Reception have enjoyed going on a program called 2Paint a Picture in the Computing Suiteto paint pictures of exploding fireworks. Can you spot how they have selected different colours and changed the size of their firework 'splashes' for effect?
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children visited each other's classrooms this morning to take part in a variety of Diwali-themed activities, including: making cards with pictures of oil lamps on, designing Mehndi patterns on paper hands and tasting some traditional Diwali banana treats.
The whole school enjoyed attending Holy Trinity church this morning for the annual harvest service. Each class contributed to show what work they had done about the festival: KS1 sang about harvest crops, Year 3 read some prayers, Year 4 read some poems and Year 5 explained about harvest celebrations in different countries. All the children performed beautifully – well done to everyone who took part!
Many thanks as well to all those who brought in food donations - our tables were overflowing. Please accept our sincere thanks for your support and generosity.
The whole school has had an exciting time developing their scientific investigation skills during a special 'Inspire Science' week:
Year 1 learnt about dinosaurs and sorted them into sets based on different physical characteristics (e.g. neck size) using a Venn diagram.
Year 2 measured the length of different people's hands, recorded their results in a table, drew a block graph to present their findings and concluded that boys do not have bigger hands than girls.
Year 3 became secret agents and did a variety of missions to help protect the planet from Dr. Dread, including finding out: what the features of a long-flying paper aeroplane are to get to his secret island lair, what the the best material to block light to send a Morse code signal is and what size parachute falls the slowest and the safest to land near his laboratory.
Year 4 did some chemistry experiments, such as to find out how changing the ingredients of slime (the amount of water and cornflour) affects its viscosity.
Year 5 became crime scene investigators to solve the mystery of who stole an iPad by constructing line graphs to show how long it takes a cup of coffee to cool (to find out the exact time of the robbery) and by measuring how the average size of a splat of liquid changes when dropped from different heights (to find out how tall the culprit was after he left some blood stains).
Year 6 imagined they were stranded on a desert island and needed to purify sea water so investigated different types of filters and created their own solar stills.
The 'mad scientist' Zainy Zee gave an exciting, interactive science assembly to everyone and the infants were also visited by Zoo Lab who brought along some excotic animals for the children to handle.
Zoo Lab visited our infant classes today to talk to the children about the lifestyles of different animals and the habitats in which they can be found, including a: millipede, cockroach, African snail, spider and snake!