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Category Archives: Science and Technology

Insects in Year 4

To start our new art topic in Year 4, we had an insect workshop with Guy from Bugsnstuff. It was great fun and very educational. We were introduced to all kinds of insects (plus some that weren’t insects) such as cockroaches, beetles, moths and spiders. We found out about what makes an insect an insect, why they are so important to our ecosystems as well as lots of interesting facts about each one. Guy let us hold some of them and we even got to stroke a tarantula’s legs. It was very exciting.

    

Year 1’s Environmental Art

As part of their Science work in Year 1 the children have been observing changes in the seasons. After collecting different kinds of fallen leaves from the trees in our school playground, the children went on to create hedgehog pictures using the leaves that they had collected as the hedgehog’s spikes. They were very pleased with the… Continue Reading

Year 3 trip to the Hancock Museum

We had a wonderful day today at the Hancock Museum for both our humanities and science topics. For science we explored the precious gemstones section of the museum and also enjoyed a rocks and minerals workshop. For humanities we explored the early prehistoric section  of the museum and completed activities relating to Stone Age to… Continue Reading

Year 3 trip to Broxfield Farm

Year 3 had a wonderful time today at Broxfield farm in Northumberland. We started the day by feeding some cows and learning different facts, including different types and names of cows. We then ventured into the fields and saw learnt how a combine harvester cuts the ears of wheat ready to be processed. We had… Continue Reading

Soup fun in Year 5!

In DT lessons this term, Year 5 have been learning about origin and seasonality of ingredients, healthy eating and a range of techniques for preparing ingredients.  They were also tasked with designing and making their own vegetable soup. We learnt a range of techniques for preparing ingredients, including cutting and chopping ingredients using the claw… Continue Reading