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Year 3 are Scrumdiddlyumptious!

Lucy and Ava clearly know their onions!

To launch this exciting new food topic Year 3 took a walk to our local supermarket in Silsden, the Co-op.

We had a guided tour of the shop floor, the warehouse upstairs and the bakery where fresh bread and cakes are baked! Mmm!

We found out what the weekly takings are and where some of the food is delivered from.  We also found out that the Co-op send a lot of unsold food to the Salvation Army and to Food Banks. We were very impressed!

Harry thinking about his lunch!

The Romans invade Year 3!

Last week, our Year 3 children had a fantastic day where they had the chance to become Romans! They were trained by a real Roman soldier (who had aged very well…) and were put through drill as young legionaries.

Using their craft skills, they made Roman oil lamps from clay and built bridges as Roman engineers.

The children ate a Roman feast at lunchtime including fish, vegetable casserole and flat breads. Pudding was dates and honey with yoghurt.

All the children made a huge effort with their dressing up and looked brilliant! A selection of the many photos is below.

Celebrating Y5 Home Learning

What a fantastic way to end our ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence’ topic in Year 5…

Parents, siblings, grandparents and friends all joined us for a display of the children’s home learning after school on Thursday. Thanks to all for such a brilliant turn out and especially to the pupils in the two classes for producing such creative and inspirational exhibits!

We had fact posters, models, doctors’ masks, potions, weapons, letters, videos, powerpoint presentations, rats, more rats and even more rats!

Year 5 are growing bacteria!

As part of their topic work on the Black Death of the Middle Ages, Year 5 have been exploring how quickly bacteria can grow and spread.

Working scientifically, the children tested how clean their hands were by putting a finger print onto nutrient agar jelly – the perfect conditions for micro-organisms including bacteria to grow.

Judging by the Day 10 results below for Saturn, some of the hands weren’t as clean as they could’ve been! Meanwhile, I’m off to clean my computer keyboard (the source of the largest growth!)…

The yellow/orange dots on the photos show the micro-organisms that are currently growing.

A Watery Week for Year 5

The Year 5 children managed to fit in not one but two trips out of school last week!

The first was to the Yorkshire Water Treatment Works at Headingley. The classes learnt about all the ‘baddies’ in water and the process undertaken at the Works to clean them out.

Closer to home, the children also took a trip down to the canal to learn about the history of a boat called ‘The Kennet‘ that is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Volunteers told us all about how the boat was made, the history of the canal, locks and many other things. The highlight for most was seeing the cabin where the boat workers slept and ate – it was rather snug!

Year 5 Waterworks Trip

The three Year 5 classes visited the Headingley and Esholt Water Treatment Works last week to help their topic learning. At Headingley, we saw how water is treated before it gets to our taps before transferring to the Esholt site to look at the treatment of waste water.

On Wednesday, Saturn class had the bonus of including the 100,000th visitor to Yorkshire Water’s Education Centres in our party. You can read more about that here.

Some photos from the trips are below (Mars photo to follow).
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Pupil Pipeline Challenge

Year 5 started their new water topic with a splash today – by taking part in the Pupil Pipeline Challenge.

To raise money for Water Aid, the children worked together in large teams to create ‘pipelines’ to transfer water across the playground. Despite a few soakings and spillages, it was a really fun way to understand how water reaches our taps and how others around the world are less fortunate with their access to water.

Many thanks for all the donations – we raised £72.

   
    
 

Silsden 2040

Year 5 have been considering what Silsden might look like in 2040, 25 years from now.

With more houses likely needed, would it be safe to build close to the river…? What might we need to consider?

 

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Year 5 go to the Water Works

The Year 5 classes have been visiting the local Water Works as part of our current topic work. In Headingley, we learnt how water is cleaned before it gets to our taps, then in Esholt we saw what happens to the water (and other things!) once it goes down the plughole. The helpful team at Yorkshire Water gave us lots of information and activities, answered all our questions and gave us tours of the sites. We all enjoyed wearing the hard hats and hi-visibility jackets!

Today was 5P’s turn, some of the highlights are below.

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