In Year Four we have been exploring the style of art work of Paul Gauguin. We used the famous painting, Tahitian Landscape as inspiration for our own paintings. We focused on a specific section and spent time sketching different palm trees.
To finish off our science topic 'states of matter', we made observations about our class snowman throughout the day. We observed how he changed from a solid to a liquid through the process of melting.
We made Christmas tree cakes. We discussed how some processes can be reversed. We watched the chocolate melt from a solid to a liquid.
Once the melted chocolate had cooled, it became a solid again.
In art we have been inspired by the great artist Picasso.This week we used oil pastels to create our own picture from the cubism period. We used parts of the face from a portrait and profile view. We reassembled the parts in an abstract way. Have a look at our fantastic creations!
We realised that when you pour 200 ml of water into a different sized container, the liquid takes the shape of the new container. The volume of the water does not change. We also made raisins dance in soda water.
We found that air does have weight. we noticed that although liquids pour at different speeds, depending on their viscosity, they are still liquids.
This week in science Year Four conducted several experiments about the three states of matter, solids, liquids and gases. We made predictions about what we thought might happen. We watched a chemical reaction take place and found that a gas can be made when vinegar and bicarbonate soda are mixed.
Year Four explored the scripture of Abraham in the book of Genesis.
We role played how Abraham trusted God,
listened to him and obeyed the word of the Lord.