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Welcome to Year 4!
Your first homework task will be to find an information book from home (or the library) and use the contents and index pages to find five fascinating facts. The book can be about anything that interests you. Post your facts on the blog. You can comment on other people’s facts with positive comments of your own. Remember to use your first name only.

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  1. jessie

    November 17, 2013 @ 8:48 pm          Reply

    I watched the Star Wars film and these are my 5 facts.
    1. darth vader is a baddie. He is master of the dark side.
    2. Chewbacca is a goodie. He is a wookie and very wise and loyal.
    3. Yoda is a goodie. He is the most powerful and wise of all the Jedi masters.
    4. Anakin Skywalker is a goodie and a baddie. He lived in the Galactic Republic but then goes on to be the evil Darth Vader.
    5. C-3PO is a goodie. He serves over 40 masters and is a friend of R2-D2.

  2. Michael

    October 3, 2013 @ 3:44 pm          Reply

    5 facts about the Viking Invasions

    1. The Vikings came from Denmark, Norway and Sweden in the 9th century.
    2. They were looking for land and loot.
    3. They set sail in their longships which were Viking raiding ships.
    4. The longships were 25 metres long but only 2 metres wide and they carried between 40 and 60 men.
    5. By the mid 800s fleets of up to 350 longships were attacking the British Isles.

  3. nicholas :D

    September 26, 2013 @ 5:16 pm          Reply

    WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1.water has the chemicalformula H2O wich means each water molecue is made of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. lots of these molecues make water. and oxygen is part of air.
    2. Water is the only substance that natturally occurs in solid, liquid and gaseous forms on the earth!
    3.People can go without food for weeks however, can only survive for about three days without water!
    4. Humans are roughly 70 persent water.
    5. HYDROELECTRIC power stations use moving water to turn turbines that generate electrictricy.
    6.THE WATER CYCLE
    1.Water in the oceans ivapurates as it is heated by the sun, forming vapour.
    2.This vapour rises into the atmosphere where it cools and condenses to form clouds of tiny water droplets.
    3.As these clouds encounter turbulence the tiny water droplets collide and merge into larger droplets.
    4.Thesefall as prescipitation rain,sleet,or snow.
    5.this water collects on land into streams and rivers both above and underground.Eventually most of it flows back into the sea, were it will eventually ivapurate once more.Of course water doesn’t always follow the cycle in order some of the water just falls directly into the oceans as rain, and some evappurates from rivers and streams before it gets to the sea!
    THANK YOU FOR READING, HAPPY BLOGING 😀 😉 🙂 😀 😉 🙂

  4. Amelia

    September 25, 2013 @ 7:08 pm          Reply

    My facts are from a book called gruesome facts.
    1.The most toxic mushroom is called the death cap and is responsible for 90 present of human deaths through eating fungi.
    2.Humans lose body wait by sweating Santorio Santorio proved this in the sixteenth century.
    3.In the olden days people bought noses to just plonk on because it can come of in fights or diseases.
    4.Befor boxing gloves were invented boxers used there bare knuckles.
    5.Bears can smell food in the air from up to 15 or more miles away.

  5. milly

    September 25, 2013 @ 3:53 pm          Reply

    Facts about koala

    koalas are not bears.

    A baby koala is called a joey.

    Koalas are found in Australia.

    Koalas are related to kangaroo.

    A koala has a pink or black nose.

    A koala has sharp claws to help it clime trees.

  6. ellen

    September 24, 2013 @ 4:37 pm          Reply

    Tigers are the largest members of the cat family.They are the national animals of many contries but a number of tiger subspecies are endangerd because of human activity.

  7. Ben

    September 24, 2013 @ 3:16 pm          Reply

    I did an information text about festival {no6} but its not turned up

  8. mrs snook

    September 24, 2013 @ 11:21 am          Reply

    Just wanted to say thank you to year 4 for inviting me on the trip to Binkley Hall Farm ( twice!). Thought it was really interesting and especially enjoyed the pond dipping. Aiden I was very impressed with your knowledge of the water scorpion, just glad it’s not as big in real life as it appeared on the screen.
    Thanks again Mrs Snook

  9. Mrs Sach

    September 23, 2013 @ 9:06 pm          Reply

    Post for Charlie- check you are on the correct page Charlie before blogging.

    1. Modern football boots weigh as little as 250 g , boots in the 19th century were made of leather.
    2. Rugby was first played in 1823, the inventor was William Webb Ellis. There was a split over an argument over paying players.
    3. Cricket was played in the 18th century with 5 players in each team. There was only one wicket and this had two stumps rather three.
    4. The Greek games were held 4000 years ago, the Olympics are based on the Greek games.
    5. Wimbledon was first played n 1877. Wimbledon is in London.

