Year 4 – Romans and Science

Science week arrived in the middle of our Romans Enquiry so we tried out some science the Romans would have known.

We dyed some cloth using vegetables- spinach made green, turmeric made yellow and orange when you added bicarbonate of soda, red cabbage made purple which became blue with bicarb and red with vinegar- a pretty smelly business.

We tried out wax tablets for writing on and watched as wax melted and then solidified.

We extracted salt crystals from salty water by evaporating the water off.

AND we had a visit from a Roman time traveller- Lucius Maximus (Nigel Amies)- who brought loads of artefacts and knowledge which he shared with both classes. He also made them march a bit.

Year 3 Spring Term Part 2

Another busy half term!

Our enquiry has been all about Prehistoric Britain. We have learnt about the lives of the people of Britain during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We had a fantastic trip to Norwich Castle Museum to learn how to be an archaeologist, how Neolithic people hunted and cooked their food and did some Bronze Age weaving.

We also had a fun-filled Science Week with lots of experiments. We learnt to think like Scientists!

Year 2 Spring Term Part 2

Year 2 have enjoyed learning about animal habitats as part of their science enquiry. We had great fun during science week where we made bridges, made paper mice fly as well as lifting up paper newts using balloons.  We enjoyed working in small groups across both classes to create our woodlands dance.

Nursery Spring Term Part 2

We began the half term with a Transport theme.  We all enjoyed spending time role playing in the Garage, buying, repairing and writing number plates for cars. Outside, the children helped to set up a Car Wash and then set to work with their sponges and soapy water! We gathered information about how we travel to Nursery and talked about our findings. We looked carefully at wheeled vehicles and painted pictures as well as using recycled materials to make models.

Next, we thought about trains and enjoyed train role play, selling and punching tickets, jumping aboard the train, waving flags and taking turns to be the engine driver. Many of the children were interested in routes and maps, thinking about where they would like to travel to.

We also brought a kayak into Nursery and put on life jackets as we set off on journeys down rivers and across the sea in our role play area. There were plenty of rescue scenarios and we enjoyed listening to the story of Captain Duck. We read Noah’s Ark and solved problems about the animals.

Science Week was a time to question, investigate and explore. We created volcanoes, made raisins dance, explored how balloons could travel along string, fired paper rockets and made spinning helicopters. We thought about how we could make cars move along a track using a magnetic force.

We finished the term thinking about hats, eggs and Easter. We enjoyed Easter egg hunts with the older children and made chocolate nests and Easter Bonnets, finishing with a Grand Parade. Happy Easter!

Year 5 World Book Day

On World Book Day we came to school in our pyjamas, we shared our favourite books and read with our buddies in class 1BW.

Year 5 Science Week

During Science Week, Year 5 enjoyed a visit from the ‘Science Bus.’ – Year 7 students from Thorpe St Andrew School visited and lead a series of exciting scientific investigations for them.

Year 2 Spring Term Part 1

Year 2 have enjoyed their learning this half term. We have been busy learning our two, five and ten times tables as well as exploring algorithms as part of our computing work. We have loved writing our dragon stories, making our shields and being creative with paint!