Happy New Year!!

What are we going to be learning this half term?

In the first half term our topic is ‘Marvellous Medicine’ (with a focus on the human body and the senses).

Sense of Sight

During our English lessons this week we have been learning how to use a dictionary and alphabetical order to locate a word and then find its definition. We have also been learning about our sense of sight and how we see. We have carried out a variety of activities this week to deepen our understanding. We have completed a reading comprehension about the eye and created some wonderful collages of our eyes. In our extended writing session we wrote chronological reports. We even have an opticians in our role play area!!!

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Wonderful homework in Class 1

Thank you to all the children who have completed some super homework for our space topic.

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Happy Habitats…

As part of our Science work on Adaptation and Evolution, we have been investigating why animals live and thrive in certain habitats. We created a habitat in a shoe box and they are all amazing. Each animal in the habitat has a detailed write up explaining how the animal has adapted to the habitat in which it lives.

Come and take a look at them on display and find out about a variety of animals and their habitats.

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Creative Conductors in Year 4

Years 4 and 6 today took part in a fantastic, creative workshop run by EON called Creative Conductors. We started by using fruit and vegetables to complete an electrical circuit which made a sound when electricity flowed, we could play a tune using different vegetables and fruits. We learnt that it was the high water content in the fresh fruit and vegetables which allowed electricity to pass through. We then made some cardboard models, based on our favourite things, and used special graphite paint to decorate them. When complete, we could use the electrical circuit to play a tune. Here are some photos of Year 4 having a go. Have a look on the Year 6 page to see their brilliant creations as well. Many thanks to our STEM ambassador, David, and to EON for providing this workshop.

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Having fun with ELECTRICITY …

David from E.ON worked with us today to further our understanding of electricity-  circuits and conductors. We had great fun.

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Science Week Experiment Carousel Day

As part of Science Week, we held science experiment carousel day. Children in classes 1-6 moved around school having a go at a different experiment in each classroom.
In Class 1 the children saw a trick using matches, and investigated surface tension using pepper sprinkled on water and adding a drop of detergent. It was all about refraction in Class 2 where Mrs Chadburn and Mrs Lack demonstrated some optical illusions and discussed why they happened. In Class 3 with Mr McNerlin, the children mixed together pva glue and washing liquid to make a rubbery bouncy substance which stretched out between their fingers. When they visited Class 4 the children became secret agents and used invisible writing to send coded messages to each other, just like Mary Queen of Scots when she was held captive in Sheffield Castle. Class 5 were investigating air resistance by using different designs of paper aeroplanes and finding out which design flew the furthest and why. Class 6 were mixing an acid and an alkali to make carbon dioxide to fill a balloon, it looked quite spectacular!
The children really enjoyed having a very practical, hands-on day, and many thanks to the class teachers and assistants for planning such a great day.

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