Author: Gemma Smith


Bags of trouble!

The Eco Committee read in First News, a newspaper written for young people, that scientists have discovered a problem with biodegradable carrier bags - they don't biodegrade! So we are doing our own experiment with three different bags. We have dug three separate holes in the soil and put the…

Posted by Gemma Smith on 9 May 2019

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Painting inspired by music.

While listening to three different pieces of music the children decided whether to use complementary or contrasting colours to paint circles in the style of the artist Kandinsky, using only their fingers!

Posted by Gemma Smith on 13 November 2018

Category: Year 6

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Pond clearance

The Eco committee (Year 3 - Year 6) did an amazing job of clearing leaves from the pond and in the pouring rain too! The leaves were left at the side of the pond for any pond life to return to the water before putting the leaves in the compost bin. Super effort team Eco!!

Posted by Gemma Smith on 7 February 2018

Category: Year 3

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Phases of the Moon

Year 5 have been learning about the phases of the Moon. They can explain why the Moon appears to change shape, ask them when you next see them. This activity helped them see each of the different phases. The lamp is the Sun, their head the Earth and the ball on the stick is the Moon. Look closely…

Posted by Gemma Smith on 1 February 2018

Category: Year 5

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Can you be creative too?

Esme used air drying clay to make a model of the solar system; it's amazing! Come and have a look at it and have a go yourself!

Posted by Gemma Smith on 1 February 2018

Category: Year 5

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The Earth's moon

We used tennis and ping pong balls to learn about the movement of the moon relative to the Earth and Sun. We had to make sure that the same face of the moon was orbiting the Earth. Ask Year 5 what other facts they can remember about the moon!

Posted by Gemma Smith on 24 January 2018

Category: Year 5

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The solar system

We have been learning about The Solar System. We made up a mnemonic to remember the names and order of the planets. Can you make up your own mnemonic?

Posted by Gemma Smith on 24 January 2018

Category: Year 5

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Advent Wreath

Year 6 really enjoyed learning about Advent and making an Advent Wreath. They showed great co-operation skills and their ICT learning helped them to use a search engine to cross check the accuracy and reliability of the information on two different websites so they could find out how each part…

Posted by Gemma Smith on 23 November 2017

Category: Year 6

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Scatter graphs

We have had lots of fun collecting data for our scatter graphs. We measured our height and asked each other our shoe size to see if the two are related. You can see that all the points representing height and shoe size lie approximately along a straight line. This shows that there is a…

Posted by Gemma Smith on 16 November 2017

Category: Year 6

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Thermal insulators year 5


We have been doing a science experiment to investigate thermal insulators. Matthew, a refreshment stall holder, wanted to improve his drinks service and asked Year 5 if they could find out how he could keep his drinks hotter for longer. 

Each child chose a question to…

Posted by Gemma Smith on 27 October 2017

Category: Year 5

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Data handling

In Year 6 we have enjoyed learning lots in ICT. Our learning objective was to present data in a line graph for two cities in the world. First we had to search for this data using a search engine eg Google, Bing. We had to be very precise with what we typed into the search engine eg the average…

Posted by Gemma Smith on 26 October 2017

Category: Year 6

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How does a thermos flask work?

To understand how a thermos flask works we had a go at making our own! We learnt that the aluminium foil is like the reflective lining of the inner chamber of a flask and this prevents radiation, the heat is reflected back towards the liquid. The gap between the two bottles represents the vacuum…

Posted by Gemma Smith on 12 October 2017

Category: Year 5

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