Ash - Year 4
Welcome to Ash - Year 4!
This week, in science, Year 4 investigated the digestive system. We have previously learnt about the order of the organs and their functions but this week we wanted to see it in action. We used a bowl to represent the mouth. We placed in different foods such as Weetabix, biscuits, banana and orange juice. We used a fork to press down and cut the food just like our teeth do. Then we poured this into a plastic bag (the stomach) where the breaking down of food continued. The mushy food was fed through a leg of tights (the small intestine) where we watched all the nutrients leave the pipe to join the bloodstream. Then it was onto the large intestine where more moisture was squeezed out using a paper towel. A hole was then cut and the hard, solid food was squeezed out. Just like our bodies when we get rid of waste from the anus.
This certainly was an exciting, memorable and, to quote the children, ‘gross’ lesson!
Snails - W/B 18/09/22
The children in Ash were especially pleased to have our school pet African land snails in our classroom for the week. We have loved looking after them, ensuring that they have lots of fresh food and water. The salad bar leftovers from lunch time went down a treat with the snails too! Whilst some of us prefer to watch from a distance, others enjoyed holding a snail and sharing the facts they know.
Cricket (Aut. half term)
Ash class are thoroughly enjoying their Tuesday cricket sessions with Cricket Chris, a specialist coach. Our lessons are filled with throwing, catching, batting and mini competitive games where children are learning the process of scoring for ‘rapid fire’ cricket. Cricket Chris is also keeping us on our toes with our knowledge of the England cricket team!