Years 5 & 6 showed great teamwork in the crate challenge.
They were challenged further – to build bridges for the three Billy Goats Gruff using only spaghetti and wine gums. A tricky task!
Year 6 created a blind-fold challenge course for each other. Their communication skills were really tested.
They also had a challenging scientific task – they had to get their egg to travel as far as it could (through the air) and come out unscathed after landing. They had a 100% safety record!
There were lots of investigations, experiments and fun this year in science week. The theme was ‘Our Brilliant Bodies’. Certificates were presented in an assembly at the end of the week to ‘Super Scientists’ from each class.
Years 3 & 4 have been learning about how to keep their teeth healthy. Year 4 made excellent models of different types of teeth.
In Year 3 they ate apples to explore the functions of different teeth . . .
. . . and looked at the difference between milk teeth and adult teeth, brought in by Mrs King.
They investigated what foods are most damaging to our teeth and how to clean them most efficiently. Using disclosing tablets they were able to see which teeth they were brushing the best and which needed a little bit more attention. Then there was some serious brushing!
Even Early Years have been practising brushing their teeth. Look at all those dazzling smiles!
Years 4 & 6 have been calculating the length of various parts of their digestive systems and replicating them with pieces of string. The total length of each digestive system varied between 6 and 9 metres!
Year 4 investigated the effect of different liquids and the size of food on digestion.
Year 6 have tried to eat with a dry mouth and made their own stomachs!
Thank you to Ms Bunn, from Archbishop Holgate’s School, who came and showed Year 5 a whole digestive system with knitted intestines!
Year 6 were visited by students from the University of York Science Departments. They learnt all about the body’s senses.
Year 1 enjoyed a senses investigation – tasting blindfolded, feeling for a soft fluffy material and using their eyes to read the ruler accurately when measuring.
Year 1 learnt about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. The children had to read the information cards and then sort the animals.
Year 2 had a great time growing cress as part of Science Week. They planted cress seeds with different liquids and waited to see what would happen. The teachers watched the seeds in coffee with interest! They made careful observational drawings and examined the cress under the microscope.
Early Years found out that all the butterflies from Tropical World had been stolen! They had to complete 3 challenges to get them back in time for their visit the next day – a butterfly hunt round school, writing secret messages and making butterfly pictures. You’ll be pleased to know they met the challenges and the butterflies have been returned – phew!
Early Years went on an archaeological dig! They found ‘dinosaur bones’ as well as ‘dinosaur teeth’. They are busy cataloguing them for their museum!
Our new school building was officially opened by Mr David Foster, a governor at our school for 40 years, on Thursday 6th April 2017. The hall was decorated with bunting, the orchestra played and we celebrated with songs and poetry reading. There were special guests, speeches and presentations, as well as the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and ceremonial ribbon cutting. This was followed by a whole school tea party to say goodbye to Mrs Sheena Powley, who is moving on after 21 years as Headteacher at Lord Deramore’s Primary School.