Sketching self-portraits Year 4

In Year 4 we have been exploring how to complete a self-portrait. We spent time looking at our faces closely in the mirror, remembering to keep look even when we were sketching.

We completed a few self-portraits, some sketched and some in colour. We then chose our favourite self-portrait so please take a look at them below:

We still have lots more work to do on self-portraits and we will look at different styles of self-portraits. This week we will start to look at some of Picasso’s work and see what inspiration we can get from his art.

 

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CARDIFF MUSEUM BY JOSH

On Friday 10th February 2017, year 4 went to Cardiff museum, we were learning about the human skeleton. A man took us to a room, when we went to the room it was full of all different bones, they were all different shapes and sizes. He showed us a skeleton and talked to us about all the names of the different types of bones, shoulder blade and the upper leg bone etc

I learnt that hippo’s are very dangerous, we then went to do some activities, the first one we did was to guess which skull is from which animal, then the next activity was guessing which skeleton is from which animal and the last activity was putting the skeleton together.

We felt the different types of jaw bones of animals and looked at a sharks tooth.

It was a very interesting trip.

 

Cardiff museum by Younis

 

On he 9th February year 4 went on a school trip with Miss Delgado. We went to Cardiff Museum where there was a man called Liam and he was our teacher for the day. He talked to us about the human body and how it works. He made us sit down and showed us a human skeleton that he had brought with him. The name of the skeleton was Mr. Jones. He told us about different things in our body and what makes up the skeleton.

Liam also bought a bug to show us. Liam put us into different groups and there were a lot of skeletons around us. There were skeletons of different animals and we had to match the name of the skeleton to each animal by using a slip of paper with different names written on it. Liam also gave us slips of paper, which described the things the animal can do.

Liam gave us a booklet with animal activities written on it and I wrote about the otter. I wrote that the Otter’s body is made in a way that it helps it crawl. After this we did a puzzle about making the human body and we had to label each part . This was quite hard but I was able to have a good go at this.At the end we had to look at a lions skull and I held it but it was very fragile and I had to be very careful. Then we said by to Liam and we went back to school on the buses.

 

Cardiff museum trip By Faris

On the 10th of February 2017 year4 went to Cardiff museum and the man who was talking about animal skeletons his name was Liam. We  learnt that snakes actually have skeletons. Then Liam talked to us about animals and there skeletons. Snakes can dislocate there mouths and eat things. Some animals dont have skeletons. Liam introduced us to mr jones he was a skeleton with his bones labled.

The trip to the museum

On Friday the 10th February we went to museum. miss Delgaldo came with us. We was learning about the bones we saw animal bones. We named the animal bones. There was a wolf skull and a tiger skull what was very old. And a hippo skull it was very big. They was a jigsaw off the bones. We had a enough time to look at some more stuff. we had a look at a snake in a jar and bugs. we looked at a clip of the planets and we saw a disaster clip. And dinosaur bones we saw dinosaurs under water. We saw wolfs on a cave and we went in the cave a mammal was there.  We was 10 minutes late so we played a game. one game we had to remember what people say  the other game was to name the bones. my buddy was daniel.

Genes by Year 4

Today we learnt about genes. Dr Fry came in to see us to tell us about genes.

Genes are kept in ‘libraries’ in your body. They can make us look different. Our genes make us who we are. We get our genes from our parents. Your genes decide your hair colour, skin colour, eye colour, if you’re tall or short. Scientist can read what your genes say. We can’t see our genes through a microscope. We share our genes with our families, so we look similar to our families. The further away the relation the less we are likely to look like them.

We learnt about chromosomes and what they look like. Our chromosomes are in pairs. We found out boys have a Y chromosome but girls don’t, they have 2 X’s. The chromosome pairs are shaped in a twist and the pictures we see of them are what artists think they look like.

We learnt that genes can causes things like colourblindness. 1 in 12 boys can have red-green colourblindness and 1 in 200 girls can have red-green colourblindness. There are more boys with this colourblindness because girls have 2 X chromosomes that can replace the problem gene. Genes can cause diseases. Genes can make you have less fingers and thumbs or more fingers and thumbs, if you have an extra finger it’s most likely to happen on your pinky finger.

Some people put jellyfish DNA into mice to make them glow in the dark. Some of us thought this was good but not all of us think this is a good idea to do. ‘Frankenstein food’ is food that’s had its genes changed. Police use DNA to trace the blood samples of criminals.

We learnt that we could be the doctors that find out how to fix DNA and some of us think we’d like to be doctors when we’re older! We know a lot after all of this research we’ve done with Dr Fry!

by Year 4