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Wednesday 13th March

STEM Week

In science this week we have been investigating journeys into space. We have been looking at the planets in our solar system. We then decided that we were going to plan a journey to Mercury - the closest planet to the sun. In order to go so close to the sun we decided that we needed a space suit which would keep our astronaut cool so we conducted an investigation into different materials and how cool they kept ice cubes.

 

Monday 25th February

We visited the Hancock Museum today. We saw a real mummy which was over 2600 years old. We also saw a Dinosaur, Roman and Ancient Egypt exhibition.

Our work on Book Creator on the I Pads.

We investigated the information in each exhibit and took photographs. We then created a page on each exhibit we visited. This is one of our pages on the Egyptian mummy. 

Thursday 7th February

Our mummification lesson.

Friday 1st  February

Today is the NSPCC Numbers Day.

We looked at the four times tables and based a fitness circuit around the answers. The children really enjoyed the circuit session.

Week beginning 28th January

This week, in literacy we will be investigating zoos and looking at how to persuade people that zoos are a good place for animals or that zoos are not the right place for animals to be kept. The children will investigate both sides of the argument and then make their own mind up based on what they have read.

Tuesday 29th January

Today we have been investigating reasons why people believe zoos are a good thing for animals. 

We looked at different reasons and then ranked them in order of importance.

Friday 25th January

In PE this week, we have been working on our control and coordination skills with a ball.

Wednesday 23rd January

We have been making our own pyramids and investigating their mathematical properties in class.

Sapphire Class PE lesson - Friday 18th January

In PE we have been focusing on throwing and catching skills, working on control and coordination with different sized balls.

Tuesday 8th January 2019.

Today we investigated historical timelines in chronological order, looking at the terms BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era).

We ordered historical events and discussed the oldest/most recent events.

Monday 26th November. Our science investigation into digestion.


November 26th. We carried out a digestion investigation. The plastic bag is the stomach. We had to squash and squeeze the food.

The tights is the small intestine, water, nutrients and minerals that go into the body (blue tray). The left over food continued to be digested.
We squeezed the food into the large intestine and the faces passed through the rectum. Messy business indeed!!!
We squeezed the food into the large intestine and the faces passed through the rectum. Messy business indeed!!!

Tuesday 6th November. Sapphire Class visit Durham Cathedral.

18th October. Our visit to St Michael's and All the Saints Church to look at the Christian symbols inside the church.

15th October. We have been looking at Christian symbols which nest represent Jesus. Today we chose sybols which best represented us and Jesus.

The story we have been looking at in literacy is called 'The Nightmare Man.' We have been making our own stories up based on The Nightmare Man. Ask your child to tell their story to you.
The story we have been looking at in literacy is called 'The Nightmare Man.' We have been making our own stories up based on The Nightmare Man. Ask your child to tell their story to you.
In science this week we have been investigating pushing and pulling forces. We have also investigated force arrows in our science models and diagrams.
In science this week we have been investigating pushing and pulling forces. We have also investigated force arrows in our science models and diagrams.

Sapphire Class

Welcome to our class page! We are mixed Year 3 and Year 4 children at Hetton Primary School and our teacher is Mr Snelson.


Our Disney work on The Jungle Book.