All of history – Timeline

In history/science today, Class 4 explored the scale of the entire (estimated) history of time. Our timeline started with the Big Bang – which is estimated to have occurred around 13.8 billion years ago (13,800,000,000 years ago) – and the end of our timeline represented today.

To create our timeline, we used 2,760 multilink cubes – meaning each cube represented 5 million years – click the images below for a closer look.

We then worked out where “the first signs of life”, “the extinction of the most dinosaurs”, “the first ever mammals” and “the first ever humans (Homo sapiens)” would appear on our scaled timeline. Interestingly, the earliest evidence of life is estimated to be 3.8 billion years ago – meaning you would have to travel 2,000 cubes from the start of the timeline to reach this point. The estimated date of the first ever mammals (200 million years ago) would be a further 720 cubes on; the dinosaur extinction would be another 27 cubes on from this, and the time since the first ever humans (200,000 years ago) would only be 4% of the the final cube!

Plastic Lids – Recycling Project

Plastic pollution is becoming an increasing problem around the world. To help raise the awareness of this, the School Council have planned a recycling project and need as many used plastic lids.

These lids can be any shape, size or colour, but they must be plastic and do need to be clean – plastic milk bottle lids are ideal! If you have any used plastic lids, children can bring them into to school and put them in the green bin (see image below) found in Class 4’s cloakroom.

Who Wants to Live One Million Years? – Evolution Game

In science today, Class 4 have been exploring how adaption, inheritance and changing environments result in evolution. To do this, we played the game “Who Wants to Live One Million Years?” – where you need to choose a starting population (with different traits) and try to survive 1 million years.

Class 4’s Reading Books

The window below is an interactive Powerpoint – which shows some of the books available for children to choose in Class 4 . Clicking on the images of the book covers will open some information and show some similar books.

Please note: you may need to use the link below the window.

Link to Interactive Powerpoint (if the above does not work)
– If using the link, you will need to start the Powerpoint as a Slide Show (see below) –

Year 6 Grecian Pots/Urns/Bowls – Stage 1

Today, the year 6s have completed the first stage of their Grecian pots.

Dissolving investigation

This week in science, Class 4 have been exploring how liquids dissolve solids. We planned and carried out an investigation to see how quickly salt dissolves in different types of liquid.

In PE today, Class 4 have been doing different exercise activities as part of a circuit.

Perimeters

In Maths today, class 4 were exploring the perimeters that could be made/found on the KS2 playground and field.

Performance Poetry

In English this week, Class 4 have been exploring three poems about the arctic – including interpreting these poems by creating their own performances.

Click the images below for a closer look.

The poems can be found below:

Year 5s – Northern Lights

This week, the year 5s completed their own northern lights scene using pastels.

Click the images below for a closer look.

Gymnastics – Vaulting

This week in gymnastics, class 4 have been working on our vaulting skills.

Division using counters

In maths, Class 4 have been looking at what happens when we divide larger numbers.

Gymnastics – Balance Routines

This week, Class 4 have been building on their balance skills.

We started with a balancing challenge:

Then, we started looking at planning and designing our own routines: