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New Town Primary 15th June 2018; Year 4 & 5 collaborate on epic circuits, time capsules and wondering what object has gone missing from Reading Museums loan box…

Today we were at New Town Primary again in our quest to find out more about Reading Abbey Ruins past, present and future.  Pupils worked together to learn about how to make circuits, how they could pool all their resources to make mega circuits and how they can begin to control their qualities to make disco atmospheres, smiley faces and moving objects. What happens when you pile too many outputs on one battery and how can you tell how much power is being used?

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After thoroughly investigating the littlebits we began investigating our four missions. The green team began by thinking about their senses; wearing blindfolds can you tell what the surface is?  What words can you use to describe it?  Can you use other senses to explore it?  What does it sound like?

After thinking about the atmospheric role of sound effects in their favourite films and learning what a foley sound was, they began to think about what stories they would like to tell about Reading Abbey Ruins.  Traveling through time they invented objects and instruments to tell a story about what they found.

Over on the blue table a keen group were inspecting the contents of one a loan box from Reading Museum. Inside were artefacts from Reading Abbey but one space was empty.  The group set out to out to imagine what it might have been from its outline alone!

See the yellow groups digital time capsule of favourite everyday objects, food and magical objects:

To see the whole collection visit our sketchfab page:

https://sketchfab.com/ArtLabUOR/collections/new-town-time-capsule-15th-june

 

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