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Here are some of the circuits that we have made using switches, bulbs and buzzers.

Here are some of the circuits that we have made using switches, bulbs and buzzers. 1
Here are some of the circuits that we have made using switches, bulbs and buzzers. 2
Here are some of the circuits that we have made using switches, bulbs and buzzers. 3
Here are some of the circuits that we have made using switches, bulbs and buzzers. 4
Here are some of the circuits that we have made using switches, bulbs and buzzers. 5
Here are some of the circuits that we have made using switches, bulbs and buzzers. 6

We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4!

We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 1
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 2
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 3
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 4
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 5
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 6
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 7
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 8
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 9
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 10
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 11
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 12
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 13
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 14
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 15
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 16
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 17
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 18
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 19
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 20
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 21
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 22
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 23
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. Today, we have been looking at switches and how they help the bulb to light up in a circuit. The children have designed and made their own switches. They then investigated how the switch could be used in their circuits from yesterday. All the groups managed to make their bulb light up! Well done year 4! 24

We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.

We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  1
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  2
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  3
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  4
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  5
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  6
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  7
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  8
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  9
We have started our new topic 'Exciting Electricity' this week. The children have been using different components to make a simple series circuit. Here's how well they have done.  10

Our theme topic for the past week has been 'Sound'. The children in 4H have been investigating which material blocks out music/sound the best. Here are some photos of them with the 'Ear Protectors' which they have made, and tested.

4H have learnt a lot about adverts and how they persuade other people to buy certain items. The children were given a certain item and tried to sell it to the rest of the class, using the persuasive features that they know. Here are some of the adverts that they presented to the class.

DUKES BARN

Update

 

We have had a lot of snowfall overnight and we're all fine and preparing to go on a walk in the snow this morning. We might even build some snowmen! However, the rest of the trip is under discussion as we want to make it as interesting for the children as possible so we will keep you updated with any further plans. 

Today, we had even more snow! 

Both classes (morning and afternoon groups) went sledging and it was great fun. We began with a walk from Dukes Barn to reach the destination for our sledging adventure. We used 'snow bum sledges' for individual children and tarpaulins for those who wished to go down in groups. They were both really fast and everyone got involved - including the teachers and instructors. Some of us even raced down the hill, we all had so much fun! The snow was fantastic! 

Happy Birthday Mikey!

Happy Birthday Mikey! 1

Badgers go caving!

 

Our second activity of the day was caving! Everyone was so excited. Firstly, we had to get geared up into waterproofs and wellies and hop into the minibus ready to start our journey to Devonshire Mine. We were all determined to walk up the steep hill up to the mine, and climb over the wall to get there. Once we reached the small door, we were all feeling really nervous, but once we climbed the ladder down, everyone perked up. We were all amazed to see the inside and hear all about stalatites and stalagmites. We squeezed through tight gaps, crawled through small holes, and experienced absolute darkness. Everyone was so brave and worked so well as a team encouraging each other and giving each other tips. We were glad to get back to Dukes Barn travelling through the snow blizzard, excited for our tea and DVD night. 

Badgers - Adventure Walk at Surprise View

 

Badgers started their day with the adventure walk. We were all wrapped up warm and cosy ready to face the snow out in the Peak District. Even though snow blizzard's had been forcast,  we couldn't wait to start our adventure in the snow. Once we arrived, we trudged over the heather, through the trees and climbed over the rocks whilst the snow was fluttering. We even managed to have snow ball fights with each other as the snow had settled. Before we knew it, there was a snow blizzard so our instructor- Andy helped us to find shelter. We were so lucky, that he even brought us some hot chocolate to warm us up. Once we were warmed up, we carried on our adventure back to the minibus. 

Owls - Tuesday afternoon challenge!

 

This afternoon was fantastic! We headed up to Surprise View for an adventure walk. When we arrived, there was snow on the floor but we found the footpath and headed up to the top. After a small while, we could see snow approaching and before we knew it, we had to shelter behind a large rock to hide ourselves from a blizzard! Once it had passed, we carried on our adventure. It was a real challenge for us all - especially the teachers! We climbed up and down rocks to see some fantastic views and enjoyed the snow. We even had a few snowball fights along the way. It was great fun when we bumped into the Foxes and spent some time playing with them before heading back down to the minibus to come back for our evening meal - Pasta Bolognese and strawberry cheesecake. Yum! 

Owls adventure walk!

Owls - Tuesday morning challenge!

 

This morning, the owl group went caving - well actually it was mining as we visited Devonshire lead mine. It began with an uphill walk to the entrance of the mine, but Aidan (our instructor) couldn't get the door open so we had to keep walking uphill to an additional entrance. Everyone was so excited to get in and had great fun squeezing through small gaps, climbing over and under rocks and boulders and learning about the mining industry! About half way through, we all turned off our torches to experience 'pitch black' and we couldn't see a thing. Everyone was super brave! After a while, we made our way to the exit and walked back down the hill to return for a lovely lunch and prepare for this afternoons adventure walk! 

