Year 4’s evaporation experiment.

Today, the children were involved in an evaporation experiment. Year 4’s task was to wet towels and to predict which towel evaporated the quickest. Firstly, the children discussed how they would make the test fair – by making sure we had the same sized towels for each group, we poured the same amount of liquid on each towel to make them wet, we measured the temperature in each location the towels were placed in (Mr Dixon’s office, the classroom and outside) and made sure each towel had the same amount of time to dry. The children found that the towel that was left outside evaporated the quickest compared to the towel left in the classroom and the office. We understood that evaporation is when a liquid changes into a gas – which is handy when we need to dry our clothes. Well done, Year 4!

 

Year 4 World Book Day

Year 4 had a great day taking part in World Book Day celebrating our favourite book characters. The children completed a Wanted Poster in Literacy for Narnia’s Ice Queen and completed Narnia themed time word problems. In the afternoon, the children created their own representations of Narnia. A great effort was made by all the children in their World Book Day costumes – here are just a few examples!

 

World Book Day

The children had a great time in the Year 6 classroom on World Book Day. The Year 6 book was ‘Gangsta Granny’. This book has been adapted into a film so we began by watching a short clip of some acting. We used this as inspiration for our very own role-play. We warmed up first by acting out different ages – baby, toddler, teenager and old person. The children moved about in different ways in order to make it clear which age they were. Following this, the children were given an extract from the book: the moment that Ben discovers his Granny’s emeralds and jewels. The children used the extract and added some of their own dialogue and actions. The children then acted this out and showed it to the rest of the class at the end of the lesson. There were some fantastic performances. Well done!

Year 4 Lenten Liturgy

A huge thank you to all families who were able to battle their way through the snow to watch Year 4’s Class Liturgy. The children did a fantastic job despite there being a few last minute changes. The Liturgy was a lovely time to reflect on the importance of Lent and to remember the sacrifices Jesus made and the sacrifices we are willing to make during this special time of year.

 

CAFOD visit

Margaret from CAFOD visited Sacred Heart School to promote the fantastic work CAFOD do all around the world. Margaret got all of the children involved in learning about how to save precious water and to save on electricity to ultimately save our planet. We also discussed our Lenten promises for this special time of year and took on board the important message Pope Francis has given us, ‘Live wisely, think deeply and love generously’.

 

 

 

Locating land use on a map.

Yesterday during our Creative topic ‘Somewhere to settle’, the Year 4 children applied their knowledge of maps to locate different types of land use in Glasgow. The children were given a map of Glasgow and Google Maps on their tablets to help them locate different land uses such as retail, industrial, agricultural, housing, leisure and business. Year 4 really enjoyed using their maps and finding different areas of Glasgow and what they were used for. Fantastic work.

It’s Competition Time!

 
At Sacred Heart, we are taking part in a Creative Writing Competition this half term, whereby the winning child will win a Living Eggs Incubator for the school. The children could also win various runner up prizes.
 
If you are interested, we are asking children to submit a piece of creative writing; such as a short story (300 words max) or a poem (70 words max). Entries are to go to Miss Bray by Monday 19th February 2018, with winners announced on Tuesday 20th February 2018.
 
The writing could be on anything you like, although we think Easter, Spring and New Life are all fantastic themes.
 
Get writing!
 
 
 

Fun Fridays

Year 4 had a fun morning in our Numeracy and Literacy lesson today.

In Literacy, our new class book is ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. The children’s task was to find words in the book they were uncertain of and find their meaning in the dictionary. As a team, they had to think of sentences they could write using the word they had researched.

In Numeracy, we have been focussing on Multiplication and Division. To reinforce our learning on factors, the children played a factor game with a partner. This was great fun and it allowed the children to recap their learning and challenge others. Well done, Year 4. 

The Digestive System

As part of Year 4’s Science topic on the human digestive system, the children had fun creating a body and labelling the parts. The children understood what the parts of the digestive system are called and their functions. Well done, Year 4. 

Mini Vinnies Food Collection

Thank you to all the school community who donated food for our collection this Autumn term. The Mini Vinnies have been collecting all the food and making a note of the items donated from each class. The winning class was Year 3 with 52 items donated who will now receive an extra break in the final week of term. Well done! The Mini Vinnies met Frances on Friday morning who collects food for Stanley Food Bank. We brought all the food over to Church where we helped Frances count and move the food into her car to drop off. This will make a real difference to lots of families this Christmas.