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4JJ used the skills they have been learning in maths this week to work systematically on this interactive problem.
By trying each number in sequence to find which lights it lit, they recorded their findings on a hundred square.
Eventually, we decided that these were the rules for each light to be lit:
Yellow – number smaller than 31
Green – odd number
Red – numbers with odd tens (10s, 30s, 50s, etc)
Blue – multiples of 5
Can you use the machine to test these theories and make predictions about which numbers will light which lights?
Our current science topic in year 4 is Electricity. Armed with just batteries, wires and bulbs, they were tasked with lighting the bulb. As you can see from the photos, we were very successful and managed to make the complete circuits needed to light the bulb. Which electrical appliances do you use on daily basis? Are they powered by mains or batteries?
Here is the link to the BBC website we have been using to research the Vikings.
Over the last two weeks, year 4 have visited the zoo as part of their Brazil topic work, as well as their work in science about Living Things. We visited the Rainforest Life centre for a workshop, where the children had the opportunity to explore the rainforest habitat, searching for animals and taking temperature and humidity recordings. As well as the workshop, we had time to explore other areas of the zoo. Have a look at the collection of photos below.
Last week, 4GJ performed their class assembly to parents and the rest of Blue Hall. Everyone learned a lot about the rainforest, as well as a traditional story which told us the importance of conserving the plants and animals that are found in the rainforest. Well done 4GJ!