Ripley Christmas Science Spectacular

Year 4 went to Ripley School to complete some Science experiments.

We had a fantastic time!

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Year 4 NISCU visit

Yesterday afternoon Diana from NISCU came to give us an RE lesson based on Jesus the light of the World. We found Bible quotes, discussed how Jesus could show us the light and made paper lanterns.

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Year 4 Art based on the artist and architect Hundertwasser

The children have designed their own pictures in the style of the artist Hundertwasser. Eventually these will be made into calendars for 2022. Don’t the pictures look bright and colourful?

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Investigating Europe

Today we started our new topic in geography: Europe! We looked at the countries in each part of Europe (Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western) and tried to memorise some of their names and locations. Some, like Italy and Greece had very obvious shapes but others were much harder! We also learnt…

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Fantasy objects

Today, we discussed objects in fantasy stories that have magical powers. We looked at lots of everyday objects and used our imaginations to decide how they could become magical. We came up with lots of amazing ideas.

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Traditional dances in Lancashire

Today, we have been learning about our local heritage. Mikey and Jenny came in to school to talk to us about different traditional dances in Lancashire. We had a go at dancing the jig, the reel, the horn pipe, the waltz and marching. It was so much fun! 

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Where is the best place to dry our washing?

We have been learning about evaporation. We wet different materials and hung them around the school to find out which location would dry them quicker. We had to weigh them before we hung them out and then again after to see how much water had evaporated from them. The materials that were put on…

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Filtering experiment

In Y4, we have been carrying out an investigation to see what happens to different solids when they are mixed with water. We used salt, sugar, coffee, rice and baking powder. Some solids dissolved and made a ‘solution’. We tried to recover the original solid by filtering them. We had lots of fun…

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Year 4 French

We investigated ways of travelling to France. Next we made a guidebook showing places to visit in Paris.

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Year 4 art - designing chairs

Year 4 have been designing and making chairs. We made a variety of test chairs to see which materials were good to use. Next we designed a chair for a teddy or book character in our sketch books. Finally, we had a fun afternoon making our finished product.

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Year 4 Local Geography Field Trip

Today we went on a field trip to gather information for making our own maps of the local area.  We noted down all the different things we walked past on our trip to Dorrington Field.  We tried to draw rough sketches of our journey on the way, but it was not always easy to know which direction we…

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Fun with Oobleck

Today, we made Oobleck using cornflour and water. It was really messy but so much fun! Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid which is a another meaning for fluids that change viscosity (how easy they flow). When we ran our fingers slowly through the mixture it acted like a liquid, but when we applied…

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