'I didn't know about wholewheat pasta before or how to cook pasta, but now, I am definately going to make it at home with my mum.' - Anisa K
'It's amazing how fruits use the energy from the sun to make natural sugars! They are so sweet and tasty!' - Phoebe H
Fantasy Torches - Contextual knowledge and skills
As part of their Fantasy Torches design project, Year 4 have been learning about the invention of the torch (or 'flashlight', as they was originally called), the different practical ways in which torches are used and the impact this important invention has had on the modern world.
Children aslo investigated torch designs of the past and present and where surprised to discover that even though advances in technology have led to improvements in the efficiency, effectiveness and the design of torches, modern torches work in basically the same way as Liverpool born, David Misell’s original 1899 design.
In addition, children explored a range of different torches to find out how they were made and how they work. Using their knowledge of electricity, learnt in Science, children were able to identify the electrical components used to make a torch and drew their own annotated diagrams to show how the electrical circuit in a torch works.
'I really enjoyed taking the different torches apart to see how they work!' - Harry M
'I drew an annotated diagram to show how to make an electrical torch circuit with a switch to turn it on and off.' - Joe G