What’s the link?

By Georgina Stone on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Science. 16 Comments

  What’s the link between these images? Tell me what your thoughts are and the reasons behind them. I look forward to reading them. Miss Stone

Black History Month: Hidden figures

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, October 13, 2017 in British Values, Community, Computing, History, Maths, Science, STEM. No Comments

When we think about history, some of the most inspiring stories come from recent times. ‘Hidden Figures’ is a film based on the true story of three brilliant African-American mathematicians – Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson. They worked at NASA in the 1950s and ’60s making the important calculations that helped launch the […]

Year 3 shadow making

By Linda Samuels on Friday, May 19, 2017 in English, Science, Year 3. 2 Comments

Year 3 did some cross curricular investigations, which included performing a scene from a book they are studying in English. To do this they used shadow dancing to explore their  Science topic which is light.

Year 6 Science: Google Expedition to Chernobyl

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Computing, Science, Year 6. 1 Comment

  Today, we went on a Google Expedition to Chernobyl, Ukraine. A terrible accident at nuclear power plant occurred there thirty years ago, releasing deadly radioactive substances into the atmosphere. As a result, an exclusion zone with a 30km radius was created around Chernobyl which means no people are allowed to live in this area. After taking […]

Year 5 Space Centre Trip

By Miss Edwards on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Learning Adventure, Science, STEM, Uncategorized, Year 5. 30 Comments

Year 5 have had a fantastic day at the National Space Centre in Leicestershire. The children started their day by visiting the Planetarium. We learnt about: the physics of rockets which linked to Isaac Newton’s ‘Law of Motion;’ and what is required for the combustion of a rocket (oxygen, fuel and ignition). Using the two […]

Space Science

By Georgina Stone on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Science, STEM, Year 5. 3 Comments

What a week for science! Tonight there will be a supermoon- in preparation for our trip, I wonder! This is the closest approach by the moon since 1948. Follow this link to find out more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37860505 Year 5 have their trip to the National Space Centre. Early start children: we will be taking the register […]

Year 6 Science: Natural selection investigation

By Mr. Setchell on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in Science, Year 6. 3 Comments

   In Science, we are investigating the choices of predators on prey population. Each morning, we  will be ‘worm watching’ to see whether the birds around our school prefer red or yellow worms (dyed spaghetti) and we’ll then think about the implications  of our findings for  other species. Will the birds go for yellow or […]

Year 5 Air Resistance Science Experiment

By Miss Edwards on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Science, Year 5. 2 Comments

Year 5 had a great time today creating and testing parachutes in Science.  We were exploring the relationship between the surface area of the parachute and how quickly the parachute falls and why.  We linked our findings to how air resistance pushes against the parachute.