Year 4 Water WOW Day
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.
When water is sucked into the sky it’s called evaporation. We measured how clean the water was by using chemicals and a chart. Joseph J W4
I really liked when we made the water cycle bags, especially the drawings on the front. I learnt that evaporation is when the water gets taken into the air and turns into a gas. Finley E4
Vikings WOW Day
On Monday, 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 en-tertaining as well as educational and memorable.
Teeth and Heathy Eating WOW Day
On Tuesday, Year 4 had their Wow day on Healthy Eating and Looking After Your Teeth.
The day began considering any questions that the children had regarding their Teeth. We were fortunate to have a visit from the local Dental Surgery, who gave a presentation on ‘How and Why to look after your teeth.’ During this time, the children then had the opportunity to ask the dentist their questions. The dentist was very impressed with the sophisticated and thoughtful questioning from all of the children. Questions like:
- “What are teeth made of?”
- “How many adult teeth do we have?”
- “How long does it take teeth to decay if they are not brushed?”
- “Do your teeth start to grow when you are in your mum’s tummy?”
The rest of the day was filled with fun activities such as, creating healthy menu, completing a healthy eating and teeth booklet and designing a healthy pizza. They all had the chance to make their own colourful pizza on pitta with a rainbow of vegetables. The pizzas looked and smelt delicious so apologies if they were devoured before they left the classroom.