Our Y6 and Y5 school trip to the Christmas Science Lecture
Today we had an amazing school trip! It was an excellent experience, and everyone enjoyed it! When we arrived at the Octagon Centre, the cameras were filming us, and it was a madhouse in there.
After that, a professor from the university gave us a lecture about plants and fertilisers. He also gave us a plant pot and some seeds for us to grow at home. The professor said it was an early Christmas present. The lecture itself was so interesting, most of us lost track of time.
Included in the lecture was an Alpaca, some indoor lightning and lots of... POO! Eventually, we all got to say hi and stroke the alpaca.
After the lecture, we enjoyed doing hand activities which helped us understand more about the bacteria in soil and nutrients! There were stalls filled with all sorts of fascinating information about plants and how they grow. Before we left we did some origami. We made a bird and a fly. It was really fun.
By Isabella, Hazel and Natalie
In our Creative Curriculum lesson yesterday, we had a go at African drumming. We learnt about different types of drums and we created a piece of music with different layers. The particular rythms that we practised were typical drumming rythms from Sierra Leone. It was very loud, energetic and fun!
Please find attached the schedule for Autumn 2 home learning. This will be particularly useful for accessing the online homework by clicking on the links.
This afternoon, we investigated the 4 components in our blood. We then had a go at making a ‘blood smoothie’ using raspberries to represent red blood cells, small white marshmallows to represent white blood cells, pineapple juice to represent plasma and sprinkles to represent platelets. Before the smoothie was blended, we could see all of the individual components, which is what we would see if we looked at a drop of blood under a microscope. When we blended the ‘smoothie’, we couldn’t see any of the components anymore and it looked more the blood we see with our naked eye.
On Monday Y6 travelled to Liverpool to find out more about Britain's role in the trans-atlantic slave trade. We spent the day in the museum looking at the various displays, and also found out about Life in West Africa through paricipation in a workshop. We stopped off briefly on the way home to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral- the largest Catholic church in the country. Here, we prayed for those still bound by slavery and gave thanks for the freedom of choice in our own lives. Please have a look at the photographs from the day and read the recounts by the children which are attached.