7R Light and Shadows

In science, we having been looking at our solar system. We have been exploring how light from the sun can effect our planet. Today, we decided to look at the shadows, and what effects them.

We looked at different light sources, the words we use to describe materials in relation to light (opaque, translucent and transparent) and the effects of moving the light source on a shadow.

A lesson about shadows wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory shadow animal show…

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If we have been learning about light and shadows, what do you think our next science lesson will be about?

Until next time.

10C Catch it, Kill it, Bin it

We have been practising our personal hygiene skills. We have been following the government’s “catch it, kill it, bin it” campaign.

Until next time.

10C Felt

In creative studies, we have been exploring textiles. Last week we looked at threading and sewing, this week we tried our hands at making felt…

I hope you like our efforts. Until next time.

10C Cooking Skills

Since we aren’t going far out and about, we have decided to make our own cafe in the classroom. In addition to picking a name and collecting the different utensils needed, we have been practising our cooking skills over the past few weeks. We have made a range of different foods.

First, we made Krispie marshmallow cakes, and ate them on Macmillan coffee morning…

We made pita bread pizzas, both sweet and savoury…

And this week, we made fluffy fruit scones, with a very different ingredient (yogurt, yes, yogurt, I know, that’s what I thought, yes fermented milk, yogurt, yes)…

The yogurt was a winner, so much in fact that all the staff copied the recipe and took it home. I hope you liked our efforts. Until next time.

10C Arts and Crafts

In creative studies, we made fairy houses from 2 litre plastic pop bottles. We decorated them with acrylic paint and various items…

Some of us started to use a glue gun…

I hope you like our efforts…

Until next time.

Friday Enrichment: Myths and Legends

Last week we learned about the mythology behind mermaids and where their tale may have originated from. We used our science skills to create some mermaid eggs (although we think they would give birth to live young). This week we looked at the results.

Today is mental health awareness day, so we finished the afternoon with some dancing, laughing and then some relaxing music, calming breathing and colouring activities.

8S- Healthy Eating

8s have been completing work on healthy eating. As part of this we look at the Eatwell plate and the different food groups, discussing the importance of a varied diet. From this we designed our own healthy meals and created  models of these using clay. Here are the finished products. Some of them look good enough to eat!

11W- Mental Health awareness day.

To celebrate World Mental Health awareness day we came to school dressed in something yellow.  We made yellow cupcakes that we decorated with yellow icing and made them look like funny faces.  We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves!

 

 

8L go on a journey

8L used lots of different vehicles to make different tracks. Everybody chose a different colour. We hope you like our work.

10C Modelling the digestive system

In science, we have been learning about the human body. This week, we modelled the digestive systems and the organs involved.

First we modelled Mr Carroll’s breakfast of coffee, shredded wheat, yogurt and an apple…

The teeth chew the food and saliva is added…

It the travels down the oesphagous into the stomach and it mixes with digestive acids…

From the stomach, it travels through the intestines, and nutrients and water is absorbed…

And finally it plops out the other end…

Apologies for only a few of us on the photos but some of our class were a little queasy watching this demonstration, both staff and pupils.

Until next time.