Y2L Food Chains

June 20, 2017

Yesterday in science we learnt all about food chains and how animals depend on each other to survive.  Take a look at some of our creations.

 

You might like to help the Deadly 60 team, they seem to be having a problem with food chains.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/food_chains/play/

 


Spiral snakes

June 14, 2017

We found out fascinating facts about snakes today in Year 3 ARTY SCIENCE CLUB. Snakes need to shed their skins as they grow, and we looked closely at some cast-off skins.

Different snakes have different patterns and colourings. We made our own snakes from spirals of cardboard and decorated them colourfully.

Our snakes twisted and spin around in the breeze.

 


Pebble pets

June 12, 2017

Last week in Year 3 ARTY SCIENCE CLUB, we looked closely at rocks and pebbles. We found out that pebbles become round and smooth because they have been rolled in the sea or rubbed against each other until the rough edges are chipped away.

We made these cute pebble pets from smooth polished river pebbles.

Some rocks have beautiful patterns and colours.  We admired a selection of crystals, gemstones and polished pebbles.

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Year 6 Show- Get Ready to Shake, Ripple and Roll!

May 24, 2017

 

 

Hello Year 6!

The show is rapidly approaching- how exciting! Now that you all know your roles, here’s the script and songs so that you can learn them over the half-term holidays- enjoy! We look forward to hearing you in full voice when we come back.

 

Shake script

UPDATE: Here are the instrumental versions of the songs for those of you who want to practise at home. Keep up the great work performers! (*PLEASE NOTE THAT WE’RE HAVING ISSUES PUTTING CERTAIN FILE TYPES ON THE BLOG SO NOT ALL INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS ARE AVAILABLE YET*)


Duck Mania!

May 19, 2017

This week in PSHE we have been thinking about caring for others. We care for our family and our friends and also animals. We were lucky enough to meet Wilf the dog and we learned all about how Mrs English had to care for him in a different way to humans.

 

On Friday we were very excited as we got to look after the ducks! We researched all about ducks using books and the internet and we learned so much about them! We watched them swim and we even got to hold them! We compared their needs to the chicks from last year and we did some fantastic play to learn-from writing labels and sentences to writing care books and making ducks using our creative minds! What a week!!!

 

pictures from Dragonflies and Grasshoppers to follow…

 


Candle wax and paint

May 17, 2017

Year 3 ARTY SCIENCE CLUB have been painting colourful pictures containing hidden patterns.  First we drew onto paper with wax candles – but we couldn’t see anything because the candle wax is transparent. Then we painted colours over the paper and the pictures magically appeared!

Here are some of our works of art:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pictures appear because the paper is absorbent and lets the paint soak into it, while the candle wax is non-absorbent (waterproof).  The wet paint just rolls off the parts of the paper where there is a layer of wax.  This type of painting is called wax resist painting.

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Beat-the-buzzer games

May 14, 2017

In Year 3 ARTY SCIENCE CLUB  this week, we made games where we had to move hoops and loops along a tricky course without setting off a buzzer.  First we had to remember how to set up an electrical circuit using wires and a battery. Next we worked out how to include the metal hoops and copper wire in the circuit so that a buzzer or motor was activated if the metal surfaces touched.

Finally we practised guiding the hoop along the wire course and seeing if we could get all the way to the end without setting off the alarm. Putting extra twists and turns in the wire made it extra challenging!

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Well Done Year 6!

May 12, 2017

This week, Year 6 have been taking  their SATs tests! Everyone has tried their best and will surely have great results. (The biscuit breaks and rosemary scent must have helped a bit!) Very well done to everybody!


Flexible fishes

May 3, 2017

Today  Year 3 ARTY SCIENCE CLUB made these colourful bendy fishes. We found how to make cardboard shapes more flexible by cutting slits into the paper so the models could move like real fish.

Fantastic fishes, each from just one A4 sheet of card!

We thought these models look like whales and basking sharks which are filter filters. They swim through the oceans with wide open mouths and sieve tiny sea creatures from the water.

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Group 2 – Day on the river!

April 27, 2017