Colour magic with Science Club

  • We used chromatography to solve a mystery.

Science Club this week!

At Science club this week we have been making electrical circuits and designing burglar alarms.

Year 4’s Clay Designs

Our fantastic Year 4 children had great fun this afternoon, using clay to model a selection of beads, bowls and brooches in Anglo-Saxon styles.

As you can see from the look of concentration on their faces, this task tested not only their fine motor skills but also proved a stern challenge for ‘the old clay matter’…

 

A Taiko Drumming Experience for Year 5

Ichi…Ni…San…Shi…

Year 5 were given a fantastic traditional Japanese musical experience today – with every child taking part in an hour long Taiko drumming workshop. We learnt how to play the drums, some Japanese language, about the culture and respect associated with the drums and also how much of a physical workout playing them gives your body! Expect some aching limbs tomorrow…

A few of the many photos below (though sadly none available of a few of the teachers sneaking down for their own mini-workshop at lunchtime).

Sports coach working with Year 4

Year 4 have been incredibly fortunate this term to have a professional sports coach working with each class once a week.

Last term, Mr Littlewood coached the children on their football skills.  This term, he is teaching the children handball and basketball skills.  All the lessons have been great fun!

In these pictures the children are practising their new handball skills.

Learning about gases

In this week’s Science lessons, some of the Year 4 children have been following in the footsteps of local Science superstar Joseph Priestley, carrying out experiments to find out more about gases:

  • What happens to air when it is heated?
  • Is carbon dioxide lighter than water?
  • Does air weigh anything?
  • Can we produce and capture carbon dioxide?

Its fair to say that the experiments we conducted were a lot of fun and gave some really useful results.

More Minecraft Maths

Year 4 have really enjoyed the current Maths learning on perimeter.

To finish the week the children produced their own Minecraft characters and scenery for individual collages, carefully measuring the perimeters of their complex rectilinear shapes each time.

Minecraft inspired Maths

In today’s Maths lessons, Year 4 children have been using bricks to explore the concept of the perimeter of compound rectilinear shapes.

They’ve discovered some of the pitfalls when calculating and have explored the relationships between the number of bricks and total perimeter.  

Tin Collection Competition

Thank you for supporting our tin collection competition on Friday 19th October 2018. We had a fantastic response and collected a huge amount of tins and there was some serious competition between classes!
The children had great fun carefully lining up their tins and the Year 6 children were experts, when it came to measuring each line accurately.
The winning class at Aire View site was Kingfishers and their line measured 10m 38cm!

The winning class at Hothfield site was Mars and their line measured 15m 57cm!

All the tins will be distributed to the Local Salvation Army Foodbank at Keighley to help people and families in need. Once again thank you very much for your support.

Smile if you brush with fluoride

In Year 4 Science, the children have been conducting our final experiments on teeth and dental health.

Once again, we have used eggs as substitutes for teeth when testing.  This time we wanted to test whether fluoride toothpaste protected our teeth as well as cleaning them.

We rubbed half of an egg with toothpaste containing fluoride and left it for four days before rinsing it off.  Then we put the egg in an energy drink for 24 hours.

We were amazed by the results!

In the top picture the side that had toothpaste on stayed clear of the growth that stuck to the untreated side.

In the second picture we can see the way the energy drink had burned through the unprotected shell (on the left this time).

Our conclusion was that when we brush our teeth we shouldn’t rinse away the toothpaste.

We also tested some of our tooth brushing techniques with disclosing tablets but the results were too disgusting to share!