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Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 Esther class page!

Take a look at the exciting things we've been doing so far this year.

Year 4 Suggested Reading List

World Book Day!

This World Book Day has been all about 'Sharing a Story.' We had a great day sharing stories, we even dressed up as our favourite characters. Can you guess what characters we are? 

On the 25th February we went to Bristol to the marvellous museum 'We The Curious.' We had a great time exploring the museum, 'Winter Stargazing' in the planetarium and exploring fossils during our workshop. We loved learning about the constellations in our galaxy in the spectacular 3D planetarium. Everyone had a great time exploring animation. We were able to create our own animations in very different ways. We would love to go again!  

We Made Our Own Erupting Volcanoes!

The first step was to get a plastic bottle and scrunch up newspaper, sticking it to the bottle with masking tape. We had to make sure it was a cone shape so it would look like a volcano. Also, we had to make sure we took the lid off the plastic bottle! 
We then had to add Modroc our models. This was very tricky. We had to make sure it was smooth. We got very messy! Once it was dry we were able to paint it using browns, oranges and reds. 

Our Finished Volcanoes!

The best part was when we got to watch our volcanoes erupt! It was like watching a mini version of a real volcano. It was nerve-wracking to see whether they were going to erupt or not.

STEM Engagement Day!

On Monday the 11th February we had a visit from Spirax Sarco and the Cheltenham Science group. They had planned some great activities for us. We built a LEGO car and had to make different modifications to it to improve the distance it travelled down the big ramp. We looked at the weight, aerodynamics and friction and changed/improved our cars to make them travel further. Some of the results were surprising! 
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