Monthly Archives: November 2016

Week 11 in Y6 (25th Nov)

Week 11 in Y6 (25th Nov)

We finally finished our science topic on maintaining a healthy lifestyle by looking at the harmful effects of smoking tobacco.  Wearing protective clothing which included a lab coat, latex gloves, a face mask and safety goggles, pupils investigated the damage caused to filter paper (representing the lungs) by smoking just one cigarette. In maths, we’re…Continue Reading

Week 10 in Y6 (Nov 18th)

Week 10 in Y6 (Nov 18th)

The week after High Borrans and what an anti-climax! We had to start off with a maths assessment but things soon started looking up… The school was visited by some of our Erasmus partners from Italy, Lithuania & Poland and they spent an afternoon in Y6 watching a science lesson.  We learned about how CO2…Continue Reading

Year 4 – writing conversations

Year 4 – writing conversations

In Year 4 we created a list of rules to use when writing conversations, the rules included; using inverted commas, including punctuation inside the inverted commas, using a range of synonyms foe said and beginning a new line for a new speaker. With his in mind we created some fantastic conversations between either Howard Carter…Continue Reading

Year 4 – The weighing of the heart ceremony

Year 4 – The weighing of the heart ceremony

Year 4 are really enjoying our Ancient Egypt topic. This week we began learning about the afterlife and discovered that the Egyptians had many different gods, such as; Osiris and Anubis who were the gods of the dead. We were also fascinated to find out the the Egyptians believed that when you died the gods…Continue Reading

Year 5 Science!

Year 5 Science!

Year 5 have been learning about ‘Dissolving’ in Science. We completed an experiment to find out which solids were soluble and insoluble. We planned the investigation, made sure it was a fair test and wrote up our experiment, thinking carefully about the variables – there was lots to think out!   We found that some…Continue Reading

Week 9 in Y6 (High Borrans week)

Week 9 in Y6 (High Borrans week)

A fantastic trip to the Lake District!  The pupils were so well-behaved and didn’t shirk a challenge all week, despite the cold weather.  Hundreds of photos of the week are available elsewhere on the website.  If anyone wants a copy of all the pictures that were taken by the High Borrans staff please send a…Continue Reading

Week 8 in Y6 (4th Nov)

Week 8 in Y6 (4th Nov)

As part of the RE curriculum, pupils have to study aspects of other religions.  In Y6 this means a mini-topic on the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish new year – a time for repentance, forgiveness and atonement. To help us with our studies, we interviewed several very famous Jewish people in…Continue Reading