Owls go caving!

Foxes adventure walking

The foxes have had a fabulous afternoon in the snow!  After lunch we set off for Surprise View in glorious sunshine.  There was some snow on the hills and we all wrapped up warm and found the footpath.  We hadn't been going very long when a very cold wind started and we found ourselves in the middle of a blizzard!  It was very exciting, especially when Dan our instructor pulled out of his bag a shelter!  We all climbed under and enjoyed a hot chocolate completely protected from the wild and windy weather.  Once the snow passed we got on our way again and did some climbing over rocks, squeezing through gaps and even had a snowball fight!  We did some scrambling down the edge and saw the rocks that climbers use and then we found the Owls!  We had a little bit of time to play together and then another blizzard descended so we headed back to the minivan to set off back to Dukes Barn.  Once again, the children were amazing, showing great team work and helping out by carrying bags and encouraging each other along.  Back now at Dukes Barn for a bit of time in our rooms followed by pasta Bolognese and strawberry cheesecake for tea!

Foxes go abseiling! (and had a quick look at the old lime kiln on the way!)

The foxes have been abseiling this morning!  They showed great team work; walking down to Miller's Dale Bridge helping to carry all the equipment.  It was not as cold as we thought and we even saw some sunshine.  Everyone got into their harnesses and despite a few nerves we had some great abseilers!  We had some Foxes go down on their own and some with friends in tandem.  As the morning went on, it got snowier and snowier!  In the end we had a brisk walk back to the minibus and were shaking all the snow off!  It was a dicey ride for a while but as soon as we were back on the main road the sun came out and the snow vanished! 

After a lovely lunch of cobs, crisps and cake we are having a bit of time in our rooms and are heading out for our adventure walk this afternoon!

Owls and Badger's first activity this afternoon was abseiling down Millers Dale bridge. After a long tiring walk to the bridge, all the children got ready and worked well as a team to get their harnesses on. Every single person in each group was so brave and abseiled more than once. Some children even abseiled down in tandem with a friend! Everyone was glad to have their hats and gloves as it was so cold up on the bridge. It even started to snow! We are all safely back at the barn, fed and getting ready for our torch walk this evening.

Greetings from Dukes Barn!

The Foxes have had a fantastic afternoon caving.  We started with a bit of an uphill walk to the entrance of Devonshire Mine, lots of puffing and panting!  Once we reached the cave entrance there were a few nerves but everyone was brilliant and climbed down the ladder into the mine.  We saw lots of sparkles and learnt a lot about the different minerals, including stalagmites and stalagtites.   There was a lot of up and down, climbing over rocks, squeezing through gaps but everyone did it with lots of enthusiasm and so much team spirit!  We were so proud of them, they all did the challenges they were presented with and our instructor Dan commented on what a lovely group they were.  Home now for a bit of time in our rooms, and we've heard a whisper it's pizza and chips for tea!  If the weather stays fine, we will be out later for our torchlight walk.

Foxes go caving!

Greeting from Dukes Barn!

We had a great journey up here and arrived to find the sun shining.  The children have had a good look around Dukes Barn and had an 'interesting' half hour making their beds!  We have just had lunch and the children are having some time in their rooms before we head off for the afternoon.  The Badgers and Owls are abseiling and the Foxes are caving!

Will update later!

 

We had fun presenting our digestive system posters

We had fun presenting our digestive system posters 1
We had fun presenting our digestive system posters 2
We had fun presenting our digestive system posters 3
We had fun presenting our digestive system posters 4
We had fun presenting our digestive system posters 5
We had fun presenting our digestive system posters 6
We had fun presenting our digestive system posters 7

4M enjoying dressing up for Pudsey

4M enjoying dressing up for Pudsey 1
4M enjoying dressing up for Pudsey 2
4M enjoying dressing up for Pudsey 3
4M enjoying dressing up for Pudsey 4
4M enjoying dressing up for Pudsey 5
4M enjoying dressing up for Pudsey 6
4M enjoying dressing up for Pudsey 7

4H dressed up ready for Children in need

Class 4H ready to present their digestive system posters to the rest of the class

Class 4M are putting their knowledge of the digestive system to good use as they prepare posters and presentations.

Class 4M are putting their knowledge of the digestive system to good use as they prepare posters and presentations. 1
Class 4M are putting their knowledge of the digestive system to good use as they prepare posters and presentations. 2
Class 4M are putting their knowledge of the digestive system to good use as they prepare posters and presentations. 3
Class 4M are putting their knowledge of the digestive system to good use as they prepare posters and presentations. 4
Class 4M are putting their knowledge of the digestive system to good use as they prepare posters and presentations. 5
Class 4M are putting their knowledge of the digestive system to good use as they prepare posters and presentations. 6
Class 4M are putting their knowledge of the digestive system to good use as they prepare posters and presentations. 7
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