Investigations and Market Research!

Year 6 have had a busy start to the week! In Maths, children have put their problem solving skills to the test, working on a tricky investigation collaboratively. They have also been learning about Islamic patterns and the geometric shapes found in mosques, linking their learning to RE.

In DT, children carried out Market Research as they began their new project. Before designing their own board games, they tried and tested a variety of games and evaluated their effectiveness. We look forward to seeing (and playing) the games they create!

Y4 Science – Volume and Pitch

Year 4 have continued their investigations into sound and pitch this week! Today, we experimented with different balls to investigate the impact that size and shape would have on the pitch and volume created by the balls.

Coronation Celebrations!

We have had an amazing day across the school as we celebrated the King’s coronation. Children designed coronation t-shirts, Year 3 and 4 students created coronation puppets in their Forest School sessions, and our lunchtime staff, with the help of council, put on a delicious lunchtime picnic, complete with crown biscuits. A feast fit for a King!

Y5 Fractions

What better way is there when starting a new topic but with an investigation. Children were tasked to answer the following question:

“If the chocolate on the table I sit at is to be shared out equally when I sit down, which would be the best table to sit at?“

In the classroom there were three tables. One with 1 bar of chocolate on, another with 2 bars of chocolate and a third with 3 bars of chocolate. All children were sent out into the corridor and then asked to come in one by one and answer the above question by sitting at a table.

At the end of the task the children did get to eat the chocolate and fractions was launched successfully!

Planning an investigation

This week, Year 6 have started planning a scientific investigation to discover how variations in electrical components change how circuits function. Children started to consider how the flow of electricity is impacted when it is distributed between more components, such as the number of bulbs. They looked at a concept cartoon to start their discussions. Thinking scientifically, they then used what they already knew to make predictions. We look forward to seeing what children find out in our next lesson!

Year 2 – Fire Service Visit

Year 2 had a very exciting end to the week meeting some local fire fighters from the North Earlham crew. The children learnt all about the fire engine, listened carefully as the crew explained how they use the different equipment and asked some excellent questions. They also got to see the crew use one of their ladders and were amazed at how high it could go!