Archive for October, 2015

Oct 21 2015

Solids, liquids and gases

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We had great fun reacting baking powder and vinegar together. We thought that it was amazing that a solid can mix with a liquid and produce a gas! There must have been some sort of chemical reaction going on. We saw that the balloons got really big, so gases must take up lots of space!

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Oct 21 2015

What sort of materials conduct electricity?

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We tested lots of different materials to see which were conductors of electricity and which were insulators. The pupils designed their own circuits – some used buzzers, some used light bulbs, some used both! We found that metals conduct electricity and also the inside of a pencil conducts electricity.

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Oct 19 2015

How to Invent Information Writing

We have worked hard to create information texts about Victorian inventions and inventors. We learnt how to structure our sentences into paragraphs and magpie interesting language to improve our writing. We thought about how to present our pages to interest our readers by using colourful backgrounds, drawn and printed images as well as typing our […]

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Oct 19 2015

Multi-sport Festival!

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On Friday, year 3 children visited the multi-sport festival at Pilton Community College.There were lots of different activities and games related to netball and football. Many other school also took part – it was very exciting.¬†We learnt important skills, worked as a team and played games.  

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Oct 12 2015

Victorians and Electrical Circuits

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  In science the pupils learnt about electricity. Victorian scientists like Thomas Edison would have known about building circuits and the pupils made circuits of their own. We all went onto the Willow Bank and modelled how electricity moves around in a circuit, with the power of a battery. The pupils then used the skills […]

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Oct 07 2015

Victorian Servants

Today we stepped back in time and visited a Victorian Arlington Court. Mr Chichester was looking for new servants to look after his home and family. The roles were a: house maid, kitchen maid, butler and footman.   First we explored the jobs which each servant completed such as cooking, cleaning, washing, polishing and ironing. […]

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