Year 4 Maths – A Challenge!

By Gary Evans on Monday, November 30, 2015 in Maths. 1 Comment


Mr Grant and Mr Evans  maths groups received a challenge from the International Space Station team to design an extension module to the space station that would be suitable for pets to go into space. Some of our ideas were captured in wordles and some of our initial designs can be seen below.

Year 6 Maths: Birmingham contest winners!

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, November 27, 2015 in Maths. 2 Comments


Over the past month, Mr. Setchell’s maths group have been trialling a new maths website called Sumdog. It’s packed with addictive games to help you build up your confidence and fluency. Sumdog also sets up contests between schools, and the children in Year 6 came 1st the Birmingham contest winning 30 free subscriptions for the school! Not […]

Science Week: Year 6 vlog from space!

By Mr. Setchell on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in English, Science. No Comments


       As part of our Science Week where we’ve been considering life for future humans, Year 6 have been writing and recording vlogs (video diaries) from space to their folks back home in Bournville. Here’s a taste of life in space: ” . . . then there’s the toilet. It’s not what you’d expect. […]

Science Week: Top scientist drops in to speak to Year 6!

By Mr. Setchell on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Science, STEM, Video Lessons. 2 Comments


Dr. Cameron Smith, one of the world’s top scientists in the field of space colonisation, dropped in to Year 6 today to answer the children’s questions on future humans. In this video, Dr. Smith gives a great response to Oscar’s thoughtful question: ‘Would someone with diseases or illnesses be allowed to colonise space?’     […]

Science Week Year 5 Maths

By Gary Evans on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Maths. No Comments


Trying to represent orbits of planets by using graphical scores. We have noticed that the orbits can be described as having number patterns and share common multiples.

Science Week: Year 6 calculate space travel distances.

By Mr. Setchell on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Maths, Science, STEM. No Comments


If we had to leave Earth and colonise space, how long would it take to get to our destination? To find out, Year 6 have been using a simple formula: time = distance ÷ speed. We first calculated the distance between planets in miles. Then we divided this by the speed of the fastest space probe – […]

4G using Lego for space!

By Michael Grant on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments


This week 4G have been learning about the Space Race! Today they recreated the moon landings using Lego to help with their imagination. The children very much enjoyed themselves!  

Science Week: Year 6 visualise future humans

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Science. No Comments


What if we have to leave Earth and colonise space, or another planet? What would we look like after 5000 years? How would we evolve? Here are some answers from Year 6 . . .                            

Year 4 heated debate!!!

By Michael Grant on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Uncategorized. 2 Comments


Year 4 have begun their Science week investigations today. We have been researching the Space race and discussing our opinions. Do we agree with it, or is it a waste of time and effort? What do you think? Share your ideas so that we can include them in our findings.