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Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Spring is in the Air!

 

Form 3 have recently been learning about magnets and springs. Having looked at compression, tension and the potential energy of springs, the children then went on to make some colourful springs of their own. Next week they will be investigating how a spring’s force can be used to make an object move. They will be […]

February 12th, 2014|

Big Bones to Demonstrate Joints

We have handled what looked a bit like dinosaur bones in today’s science lesson; they were actually huge joint bones that came from a cow (and an obliging butcher). We looked in detail at a ball and socket joint and a hinge joint and now we understand the sort of movement that is enabled from […]

February 11th, 2014|

Mathletics Award

I thought this was worthy of a blog. We have just had our promotions board for Mathletics and the prestigious rank of Staff Sergeant has been awarded to Hema Toor. Well done Hema!

 

February 11th, 2014|

The Witches!

When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

When the hurlyburly’s done,
When the battle’s lost and won.

I come, Graymalkin!

Paddock calls.

Anon.

Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air!

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February 9th, 2014|

Pre-Prep 2’s Candlemas Assembly

Pre-Prep worked very hard to prepare an exciting assembly on Candlemas. They started by talking about the different things that give us light, for example the Moon and stars at night. This led onto Vincent Van Gogh and his painting ‘Starry Night.’ After showing their versions of this famous picture, the […]

February 9th, 2014|

Our A’maze’ing Magnet Mazes!

Year 3 had so much fun playing with their magnet mazes last week! It was such a great way to learn about how magnets repel and attract. Come and look at our classroom display. There are jungle tracks, race tracks, Rapunzel’s tower and even a living cress maze – they really are A’MAZE’ING!!

February 6th, 2014|

Models of Muscles

Year 4 have been looking at how the body moves, in particular focusing on muscle pairs.

 

I am sure you will look at the rolled up tubes of card, lumps of sellotape and semi-inflated balloons and think, ‘That looks just like an arm!’. Indeed it is a working model of the antagonistic muscles that pull our […]

February 4th, 2014|

Reflecting Cupcakes!

Last week, Pre-Prep 2 had great fun baking chocolate cupcakes and then icing them so that they reflected light. The decorations included tiny, silver balls and glittering stars! I hope that the cakes tasted as good as they looked!

February 3rd, 2014|

Pre-Prep 1 ‘Night and Day’

Pre-Prep 1 have been learning about night and day.  They have discovered that the sun is a star and have written lovely sentences about what they like to do on a hot sunny day.

February 2nd, 2014|

Weather Watching!

Reception have continued their work on ‘Weather’ by making wonderful weather charts and moving the arrow each day to show what is happening outside. Unfortunately the arrow seems to have become stuck on the rain picture! They are also enjoying pretending to be weather forecasters and moving the symbols around the map of Britain. I […]

February 2nd, 2014|
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