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Experiments

Over the last couple of weeks the children have been carrying out some experiments involving different element of sound. They  have explored the relationship between distance and volume. The children used various objects to test their theory out. They were then able to write a conclusion about their findings. Take a look at some of our work!

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Summer 1

This half term Y3/4B are going to be exploring sound. This week the children have been experimenting with different sounds and objects such as a guitar, a drum and a ruler to discover how sound is made. The children presented their experiment in a table and were able to write a conclusion about their findings. Take a look at some of our work!

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Strength of magnets 

This week the children have carried out another experiment to test the strength of different types of magnets. They children began by predicting which magnet they thought would be the strongest and pick up the most paper clips. They then recorded their predictions in a table and carried out the experiment, the results were added to their table. The children then recorded their results in a bar chart and were able to write a conclusion about their findings!

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Magnet investigation

This week the children have carried out an investigation. They used a range of materials and had to predict whether they thought that the materials were magnetic or non magnetic. They then used a magnet to see if their predictions were correct. The children represented their results in a bar chart and were able to write a conclusion for their findings. 

Magnets 

This week in science the children have been identifying the properties of magnets, they were able to identify the two scientific parts of a magnet as well as describing how they work. They then had to predict and carry out an experiment to see how the magnets attract and repel each other. Take a look at some of us testing out our predictions!

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Spring 2- Forces and magnets

This half term in science our topic is forces and magnets. Our first lesson today was focused on forces. The children were able to identify numerous forces and how they worked. As a class we did a demonstration showing pushing and pulling forces, the children identified each one! The children were then able to create a table of pushing and pulling activities, differentiating between the two! They were then given some different objects and they had to use their forces knowledge to answer specific questions about individual objects, for example a chair. Have a look at some of our work!

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Conductors and insulators

This week in science the children have been able to recognise some common electrical conductors and insulators. Firstly the children were able to explain the meaning of both and provide an explanation as to how they work. Next, in groups the children were given a range of materials, they then had to predict if they would be a conductor or an insulator. There next task was to experiment with these materials and fit them into a complete circuit to find out if they were correct or incorrect, the children recorded this in a table to present their findings. Using their skills the children were able to use their findings to make a conclusion. Another great science lesson this week!

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Circuits

Following on from last weeks lesson, the children explored electricity further by creating their own circuits. The children created a table to identify the scientific symbols for different parts of a circuit. They then experimented using different circuit ideas to see which one would make a complete circuit! After a few different ways, the children managed to complete circuits to enable a light bulb, a fan and a motor to work. Have a look at some of us experimenting with our circuits. 

 

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Spring 1

This half term we will be learning about electricity, this week we have been able to identify how to keep safe around electricity. The children designed a poster to show the importance of safety whilst using electricity. The children designed some brilliant posters highlighting the dangers! Following on from this the children were able to identify the differences between mains and battery electricity then applying this knowledge to identify electrical and non electrical everyday appliances! The children are going to be electricity experts!

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Condensation

Following on from last weeks science lesson, the children have been exploring the process of condensation. The children watched a video showing the process, they were able to explain what happens and give an example. This then lead us onto learning about the water cycle.  The children explored each element of the cycle and were able to state what happens. They even included a drawing! Take a look at some of our work this week!

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Evaporation

This week in science the children have been learning the process of evaporation, they began by choosing their method then designed an experiment to investigate whether water would evaporate. They used a designing experiments tool to help them break down their investigation into sections. The children decided to use two cups of water, labeling them cup A and cup B, cup A has 100ml of cold water and cup B has 100ml of hot water. After creating their experiment the children had to predict which cup they thought would evaporate first. How many do you think are going to be correct? Check again next week to see what happened!

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Changing state 

During science this week the children have been observing materials which change state when heated or cooled. The children were given a variety of materials and had to make a table to predict whether they thought the object would melt either at room temperature or at boiling point or if it would even melt at all. The children then used a designing experiments tool to plan what they were going to do. Following on from this the children then created another table similar to their first one to record their findings. The children enjoyed really enjoyed this activity and a lot of their predictions were correct!

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Properties of gases

This week the children have been identifying and exploring the properties of gases. The children began their lesson by identifying some gases, they were able to identify a few but the focus of the lesson was air. They explored its properties and were able to give examples of how it is used. Following on from this some of the children were able to describe the differences between solids, liquids and gases and were able to expand their explanations using a diagraph to show the particles in each. 

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Solids and liquids

During our science lesson, we compared solids and liquids and identified their properties. Following on from this, the children were able to identify objects that were in the form of a solid or liquid and give an explanation as to why they took this form. 

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Teeth

 

This week in science, we have been identifying different types of teeth and exploring how to keep them healthy. In groups, we identified the different types of teeth and there position in our mouths.  Following on from this, we designed a poster to show how to keep our teeth healthy. 

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Digestive System 

 

This week the children have been learning about our digestive systems. The children have explored each part of the system, and its different functions. 

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Skeletons 

 

In Science, we have learnt about skeletons and how they help our bodies. We looked at what makes a skeleton and how it helps our bodies. In groups, we assembled a skeleton and labelled the different parts. 

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Food groups

 

During this week, the children have been learning about the different food groups and the importance of them. The children then had to write a menu for a client based on their needs thinking carefully about which types of food would be best for them. 

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