Last week in Literacy, Class 9 and 10 re-enacted the famous gladiator battle between Priscus and Verus. Children played the roles of the gladiators, Emperor Titus and the notorious Colosseum crowd. The children made note of the atmosphere and how each of the gladiators were feeling to support them in writing a newspaper article of the event.
This week in Science, Class 9 have been exploring the relationship between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object that produced it. To do this, the children used glass bottles and water, boomwhackers, xylophones, cow bells, drums and elastic bands. They concluded that the shorter the length of the object, the higher the pitch of the sound.
Today, in Design and Technology, Class 12 were set the challenge to build a shelter that could withstand different extreme conditions: heavy rain (200ml of water), a landslide (200g weight) and a hurricane (Mrs Cookson’s hairdryer!). The children scored points for group work and how well they structured their shelters. Congratulations to Niall’s group, whose shelter was the most successful overall.
Having been inspired by Michael Mupurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom, pupils in Year 6 have been writing about what it would be like to find themselves as a ‘man overboard’. Listen as the horror of the situation is described in dramatic fashion!
Yesterday, we were privileged to receive a visit from Beth Tweddle MBE, Great Britain’s most successful ever gymnast. Beth, Olympic bronze medalist and three times World Champion, addressed the whole school in a special assembly in which she shared the secrets … Continue reading