More Kentwell Hall photos

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2014 by Mr Davy

I had a few issues uploading all the photos. The remaining photos can be found here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wroxhamschool/sets/72157645271115664/

It would be great to hear anything you learnt from the different Tudors we met. Leave a comment and share your learning!

 

 

Kentwell Hall – Photos 3

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2014 by Mr Davy

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Kentwell Photos 1

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2014 by Mr Davy

Here are photos from our fantastic trip to Kentwell. The children demonstrated their learning so well and were a credit to the school!

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Kentwell Hall Photos #2

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2014 by Mr Davy

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Stargazing Evening – Explore our Galaxy, the Milky Way and the night sky

Posted in Uncategorized on February 5, 2014 by Mr Davy

Our wonderfully changeable weather is likely to stop us from seeing actual stars tonight! However, there are great websites we can use to explore while we wait for the sky to clear.

=> Click the link to explore the Milky Way galaxy through real photographic images –> http://www.skysurvey.org/survey/


Here is where you can download Stellarium for free! -> http://www.stellarium.org/en_GB/

If you think you planet, stars, nebulae and galaxies are big, then investigate how small things can be as well! – > http://htwins.net/scale2/

Our Solar System is a huge and marvellous system of planets orbiting a Star, our Sun. But this enormous orbiting system is, as we know, part of the Milky Way Galaxy which contains between 200 – 400 billion stars. (200,000,000,000 – 400,000,000,00!).

Thats a lot of Stars! Each one of those stars could contain its own system of orbiting planets. Perhaps some are in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’. Do you remember what that means?

If you can begin to get your head around that many Stars, consider for a moment that the Universe contains billions and billions of different Galaxies! AMAZING!

This image shows what our Milky Way Galaxy looks like. Here is where we are roughly located:

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The image shows The Milky Way Galaxy from the side is made from ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS taken using a telescope

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Gravity

Not only have been learning about the huge amount of stars that are included in our galaxy, the Milky Way. We have been starting to investigate the incredible force which is Gravity! Issac Newton was one of the first people to really start asking questions about Gravity. He wanted to know why objects fall to Earth and why the Planets seemed to orbit the Sun. Watch the following video to find out more:

Newton’s theory of gravity ===> http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/universe/questions_and_ideas/gravity#p009gynr

If you want to see what the world would be like without gravity, watch this video of Professor Brian Cox!
=======> http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/universe/questions_and_ideas/gravity#p00frk7r

Enjoy!

Mr Davy

Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Posted in Uncategorized on February 1, 2014 by Mr Davy

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To inspire and develop our fiction narrative writing skills, we traveled back in time to watch a silent movie from 1902.

It is fascinating to see weird and wonderful ideas from over 100 years ago. Particularly the landscape and aliens that the explorers find on the Moon. This film was made nearly 40 years before the first rockets were invented! (Remember the V1 and V2 Rockets we learnt about during our WWII topic?).

If you would like to watch a version of ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune’ with English commentary, click the below link. Or click the Wikipedia link to find out more about the film and see the recently discovered colour version.

FILM ====> http://www.archive.org/details/Levoyagedanslalune

=====> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Trip_to_the_Moon

Year 4’s planet creations and Earth’s most recent creation!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2014 by Mr Davy

Year 4 have been learning about some of the geological features of Planet Earth, including forests, deserts, oceans, rivers, volcanoes and geysers. Additionally, we learnt about some of the features in our solar system. From the ice volcanoes on one of Saturn’s moons which shoot ice miles into space, to the potential ocean under the icy crust of one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa.

Here are a few videos showing some of these amazing features:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/moons/enceladus_(moon)#p006x4sb

If you want to learn more about the moons in our solar system, click the link -> http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/moons

Here are a few more you may be interested in:

===> http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

===> http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/science-space-kids/

===> http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/

Year 4 have used this research, to inspire designs for their own planets. They have written presuasive holiday brochure articles to entice potential cosmic tourists to visit their planets. Year have created models of these planets and also developed their speaking and listening skills by playing the role of cosmic package holiday salespeople! Here are some pictures:

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The idea of paid trips in outer space is not mere fiction…..