  10. Charlie

    September 23, 2013 @ 8:00 pm          Reply

    Sport
    Tennis
    1.Wimbledon was first held in 1877 it is held in London!!!!!

    2.Footall The Modern Football boots weigh only about 250 g the first
    Football boot made was just plain leather.

    3.Rugby Rugby was first played in 1823.In 1895 there was an argment over players getting money it let to a split between rugby clubs in England.

    4.Athletics The Greek games where held over 4000 years ago!!!!

    5.Cricket in the 18th century was played with five players in each team. There was only one wicket, and this had two stumps, rather than three.

  11. kara

    September 22, 2013 @ 11:28 am          Reply

    THE WATER PLANET!
    1. Earth is a unique planet blessed with a vast quantity of liquid water.
    2. The combined effects of the sun, moon and the rotation of the
    Earth govern the oceans and, in turn, our climate.
    3. Numerous ocean habitats support varied and complex ecosystems; in them a great diversity of plant and animal life forms has evolved.
    4. Frozen water -ice-is less dense than liquid water and, therefore, it floats.
    5.Ocean surface currents are driven by persistent wind.

  12. Josh

    September 22, 2013 @ 9:11 am          Reply

    Sharks
    1. Sharks have 60 sets of teeth during their life.
    2. Sharks need to keep swimming to stay alive.
    3. A great white shark can grow upto 6 metres long.
    4. Sharks can smell blood in water over 1km away.
    5. A great white shark can swim at speeds of upto 48km per hour.

  13. Mrs Sach

    September 21, 2013 @ 4:39 pm          Reply

    Posted for Mia – check you are on the correct page MIa. 🙂

    The great white shark is mainly known for its size, with the largest individuals known to have approached or exceeded 6.1 m (20 ft) in length,[3] and 2,268 kg (5,000 lb) in weight.[4] This shark reaches its maturity around 15 years of age and can have a life span of over 30 years.

    The great white shark is arguably the world’s largest known extant macropredatory fish, and is one of the primary predators of marine mammals. It is also known to prey upon a variety of other marine animals, including fish and seabirds. It is the only known surviving species of its genus Carcharodon, and is ranked first in having the most attacks on humans.[5][6] The IUCN list the great white shark as a vulnerable species,[2] while it is included in Appendix II of CITES.[7]

    The bestselling novel Jaws by Peter Benchley and the subsequent blockbuster film by Steven Spielberg depicted the great white shark as a “ferocious man eater”. In reality, humans are not the preferred prey of the great white shark.[8]

  14. josh

    September 20, 2013 @ 5:31 pm          Reply

    Iv’e never heard of a cryptus

  15. Jannik

    September 20, 2013 @ 5:09 pm          Reply

    My book is full of creepy crawlie facts, for example did you know ants can carry 5 times there own body wait, onto a nother creepy crawlie facts these ones are spides ther are many tipes of spides and they have difrent ways of catching prey, some stick webs across 2 objects but others make nests under the sand and when somthing steps on the sand the spider jumps up and eats it and some spides evan cary around a web to through over there prey!

  16. Alex

    September 19, 2013 @ 6:50 am          Reply

    My book is about animals. Southern elephant seals can weigh up to 3,700kg whereas the female only weighs up to 600kg. Cheetahs can run up to 60mph. Aardwards can eat up to 300 termites per minute. Blue Whales can weigh up to 209 tonnes. The American Alligator ussed to be endangered but now there is over 800,000 of them.

  17. Mia

    September 17, 2013 @ 7:06 pm          Reply

    OCTUPUS

    1/ They are found worldwide in the shallow tropical waters.

    2/ It has a globed-shaped head and eight long limbs.

    3/ Two rows of suckers line their tentacles and can sense taste.

    4/ Recent studies have shown that 2 of the limbs act more like legs allowing it to walk across the sea floor and push off when swimming.

    5/ The octopus may make prints to scare away preditors

  18. Tom

    September 17, 2013 @ 4:06 pm          Reply

    Worlds fastest cars

    1.The fastest car ever is called the Bloodhound SSC, it’s top speed is 1000mph in 40 seconds.
    2.Bentley is the most elegant super car ever built.
    3.Gumpert the unknown German supercar built in 2005 and it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds.
    4.Cizeta is the craziest supercar ever built with its 16 cylinder engine mounted on its side making it very wide.
    5.Did you know a drag racing car can accelerate from 0 to 250mph in 6 seconds which is faster than fighter jet.

  19. Harvey

    September 16, 2013 @ 6:42 pm          Reply

    *Death On Earth*

    Life on Earth has evolved over many hundreds of millions of years.

    During this time there have been 5 mass extinctions where many of the Earth’s living creatures died.

