Croeso i ddosbarth Castanwydden. Welcome to Dosbarth Castanwydden.
Castanwydden is made up of 19 lively year 4 children. Our teacher is Miss K Wilsher.
Our Summer term topic is To Infinity and Beyond. We will be learning all Space. We will explore shadows, gravity, day and night and the solar system.
Please bring your PE kit in on a Monday morning and leave it in school until Friday. Every Tuesday afternoon we will be having cricket lessons.
This term we will been exploring 'Changes' through our SEAL topic.
In Welsh lessons we are learning about time Salwch - Illness.
We went on a trip to the Storey Arms centre in the Brecon Beacons. It was a lot of fun but we were very cold.
We enjoyed walking through the forest and getting muddy!
We went to visit the art galleries in the National Museum of Wales. We took part in a Landscape workshop with a lady called Grace who taught us how to read art. We had a fantastic time and learnt lots about interpreting art.
Grace gave us statements about a piece of historic art. We had to decide whether the statement was fact or opinion.
Georgia- I found out how to read art. We all had a piece of paper and we had to decide if it was a fact or opinion.
Shane- I enjoyed looking at the sculpture because it was good.
Jayden- I liked the sculpture because it is interesting.
Cody- I enjoyed reading art.
We created emotions graphs for Llywelyn. Sut mae Llywelyn yn teimlo? We plotted how his mood changed throughout the story of Gelert. This helped us think about how he felt throughout the story.
Abdulazizz: Mae Llywelyn yn trist- when he came home.
Terri- Mae: Mae Llywelyn yn trist yn fawr iawn- Llywelyn made a terrible mistake when he killed Gelert and realised it was the wolf.
Neaveh: Mae Llywelyn yn hapus- when he went hunting.
We really enjoyed the story of Gelert.
We learnt how to read a thermometer and measured the room temperature. We also measured the temperature of ourselves, hot and cold tap water and ice. We recorded the data in a table. We did an investigation where we left hot tap water and ice out over night in beakers. We wanted to see what would happen to the temperature of each beaker of water. We made predictions using our everyday experiences.
Tommy: I really enjoyed this because it was fun and we measured the temperature of different things.
Jayden: I was surprised because the ice cubes got warmer and they melted. I didn't realise the ice cubes would be the same temperature as the hot water.
Ffion: I was surprised because the room temperature stayed the same and the hot water and cold water were a similar temperature the next day. The ice cubes melted and the hot water got colder.
We planned a fair test to find out where ice would melt the fastest?
Luca: We got a planning sheet and wrote what we wanted to find out. We decided we would change where we put the ice.
Aya: We put the ice outside, by the radiator and on the shelf. We measured the temperature for all of these places.
Outdoors- 2 degrees
By the radiator- 38 degrees
On the shelf- 23 degrees
Zahara: I thought that the ice on the radiator would melt the fastest because it is warmer than outside and that would mean it would melt.
Our results: The ice next to the radiator melted faster than the other beakers of ice. It melted in 3 hours and 33 minutes.
We really enjoyed making observations and recording our findings :)