Y4 Science week

Last week, as part of science week, Y4 did an investigation into parachutes. In fact, this was part of a wider whole school investigation inspired by the rover landing on Mars nearly 15 years ago. Each class looked at a different element of journey made by the rover as it landed safely on the red planet. We, in Y4, decided to look at the effect of weight on the flight of the parachute. This involved constructing 2 or 3 identical parachutes but varying the weight at the bottom of each one.

From this we could drop them from the same height and see which one hit the floor first.

Exiting stuff !

Keep parachuting Billionaires !

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Wonderful Wonderdome!

Year 5 loved their time in the Wonderdome today.

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ROCKET MICE…

Thank you so much for joining us at yesterday’s Science ‘ROCKET MICE’ workshop with Rachel Dillon. We had a fantastic time and it was wonderful to see so many parents supporting their children. We hope you enjoyed it too! 
 
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King-sized K’NEX Challenge…

Yesterday, Year 5 and Year 6 had a wonderful K’NEX workshop with Mr Worton (our STEM ambassador). Each team was given the task of designing and constructing a bridge which crosses the river. The bridge needed to allow for safe passage of the school bus, boats to pass underneath without getting damaged. Then, at the end of the workshop, the bridge was tested for its strength!

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Butterfly lions investigate Mars rover capsule designs.

 

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