Year 4 have started investigating states of matter. The children experimented with the effects of salt, glitter, fizzy drinks and washing-up liquid on ice eggs. They observed closely and recorded what they saw. They discovered that salt very rapidly turned water from a solid to a liquid.
We are trying to hold on to the summer holidays in Year 4, by remembering all the activities we got up to, and using them to write engaging recounts. We have started by looking closely at what makes a good recount. Remember the 5 w's?
Hands on mummification
Our Sparkly Starter to our Tomb Raiders topic certainly raised a few eyebrows around the school, with repeated questions of "What's that smell?" It was Year 4 creating their very own fish mummies. The children removed the internal organs from the fish, then dried the flesh. They filled the body cavity with natron, a mix of salt and bicarbonate of soda, and sealed them in air tight bags. In 4/5 weeks time we will unwrap them and take a look at the changes that have taken place.