We have had great fun investigating magnets and finding polar north by hanging a magnet from a piece of string. The initial speed of the magnet spinning in both directions convinced the children that it was just ‘going cray-cray’ (their words NOT mine) and not actually working. They were amazed when it finally settled, pointing in the direction we had previously confirmed as being north with a compass!
Ellis took his learning a step further and investigated how closely he could push two magnets together before the magnetic force took over! Well done Ellis, extra special scientist shout out for you young man!
Well done everyone!
Approximately 17,595 steps or 13.12km of walking should mean your child will sleep well tonight. What a wonderful (but tiring) day! The polar bears were so active and our workshop helped us to better understand how enormous these fabulous creatures are. The photos really don’t do the day justice – you need to see them to believe them!
Your behaviour around the park was was fabulous 4H and shout out to everyone in the red crews for excellent behaviour whilst we were on the coach! I am so proud of you all.
Special shout out to Caleb who spent the day making as many notes as he could about polar bears!
4H have worked together to plan and carry out a fair test – helping them to find out which surface an object would move the furthest on. Different surfaces to test were considered and then voted for, promoting our use of British values. How to make sure we used the same force for every ‘push’ of the object was challenging, but with a little bit of extra advice from me, a sling shot was made to release our chosen object from. Careful measurements; releasing the cube from the top of it; and using the same people for the same role made sure that our test was fair. Well done everyone! Super Scientists in the making!
Our crew challenge this week was to solve matchstick problems. I think it’s fair to say that Crew Haycock found this more challenging than some of the other tasks they have been set! The frustration that they displayed when I showed them how simple it was really was amusing to see from my point of view. However, I don’t think they appreciated how easily I solved them! Sorry guys, I pledge to be more supportive and less competitive in the future.
Keep grappling with our motivational challenges everyone!
3F have had so much fun this morning in PE. Their new unit is Dance and today they learnt all about the Haka and where it originated from. They then learnt the steps to the Haka, along with practicing their intimidating faces and hand gestures.
In our crews, we have had to think really carefully about how we can achieve a team aim. It was much harder than we first thought it would be to lower the counting stick to the ground without anyone’s fingers becoming detached from the stick. It was amazing how much better we did when we actually communicated with each other!
Well done teams.