Oak BLOG - Year 4
Wednesday 29th March 2023
Today, Oak class used their scientific skills, to accurately observe and record the length of time it took to remove a black mark from a set of teeth, using a stop watch and 4 different types of toothpastes. We put whitening, sensitive, charcoal and normal toothpaste to the test. Which toothpaste do you think was most effective?
Tuesday 14th March 2023
In science, we have been investigating the causes of tooth decay. We used hard boiled eggs as a representation of our teeth - the shell acted as the enamel of our teeth. Each hard boiled egg was submerged in a different liquid and left for a week.
After one week, we removed the eggs from the liquids, as a class we observed and recorded our findings. We were all surprised to learn that Coke Zero had stained the eggshell completely, the caramel colouring from the Coke Zero had transferred on to the shell, leaving the liquid much paler. The eggshell that was in the Lucozade had blistered and when the surfaced was rubbed, the top layer came off!
We will all be ensuring that we thoroughly and regularly brush our teeth from now on, to prevent tooth decay!
Thursday 2nd March 2023
World Book Day
We all had great fun dressing up for World Book Day!
'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' was the chosen book for Oak's display - we even had a few of our own Mr Wonka's!
Monday 27th February 2023
World Book Week Workshop
Year 4 were thrilled to take part in a writing workshop. Here we are creating sculptures with our bodies to represent comedic items. Can you guess what we are?
Wednesday 28th September 2022
We looked at the artwork by autistic artist, Alina Mucciolo. She uses bold colours to create positive and happy pieces. We used her as inspiration to create a nature scene, abstract art, or a positive message of art.
Friday 24th June 2022
Today we were very lucky as Year 4 took a trip to LegoLand! We had a wonderful time going around the park and trying out some of the rides- it was amazing to see how brave everyone was! We also got to take part in a robotics workshop where the children created their own Lego figurine in small groups and then programmed their creation to make sound. Here is a small selection of the lovely photos we took.
Friday 11th March 2022
Today we took part in a D&T curriculum day. In the morning, the children attended a virtual assembly with a real life engineer called Ben. They then entered into an Engineering Competition to invent a solution to a problem. In the afternoon, the children were set a challenge to create a marble run using cardboard and trialled them out to see if they worked, modifying them if they needed to.
Tuesday 16th November 2021
Today we were very lucky to have a session with Game On based around dodgeball. We all had a great time and as you can see, were practising very hard on our aims!
Thursday 14th October 2021
Today we took a short trip to Parmiters school to take part in the year 4 tri-golf event. We all had a brilliant time and really enjoyed showing off our new golf skills that we have been practising in PE.