Investigating Conductivity

We had fun in science this week, testing materials for conductivity in a circuit.20161124 112938      20161124 112949 20161124 113030 20161124 113006

Year 4 Science

Thursday 10th November.

Today, Year 4 were investigating electrical circuits. They were designing their own switches ( they also had to work ) using different materials such as: split pins, paper clips, card board, plastic, wires and foil. Lets see how they got on.

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Bosworth Field trip

On Thursday 20th October, Year 4 visited Bosworth Field to learn about when the Romans came to Britain. The day started with a talk about the centre and why it was such an important area. Splitting the class into groups, each group had an activity to complete.

On the first table they wrote their names using Roman letters. This was done by using a feather quill, blotting paper and ink.

Secondly, they had to look at some artefacts which were found on the Bosworth Field site to see  if the pieces belonged to a Roman house or pottery. This was completed with pictures of whole objects, as most of the artefacts  were small fragments of the real item.

The third table was to dress up into Roman clothes, look at their jewellery and what the soldiers would wear too. 

The fourth table was to make a pottery piece called a 'votive'. They sculpted a part of their body which they wanted to heal: ears, eyes, hands and feet, as the Romans thought if they made a votive, they would get better quickly.   

After lunch Year 4 went outside to do some  role-playing. Each child was given a shield and helmet and had to march in rows until, on command they had to line up in a defensive stance to repel attacking soldiers. A few children were able to try on replicas of the Roman soldiers uniform, which was very heavy and bulky.   

The final session was  about how Romans lived. Their favourite part of the day was to  play a game with stones called 'three in a row'. A great day was had by all of Year 4 and we hope this information will be used in their topic work about the Romans.

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