Monthly Archives: November 2018

A Science afternoon in Reception

A Science afternoon in Reception

Reception enjoyed an afternoon working with magnets.

They explored different materials and objects to see which are magnetic.

“We need metal things to make it stick.”

“This plastic box doesn’t lift up, it isn’t magnetic.”

The children also had fun designing and making their own marble runs.

  

They worked together and tested their marble run and made adjustments when necessary.

“We are trying to get the marble from one end to another.”

“If it doesn’t work then we will have to change it!”

“If we lift it higher the marble goes faster!”

 

Some great team work and fantastic marble runs made!

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Our topic in Religious Education is ‘Belonging’ and in Reception and Nursery we having been talking and finding out about Baptism. The children enjoyed joining together and acting out a Baptism in the school hall. We discussed the signs and symbols of Baptism. The children decided the baby’s name was George. We choose some parents…Continue Reading

How to live longer or die trying…smoking-awareness science in Y6…Nov 16th

How to live longer or die trying…smoking-awareness science in Y6…Nov 16th

Y6 scientists – suitably protected with lab coats, goggles, gloves and surgical masks – learned about the dangers of smoking tobacco this week.  Using a model of the human body where a transparent plastic tube represented the lips, mouth, throat and trachea (windpipe), and filter paper served as the lungs, pupils were able to see…Continue Reading

Which type of exercise raises your pulse rate the most?…Science in Y6…Nov 9th

Which type of exercise raises your pulse rate the most?…Science in Y6…Nov 9th

…and how long does it take for your pulse rate to return to normal after exercise?  These were the questions investigated by Y6 scientists this week.  The latter test is used by sportspeople and athletes worldwide to determine fitness levels.  According to our results, we’ve certainly got some super-fit children in the class.  Or maybe…Continue Reading

ECO Club Prize

You may remember last year, you all made pledges as families to ‘Wash, Squash and Recycle’ your waste. The wonderful work you have been doing at home has been recognised by our Local Authority. On Monday 8th October, the children were presented with a certificate as we have won £100 to spend on new resources!…Continue Reading

Science, PE & Music in Y6…26th Oct

Science, PE & Music in Y6…26th Oct

We’re on to the second installment of the first Y6 science topic of the year entitled, as you know, “How To Live Longer (or die trying)”.  The children have been learning about the heart – its structure and functions – and its place in the human circulation system.  That’s the science bit.  We went in…Continue Reading