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Electrifying Class 4

As part of our new topic on Electricity, we identified the different parts of a circuit, including the battery or cell, wires and crocodile clips, bulbs and switches. The children made a simple circuit and learnt that it had to be complete for electricity to flow. We then added a switch so we could control when the bulb went on and off. The children then asked their own questions and decided how to answer them: what happens if we have two bulbs in the circuit? what if we use two batteries? We will be moving on to investigating electrical conductors and insulators next week.

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Vikings in Yorkshire…

In History and Geography we looked more into where the Vikings settled in Yorkshire and the place names that they have left behind.


Did you know that Barnsley means Beorn’s Ley, the clearing belonging to Beorn?
Did you know that  Ravenscar means rock or scar inhabited by ravens?

We also created Warning Posters to warn the other Anglo Saxons about the Viking invasion and collected words from a Monk’s description of the Attack on Lindisfarne in 793AD.

 

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In R.E. we read the story of Jesus’ resurrection from different viewpoints…

…Mary Magdalene, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Peter and Thomas.  

We discussed the difference between faith, seeing and believing and recapped on the sequence of events leading to the Resurrection. 

We considered how the different characters felt and then in pairs interviewed each other.  We showed we could be empathetic and explore how the Resurrection felt for different people. 

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Does the rate of evaporation change with temperature?

With Science Week coming up next week, Class 4 were getting into the spirit of designing their own experiments to answer a question. This term we have been looking at States of Matter and especially the Water Cycle including finding out about evaporation and condensation. The children worked in groups to design and carry out their own experiment to find whether evaporation happened faster with a higher temperature.

Some of the designs were ingenious – especially the one involving suspending cotton wool over bowls of water at different temperatures!

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Class 3 and class 4 Inner tube skipping – 17.2.17

Bike it Dave from Sustrans helped class 3 and class 4 to make their own skipping ropes from recycled inner tubes. This was quite tricky and fiddly, but both classes managed to create their own skipping ropes and then enjoyed the fun of skipping!

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Gospels in Class 4 this week

Matthew 5:14-16: light for the whole world

Light shining, me, goodness, showing, hiding


You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.

No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on a lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.

In our Guided Reading time this week we had to answer the following questions. How could people be like lights?

How are you like lights? what makes you special?

Are you a sporty person or a gymnast.

No matter who you are you are always special.

By Jake, Thomas and James

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