Welcome to 4MW's Class Page
We are a superb class of Year 3 and Year 4 children who love learning together
Our teachers are Mrs. March and Miss Wilkinson and our teaching assistant is Miss Fines.
On Wednesday afternoons we are taught by our own teachers and also have lessons with Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Parkin.
Well done to all of 4MW who achieved a creative homework certificate for their great projects and effort within our 'Snap, Crackle and Pop' topic.
We had a great time, working so well together, investigating how to make a simple circuit with some interesting equipment; Bulbs, cells (batteries), wires, crocodile clips, motors and buzzers. We understand now that a circuit needs to be 'closed' in order for a current to flow. A current is a flow of electrons leaving the negative side of the battery and returning to the positive side. Power is provided by the battery and is measured in volts. Even though our batteries were big they were very low voltage.
Here is a link to an interesting website where you can complete a range of electrical activities online - have a go by clicking here.
Our Topic this term is called 'Snap, Crackle and Pop!' It has a science focus and we will be learning about sound and electricity. We have already been exploring sound and sound waves and thinking about how sound travels to our ears and how we actually hear things.
Here are a few links for you to explore at home if you fancy becoming a sound expert.
Our Visit from Mr. King
During our Jacksdale Topic we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Mr. King, an ex-miner who lives in Jacksdale. It was fascinating to listen to him and to look at the artefacts he had brought in. Those artefacts included his 'snap tin' (lunch box) complete with a sandwich! and metal discs and what looked like a key ring, that Mr. King needed to 'clock on' and 'clock off' to ensure he got paid. It was really interesting to hear about the 'Drift' and the machinery that Mr. King used over his time in the mine, changing from pick axes to massive machines!
Thankyou Mr. King.
We made thank you cards for Mr. King which he absolutely loved and he returned the favour with thank you cards for all the Year 3/4 classes! He thought all the children were so polite and interested and he couldn't praise the children more highly.