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Category Archives: Science and Technology

Mechanical Animals in Year 3

We were inspired by the mechanical animals in the story of ‘Leon and the Place Between.’ We designed and created our own versions. We chose either a lion, tiger, bear, horse or elephant to bring to life. We used cardboard templates, paint and split pins to bring our creations to life. We used black felt… Continue Reading

Let There be Light!

Year 6’s first science lesson since the end of lockdown was in conjunction with the Discovery Museum. The fantastic online workshop looked at light and how it is the basis for all life on Earth. As part of this we built in pairs a ‘Camera Obscura’ which were the forerunners of the digital cameras we… Continue Reading

Year 1 Design Technology

Year 1 have been busy on their Design Technology topic. Their design brief was to make a moving Christmas picture. The children practiced making sliders and choosing a character that would move in their picture. Some of their designs have included snowmen that  slide down the snowy hill and Santa’s sleigh flying across the  dark… Continue Reading

Amazing Angels in Year 3

On Friday we made our Angel of the North replicas. to finish off our Geography topic comparing the North East to London. We designed the replicas last week, thinking about the intent of our models and how someone might buy one for decoration or how a smaller version could be made even as a Christmas… Continue Reading

Great Geology in Year 3!

In Year 3 we are exploring ‘Rocks and Soils’ in Science this term. Today we investigated the strength of rocks (hardness test) and also how much water they can absorb. We worked as a class, deciding on a scaled system to judge the strength and water absorption levels. We looked at rocks of all types;… Continue Reading