This week, we hosted a KS1 Science Workshop for some Year 1 and 2 children across many schools. They all got to join in some amazing science experiments, from learning how we can change the pitch of a sound with water, to how we can make lava lamps using oil and water. The children were supported by the Science Ambassadors
Today we made a start with our slingshot cars which, eventually, will be able to be propelled by elastic band triggers. The children have shown resilience and teamwork to bring their frames together.
In Year 5, our Design and Technology project has been to create something that utilises pneumatics. Using tubing and two syringes, we were able to create a simple pneumatic system to push and pull. The children worked excellently in groups to create their own unique creations.
Utilising the Learning Hub space, Year 5 have been setting up boards for each other to test their knowledge of multiples, factors, prime and square numbers. Two children went head to head to find the numbers first!
Over the past few weeks we have been using our Forest School skills of teamwork and tool use to sculpt our very own wooden mallets. We used bow saws, billhooks and peelers to create our final product. We also made sure to have a bit of fun along the way whilst staying safe and keeping moods lifted in the, at
During our science lessons, we have been investigating the effects of different forces. To test the effects of friction on toy cars, we set up an experiment to see how far it would travel over different surfaces.
In our history work, we have been using our researching skills to find out more about the production of Jade and Silk objects during the Shang Dynasty. Half of the class became experts in one of the two and then presented their findings to the other experts.
Teams competed to complete as many questions as possible using the numbers they collected from around our learning hub. We utilised our whiteboard tables to show our calculations.
After moulding our ritual vessels at Compton Verney, Year 5 have been using water colour paints to emulate the appearance of bronze. Using various shades and intensities of green, blue, brown and black, we have tried to make them look as authentic as possible.