Science with Mr Bourton
On Tuesday Mr Bourton came in to do our science class and with him he brought a variety of animal artifacts to show to the class. They ranged from frogs in sealed bags to dog skulls sawed in half, but what most people wanted to see was a complete snake skeleton (although a few vertebrae were missing). We were studying vertebrates and how we could distinguish them from other animal groups. We also tried a bit of scientific drawing in which we used the dead animal remains as models. As always Mr Bourton fascinated us with his scientific mind and by the end, I think we all knew twice as much about vertebrates and scientific drawing. So thanks, Mr Bourton.
By Stephen Baster Y6
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As part of British Science Week, we have welcomed several visitors from Sheffield University to our school to present workshops and assemblies.
On Tuesday Y5 and 6 were set the task by Dr Claire Allen, of designing an environmentally friendly robot which could amongst other things, produce oxygen, clean up carbon dioxide, get energy from light, collect water and produce food. After many weird and wonderful design ideas, it was established that a tree could in fact do all these things! We were given several investigations to carry out involving plants and we will share the results when we have them.
Later that day Dr Charles Stirling presented an assembly to KS1 and Y's 3& 4 about everyday materials, both natural and man-made, and how they impact on our lives.
This afternoon Dr Martin Robinson delivered a presentation to Y6 children which was about climate change over 4.5 billion years. He explained how if the earth had existed for 24 hours, then humans would have been around for the last 1 minute 17 seconds! He explained about the origins of earthquakes and volcanoes and brought artefacts such as fossils and bits of meteorite to look at. Dr Robinson was very impressed by the excellent questions he was asked by the children.
Well done to our two Y6 teams who took part in the SHU pop maths quiz on Saturday morning. Once again teams from all over Sheffield and further afield competed in this annual event.
The competition was fierce and the questions were as tough as ever; both our teams performed really well and did us proud. Thanks to all the parents who also supported us today.
Y6 world book day
On Thursday it was world book day and in y6 we were appointed to wear a costume imitating a character from Holes by Louis Sachar. The majority of the class came as either a member of the Camp Greenlake gang or someone of the old west; but Ben came as a lizard! Sadly Mrs Lever was absent from all the fun, but Mrs Fenton and Mrs Bellamy were there to fill in the gaps! Among the other classes dressing up, was a stone-age themed y3, a WW2 evacuee themed y4 and y5 were running wild in their Asian animal costumes. But the prize has to be taken by y6 and their fantastic Holes costumes, as always!
By Stephen Baster