Today our school choir took a trip to the Ellesmere centre to perform the songs that we have been learning this term. The children sang their hearts out for an hour to help raise money for Walkden Rotary Club. The children were an absolute credit to the school and overcame nerves to sing beautiful in front of the busy shopping centre. Every single member of the choir should be incredibly proud of how hard they have worked this term and how quickly they have learnt some very tricky songs.
Next Tuesday (the 18th December) , the choir will be performing a concert starting at 3:30pm in the Junior Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along and listen to our fabulous choir show off how talented they are. There may even be a mince pie or two!
Take a look below to see us in action.
Thanks for all your support
Mrs Soar 🙂
On Tuesday we were incredibly lucky to have a workshop provided by Electricity North West. This was a fantastic introduction to our new Science topic on electricity.
In the morning, we learnt about different types of electricity: mains and battery. We investigated the voltage of different batteries and learnt that mains electricity is 230 volts! We also learnt that electricity can create 4 things: light, sound, movement and heat.
After break, we used circuit boards to create complete circuits. We experimented with using a switch and investigating how to make the light brighter and dimmer. After that, we investigated which materials would let electricity flow through them. We found out that materials that let electricity through were called conductors and those that don’t are called insulators. Metals are conductors and plastics are insulators- that’s why plugs, sockets and wires are covered in plastic, to keep us safe.
In the afternoon, we looked at adding a motor or a buzzer to our circuits. Whilst it was really fun, it got a little bit noisy!
We learnt so much about electricity today and we are really looking forward to the rest of our Science topic and learning even more about this amazing thing that lights up our life!
Thanks for reading!
Love Mrs Soar 🙂
4 Edison have had a busy couple of days to round off their half term.
On Thursday we learnt what Roman chariots are and why they were significant. We then learnt about axles and researched different items that have axles to allow wheels to move. After researching, we then designed our chariots and planned out which materials we were going to need. We rounded off Thursday by writing up our methods and making our chariots. We learnt how to measure wood accurately, how to use hand saws safely and how to use a hot glue gun. After that, we designed and attached our platforms to our axles.
On Friday, we looked at our chariots and thought about how to improve them. We then were able to modify our models so we were happy with them. Our final task was to reflect on our work and evaluate the chariots we had made. Take a look at our creations
If that wasn’t enough, on Friday afternoon we had a go at making Roman mosaics. We had to plan our designs and then we had fun making beautiful patterns. Take a look:
A huge well done to everyone in 4 Edison for their hard work over the last 7 weeks. It has been a pleasure to get to know everyone properly and everyone should be really proud of how much they have achieved in such a short space of time. To top it off, our class won the smart cards prize for having the most smart cards over the half term which is a testimony to how fantastic everybody is. Let’s keep it going so we can be the best we can be.
Enjoy the holidays!
Mrs Soar 🙂
A huge well done to everyone who designed a Roman shield or sword. There was a fantastic effort put into all the homework and it has been a delight seeing all the children’s hard work. All the children told everyone how they made their shields and swords and explained their designs.
Take a look at the brilliant weapons:
Thank you to all the grown ups who supported the children with their work. It is really appreciated!
Love, Mrs Soar 🙂
On Friday, we decided to mix up our Maths lesson. The children were given a subtraction calculation and asked to solve it using a variety of methods. They were also asked to represent their calculations using different resources. The children used place value counters, numicon and multilink to prove their answers.
It was fantastic to see the children working together really well and it was a good opportunity for the children to practise their problem solving skills.
Take a look at our hard work:
On Thursday we were lucky enough to have a visit from the Zulu nation. We got to watch the performance with the rest of the juniors and then all of Year 4 enjoyed a workshop where we learnt a Zulu song.
Next week looks to be just as busy!
Enjoy the weekend
Love Mrs Soar 🙂
4 Edison have been learning all about the Romans this week.
On Tuesday, we set off on an adventure to our Forest School site. We talked about how the environment would have been very similar to life in Britain before the Roman invasion. Everyone was given a job to do and we pretended to live our lives as they would have been nearly 2000 years ago. We had a happy little village that was called Redcliff.
We were enjoying our hard, but idyllic, life when we received a notice that the Romans were coming to invade our village! As a village, we plotted how we would defend ourselves and discussed whether we should fight against Roman conquest.
Everyone loved being outside and using their imaginations to explore life in the Roman times.
All the children then created fantastic stories all about their adventures in our village.
Take a look at our pictures:
Defending against the bear.
‘We were slaves. We had to carry pails of water.’
Hunters creating a plan.
Make your own jewellery!
He’s a nice bear really!
Living in a mud hut.
Making tea for the village.
We found mushrooms, we didn’t want to eat them though.
The Romans are coming!
The Romans have set a trap to capture us!
Keeping a look out.
Looking for shelter.
Hiding in the undergrowth for defence.
No one can spot me here!
The Romans have captured us!
Another Briton captured by the Romans!
It has been another brilliant week for our class. Two children earned their pen licences, we won the smart card trophy (again!) and we earned a class reward for reaching 30 class stars.
Here’s to another week of hard work and fun.
Let’s do it all again next week!
Love, Mrs Soar 🙂
4 Edison have had an incredibly busy week!
On Thursday we did our first class assembly of the year. We shared loads of facts about our class name and finished off with an acoustic version of Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’.
As part of our Science topic on sound, we decided to make and test string telephones. We worked incredibly well in our pairs (practising our knots!) and had fun outside seeing how they work best. We discovered that a straight line of string gives the loudest sound and we were able to explain how the vibrations from our voices travelled through the telephone.
If that wasn’t enough, we also did the double in achievement assembly! Our class were the joint attendance winners AND we collected the most smart cards, earning 72. A huge well done and thank you to the three children who earned our class 3 golden smart cards, worth 10 smart cards each!
Let’s do it all over again next week!
Mrs Soar 🙂