We have been using the data loggers to measure the sound for different actions such as clapping, talking, dropping of objects. We understand that sound is measured in decibels (dB). It was a loud but fun lesson.
History: Victorian Inventions
In History, we have been researching different Victorian inventions. We worked in groups and presented our work to the rest of the class. We researched the telephone, morse code, the petrol motor car, the electric light bulb and X-rays.
In our science investigation today we looked at how sound travels through liquids. We used tuning prongs and struck them before submerging them in water. We loved to see the water 'fizz' around the prongs - we know that this is the prong vibrating in the water.
Here we are in action.
Victorians museum trip
It was great to visit The Oxfordshire Museum last week and learn about schooling during the Victorian period. We had a chance to use slate to write, understood classroom expectations and what classroom punishments would happen. It was a great immersive experience.
In our computing this week we will be learning about networking and the internet. Today we started to understand how computers connect using routers. We then went on to exploring the quickest route to take if we were a computer trying to send a message. We had great fun with our role play. Here we are in action
For our Harvest Festival, we made autumnal wreaths - these are a few of our wonderful creations.
Tuesday 19th October
Today we have sent a letter home regarding a potential Year 4 residential. We would like responses to the letter back after half term. Should you need another copy, please speak to Mrs Wilson or Mrs Cairns.
Science: electrical circuits
Our science this term is focusing on electricity. We have been learning about how electricity is generated, what appliances use it and how to be safe with electrical items around the home. This week we have been testing different circuits to see if they would work or not. The squeals of excitement in the classroom were incredible when the lightbulb finally lit up!