The Life Centre Newcastle
Year 5/6 visited The Life Centre in Newcastle there was lots to see and do including a 4-d motion ride led by a robot, the planetarium, the science lab – we learned all about engineering and the bridges over the river Tyne, The explorer Zone, The curiosity Zone and a brilliant display about how robots have changed over the years. Ancient Greek Science was one of the activities we took part in in one the science labs, it was really great fun we learned about Archimedes and the famous ‘Eureka’ shout out, so then we worked out the density of wood and lead and calculated the density of each item using density = mass divided by volume. After this we guessed the density of four different liquids cooking oil, coloured red water, Glycerol and Methylated Spirit and then the lab teacher added different materials to see where they would land. paperclip – glycerol, candle – oil, mint sweet – glycerol, key ring – plastic part water but metal key dangled in glycerol, pencil and polystyrene – methylated spirit, butter – glycerol. We didn’t always guess the correct conclusion !!!
To finish off we looked at other famous Greek Scientisits, Anaxaoras who studied the sun, Anistarchos who studied the earth travelling around the sun and Pythagoras the Mathematician.
Year 5 Trip to Finglandrigg Wood
Year 5 had a lovely day for their trip to Finglandrigg Wood. We took part in activities including tree aging using knotted string, pond dipping, mini beast hunting and exploring habitats in the woods and in a field. We managed to catch grasshoppers, beetles (the water beetles were huge !!!), water boatmen, newts, spiders and an enormous slug. We also learned about the herd of Ayrshire cows who have names and passports on the organic farmland which is part of the nature reserve.
Cycling Proficiency Year 5-6
Children in year 5 / 6 took part in a cycling safety session where they learnt lots of skills which can be transferable out of school. We focused on safety of a bike and how we conduct ourselves in public places for safety.
Year 5-6 Perseverance Circuits
We have been looking how we can persevere during sports activities
March 2018 Year 4/5 Gold Science Week
Year 4-5 Gold
Visit to Devil’s Porridge Museum
Year 4-5 Gold
Yr 3 – 5 enjoyed a visits to Lynewood forest to learn about the forest habitats. Although the weather was not so kind, the children loved being outside and getting wet and dirty! Everyone had the opportunity to build dens, make some beautiful natural art pieces and also enjoyed toasting marshmallows! The children also then helped with some jobs on the nearby farm; feeding the donkeys, collecting eggs and looking after Larry the pet lamb!
This is what the children said about their visit;
“I loved building the forts in the forest and I loved the view”
“I enjoyed making the dens and toasting marshmallows, I would like to go again!” Sophie
” I loved all of it!” Lydia
” I learned that outside is a fun place!” Ellie
Visit to Tullie House Museum – Egyptian Workshop- Year 4-5 Gold
Year 4-5 Gold developed their knowledge and understanding of “Life and Death in Ancient Egypt” by taking part in a workshop at Tullie House.
We examined a range of sources of evidence to find out about The Nile, Hieroglyphs and Gods and Godesses.
We even got to mummify Tutantullie – our favourite activity.