# History Man – Ancient Greece

Robins had a wonderful experience with David, The History Man.

It was a great way for everyone to share and revisited taught knowledge of the Ancient Greeks and also learn new facts. Take a look at some of the areas we talked about!

Ancient Greek Coins

# Digital footprint

For our Personal Health we talked about the importance of understanding our “Digital Footprint”

This includes any websites that you visit,

• social media activity,
• emails you send,
• searches you make in a search engine
• and any information you submit to online services.

We discussed how we would have a digital footprint and how we use online services.

# Multiplication Mayhem

well actually it wasn’t mayhem, it was fun! Mr Lo setup different stations of activities to help us review our times tables . We should also give them a try at home.

# Identifying circuits

Robins were asked to think – pair – and share there ideas of how circuits work. Mr Crooks brought in a battery powered torch and asked the children to explain the parts inside and how it all works. Why does a torch emit light? Where is the power source? What other components are there?

Robins then investigated different circuits. They first predicted whether the circuit was complete or incomplete and then tested whether their prediction was true.

The Science Behind the Science

Circuits need power sources such as batteries. Wires are connected to both the positive and negative ends of the battery (or cell). Circuits contain other electrical components such as bulbs and motors, which allow the electricity to pass through them. Electricity will only flow and travel around a circuit that is complete. They cannot have any gaps or else the electricity cannot pass through and there must be no short circuits.

The basic parts of a circuit include: the battery, the wire(s), the bulb(s), buzzer(s), motor(s) and switches (on and off). When the switch is open, there is a gap in the circuit. This means that the switch is off, and that electricity cannot pass around the circuit. When the switch is closed, the electricity can travel around the circuit and the light bulb is switched on. If you add more batteries to a circuit, this will increase the power source (electrical energy) and will make the bulb a lot brighter. The more bulbs you add to a simple circuit, the less the electrical energy, which will make the bulbs a lot dimmer.

If you have longer wires, the electrical energy has a lot longer to travel around the circuit. This will also make the bulb a lot dimmer. Motors rotate when electrical energy is flowing around the circuit.

Basic circuits have a cell, a lamp and a switch. To make the circuit work, these components are connected to the metal connecting wires. As discussed above, when the switch is closed, the lamp lights up. The current will flow all around the circuit. The cell pushes the current around the circuit and as it passes through the lamp, it makes it light up. The current is measured in amps (A), using an ammeter in series.

# Planning our Final Pieces

Today we looked at the range of materials and tiles we could use for our final pieces.

We also decided the pattern we would create. We look forward to creating them next week!

# Grime Jamming

Mr Lo introduced YuStudio. Robins had an introductory course to creating electronic Grime Music.

It is now setup on Charanga for Y4 to experiment with!

# jeu de role: Au zoo!

We have enjoyed doing role play to improve our French! It was lots of fun acting out the animals at the Zoo, in the forest and at the park!

# Roman Research

We have now started our new topic; Ancient Romans and the Empire.

Our first lesson included using atlases to recap our knowledge of European countries and their location.

With us all showing curiosity , we then carried out our own research to find out facts about the Romans.

Isla personally requested if she could be allowed to read aloud her own work for the blog! Well, why not?! At break time, Isla had a go at reading out the letter she wrote. (Based on our class reader). Well done, you really worked on your intonation.

# Improving Rap Compositions and peformance.

In Music this half term we have been exploring grime music with the song, “stop!”

This rap is about bullying so in order to compose/create lyrics, we discussed the issue together.

We then had a go at getting creative with rap lyrics.

# Congrats!

This term in PSHE we have been concentrating on my community and clubs. We are all proud of belonging to different faiths , communities and clubs.
This week we are very happy to share that Elias was awarded Silver at the Midlands Taekwondo championship