In science this term, we are learning about electricity. This week, we were challenged to make an electrical circuit that would make a bulb light up. First, we had to use 2 wires, a bulb and a battery, then we needed to use the minimum amount of components, and lastly we added additional components, such as fans and buzzers to our circuits. We loved it!!!!
In order to help us improve our oracy skills and mathematical reasoning, we were given some challenges to help us to understand why it is important to be clear and detailed when explaining our thoughts and our reasoning behind those thoughts. Half of the class were challenged to build the tallest tower possible from 6 sheets of newspaper. The other half of the class were challenged to build the tallest tower they could, out of Lego, which would support a tennis ball. It was very tricky to complete the challenges, but we enjoyed them and all did really well when explaining and justifying our thoughts, spotting flaws in the arguments of others, questioning what might happen and looking for evidence.
On Friday afternoon Woodpeckers took part in the whole school spellathon. Round one and two took place in the classroom, where we could choose whether to take part. We were then given words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list to spell, until only one person from each house team remained. Year 4 were up against Year 3 in the hall and the rest of the class watched and supported the Woodpecker representatives. Nail-bitingly, it came down to a competition between just 3 Woodpeckers. The words were getting tougher and tougher, but in the end Willow won for Morpurgo. We were really proud of her, and for every person who took part, from the first to the last round. Well done, Woodpeckers! :)