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Fun Science!

This week, Year 4 and 5 started their new topic on Sound. The children had fun investigating vibrations caused by sound and are looking forward to the rest of the topic!

Year 4 Chetwynd Deer Park Trip

Year 4 had the best afternoon on their visit to Chetwynd Deer Park today. When we arrived, we dived straight into pond dipping where we found lots of tadpoles, a water boatman and even a newt! The hosts were very excited as no other school has ever found a newt before!

Next, they wet our appetites with a bug eating activity where we had the option of eating mealworms and crickets! They were surprisingly tasty and most of the children enjoyed…some even went back for seconds!

Finally, we went on a bug hunt around the deer park. We found lots of different insects including a rare beetle. One of the children also found a deer skull which was very exciting!

Fun Fractions!

Maths in Year 4 and 5!

Today, we began to revise what we already know about Fractions and began to think about our new Fractions topic. We each had a box of smarties and represented each colour as a fraction. We grouped our smarties and linked this to addition and subtraction of fractions, thinking about why we only add/subtract the numerator. We then linked this to place value and parts of a whole (parts of a whole Smarties pack!).

Mrs Standish

 

Spring has sprung for Years 5 and 6

Spring is bursting out all over our school grounds. The buds are unfurling on the trees, the birds are singing and starting to build their nests and our glorious yellow daffodils are putting on a fantastic show around our school field.

 

 

The daffodils inspired us in our artwork this week. We hope you enjoy looking at our gallery of daffodil sketches.

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) 19th March

On Wednesday, we had a remote learning session with a member of the Sea Cadets Corps. We learnt about the theory behind what makes an object float or sink and how this was then applied to boat building. Following this, in pairs, we were set a challenge to make our own boat from a piece of A4 card, foil and paperclips. Each pair then tested the buoyancy of their boat in water and how much weight could be added before sinking occurred. All the boats were able to float with 390g on board, far exceeding the challenge of 50g, so well done to everyone.

Forest Schools 19th March

Tuesday saw us implementing the next stage of our Forest School revamp. As well as a general tidy up, great fun, some science/maths learning  also took place as we thought about the best way to remove our old fire pit seating. The old, oak trunk seating had naturally rotted and decayed over the many years of use. The use of levers in the form of crowbars and pushing and pulling forces were all needed for success. Thanks to the enthusiasm for the task by the children,  the work was all carried out in one session, including the new tree trunk seating put in place. We now have much more seating around our firepit. Well done everyone involved.

Science Week – 12th March

To begin Science Week, Class 3 studied a diverse range of famous scientists.

Edward Jenner was a very famous English scientist whose name has gone down in medical history as the ‘Father of Vaccination’. All vaccinations we have today owe their roots to his discovery of a vaccine for Small Pox. Ask your children at home, what other scientists we studied?

Ice-cream Experiment An endothermic reaction

The salt took the heat from the milkshake and gave it to the ice and made it a liquid. Because the milkshake didn’t have heat, it froze into ice-cream’

 

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