In Science club this week to link with ‘Switch off fortnight’ the children were given a challenge. The challenge was to make a circuit and then create a switch using household materials. The children used tinfoil, paper clips, split pins and card to do this. They all did a fantastic job and had fun too!
What a fabulous afternoon that we had! On Wednesday 24th October, we were visited by Adele a ranger from Chester Zoo who came to tell us all about life cycles. We learnt all about the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates, how long an elephant carries her baby for and we even got to see a video of an elephant being born at Chester Zoo. Thank you to Mrs Radcliffe for organizing it for us.
Year 5 have had a super day for No Pens Day Wednesday. It has been a day that has encouraged Miss Sowry to plan lessons that didn’t involve the children needing to use their pens or pencils and to run a day of hands on and speaking and listening activities. In English we performed our news reports in front of the the class and then we discussed what was good about each news report and what they could improve for next time. Each child said at least one positive aspect and one aspect that each group could work on.
Then in Science, we began to make and develop our parachutes as part of our Forces topic in Science- pictures to come soon.
Overall, we had a fantastic Wednesday and enjoyed not using pens, pencils or even whiteboard pens for the day.
Year 5 had an illuminating experience when they went to Daven to learn about the science of fireworks.
A strange occurance has happened in the classroom. It appears a dragon has hatched from one of the eggs. It was caught on one of our CCTV cameras.