Over recent weeks, we have had a large area at the back of our woodlands cleared of brambles and undergrowth. As the first stage of creating a meadow, we have planted over 200 whips (small trees), comprising elder, hazel, dog-rose, blackthorn and crab apple. Over the coming years, these will grow to create an additional barrier between the woods and the A40 road. Later this week will will be planting wildflowers, including poppies, cornflowers. birdsfoot trefoil, cat's ear
3CW have been studying Aboriginal Dot Art this half term. Aboriginal/Indigenous art is centred on story telling. It can be used to create maps or to show events and beliefs of the Aboriginal people. 3CW has enjoyed this topic and have transferred these skills learnt to portray their local area. 3CW have focused on a natural area opposite, Belvue Park and a man-made area known as Northala Hills. The students have asked if they can create their ow n Aboriginal symbols for Bel
During Science week 3CW & 3CO made Fairy cakes in a Halogen oven. They took turns reading, measuring, adding and mixing ingredients. 3CW put bicarbonate of soda and water into a jug and heated it in the microwave. They watched and listened to the fizzing. Now the science part: cakes rise because the baking soda reacts with acidic ingredients to produce tiny bubbles of CO2 that get trapped in the cake mixture. When heat is added, the air bubbles expand and the cake rises while
3CO did lots of different activities as part of Science week. We made smoothies and watched the fruit go from a solid to a liquid, we did a magic milk experiment with food colouring and milk and watched how amazingly the colours did not mix in with each other! We also did a mixing colours skittles experiment and watched black pepper move across a paper plate! We had lots of fun and rounded off the week with a lovely trip to the Science Museum.
4WP had a fantastic week filled with activities surrounding every-day science. Learners took part in an array of experiments and workshops to help them realise how science affects our everyday lives. Learners learned about solids and liquids by making sugar crystals and candy clowns. They made windmills and discovered how electricity is conducted through fruits. One of the more popular activities was a guest performer who demonstrated magic tricks about the elements (air, ear
For Science Week 3CW used smart watches and an app to measure and record heart beats per minute (BPM) during a variety of activities. The class worked in pairs and enjoyed comparing their results. The finished results were recorded on bar graph.