Some members of Class 4 took part in a Bikeability workshop. They received their level 1 certificates, which meant they were able to do things like control a bike with one hand, start and stop with control and ride alongside other cyclists and pedestrians.
Class 7 had a fantastic Science week learning all about 'Disgusting Science'. On Tuesday we investigated who the poo (pretend!) belonged to. We also learnt how to make slime/snot by following a set of instructions. In sensory, we explored disgusting textures. Finally on Friday, we learnt all about mould and why it is important to wash our hands!
Year 1 looked at why the body produces snot and used shaving foam and contact lense solution to make their own snot.
Then they looked at why we sneeze and measured how far a sneeze could travel, using a syringe and a skeleton skull. The children then squirted the solution through the syringe and out through the nose.
'Year 2 have been learning about mould in our Disgusting Science. We have set up our own investigations to see where bread will turn mouldy the quickest. Lots of us think that the bread we have put by the radiator will turn mouldy first.'
'Year 2 have had a lovely afternoon making cottage cheese from sour milk! There are some uses for disgusting things!'
Class 4 had to help Mr Twit find the best alternative for toilet roll. We measured the absorption, softness and strength of different materials and compared them to ordinary toilet roll.
This week during Science week, we have investigated different types of sick. Our first lesson involved us trying to decide whose sick we had. We had the options: an Ancient Greek civilian, a Tudor civilian or a Word War II solider. We then did a little bit of research on 'what makes us sick?' We then produced a scientific poster looking at micro-organises such as: bacteria, virus and fungi.
We also investigated the best material to make a sick bag. We asked our own question, predicted and observed what would happen to each material once we applied a teaspoon of fake sick. We are now ready to plan our own sick bag.
On March 23rd we raised money for Sport Relief. It was an exciting day for the children allowing them to help and support others. The children took part in lots of 'sporty activities' throught out the day, including a run around the school!
Photographs show Year 2 enjoying their dance lesson and Reception and Key Stage 1 joining together to run a mile around the school.
Year 5 and 6 went on an exciting trip the NEC's Big Bang Science Fair. It was a busy day and a lot of fun was had ranging from speed tunnels racing against Usain Bolt, to RAF planes. We went around the fair in small groups so we were able to take part in all the activities they had to offer. Some Year 6's even got the chance to make a vehicle, where as some Year 5's got their heart and brain function measured.
After 7 weeks of learning to play the Cornet and Baritone, class 3 enjoyed their music concert to mark the end of their lessons. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning to play these brass instruments and look forward to begin playing the Djembe drum next term. Thanks to all parents who joined us for this musical morning.
The winners of our Big Battery Hunt have been announced.
Congratulations to Class 2 who recycled the most batteries and have earned an extra playtime, and to Kornelia who recycled the most batteries and won her very own science kit.
A recycling bin for batteries will remain in school, so if you do have any batteries that need recycling, please send them into school with your child.
Thank you for your continued support.
Friday 9th March
On a cold, windy Friday night after school Palmers Cross football team went to Warstones. It was a tough game and the boys played really well as a team. We scored two quick goals and went 2:0 up. The second half was a battle with Warstones scoring just after half time. The final score was a deserving 2:1 victory. Well done boys!
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Belle, Alice in Wonderland, several Harry Potters and even the Mad Hatter made an appearance at Palmers Cross Primary School during our World Book Day!
The children celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book character and joining in with different book related activities.