Brass class had a great first week back. We can’t believe this is our last full term at Kelvin Grove before we head off to secondary school!
Our topic this term is called ‘Shocks and Scares!’. We will be learning all about electricity, both the science of how it works and the history of electricity as a power source. Last week, we had a visit from Mr. History who showed us how power sources have changed over time. We were able to handle some amazing historical artefacts and even learned how we can make a battery from household materials. It is always a joy having Mr. History come as he is hilarious and truly brings learning to life. As a follow up to his visit, we created some persuasive advertisements that he could use for his business.
In English, we watched a short animation called ‘Alma’, about a little girl who notices a strange sight in a doll shop window. We are currently focusing on our formal writing skills, with a police report last week and a newspaper article this week. After, we will continue to develop our suspense writing as we create our own sequel to Alma.
We have also been experimenting with electricity in the classroom. First, we learned about static electricity and had great fun investigating this with balloons. Now we are focusing on current electricity in closed circuits. We have set up an experiment to see whether changing certain components in a circuit (for example, the number or batteries or the length of the wires) affects the brightness of a bulb. Check back in with us to hear about the results!