Geography - This term, the children had been learning about volcabnoes and earthquakes. They looked at the different layers of the Earth and how volcanoes form and erupt. They also identified the pros and cons of living next to a volcano. Our final session was to investigate the school grounds to find rocks (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) .
Science - Forces - This term the children have been learning about different forces such as gravity, friction, buoyancy, magnetism and air resistance We worked scientifically and became scientists by conducting our own experiments, thinking about the Aim, Method, Variables and Results each time. Here are a few of our experiments in practice!
Art and Craft - Year 3 practised their needlework skills by learning a mixture of sewing techniques including running stitch, back stitch and cross stitch. They then designed what their Christmas stocking would look like and used tie dye to add colour to cotton fabric. After the dye had dried, they then sewed their two pieces of cotton together to form a Christmas Stocking. Once completed, they embellished their stocking further by adding more decorative pieces.
History - Remembrance Day Workshop. To commemorate Armistice day, Years 1 – 6 participated in the Hertford Museum Hero Workshop where they experienced what life would have been like living in Hertford during World War I. We also took a 2 minute silence to show respect.
Science - Fossils. This term, the children have been learning about how rocks and fossils are formed. They explored different types of rocks and organised them into igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. The children also looked at the process of fossilisation and they even made their own fossils!
DT - Pneumatic Toys. The children looked at the mechanics of a pneumatic toy and explored how blowing air into a bag would make it expand and open objects such as a book. They then designed their toy and made the mechanics behind it using a balloon and a tube to blow air through. Finally they designed their toys into monsters