I hope that you all had a wonderful summer and are feeling rested and ready to jump right in for a jam-packed term. We will be kick-starting Year 4 with our brand new topic 'How does water go round and round?' Please do keep an eye on our class page for exciting updates and information about all the exciting things we have been learning!
Year 4 enjoyed a fantastic day out at Horton Kirby learning all about the features of the River Darent. We put on our wellies and got into the river at two different locations to test it's speed by racing some plastic ducks. On our walk down to the river the children had a wonderful time playing pooh sticks from the bridge!
After lunch we learnt all about the river's course from source to sea and became rock detectives to see if we could identify which rocks were permeable or impermeable. For our final activity of the day, we got to put all that we had learnt into action by making our own rivers out of a mud tray, Lego bricks, some water and using our fingers to map out the main channel and some tributaries.
Today we named the newest members of Cedar Class. Meet Leopard, Sunshine, Midnight and Peacock. We are looking forward to learning more about our Guppies this term along with other species that you may find living in or around a river.