WEEK 16

Year 3 Maths
Year 4 Maths
Year 3 English
Year 4 English
Art - Kandinsky
Our Art topic this term was going to be exploring the art work by Kandinsky. I have attached a power point, telling you all about the artist and the background to some of his work. There is a painting activity to try and also a colouring sheet. Complete what you can, based around the art materials you have available to you at home. In school we would have then moved on to creating a collage using materials such as string, tissue paper, newspaper etc. If you have time, you could use what you have learnt from this weeks work and create your own collage based around Kandinsky's work.
Science
Explain that they are going to focus on water in the three states of matter. Explore what happens to a puddle over time (create one if it has not been raining!). What do children think will happen? How can we measure what is happening? Perimeter? Diameter? Length across widest point? Could draw chalk line around puddle once an hour/half hour (when dry then take digital photo of lines). Can children explain what has happened to the water? It becomes a gas. What do they think causes the drying? (Wind, sunshine.) This process is called evaporation. Can children name any other everyday examples? Washing drying on a line, water boiling in a saucepan, kettle boiling. NB: steam is composed of tiny droplets of water, which can  be seen, and then which become invisible water vapour (gas). How can we use evaporation? Hair dryers, tumble dryers, rotary clothesline. The water hasn’t ‘disappeared’ but has become a gas. Do you have a cold mirror? - what happens when chn breathe onto a mirror. What can they see/feel? Water droplets. Where has the water come from? Water vapour in the air from lungs. This process is called condensation. Point out that these changes in the state of water (by evaporation & condensation) are reversible changes.