This week, we celebrated British Science Week and our theme was ‘underground’. We began by thinking about the positives and negatives of if we became an underground society. On Wednesday, we made a trip to Affinity Water. We discovered where our water comes from and how it gets cleaned. It was amazing to hear how a simple coconut is the key to our clean water and how that particular facility has an ultra filter. Once back at school, we imagined being a drop of water that visited the plant and created wonderfully imaginative stories.
The children also took part in a STEM water challenge, where they had to create a pipe network to send water to all parts of the town. I was impressed with how they demonstrated the learning powers of so many of our characters in one task. They showed high levels of involvement by being ‘have a go’ hares, worked like ants to be a team, used all of their resources like beavers and were very reflective like tortoises to improve their learning. Some groups were also fantastic rhinos when things did not go to plan. Well done year 5!
This morning, we were all treated to a great St. Patrick’s day assembly. Well done to Kate for her amazing Irish dancing and to year 5 for their beautiful singing. During the assembly, the results of the ‘Design your Dream Home’ competition were announced. Year 5 did very well! Well done to Sean for coming in second place and Francesco for coming first.
It was wonderful to see so many of you at the celebration morning. The end results were fantastic! Year 5 are a creative bunch and we have such a variety of designs.
Have a great weekend.
Home Learning: Please learn you lines and songs for our Holy Week Service.