On Tuesday 12th June, Reception went on their school trip to ‘Imagine That’ in Liverpool. During our visit, the children got to watch a thrilling science show with rockets, volcanoes and bubbles. They also attended three workshops where they made slime, bath bombs and fridge magnets! ‘Imagine That’ was filled with many other wonderful things for the children to explore such as a wind tunnel, giant electrical circuits and a giant bubble maker where the children could stand inside a ring and make a bubble that was potentially 6ft high! Unbelievabubble! In the ‘Imagination Village’, there was a bustling high street, which was brimming with ideas to inspire their imaginations. The children got to play in a Pizzeria, a Pet rescue centre, a Hair Salon, an American Diner, a Supermarket, a Car Wash, a Theatre, a Back stage costume area and a T.V Studio. What an amazing day was had by all! Thank you to all the parents that helped and made this trip possible.
In Science, Class 9 have been studying the topic, ‘Living things and their habitats’. As part of this unit, the children were required to find out about the lifecycles of different types of animals such as mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. The children used the app ‘Spark Video’ to present their research on the lifecycle of a frog.
This half term in Science, Class 9 have been studying different states of matter. Part of this topic involved learning all about the water cycle. The water cycle involves four main processes – evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection. Yesterday in class, the children were given a bowl, water, cling film, ice and the use of a radiator. The children were asked to identify which part of the water cycle these items represented, and then had to work out how to use these items to recreate the water cycle. The results were impressive!
In our science topic this half term, Class 12 have been learning about Evolution and Inheritance and finding out about how scientists have discovered so much about the history of life. We made and carefully excavated our own fossils, before writing explanations about the process of fossilisation.
Today, Class 5 pretended they were on a school trip to the forest. However, the coach left Class 5 behind! In Science they have been learning about the basic needs of humans and animals; one of which is shelter. Miss Lavelle set the challenge of building a shelter that would protect them until help arrived. They were given sheets of material, rope and could use any natural resource too. They had a little competition between the girls and the boys to see who could build the best, protective shelter.
During the last 6 weeks, Class 8 have been learning all about electricity. They have participated in an electricity day, learned about the importance of electricity and how dangerous it can be, designed and built electrical circuits and tested insulators and conductors.
To demonstrate all that they have learn, Class 8 were given the task of designing and making a torch to guide them out of the building during a power cut. The children really enjoyed the activity and were proud of their designs. Take a look.
Sebastian Kuc, a Year 5 pupil in Miss Farrell’s class, has designed and made his very own guitar! Class 9’s Science topic of ‘Sound’ inspired Sebastian’s creation and the end product is outstanding! With the help of his dad, Sebastian hand-crafted his guitar from wood, real guitar strings and a bag strap. Let’s hope that Sebastian continues to inspire us all with his musical talents!
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.
Class 4 have been learning all about materials and their properties in Science. They have explored strong and weak materials. This week they were set a challenge, they had to build a bridge to carry the weight of a toy car using only sellotape and paper! Each group stepped up to the challenge with flying colours. They demonstrated excellent team work and splendid craftsman ship. Most importantly, each group created a self-standing bridge that was strong enough to carry the weight of a toy car! Their teacher was most impressed, there are clearly some aspiring architects in her class. Well done, Class 4!
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Pupils in reception have been learning all about space. The children in Mrs Flynn’s and Mrs Kingsley’s class have created some beautiful ‘magic milk planets’ by mixing together milk and food colouring – they look wonderful! Well done!