Preparing our homes for the chicks, making sure each home is warm, has a drinking bowl and a food tray. But what is this mystery egg ? What will emerge ? We made some guesses which included an eagle, ducks, an otter, chicks, dinosaur, dragon and a kangaroo ! Here is the incubator with eight eggs ? When will they hatch ? This is Kong. Kong is the first chick to hatch . He emerged at 5:30pm Wednesday. The last photo shows Kong at 10:30am on Thursday. Eggstremely, eggsciting new
The Big Bang Event at the Tank Museum was the highlight of our week. Pupils saw amazing robotics, 3D printers making hip joints and other exciting displays. The children were fascinated to see how engineering has helped our lives, from pregnancy tests to crash protection and even human cryopreservation.
On Tuesday Owls class made predictions on how many drops of water they could get on a 10p piece and they were amazed to find they could get 30 - 50 drops on due to the strong forces between hydrogen and oxygen, learning that water has very strong surface tension. Adding sultanas to lemonade is an excellent way for the pupils to make observations and they were amazed to see what happened and then they had a go at explaining the science behind it!
As part of the science curriculum students are learning to make predictions, observations and plan experimental designs changing one variable at a time. On Monday Owls designed electrical circuits making motors spin and buzzers buzz! These budding electricians have learnt some symbols to be able to draw a circuit and they have investigated what materials would conduct electricity.
Zip wires and Squirrels go together - who'd have thought it?! How fast can a squirrel, a badger and a frog go down a zip wire? We tried using wool, twine and string and a variety of methods for attaching the animals before we raced them!
On Wednesday Badgers class had the opportunity to work with a local artist creating clay leaves. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we are hoping to extend this learning opportunity to other pupils throughout the Summer term.