    1. Ordovician – Silurian……440 – 450 million years ago
    Mostly sea-living creatures like Trilobites

    2. Late Devonian… 375-359 million years ago
    Mostly sea-living creatures. Corals of this time were totally wiped out.

    3. Permian…250 million years ago
    The BIG ONE. 96% of all living things died. Everything alive today has evolved from the 4% that survived.

    4. Triassic – Jurassic 200 million years ago
    1 in 5 sea- living creatures, most Mammals and many other species died.
    … The Dinosaurs are coming.

    5. Cretaceous – Tertiary……65 million years ago
    The FAMOUS ONE.
    End of the Dinosaurs and a chance for us to live.

  20. sophie

    September 15, 2013 @ 8:07 pm          Reply

    My book is about mammals.

    1. Mammals are warm blooded,covered in fur or hair and feed their young
    on milk.
    2. Monkeys apes and humans are primates. Most primates have thumbs and big toes with flat fingernails rather than claws.
    3. When the female mammal is about to give birth, she starts to produce milk in the mammary glands on the chest.
    4. Kangaroos, wallabies and koalas are pouched mammals. These animals carry their young in their pouches until they are able to look after themselves.
    5.Mammals and birds are called warm blooded animals because they can keep a high body temperature even in cold conditions.

  21. Sam

    September 15, 2013 @ 7:12 pm          Reply

    My facts are from the Usborne Internet-Linked Children’s Encyclopaedia.
    1.Deserts cover over a quarter of our planet. The biggest is the Sahara Desert in North Africa.
    2.Camels live the desert and can last up to a week without water.
    3. A group of dolphins is called a school . Some schools contain over a hundred dolphins.
    4. Your bones make up your skeleton, which acts as a framework for your whole body. Some of the main bones are called, skull, pelvis, femur, ,tibia and coccyx.
    5. The bones of your skeleton are moved by muscles. They help you move. My muscles will ache tomorrow as I did my first triathlon in Chester today and used my muscles lots to swim, bike and run. It was great!

  22. charlotte

    September 15, 2013 @ 7:06 pm          Reply

    My book is called… LITTLE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SEAS AND OCEANS!!!

    FACTS …

    1.Animals which HUNT and eat other animals are called predators.The animals they eat are called prey.For example a killer whale is a predator mackerel are there prey.
    2.CUTTLEFISH hunt on the sea bed and eat fish and crabs.They have long tentacles which dart out to catch there prey.As they pass over different areas there body pattern changes completely to match there surroundings.This is called camouflage.
    3.Dolphins are fast swimmers and amazing acrobats.Spinner dolphins can jump up to THREE METRES out of the water and spin around up to SEVEN times round in the air.
    4.Hatchetfish have eyes on top of there head so they can see fish witch swim above them.
    5.Barnicales cover the rocks along the seashore.They feed by sticking there legs out of the top of there shells.

  23. Rory

    September 15, 2013 @ 6:58 pm          Reply

    Jeremy Strong facts.
    1.he used to like diving. He once dived of the high board and his trunks came off.
    2. He used to play the electric violin in a rock band called THE INCREDIBLE CHEESE SANDWICH.
    3.when he was 5, he sat on a heater and burnt his bottom
    4.He has visited over 1,000 schools
    5.He loves eating liquorice

  24. Maddie

    September 15, 2013 @ 6:44 pm          Reply

    Human Body

    1.When you sleep you lose up to 42g (1.4oz) in weight every hour.
    2.Childen grow faster in the spring.
    3.Food in your stomach takes 6 hours to be digested.
    4.There are more muscles in a caterpillar than in a human body.
    5.In an average life time you will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the Equator.

  25. Molly

    September 15, 2013 @ 6:13 pm          Reply

    All my facts are about Jacqueline Wilson.
    1. She was born in Bath.
    2. She is born on the 17th of December.
    3. Dani Harmer plays Tracey Becker in the story of Tracey Becker on TV and Tracey Becker returns.
    4. Her illustrator is Nick Sharratt.
    5. She has published about 90 books.

  26. Dylan

    September 15, 2013 @ 6:05 pm          Reply

    City Creatures

    1. Foxes found all their food in the countryside, but now more and more have discovered that city bins are a good hunting ground.

    2. Rats will eat almost anything. They have been known to chew through electrical wires.

    3. Racoons also live in the city and raid rubbish bins for food. They live in a den made in a burrow, a hole in rocks or even in the corner of an empty building.

    4. The house mouse hides under floors and in cupboards. It will eat any human food it can find, as well as paper, glue and even soap.

    5. Birds fly around the city looking for food. Starlings are the most common city birds. Starlings build their nests on roofs.

  27. Abbie

    September 15, 2013 @ 5:35 pm          Reply

    Polar Bear
    The polar bear is the largest meat-eating animal on land.
    It is the only animal that actively hunts humans.
    It is also the top predator in the Arctic region.

