GEOGRAPHY RIVER STUDY FIELDWORK!
We had a fantastic afternoon studying the River Lostock. With the help of Donald, Daphne and Derek Duck, we measured the speed of the flow of the river. Also, we identified the features of a meander and looked for evidence of erosion and deposition!
What a great bunch of geographers!
Year 4 have been working incredibly hard to learn all of this term’s Common Exception Words. They really enjoying playing “Wham Bam!”
Summer Term CEWs
opposite, ordinary, particular, peculiar, position, possess(ion), possible, pressure, probably, recent, regular, remember, separate, special, straight, strength, suppose, surprise, therefore, though, although.
Which words can you already spell? Which will be your focus words?
We ended our Ancient Egypt topic by deciphering messages written in hieroglyphs, places around the school grounds. Those who were fluent in the hieroglyphic writing system, eventually discovered treasure of the ancient Egyptian Creme Egg variety!
We developed our archaeological skills and excavated an interesting collection of artifacts from the ancient Egyptian era. We logged, photographed, sketched and measured each item found and examined the materials it was made from. In addition, we made deductions about how it was used and who it might have belonged to. Afterwards, we used the features of non-fiction texts to find out more about each artifact!
We had a fantastic day at the Manchester Museum developing our skills as historians. To begin the day we built a pyramid and ended up in the top ten on the leader board for the quickest time. After that, we investigated real artifacts from over 3000 years ago. We found out about the mummy Asru and had to decide which objects we would place in her tomb to help on her journey to the afterlife.
RIVER STUDY VISIT TO CUERDEN VALLEY PARK
As part of our project about rivers, we visited Cuerden Valley Park and found out all about the features of rivers. We worked with the ranger and studied the River Lostock. We enjoyed working as geographers and measured the speed (velocity) of the river by timing how long it took rubber ducks to travel 10 metres.
Also, we compared the woodland habitat that we had studied at school with a river habitat. Mason found a clinging mayflower nymph – which looked quite scary!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CENTIPEDE AND A MILLIPEDE?
By Jade Hebblethwaite.
Millipedes belong to class diploda and are more rigid arthropods recognised by the half cylindrical shape.
Centipedes have one pair of legs per body segments, while millipedes have two.
While most centipedes are known for their speed, millipedes move slowly and burrow in the ground.
Centipedes and millipedes also have different diets because centipedes are carnivores and millipedes only eat dead things.
Millipedes and centipedes prefer moist, protected outdoor habitats such as rotting logs, leaves,bark and the undersides of stones .
Surprisingly, a centipede has 100 legs and millipede has 40 to 400.
As part of our topic, “The Wonderful Wildlife of Westwood” we looked at our woodland habitat and searched for invertebrates. We wanted to find out where minibeasts play and and seek and had to look at the features of the microhabitats where we found the different creatures.
Back in class, we researched the different types of minibeasts and devised classification keys to sort and identify invertebrates.
Someone had a great question:
“What is the difference between a centipede and a millipede?”
Read some coming blogs to find out!