Last week, Prince Edward was lucky enough to take part in a Robotics Day with two other primary schools in Sheffield. There were four Year 5s from our school and four Year 6s, and we had to build robotic cars that would compete with each other. We used K'Nex, a construction-toy system. Our Year 5s … Continue reading Robotics Day!
So as you may be aware, last week was Environment Week across our school, and in the afternoons, children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were mixed into groups to learn about different aspects of the environment. When we worked with the Year 5 teachers, we learned about endangered animals and then had the chance … Continue reading Environment Week
Do you remember the trip we took to the Diamond Building at the University of Sheffield? How about the workshops, one on bridge-building and one on rockets, run by university's Women in Engineering group? Well, to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day next month, you can head over to the Winter Garden to take part … Continue reading Engineering Imagination
After we learned about taking cuttings to make new plants, we had the chance to use microscopes. What an exciting Science day! Some of us looked at leaves from the geranium plants that we used to make our cuttings. Some of us looked at sugar, foam, coins, orange peel... all sorts! I looked at sand. … Continue reading Under the Microscope
This half term, we are learning about living things (including plants) and their habitats. Last week, we learned about how plants can be pollinated by wind or by insects; this week, we looked at how new plants can be made from one parent plant. Here we are taking cuttings from some geranium plants. We learned that … Continue reading Making New Plants
The Women in Engineering group from the University of Sheffield was back today to teach some lucky Year 5s a bit about rockets. (Last time the engineers were here, if you remember, we participated in a bridge-building challenge.) Here we are finding out about what an aerospace engineer does. Do you know what force a … Continue reading It Really IS Rocket Science!
What's this on the window sill, left over from our Science Day? At the end of each of our mixtures and solutions sessions on Tuesday, we put some of our special solution into petri dishes to see what would happen after a few days. Do you know the scientific terms for what has happened and … Continue reading Science Day Follow-Up