January 2016

Yr 4 Friction

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

Fire Station Visit

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

Lacrosse Club

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!

War Horse Inspired Canvases

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

Burning Materials

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

Owls’ Owl Day!

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

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