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Splendid Switches

4E used their work from last week to rebuild a simple circuit. After that, we learnt about switches and how they break the circuit to stop lights being on all the time and the doorbell from constantly ringing. Then, we had a go at making our own switches for the circuits that we had made. It took a lot of resilience but we got there in the end!

Will it work?

4E had a great afternoon investigating a range of circuits. During our electricity topic, we have learnt about how the mains work with Mr Bartle, identified a range of household items that use electricity, and discovered the different parts in a circuit. Yesterday, we tested a range of given circuits and embedded our understanding of what makes a circuit work. We scientifically recorded our investigation, including writing an equipment list, method, fair test procedure and conclusion. Making predictions first, we enjoyed testing each circuit and challenging our thinking.

Year 4 Mass

A lovely mass this morning for Year 4 on the feast day of the conversion of St Paul. Outstanding singing and an extremely important message, ‘In a word, never let go of these three things: faith, hope and love. And know that the greatest of these will always be love


4E have been using their homework to brainstorm what they know about Eyam, Derbyshire. They discussed the facts they found and learnt more from each other. After this, they recorded the facts learnt about Hamelin over the past half term, as they have been using ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ as their class book. Tomorrow, they will compare the two places using our geography and history knowledge.

Year 4’s trip to the Liberal Synagogue in Nottingham

Year 4 had a fantastic time at the Liberal Synagogue in Nottingham city centre this morning. We listened carefully to Norman and impressed him with what we already knew. Whilst one class went downstairs to write the Mezzuzah prayer in Hebrew, the other class stayed upstairs and explored the synagogue and some Jewish artefacts. We got to try on Tallits and Kippurs and even use a Yad to discover how the Torah is read.