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  • Sciene Week 2022 Update - An Egg Drop From Space! (Mr F)

    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

  • New Books! (Miss Smith)

    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. 

  • Year 5 Cambridge Science Centre Visit (Miss Smith)

    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!

  • Cambridgeshire English Challenge (Mr Fryer-Bovair)

    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..