It is Science Week and we have had an exciting morning extending our knowledge of circuits by building and lighting a lego city. The activity gave us a chance to be creative- one pair of children made a prison complete with bars, another made a drive-through take-away and others made churches, houses, homes and shops. We considered the importance of making the structure stable and shared different design techniques. After that, we discussed series and parrallel circuits and lit up the downstairs and upstairs parts of our buildings with wires, a battery, two seperate bulbs, a switch, and we experimented with buzzers. We discussed the importance of switches and how they 'break' a cicruit, learnt the meaning of insulator and conductor and used fantastic listening and teamwork skills. When the bulbs didn't light we worked together to think about what could be wrong and used our problem solving skills to make changes and persevere until every building was lit. What a wonderful morning!
Trip to Grundy Art Gallery and Blackpool Tower Circus|
Year 3 and 4 visited the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool to look at the 'A Trick of the Light' installation all about how artists have used light in their work to create movement and 3D effects, this linked with our science work on electricity and we were able to explore how the installations worked and how they made us feel.
The highlight of our day was the circus at Blackpool Tower. We were left amazed by the astonishing feats of skill and bravery. The knife thrower had many children hiding behind their hands and the trapeze acts made us gasp in wonder! It gave us lots of ideas for our writing when we returned to school.
The homework for this term includes lots of exciting activities linked to the circus.
This term our learning will have a circus theme, we will learn about the geography of Blackpool and the relevance of the circus to the history of the town.