We completed an investigation that we had started in science last week, looking at how the sound got quieter the further away we were from it. We made a line graph as a class.
This afternoon we used the data loggers for the first time to record the volume of a sound after we had covered it in different materials, as we were trying to discover which material made the best muffler. We will look at the results tomorrow and see how it compares to our predictions!
Today, we joined other schools at Snape Maltings for a Big Sing event, which was inspired by Benjamin Britten's Friday Afternoons project. We were lucky enough to hear an a cappella group, VOCES8, perform two of their songs - many of the children thought they were singing to music and were amazed to find out that it was only their voices being used!
Today we investigated whether there was a pattern between the size of vibrations and the volume of a sound. We went outside to see if we could find the answer to it! Working with our partners, we hit the 'drums' (which had bird seed on them) at different strengths, making different volumes of sound and looked to see how high up the bird seed went.
Xenia concluded, "I found out that when we hit it lightly it didn't really vibrate and I thought it would be 0/10. When I hit it harder the noise got louder and it vibrated a lot more so I rated it 10/10. I think that it vibrated a lot more when I hit it harder because there's more movement."
Today we started our science lesson by becoming predators. First we found out the type of predator we were and what we needed to hunt for. Then we stalked our prey around the field. After we had spent some time 'killing' the prey we then discovered how much of the prey we would need in order for our predator to survive.
Mrs Hayter, Mrs Bateman and the hard working children of Simmonds