This week the children have been learning about sound in science. The children discovered that sound is a type of energy made by vibrations. We carried out different investigations to discover how sound travels, and the children were able to confidently explain how sound travels through a medium to the ear and what happens inside the ear.
Following this, the children investigated the pitch of a sound. They learnt that high pitch sounds are caused by fast vibrations and low pitch sounds are caused by slow vibrations.
Today, we had a visitor from the Ogden Trust who shared more learning on sound with the children. They carried out a range of different investigations to discover how sound can travel through solids, liquids and gases, and they also investigated how sound gets fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
We have had lots of fun learning about sound. Can the children share with you any of their learning?
During our Design and Technology lessons, the children have been learning about mechanical systems and structures. The children created a catapult which was used as the structure for their mechanical system which was a lever. Before they made their catapults, the children learnt about the different levers, and they analysed existing catapults to support them in designing their own.
After designing their catapults in groups, the children then measured, marked and cut their word using a saw. These pieces of wood were then assembled together and coloured to create their final products.
Finally, the children tested their catapults and evaluated how successful they were.
The children have been brilliant at recalling their sticky knowledge from their learning. What can they tell you from their design and technology unit?
Playground Partners have begun their role during playtimes, ensuring that their peers are happy and safe on the yard or field; helping them to find a friend or just offer a listening ear!
Hello and welcome back to school. The children have settled in well to their new classes and have set great first impressions to their new teachers.
PE days are as follows:
Friday - both classes
Tuesday - 4L swimming until February half term
15th September - Muddy Mayhem
26th September - Phase information evening & Ford Castle information evening
WC 2.10.23 - After school clubs start
9th October - Ford Castle trip
Over the past two weeks the children have studies art and learnt about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We have been practicing new skills in creating positive and negative space, and experimenting with the colour wheel to display complimentary colours.
They have been fantastic at recalling their sticky knowledge. Take a look at our knowledge mat and give them a test!
Homework will be set on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday.
At least the following should be completed:
3 x Spelling Shed games
10 x TT Rockstars games
3 x Reading
Additional sheets will be provided in which children can earn extra gems for completing.
End of Year Film
|Curriculum Subjects||Finlay Craggs|
|Emerald Power||Lilly Reed|
|Diamond Power||Fern Breward|
|Ruby Power||Finley Baines|
|Sapphire Power||Jenson Robson-Kelly|
|Gem Master||Imogen McManus|
|Being a Good Sports Person||Estelle Gent|
|Greatest Effort||Maisie Clarey|
|Most Progress||Jack Moore|
|Outstanding Achievement||Rose Colcombe|
|Curriculum Subjects||Bobby Dobson|
|Emerald Power||Oscar Steadman|
|Diamond Power||Teddy Genner|
|Ruby Power||Skye O'Prey|
|Sapphire Power||Beaux Poulter|
|Gem Master||Maisie Morley|
|Being a Good Sports Person||Noah Ross|
|Greatest Effort||Kaden Bestford|
|Most Progress||Kobe Egglestone|
|Outstanding Achievement||Skyla-Rose Milburn|