Living things and their habitats

On Monday, we dodged the showers and managed to do some fieldwork in the school grounds.  Our Science topic is ‘Living things and their habitats’ so we investigated what living things we could find.  We found lots of plants, trees and minibeasts.  We used good observational skills to locate the living things and we used an identification sheet to help us to name what we found.  We all had fun!

Chinese lessons

We really enjoyed visiting North Chadderton School for Chinese lessons.  We learnt how to say ‘Hello, My name is …. and Goodbye’ Chloe, the teacher, then told us what our names are in Chinese and she then wrote it using calligraphy.  We can’t wait for next week.


We decided to make bunting out of the printing that we did in art last half term. It wasn’t easy but we all managed it. First we had to cut out four of our designs with pinking shears and then we measured one metre of thin material to attach it to.  After that, we accurately measured the distance between the material to make sure it was equal.  We then glued the material in place and finally we stitched along it.  We all really enjoyed the lessons and we are happy with our end product.

Year 4

String Telephones

We had a great time yesterday investigating how well sound travels through a medium.  We made string telephones and we changed the length of the string to see how many words could be heard clearly.  We found out that sound can travel through a medium and the shorter the string the clearer the words could be heard.

Year 4

Times Tables Challenge

We had a great afternoon yesterday at Royton Hall School with their Year four class and a class from Blackshaw Lane.  When we arrived we all sang the six and seven times tables song.  Then we split into four groups and we worked together to crack a code.  We then all got back together for the showdown.  Alfie and Jack S were representing our class and they did a brilliant job answering times tables questions against four other children.

Science Week

For Science week we investigated how germs spread.  We set up a ‘sneeze zone’ and we all had a piece of card and we drew a picture of ourselves on it and then placed it in the sneeze zone.  We used a water spray to see how far the water travelled and to see how many of the pictures got wet.  We then repeated this again but this time we put a hand in front of the water spray and finally we repeated it again but this time we put a tissue in front of the water spray.  We found out that sneezes can spread far and wide and to minimise the spreading of germs a tissue should always be used.