    Penguins
    Penguin feathers are hard, small and packed closely together.
    The outer layer has long smooth feathers that have a water-proof oily coating.
    The inner layer of short, fluffy traps that keep them warm.

    Walrus
    The walrus has a bristly moustache with about 700 hundred hairs,
    in 13 to 15 rows that help it feel its way under-water.
    Its thick armour layer like wrinkly skin changes from cinnamon brown or pink to almost white when the walrus is under-water.

    Killer Whale
    Killer Whales are the largest members of the dolphin family.
    They are found in most oceans, but mainly in the Arctic and Antarctic.
    They are smaller than many whales and have a body that tapers both ends.

    Caribou
    Caribous are ruminants.
    They are strong swimmers and can even sleep in the water.
    in the winter, when food is snowed over, Caribous shovel with their noses.

  28. lewis

    September 15, 2013 @ 1:59 pm          Reply

    My facts are about Greece . 1.ancient Greece wasn’t one signal country like Greece is today. It was made up of different states, which were cut off by each other. 2.in athens all grown men were citizens. 3.most couples got married when their parent said so. 4.the olympic games were held in honer of ZUES god of all gods. 5.winning the olympics was a great honour like it is today.

  29. Ella

    September 14, 2013 @ 9:45 am          Reply

    The ultimate guide to horses
    A Palomino is used for show jumping and riding.
    The palomino horse association accepts any breed provided it meets their conformational and colour requirements.
    The ideal palomino colouring is described as being that of a newly minted gold coin with shades varying from light medium to dark palomino. the mane and tail should be white, silver, or ivory with no more than 15 per cent dark hairs.
    Lusitano is used for riding,show jumping,carriage.
    It is believed that the selective breeding from the 18 century on wards created the different between the two breeds.The greatest influence is to have said to have been the introduction of bull fighting on foot in Spain,whereas in Portugal,the bull fighters continued on horse back.
    Boulonnais is used for carriages the Boulonnais has a good rounded rib cage, a perfectly set shoulder and well placed on the withers. There is very little hair on powerful limbs with their solid clean joints and short Cannon bones. The neck is thick and muscular, with a thick double mane. he has a short elegant head with a wide flat fore head.
    The english thoroughbred is the worlds fastest horse.
    the exmoor is the oldest of the united kingdoms mountain and moorland breeds.

  30. Cai

    September 14, 2013 @ 9:13 am          Reply

    1. Egypt is one off the oldest civilization’s in the world.
    2. The country of Egypt is only there due to the rain’s flooding down from the mountain’s and leaving fertile soil for crop’s to grow.
    3. I saw the Solar boat in Cairo it is used to transport the spirit of the Pharoh to the after life.
    4. Egyptian writing was called Hieroglyphs and was a set of pictures.
    5.The most famous Pharoh is King Tutankhamun because of his gold.

  31. Caitlin

    September 12, 2013 @ 4:26 pm          Reply

    These are the adult teeth 8 incisors , 4 canines, 8 premolars , 12 molars ( including 2 wisdom teeth.)

    These where the kings and queens in the Tudor times Henry VII toudor 1485-1509,Henry VIII 1509-47,Edward VI 1547-53 ,lady Jane she was queen corn 9 days .Mary 1 toudor 1553-8 Elizabeth I 1558 – 1603.

    These where Hercules 12 labours killing the Neman lion ,killing the hydra of lerna ,capture of ceryneian hind,capture of the erymanthian boar.Cleanig the stables of Augeaskilling the stymphalian bird ,capturing the Cretan bull ,killing the mares of dimoedes ,acquisition of the girdle of Hippolyte ,capture the cattle of geryon ,acquisition of the golden apples of the Hesperides ,capture of Cerberus of the underworld.

    These are Santa raindeers dasher,dancer ,prancer ,vixen ,comet ,Cupid ,donner,blitzen and RUDOLPH !!!

    Every new president from the unites states has to say this when they become president .I do slomley swear that I will fathfully execute the office of the president of the United States ,and I will to thr best of my ability preserve protect and defend the United States .

    All this info was fond from the book called schott’s original miscanlly .

  32. Emilio!

    September 12, 2013 @ 3:38 pm          Reply

    My book is about Cyprus
    1.Cyprus is known as Aphrodite’s island after the goddess of love who is believed to dwell there.
    2.Cyprus is in east corner of the Mediterranean,45 miles south of Turkey and 60 miles west of Syria.
    3.Road signs are in both greek and English.
    4.Nicosia an old and new city, has been capital of Cyprus since 12th century.
    5.Im going to Paphos in Cyprus in 5 weeks to see my Grandmother .It is a beautiful seaside place .

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