. As Major Tom says, " Tomorrow will be a better day". We have made a brilliant start to the new term, settled into our new routine really quickly and sensibly and I think we are all raring to go with some great new learning. Keep your eyes on this page for news of some of the fabulous things we get up to!
We have begun our What A Wonderful World topic by listening to the famous song by Louis Armstrong and another very different version by Joey Ramone.
We have begun our new English reader "Charlotte's Web" and have explored the emotions and feelings of characters in the early chapters.