Year 4 - Aqua
Welcome to Year 4!
Some of our keen Year 3 & 4 Scientists had a fantastic opportunity visiting Field Court Junior School before the Easter holidays studying Evolution and Inheritance. The workshop was led by one of the UK’s Science Consultants, Paul Carpenter.
Our children got to explore the worlds of Charlies Darwin and his famous voyage aboard the Beagle; visiting South America, the Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
The children also explored the works of Alfred Russell Wallace, a collector of natural history specimens, who travelled to the rainforests of South America and the Malay Archipelago to collect animals, birds and insects to sell for profit back in the UK
Paul bought with him numerous creatures for the children to learn about, as well as their habitats, where they came from, life-cycles, food chains, evolution due to climate/environmental changes and so much more. The children handled some of the creatures so they could experience these rare creatures first-hand whilst learning about them!
During Science Week, pupils from Sir Thomas Riches School visited to host a science assembly for us! They taught us about the three areas of science - Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Here are some of our thoughts after the assembly!
"I enjoyed the biology, actually all of it. I loved it and it will always be an experience of a life time." - Vaclav
"I enjoyed when they did the rainbow." - Sophie
"I want to be a scientist when I get older." - Daisy
"The science was amazing because I liked it when they the electric shock." - Giavana