Year 4: The Giraffes: Blog items

Science Week Day 4, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd Mar 2018 @ 2:09pm

This morning we have had lots of fun with eggs. we made hypotheses about whether or not it is possible to crack an egg by holding the egg in your palm or between your thumb and forefinger. We found out that it wasn't. We then wrapped our eggs in cling film and applied force to one area of the gg and they cracked. We discovered that eggs have strong points where the pressure is equally spread so they don't crack.

Our next eggsperiment was to answer the question will an egg float in tap water? We discovered that they do t . We then aasked will an egg float in salty water? We made up a salt solution which we topped up with tap water. The egg sank through the tap water but when it reached the salty water at the bottom of the jug it floated. This is because salt water is denser that tap water.

The morning finished watching a fantastic sho called Journey To The Bottom of The Earth. 

After lunch we discussed healthy diets and thought about vegetarianism before designing science lab coats. 

Science Week Day 3, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 21st Mar 2018 @ 12:09pm

This morning we have been investigating sound

we have done the following investigations: The rice drum, balloon voices, twanging rulers, tapping spoons and clapping 

We finished the morning with more music by making straw oboes.

Musical moment , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 21st Mar 2018 @ 10:43am

This morning Year 3 and Year 4 performed a concert for their parents and grandparents. We had flutes, recorders, glocks and voices. It was a fantastic occasion. Thank you to Mrs Bolton and Mrs  Gray for all of their hard work with the children. 

Science week Day 2, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 20th Mar 2018 @ 9:49am

The Giraffes started the day with a what if question to think about . The question was What if there were no clocks ? They came up with some great ideas .

Next the children discussed in pairs what food chains are, revising work from last term. Following a quiz , using scientific vocabulary: producer, consumer, prey and predator the class have been set the task of creating paper chain food chains. 

More Science, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 19th Mar 2018 @ 2:15pm

This afternoon the Giraffes have investigated black holes using balloons, tin foil, their hands and a drawing pin.

They have also learnt that the famous artist Leonardo davVInci was an inventor as well as an artist. He did many technical  drawings of things such as tanks, helicopters, calculators and contact lenses to name a few . 

Giraffes do Science, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 19th Mar 2018 @ 12:03pm

Science week started with a super assembly where Mrs Catterall gave us  lots of interesting things to think about and see.

Back in class we predicted what might happen to some black seed like things Mrs Catterall had given us in a pot of water.

Next we worked in threes to think about famous scientists we know, scientific inventions and scientific facts.

After play we learnt about the life of Professor Stephen Hawking, a person we believe is a true inspiration.

One of Professor Hawking's main areas of study was Black Holes. As individuals we thought about what we think of when we hear those words, what they look like, how we know about them and how sat here in our classroom we could investigate black holes. 

A great mornings work 


Happy Mothers Day, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 7th Mar 2018 @ 6:31pm

Happy Mothers Day to all the lovely ladies of Longton.

World Book Day, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 2nd Mar 2018 @ 7:15pm

Thank you to everyone for making today such a great day. It was great to see so many parents and grandparents in school this morning to share a book .

 Great fun has been had creating  story books for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 based on the book Game of Gnomes.

This afternoon the children have worked with Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Woolley to invent a new winter olympic sport.

In the assesmbly at the end of the day we all enjoyed reading our whole school story. Click on the link to read our amazing work.



Writing Challenge, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 2nd Mar 2018 @ 6:57pm

Thank you to all of the children and teachers for creating such a magnificent story.


The Week Ahead, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 25th Feb 2018 @ 12:27pm

Here is an outline of some of the things we will be doing in class this week. 


We are having a potions themed week. We will be reading about potions, making potions and writing about potions

Grammar will be focussing on types of verbs, tenses and conjunctions

spelling this week  words ending in ture and possessive apostrophe with plurals 


Our focus is place value, thinking about numbers beyond 1000, decimals to two decimal places, rounding numbers, solving problems and investigating .


