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We have been studying all things ELECTRICITY! First, we had to go through some safety information before we started constructing our own circuits. We managed to identify what was needed for a bulb within a circuit to light. Our first circuit making lesson, we just used one bulb, one cell and 2 wires and we managed to make the bulb light. In our next lesson, it was a little bit trickier, we had to make 2 bulbs light.. but only using 1 cell. We observed that the bulbs were dimmer. We then added another cell, and the bulb became brighter! We also explored switches and how they can control whether a bulb lights or not. We then had lots of fun investigating whether items in our classroom were insulators or conductors. We discovered that paper clips, sharpeners and drawing pins all allowed the electricity to continue to flow through in the circuit, and the bulb remained lit. Our rubbers and rulers stopped the electricity from flowing through the circuit, meaning the bulb did not light up. 

We have been learning about Living Things this month. We have been identifying and classifying animals into groups. All animals can be classified into two main groups; vertebrates and invertebrates. We have looked closely at both groups. We learned that vertebrates have a backbone and can be grouped again into 5 main groups; fish, birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians. Invertebrates have no backbone and actually make up 95% of all animals. We focused on snails, slugs, spiders, insects and worms. We had a look to see what kinds of animals and livings things were in our local area. Using the National Biodiveristy Network, we were able to find so many different species!

Species in our locality!

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