This term we are learning about – Water
Term 3 Water Wow Day
Last Tuesday, Year 4 had their Water Wow day. They were fortunate to have a volunteer from Wessex Water and Water Aid to demonstrate the importance to water and how it is viewed around the world.
In the morning, Wessex water provided them with scientific equipment and the hall was set up as a science lab. They worked in small groups and carried out experiments using chemicals to test the pollution levels in a variety of local rivers.
Water Aid taught the children the uses of water and how in many other countries water is not safe or even accessible. They shared stories of how safe water and toilets transform communities around the world.
This was an eye opener for us all and the children were extremely respectful asking lots of questions.
In the afternoon, they worked with a partner to design and make a water cycle in a bag (they are hanging in the classroom window if you would like to see). This was a fun activity that linked nicely to our science and topic for this term. They deigned posters of ‘how to save water’ and completed a water booklet of fun activities.
I liked making posters for saving water – Ava W4
I enjoyed doing the chemical experiments checking for pollution in the water – Adam E4
I liked doing the water cycle in a bag. We drew the water cycle on the front of the bag, then poured some water with blue colouring in. Now we are waiting to see what happens to it in the window –
Year 4 Viking WOW Day
On Tuesday, Year 4 had their Viking wow day and were visited by a Viking who had set up camp in our school hall.
The day began with a raid on the classrooms and then the children were taken to the Viking settlement to join their war band.
They spent the day learning what life was like as a Viking. This involved the warrior and his weapons, their Gods, life and death, gender roles, food and drink, health and hygiene, runes and games.
All of the children had the opportunity to play a character in the story-telling presentation which helped them to step back to Viking days. The day was high impact, high energy and entertaining as well as educational and memorable.
I enjoyed acting out the plays and being lifted up (I was nervous though). Isabelle
I liked doing the acting and I was Odin who is King of the Viking Gods. Sam
I enjoyed watching the two plays and acting out the stories. I also loved dressing up. Amber
I liked feeling the sword, helmet, shield and armour. Reef
I liked it when he scared us by coming into the classroom to take us to be a Viking. Marcus
I liked the funny acting and making the fire. Luke
I enjoyed it when we did the first play. Theo
Displays, Children and Children’s Work