Thank you to all the parents, Mrs Stanford and Mr Stanford for all their support last weekend improving our Forest School. Particular thanks must go to Rob Tywman for donating two truck loads of bark chipping! We were very fortunate with the weather and i was delighted wth the 23,000 steps recorded on my fitbit by the end of the day! If you would like to help in future 'Make, Do and Mend' sessions, please contact the office and leave your details:
What did the mushroom say to the other mushroom? Your a fun-guy. (Haha! Get it?)
In the morning Beech group strolled down to the stream and Ryan spotted some fungus on a log, once they had finished their trek they trudged back up to stump central, went through the boundries, had a chat and went back out to play. Joseph, Carter and Ryan built a den on a tree that had half fallen over and Alisha and Caty went on a woodland walk to go and find some fungus on trees.
In The afternoon Oak group went to the woods and went through the boundries and went out to play. Jack, Leon, Millie and Demi went on a stroll around the woods and they found some eggy things in some water in a hole in a tree whilst Jake, Sam, Will and Hugo were playing sword fighting in the so-called Battle Arena. After that everybody went back to stump central and they enjoyed having squash and digestive biscuits and had a chat and pick up equipment in the woods and went back to school at the end of the day.
Many thanks to those of you who supplied old plastic bottles last week. Today, we used them for our experiment! Together, we planned how we would investigate our question ('Does the shape of a plastic bottle affect how far you can squeeze water out?'), conducted the experiment, and recorded our results in bar charts. According to our investigation, flat bottles are better than large, small and narrow, and small and wide bottles at squeezing out water. Great investigation skills Elephants!
Year 6 have been learning about electrons, electric current and circuits. A few photos of children experimenting with cells, bulbs, switches, reed switches and rheostats.
Parents and family members then visited the school in the afternoon to celebrate all that the children have achieved throughout the year. I felt very proud, there was a real buzz in the school, a sense of community and a feeling of success! It was also wonderful to see so many people, the school looked amazing thank you to all the staff and children for their hard work and thank you to you for your interest and support.