Year 4 investigated the best materials for soundproofing a music studio. In order to do this, they put noisy toys inside boxes and then wrapped different materials around them. The children used data loggers to record decibels! It was a lot of fun and ‘foam’ seemed to absorb sound the best.
Yesterday Year 3 and 4 children from Stibbard and North Elmham went to Houghton Hall to explore the installations of Richard Long. We had an absolutely brilliant time creating our own pieces of art at the same time as getting to know the children from our partner school. A big thank you to the staff at Houghton Hall for giving us this great experience and to the parent helpers who generously gave of their time.
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The children were surprised at how well their string phones worked today when they used them outside. The children investigated them by tightening, loosening, lengthening and shortening their phone strings, clipping pegs on their strings and adding second strings etc! They felt vibration and began thinking more about sound waves and materials sound can travel though!
The children are enjoying finding out about sound and vibration. Today they got some surprises, especially when they placed a vibrating tuning fork in water. They all plucked rubber bands and made paper clips bounce off a tambourine by creating vibrations. They also explored a range of musical instruments and described how they made their sounds.
It was a fun afternoon and the children all took part enthusiastically.
Just to clarify to parents of children receiving awards, the KS2 awards assembly is tomorrow Thursday 13th July at 9am. Sorry for any confusion cause by the typo in the letter.