Year 3 children have been studying Forces and Magnets as part of their curriculum this term. They have been learning about metal and the different kinds of metal, including Bronze and Iron. On Wednesday 22nd January, Gary, a Blackmsith, was invited to School to showcase his knowledge and expertise on metal. Gary explained and showed the children there are 7 different ways a piece of metal can be changed.
1. Upset it by squashing it
2. Draw it out.
3. Bend it once it has been heated on the anvil.
4. Twist it using the tongs.
5. Punch it using the chisel.
6. Cut it using the hammer.
7. Weld it to join two pieces of metal with heat.
Circuits by Year 4T!
Children learnt what an electrical circuit is. By using simple apparatus, they looked at some illustrations of different circuits and attempted to create them. They then explained clearly using scientific language what would happen to the light bulb once each circuit is complete!
In Year 6, children are consolidating their electrical knowledge and understanding about circuits. They are beginning to draw electrical circuits using the correct symbols and are recognising the difference between a series and a parallel circuit!