Tag Archives: Practical skills

Welcome back and a Happy New Year

It has been lovely to see everyone back in school this year. Our topic for the first part of this term is Sound. After completing a formative assessment task, where we remembered what we already know about sound, we had a fun afternoon making string telephones and testing how well sound travels through different materials. 1 Star (2 votes, average: 1.00 out of 1)
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Drones – STEM

This afternoon Emma Chittick came into class to teach us about the use of drones in the World of Work. We found out about how drones are used in lots of different jobs and then we got to go up to the hall to try some out.
We worked in pairs and had a drone and an iPad to fly the drone with. We had to fly the drones up to six posters that had been placed around the hall and then we take pictures of the posters and read tiny words on them. It was so much fun. There might be a few drones added to Christmas lists!
This is the first time that Emma has used the drones with primary school children and she was very impressed with the P6/7 class.
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Witch’s brew / chemical reactions

This afternoon we found out about chemical reactions with acid and alkalines. We used coloured water, oil, bicarbonate and citric acid (see a similar recipe below). They looked great!

https://home.ioi.london/watch/how-to-make-a-lava-lamp

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Conservation Volunteers Part 2!

This afternoon the P7s went out to plant trees, while the P6s were at Bikeability. It was a beautiful afternoon, perfect for outdoor learning. To begin with Ms Scanlan showed the P7s how to plant a tree and then the P7s worked in pairs / groups to plant as many trees as they could. After Bikeability the P6s joined us and in total we planted 38 trees. Fantastic for helping the fight against climate change. Well done!

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Conservation volunteers!

This afternoon while the P6s were doing Bikeability, the P7s did a fantastic job of cleaning out the pond. It had become really overgrown. Now there is lots of room again for the frogs and next year’s frogspawn 🐸

Ethan threw himself in to the task “It was really fun, especially going in.”

Anders said “ I really enjoyed it, we cleared out half of the pond.”

Hannah said “It was fun and it was really messy.”

Fiona said “It was fun because I didn’t get wet!”

Lena liked it because she got a wet bum!

Roma liked it because it was stinky.

Esther thought that it was fun to clear it out but it was stinky though!

Isla thought it was fun to make a huge pile of the vegetation from the pond.

Elijah thought the weeds were quite tasty…not really!!!

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