We will continue to develop our Geography skills whilst learning about the Paris Basin region of France

Wider Opps on Wednesday

Orienteering on Thursday morning


recognise the changing dynamics between
people in different groups, see who takes
on which role, e.g. leader, follower, and
understand the roles I take on in different
be aware of how different people and groups
impact on me and to recognise the people I
most want to be friends with

Friday World Book Day- lots of fun around our theme of The Winter Olympics


Sacrifice - what have people given up to support charities?


Welcome back, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 20th Feb 2018 @ 9:32pm

I hope you have all had an enjoyable half term.

The Giraffes have made a great start to the new term and have made me feel very welcome.

They have been working hard and showing me how fantastic they are.


Snow fun, by Mr Pearson

Date: 6th Feb 2018 @ 6:22pm

The Giraffes enjoyed themselves this morning in the snow.

Check up week, by Mr Pearson

Date: 5th Feb 2018 @ 2:50pm

This week we are going to have some tests . When we are given are tests  we can get maths, grammar and English and reading. Mrs Fletcher will be marking them since she will be are new teacher after the holiday, when Mr Pearson go to work at a different school for six months.

Also we are going to do an egg 🥚 experiment.We are going to put eggs in coke, apple 🍏  juice, orange 🍊 juice, milk, water 💧 and vinegar. 

Tilly and Jolie

Jigsaw Afternoon Tea, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Jan 2018 @ 11:51pm

Thank you to all who came to our Information Afternoon Tea, all about Jigsaw.

If you were unable to attend and wish to know more you can find the Powerpoint on the PSHE page of the website in the section 'Parent Information Page'.  There are also further documents under PSHE curriculum. 

Mrs Catterall

Giraffes wonderful projects, by Mr Pearson

Date: 23rd Jan 2018 @ 9:49am

Photos of the wonderful projects the Y4 children have completed this term.

Investigating decimals to fraction equivalents , by Mr Pearson

Date: 23rd Jan 2018 @ 9:43am

Today we have been learning about decimals and their equivalents, we firstly enjoyed a game finding pairs.


Teeth with Diane , by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Jan 2018 @ 2:53pm

Today Diane (Jasmine’s auntie) came in to talk to us about teeth we had disclosing tablets to make are teeth go white, blue, purple or pink ,it was very interesting and we learnt how to look after our teeth.


Investigating negative numbers, by Mr Pearson

Date: 18th Jan 2018 @ 4:39pm

We have studying negative numbers in maths this week along with Roman Numerals. 

Photos of the games we played to reinforce learning.  Excellent progress has been made. 

Happy New Year, by Mr Pearson

Date: 8th Jan 2018 @ 8:19pm

I hope you have had a lovely break and made lasting memories. 

I have attached the outline of this 1/2 terms learning.

For the project it can be anything your child is interested in or linked to the learning that will be taking place over the next 5 weeks. It is very much a science based 1/2 term looking at teeth and the digestive system. All interesting investigations. Any questions please don't hestitate to contact me.

Mr Pearson

Thank you, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd Dec 2017 @ 11:31am

I would just like to say thank you very much for all of the lovely Christmas cards and presents I have received. It is very kind of you all to think of me at this special time of year.

I have had an amazing first term worling in Years 6, 5 and 4. I have never worked in this capacity before and your children have made it one of the most rewarding periods in my teaching career.

At this special time of year I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and wish you well for 2018.

Mrs Fletcher

Warburtons visit, by Mr Pearson

Date: 30th Nov 2017 @ 9:10pm

The Giraffes enjoyed themselves this morning with the lady from Warburtons.

The hats were the highlight as well as learning about bread, baking and Warburtons company.

Singing rehearsal , by Mr Pearson

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 11:52am

Getting ready for next Wednesday 😀

Maths in the Giraffes , by Mr Pearson

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 9:49am

A practical lesson on equivalent fractions. 

Giraffes PowerPoint Fractions, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 6:02pm

Please find attached a copy of the PowerPoint used in today's Parent workshop about Fractions in Y4

This week so far, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 2:59pm

This week we have done fractions and division in our maths lessons.

Also we have had our parents come in and do some fractions.

This week it is road safety week and we have a speed down save lives.

Someone called Sean came in and practised our songs for the guild hall.

Contact the School

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Main Contact: Linda Masterson

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