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  • Thu 1st Dec

    Sciene Week 2022 Update - An Egg Drop From Space! (Mr Fenton 6CF)

    Science Week Egg Drop - An Update!

    You may remember that last March, as part of Sciene Week, you were all asked to build a device to help an egg survive a drop from a range of different heights.

    You all did an amazing job with the devices that you made, and it was fantastic to see so many of you putting your science and engineering skills to the test.

    Like in the picture above, not all the devices were successful in protecting the eggs. Many of the devices were successful and managed to protect an egg even when dropped from (nearly) the roof of the school!

    Do you think that your device would have stopped an egg from breaking if it fell from space? Is it even possible to protect an egg from such a high drop?

    Well, Mark Rober (whose video about winning egg drop designs I shared in Science week) set himself that challenge and you can see the results in the video below!

     

     

    Alternatively click here!

    Very soon I will be sharing with you all the information for the next science week and the whole school competition that will be part of it!

    Mr Fenton

  • Wed 30th Nov

    New Books! (Miss Smith 4)

    This month, Year 5 received a huge prize of FIFTY books after one of the teachers won a 'Books for Topics' online competition. The children are already very excited and enjoying these new titles. 

  • Wed 30th Nov

    Year 5 Cambridge Science Centre Visit (Miss Smith 4)

    This month, Year 5 pupils had a special visit from the Cambridge Science Centre as part of our ‘Earth and Space’ topic. The morning began with an incredible show, which highlighted key experiences of an astronaut in space, and included captivating demonstrations regarding micro-gravity environments, air pressure (or lack of it) and rocket fuel.

      

    The show was followed by a smaller workshop in classes. The children worked in small groups to investigate the absorbency of a range of mystery materials. It was a joy to observe the look of wonder on the children’s faces as they tested ‘material c’ (a type of polymer – commonly found in disposable nappies!) as it rapidly expanded in front of their eyes.

         

    The children also designed their own mission patches and participated in a number of astronaut training exercises.

    A great day was had by all and it was an inspirational LAUNCH to the start of our topic!

  • Tue 29th Nov

    Cambridgeshire English Challenge (Mr Fryer-Bovair 6FB)

    Congratulations to Edie, Layla, Abigail and Inga, who made it through to the final of the Year 6 English Challenge. 

    We didn't place in the top three, but it was a fabulous performance from all the teams - only one point separated first place from second, and second from third.. 

  • Fri 25th Nov

    Year 3 - The Amesbury Archer (Miss Bray 3LB)

    This week, Year 3 became archaeologists as they discovered a skeleton in the hall. They uncovered artefacts that had been buried with him and used their historical skills to make suggestions about what the objects were, how they may have been used in the past and how they could help us to find out more about the skeleton.

    Back in class, they learned about the real discovery of 'The Amesbury Archer'.

     

           

  • Fri 25th Nov

    More Forest School fun! (Miss Bray 3LB)

    We have had great fun at Forest School the last few weeks - even though we did get VERY wet one week!

    Children have created mud sculptures, made mud slides, had a nature treasure hunt and created nature art. In all activities, the children have demonstrated excellent teamwork, resilience, imagination and enthusiasm and we are very proud of them.

    Here are a few photos from our adventures...

       

     

      

       

     

  • Mon 21st Nov

    Huntingdon Male Voice Choir 60th Anniversary Concert (Mr Fryer-Bovair 6FB)

    We are ernomously proud of the Westfield Junior School Choir, who sang on Saturday evening with Huntingdon Male Voice Choir, Wyton and Brampton Military Wives and the Riverport Singers Dementia Friendly Community Choir in front of an audience of almost 300 (including one former prime-minister!). The children brought the house down with their wonderful voices - we've lost count of the number of amazing comments from the audience about their singing, their behaviour, and their courage. Thank you so much to the parents and carers who supported them to take part in this unique event, and particularly to Mrs Heeley-Nall for doing such a wonderful job of leading the choir both in rehearsals and then also on the night. 

     

     

  • Fri 18th Nov

    Children In Need 2022 (Mrs Pollard)

    Posted Friday, 18th November

     

    Well done to all the children and staff who dressed up in support of Children In Need today. The school council chose pyjamas and crazy hair as the theme for this year. It was great to see the creativity and imagination shown across the school community.

    Thank you to the parents/carers who supported this very worthy cause. As a school, we raised £218.35!

  • Thu 17th Nov

    Interfaith Week in Year Six (Mr Fryer-Bovair 6FB)

     Inter Faith WeekThis week is Interfaith week, and in Year Six we've been really enjoying learning about the beliefs of some of our friends. A huge well done and thank you to all of those children who have chosen to share with us. Alongside our topic "Early Islamic Civilisation", this has been a really rich week of learning, particularly about the beliefs and practices of Islam. 

     

  • Fri 11th Nov

    Flag Fen Trip (Miss Bray 3LB)

    On Wednesday 9th November, Year 3 children went to Flag Fen to support our History topic 'Stone Age to Iron Age'. 

    All the children were very excited as it was their first school trip on a bus. 

    Children were able to get hands on experience of handling artefacts, working out what they may have been used for and placing them onto a timeline.

    Another activity was to use clay to create a Bronze Age style thumb pot, using plant seeds and sticks to add the decoration. 

    In the afternoon, we were able to sit in a Bronze Age boat and also experience what it would have been like to live in a roundhouse and discuss how it was different to our houses today.  

       

       

    The children were amazingly well behaved and enthusiastic and we were very proud of them.

     

Eco Explorers Book Swap
Eco Explorers Pond Area
  • Fri 11th Mar

    Friday 11th March (Mrs Carder 4MC)

    It may seem like a load of old logs to you - but as it decays, this pile of logs  will become home to a huge variety of invertebrates. The logs (donated by St Ives Town Council) have been  carefully stacked in the pond area. As the logs decompose, invertebrates will eat, rest and live in the rotting wood which in turn will encourage other animals and birds to take up residence. 

Eco Explorers Tree Planting
  • Sat 5th Mar

    Saturday 5th March (Mrs Carder 4MC)

    Eco Explorers supported Groundworks East plant over 50 native saplings at Hill Rise Park. The trees will form a natural corridor between the two wooded areas that buffer the park. Despite the rain and th cold, a good time was had by all. Eco Explorers are proud to know that the trees they have planted will have a long lasting impact on the environment and everyone that uses the park.

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