For this learning experience, we are going to be making a motorised mode of transport for Harry Potter to get to Hogwarts. We are going to explore the most effective methods of building our vehicle and evaluate which mechanical system makes it go faster and able to go uphill. Once we have designed and tested a prototype and evaluated it, we will create our final vehicle and race them to see whose is the quickest mode of transport for Harry Potter to use!
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Our new learning experience is based around the magical world of Harry Potter. We are going to be analysing the artist of the illustrated copies of The Chamber of Secrets (Jim Kay) and then learning different sketching techniques, including adding texture, movement and mood to pictures. We will use all of these skills and new knowledge to do our own illustrations for The Chamber of Secrets.
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For our learning experience this term, we will be focussing on learning all about what happens inside the human body! We will start off by looking at all the major organs in the body, where they are in our bodies and what jobs they do. We will then look at the circulatory system, what this means and why this is important. Then we will investigate our digestive system and the journey our food goes on after we have eaten it! Finally, we will look at the impact of lifestyle on our bodies, including diet, exercise and drugs. To show how much we have learnt, we will be writing a series of factual texts about the human body.
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We are already on our fourth learning experience! For this learning experience, we are going to be learning all about electric circuits; what the symbols mean, how to draw circuits, how to make changes to circuits and how this affects other components of the circuit. We are then going to build our own working circuit. As it is almost Christmas, to apply our learning, we have been set the task to design a working light up Christmas tree decoration which we will then pitch to be judged.
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We investigated three different variations to circuits to see what would happen to the bulb each time.
After making predictions, we set up three circuits; two bulbs with one battery, two batteries and two bulbs and one battery, one bulb and a switch. We noted down what happened to the bulb in each scenario and then wrote up our findings. Most of us found that the bulbs were very dim when there were two of them with only one battery which we concluded was because the voltage was not powerful enough for the amount of electrons in the current needed to make the bulbs bright!
For our third learning experience, we will be learning about different natural disasters. We will be investigating the earths structure and how this links to the formation of earthquakes and volcanoes, exploring how earthquakes and volcanoes form and discovering their impacts on different communities by looking at real examples of natural disasters. To finish our learning experience, we will be creating a video presentation on a chosen natural disaster.
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Alongside our learning experience, we have also been writing a newspaper report about a volcano vanishing! Here are some examples of our work!
And so, another learning experience begins! This time we are going to become experts in orienteering!
Our cold task was to create an orienteering course around Greenfields!