We’ve had a busy week in P4a! Here are some of the things that we’ve been doing…
“I’ve learned about the polar climate. Sometimes it ends up being minus 55 degrees!” (Harry Jefferson)
“We’ve learned about Venn diagrams, Carroll diagram and bar charts. We decided what we wanted to vote for and I chose animals.” (Ben Fishlock)
“We were learning about how to use Carroll diagrams, how we can get the whole class in separate groups. We chose boys and girls and lighter and darker hair. We went outside and went into groups and had to figure out so that everyone in the class had a space in our Carroll diagram.” (Jessica Urquhart)
“In PE we were playing Tail Take. It’s where you put a bib into your shirt and run around and try and snatch the bib off people and when the person blows the whistle you come in and see how many bibs you’ve got.” (Bruce McLellan)
“In science we were seeing how plants grow and parts of the flower. We learned about the petals; they make the flower look pretty.” (Emilia Pugh)
Today we were learning to sort animals into a Carroll Diagram under Arid, Polar, Endangered and Non-endangered criteria. Sand Viper Snakes live in the Arid climate zone and are non-endangered and the Arctic fox lives in the Polar climate zone and is also non-endangered. One of the Polar endangered animals is the Polar Bear because there’s not that much ice left. An example of an endangered animal in the Arid climate zone is the antelope because they are being hunted.
In French on Thursday we were making a calendar. We made the calendar so that we could put our birthdays on it and so we could practise the months of the year, days of the week and numbers for the date. We did a month in pairs or trios and one person designed the ‘month’ page with pictures and the French name for that month whilst the other people in the group completed the calendar.
In Science we have been learning about plants. We are going to learn about whether plants will grow in sand and soil in the dark and in the light. Before our experiment next week, we wrote up our hypothesis which is our prediction. Some of us think that the plant tht is grown in the soil will grow and then decompose quickly in the dark. Some of us think that the seed in the sand will grow in the light and not decompose initially but will die slowly.