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Category Archives: Science and Technology

ITV Weather Forecaster Visits Year 1

Today in Year 1 we had a special visitor! Ross Hutchinson from ITV Weather came to talk to us about all things weather and climate. Ross introduced his role and what it involves. As a class, we played a game which involved matching the types of weather and seasons. Next, we discussed how weather can be measured. Following that, Ross talked about climate change. One way we can help the planet is by planting seeds to grow flowers. Ross kindly gave us all some seeds to take home and plant.

Zoolab Visit

Reception class loved taking part in the ‘Winter Animals’ workshop delivered by Zoolab. They had the opportunity to hold a range of animals and learn about different ways that animals survive winter including hibernation, migration and even how  cockroaches freeze for months on end. We were all very impressed with how brave the children were,… Continue Reading

Making Christmas Puppets in Year 1

In Design Technology this week, Year 1 have made some excellent Christmas puppets. We began by learning how fabrics can be joined together using methods such as gluing, stapling and pinning. We discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each method and the health and safety considerations. Next, we chose the characters for our puppets. These… Continue Reading

Teddy Bear Hospital Visit Year 2!

We had a wonderful visit from the Teddy Bear Hospital this afternoon! The Teddy Bear Hospital is made up of medical students from Newcastle University. We took part in four different activities: healthy eating and exercise, inside my body, sensory play and what to expect at the doctors or hospital. We arranged the internal organs… Continue Reading

Experimenting with rocks in Year 3

Year 3 have really been enjoying their ‘rocks and soils’ science topic. We have looked at different rocks and learned how sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks are formed. We experimented on 6 different types of rocks to see how permeable they were and how durable and tough they were. After that, we learned a new skill:… Continue Reading

Year 2 trip to Broxfield Farm!

We had an amazing trip to Mr Thompson’s farm, Broxfield, near Alnwick. We started off our trip by exploring our way through his brand new pumpkin patch. It was fascinating to see the seeds inside a pumpkin and to find out how they grow. We then visited the cows in their shed. We learnt that… Continue Reading