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Our new and final Topic for year 4 is plants. This week, the children researched what plants needed to grow. They then set up theirs own investigations where they took away one of the things they thought plants needed to grow. They will observe how the test affects the seeds they planted. Ask your child what they think will happen in their investigation.

This week, we have been researching animals including humans. We used secondary sources to research the scientific names of bones. The children worked in teams to label a skeleton with scientific names. Ask your child what they found out. They should know where to find the phalanges!

This week, Year 4 visited Preston Muslim Girls High School to celebrate Science Week. The children really enjoyed the exciting activities. The teachers at the high school wowed the children with their enthusiasm and experiments. A fantastic day! Ask your child about their favourite part.

This week, the children created their own comparative and fair test in groups. The children discussed how they could find out which magnet we had was the strongest. The children created the test and the recorded their results. Ask your child which was the strongest magnet.

This week, the children have been learning about magnets. They have been identifying and classifying magnetic materials. Ask your child what materials they think are magnetic around your house.

Our new topic in Science is ‘Forces and Magnets.’ This week, we looked at Friction. We measured how many Newtons it took to move our shoe across a surface, the more Newtons, the more Friction the surface created.

The children learnt about transparent, translucent and opaque objects. They classified different materials into these three groups. Ask your child if they can find transparent, translucent and opaque objects at home.

The children have been investigating reflective surfaces. Ask your child what they learnt about reflective surfaces.

Our new topic is Light. I told the children that you need light to see. The class challenged this and tested if this was correct. Ask your child what they learnt from the test.

The children have been completing observations in Science and asking questions about what they saw. The children predicted what would happen if we put sweets in water. We then asked question after the observation. Ask your child what happened and why.

We have been testing the properties of rocks. We tested different rocks durability and permeability. Ask your child what durable and permeable mean.

Our topic in Science is Rocks. We looked at the different types of rocks and how they are formed. Ask your child what types of rocks there are and how they are formed.

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