Science: A sticky experiment!
In Science this week, the children planned and created their own glue. The children decided on their variables and then completed the experiment.
This type of scientific enquiry was comparative and fair testing.
We then put our glues to the test! The children added pegs to their pieces of paper which were stuck together using their glue. The glue that held the most pegs was the stickiest. In conclusion, we found out that flour and sugar were the stickiest substances.
Afterwards, the children went on to reflect on their experiment and decided what they would do differently next time. Some responses were: adding more glue between the pieces of paper; changing the amount of substance so it made the glue thicker and trying to add the pegs when the glue was still drying.
Smart Money Award 2023
Today, we welcomed Nicola and Linda from HSBC to our whole school assembly to present us with our Smart Money Award 2023.
This is awarded for financial education lessons which took place in school for all classes last summer as part of our Living and Learning curriculum.
Nicola combined this visit with some more financial education for the children.
Living and Learning: I can give and receive compliments.
In Living and Learning, the children discussed and defined ‘a compliment’ as “giving someone praise in a respectful way”. We then went on to give ourselves a compliment, others a compliment and also talked about how it makes us feel when we are given a compliment. Some of our emotions included: being happy; feeling embarrassed; being proud; feeling appreciated and validated.
Here are some of the things the children complimented themselves on:
Big Walk and Wheel – getting active on the way to school
It’s been a great start to Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel walking, scooting and cycling challenge this week.
After the first five days, we are currently in 14th place (out of 514 schools) in the small primary category with an average of 90.36% of our journeys to school being active. This is a great achievement and we want to thank families for supporting this challenge.
To keep up with the leader board for the rest of the challenge, it can be viewed here.
Thank you to those families who brought along bikes to the bike register event too. Nineteen bikes were registered at school.
By walking, cycling and scooting to school, you are helping us make a positive change to the school run. With less cars close to the school gates, this is a safer and healthier way to start the day.
The Big Walk and Wheel challenge continues until Friday 31st March so we look forward to seeing our progress over the upcoming week.
Here are the target pages for this week’s guided reading. These need to be read by Friday 24th March.
How to train your dragon: up to chapter 15/page 191.
Rooftoppers: up to chapter 21/page 212.
The London Eye Mystery: up to chapter 27/page 213.
Extra Time: up to chapter 35/page 166.
Kensuke’s Kingdom: finish the book.
Next week sees the start of Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel walking, scooting and cycling challenge. It inspires pupils to make active journeys to school, improve air quality in their neighbourhood and discover how these changes benefit their world.
Join us to take part in this challenge by walking, scooting, biking or park and stride from Marks and Spencers to school from Monday 20th March – Friday 31st March.
As part of this active travel event, we will be hosting a bike register session on Tuesday 21st March. Pupils, parents and family are invited to bring along their bikes to be registered at this bike security marking event at school.
Girls Dynamos Cricket
Staying safe online
As a follow up to the recent Safer Internet Day, PCSO Louise delivered an assembly for all classes to reinforce the key online safety messages.
Help at home by asking your child/children how the 4Cs relate to them when they are online.
Here are the target pages for this week’s guided reading. These need to be read by Friday 17th March.
How to train your dragon: up to chapter 10/page 117.
Rooftoppers: up to chapter 15/page 127.
The London Eye Mystery: up to chapter 18/page 140.
Extra Time: up to chapter 26/page 117.
Kensuke’s Kingdom: up to chapter 8/page 117.
Here are the target pages for this week’s guided reading. These need to be read by Friday 10th March.
How to train your dragon: up to chapter 7/page 82.
Rooftoppers: up to chapter 10/page 87.
The London Eye Mystery: up to chapter 12/page 89.
Extra Time: up to chapter 18/page 80.
Kensuke’s Kingdom: up to chapter 5/page 69.