If you should find yourself in need of a cool, refreshing mocktail as the Summer months approach, just pop into Team CB! This week we have truly gone mocktail mad all in the name of capacity.
To help us understand how to read scales and measure accurately, we were set the challenge of helping Mrs Lawson to create some of the staff team's favourite mocktails. We began the week with a trial run and made Mrs Lawson her favourite drink.
VERDICT: SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL - Mrs Lawson
We then attempted to make various other members of staff a mocktail however Mrs Lawson had lost the quantities of each liquid that we needed. Team CB responded with 'NO PROBLEM!'. To overcome this, we each made our own version of the drink, using the same ingredients but different quantities. We then rated whose was the best before delivering the winning drink to staff.
VERDICT: CAN YOU MAKE ME ONE EACH WEEK? - Mrs Longden
To round off the week, we then created our own. However, we had to use our enterprising skills as Miss Baxter made sure it was fair for each person. Every member of the class had £5 to spend and a price list. Using this the class created the mocktail of their choice, BUT had to prove they were accurate with their measurements before they could take the ingredient back to their mixing jug.
OVERALL VERDICT: ALL IN ALL, TEAM CB WERE MOCKTAIL MASTERS AND WERE TRUE CAPACITY CHAMPIONS! - Miss Baxter
WOW! Where do I even begin? This week has been jam-packed with learning in Team CB! From one subject to another every member of Team CB has worked exceptionally hard with their learning this week!
To kick us off, in Maths this week we have been learning all about Roman Numerals. Who knew that XLIX once meant 49? Our racing rockets certainly do! We have been busy completing lots of practical tasks to help us learn the roman numerals to 100 this week.
VERDICT: TEAM CB ARE OFFICIALLY ROMAN NUMERAL GURUS!
Now we dip our toes into what we have been up to in literacy over the last two weeks! Well, our latest mission has seen us venture off track on our way back from Space and we have somehow ended up on an undiscovered planet. From the safety checks prior to disembarking, to the sensory walk we went on, our children worked hard to really describe in detail what life was like on the planet. However... we encountered an unknown species along the way (lets just say I wouldn't like to cross paths with it any time soon)! The class have worked increasingly hard to write this piece of text and feel it is their best yet! I know I agree they were simply fabulous to read! Keep it up Year 4 you are all becoming outstanding writers!
AND FINALLY... Our Earth and Space topic is well underway. This week we used so many skills to help us complete our fruit solar system investigation. We had to first use the fruits on our table to think of what fruit would represent what planet. Then we had to calculate how far from one planet to the next it was. After that we had to measure this out using kitchen roll, before finally taking it all outside to recreate on the field (there simply wasn't enough space in class).
Check out our representations below!
This week we began our new ICT and computing unit using the programme Scratch. We discussed that Scratch the Cat was actually what we call a 'Sprite' in computing terms and began to look at the different things we could program Scratch to do. We started off simply making Scratch move to different points on the screen and then back again. We then created a sequence which we call a Script in computing terms and tested this. Unfortunately, the first time we tried to run our scripts, they didn't go quite to plan so we had to 'debug' the sequence. This meant locating where things were going wrong and correcting this. The class absolutely loved getting to grips with Scratch and can't wait to start creating their own interactive quiz this half term, with the help of Scratch. Keep checking back for updates!
Check out our first encounter with how to use the program!
Following our visit to the National Space Centre, Team CB developed a real interest into the life of Tim Peake. With this in mind we spent time researching who Tim Peake is, what his childhood was like and how he made his way into history for being the first British Astronaut in Space for over 20 years.
We spent time becoming experts in one area of his life before writing these up and displaying as part of our Topic work.
Take a look they are incredible!