As part of Science year 4 have been learning about sound and were keen to tell us all they know, and even test us. With audience participation who had to guess the sounds they heard. They have played different instruments and with a twist on the “Air Guitar” have played the “Air Harp” and “Air Flute”. What a great assembly ending with suitable song Sound is all around us.
We had a fantastic trip to Eureka. We went into ‘All about me’ and looked at our bodies and how they work for example healthy eating, the way we move and healthy teeth. We went into the little village to do our jobs, which included shop keeping, scanning foods and inputting the amount on the till. We also went to the bank and use our own debit card to take out money typing in our own pin number. We went into the garage and looked at how cars are made and how we put petrol into cars. We had lunch on the train and time to play in the sand pit. We had a fantastic day and we hope to go back again!
The children have been looking at the chicks and have had them out in the classroom, they have looked at how much they have changed and grown.
Today we were incredibly lucky to have a visit from one of the men behind the world’s fastest car: Bloodhound SSC. Mark began by explaining the history of the land speed record, all the way from the first car reaching 30mph, up to Thrust SSC breaking the record (and the sound barrier) in 1997 by managing to achieve an amazing 763mph. We then learnt about Bloodhound SSC itself, the new British-made car which it is hoped will reach over 1000mph next year, as well as all the incredible engineering which has gone into it.
Throughout the day, Mark worked with some of our Junior children to build, test and improve their own air-powered cars made from K’nex. They had an amazing time learning the importance of aerodynamics and weight to mass ratio, plus the need to perfect their designs to go faster and further. The overall winners were team Future Speed, consisting of Inayah, Elian and Fahron. They will get their team name, together with our school’s name, specially painted onto the back of Bloodhound SSC when it attempts to break the record. An amazing prize! We will definitely be keeping track of their progress in the future.
Congratulations to Year 6E and 1G who have, after much consideration, won the best dressed door in relation to world book day. The judges have chosen two classes as winners. Both classes were delighted with the news and have been on the Book Bus to choose their prize.
Wow what a day, our Foundation Stage Children have been very excited, as part of the topic Growing and Changing each class will be looking at the Living Eggs programme. We have done this now for several years and the children love to see the chicks hatching and growing.
So far we have had 6 Chicks hatch with one expected any time so the children are keeping a close eye on them.
World Book Day.
What a fantastic Day the children have had, with different activities in each class, and their themed door displays. Our Governors have had a hard time choosing a winner, but which ever class wins will get to go on the Book Bus tomorrow to choose their prize. It’s been fantastic to see the children so enthusiastic about reading.