Today the current Year Once children came to visit us, They had written letters to tell us all about the fun and exciting things we will participate in next year. It was lovely to spend time with them and it put some of our little worries at ease.
Today we used another piece of ‘Mashcam’ software and the webcams on the netbooks. We had to align our head in a circle, pull a cheeky smile or scared expression and click to take a photograph.
Guess what!? It transported us deep down into the ocean! We then thought about what we might say and see as a deep sea diver floating around in the murky waters and gave our new character a speech bubble. Some of us also had a go at making our text bigger and smaller.
On Thursday we were visited by the charity Practical Action. They set us a fun hands on investigation. The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before. Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis. The result is families go hungry.
The challenge: to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded.
This afternoon we spent the afternoon in our school Phizz Lab taking part in a carousel of activities all centered around the theme of ‘Space’
They were as follows:
1. Creating star constellations with elastic bands and geoboards.
2. Using the microscopes to have an up close look at rocks from space trying to match them with the planet/moon they are part of.
3. Exploring how to create a successful circuit to make a bulb light/buzzer sound/fan work.
4. Designing and naming our very own planet.
5. Creating and comparing moon craters using marbles and flour
6. Exploring how far we can fire a rocket using air power.
We had great fun delving in and impressed Miss Menzies with our super science abilities.
(She was very proud of our listening skills and how sensibly we interacted with and looked after the equipment)
This week is Science Week and the theme this year is ‘Journeys’ We kicked off with a whole school assembly where we discussed the Journey three astronauts took on the the first ever successful mission 50 years ago to the moon. We then returned to class and discussed all of the ideas we have about journeys and what we might like to explore this week. Stay tuned for some super science!