We had our termly family service this morning. Thank you to all those who came and to the PTFA who provided refreshments after the service, there were over eighty people present. We thought about how Jesus was not accepted by everyone but still continued to let his light shine out by doing the right thing. … Continue reading
Today our Science lesson was about friction which is part of our focus on forces. We carried out an investigation which involved timing ourselves moving jelly cubes using chopsticks from one plate to another. Firstly we moved normal jelly cubes then they were covered in cooking oil which definitely cut down any friction. During the … Continue reading
This afternoon, Eagles went to the Fire Station to learn about what the fire service do and to recreate the Great Fire of London with our paper bag houses. We met Fire Officer Jansen Smith who took us to the office and showed us exactly what happens if they get called out. We looked at … Continue reading
In yesterday’s English lesson the Eagles attempted to create fire. First we watched video clips about how stone aged man used twigs or stones to light a fire. Then, we had to do try and create a spark from the friction which is caused when you rub two sticks together or strike flint stones against … Continue reading
The Ducklings had a healthy eating workshop today. We talked about fruit and vegetables and how it is important to have 5 portions a day.
This evening at Science club, our theme was rockets. We looked at how rockets have to have a very large upthrust to escape the Earth’s atmosphere. The children made straw rockets, and film canister rockets. They also looked at the chemical reaction between vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to make a plastic bag pop. We … Continue reading
Yesterday saw the third evening of lacrosse club. The children’s skills are really improving! Yesterday Joe taught them how to switch hands so they are able to use their weaker hand to throw and catch the ball. This is excellent in a game situation as it enables you to get around defenders!
We used our knowledge of Joey and Topthorn from ‘War Horse’ to paint canvases of horses using acrylic paints. Some of us chose to do a horse’s head and others the more complex galloping bodies. We used different shades to create a more lifelike appearance and learnt some effective techniques to use when using acrylic … Continue reading
As part of our topic on reversible and irreversible reactions we burnt stamp sized pieces of different materials today including rubber, plastic, fabric, paper, wood and different food substances. We found that if anything burnt it was a chemical change and therefore an irreversible reaction. We also looked at fire safety and how important it … Continue reading
We had a great morning today as we spent our time learning all about owls. We started the morning by reading the book ‘Owl Babies’. We are learning about using question marks and exclamation marks, so we thought about carrying the story on and what questions and exclamations the owl babies might say to their … Continue reading