We have been so busy in Science. So far this term, we have investigated opposing forces, worked with Newton meters, planned and conducted a friction experiment, and studied air resistance! In the air-resistance experiment, which spinner do you think fell the fastest: the larger one or the smaller one? What about when we added weight … Continue reading Formidable Forces!
Here we have our Mathematician of the Week (left) and our Star of the Week (right). Our Mathematician was so focused with her place-value work last week, challenging herself and not giving up, while our Star was asking thoughtful and insightful questions (and continues to do so!). Then we have a special award -- Scientist … Continue reading Last Week’s Superstars
We had some great news last week. Our school has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark, Silver Award. This means that:
“Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
Our children love learning about science in our school and we have some very talented teachers who know just how to make the science curriculum engaging, inspiring, enjoyable and creative. Click on our Science Blog to find out just what we have been doing over the last few months:
In Science this half term, we are learning about forces. Today, we used Newton meters to measure the force of different objects around the classroom. Do you know why forces are measured in newtons (N)? Here is a clue:
Some of our Y5 and Y6 pupils competed in this year’s inter-school Robot Wars competition. Every year we invite the Robot Wars expert in to show us how to make our own robots, to embark on challenges and navigate obstacles. We always invite pupils from other schools in Sheffield to take part too.
What is particularly exciting, is one of the heavily, armoured robots from the TV show makes an appearance in our school and we can see how complex the real robots are. They are virtually indestructible.
We were proud to come in 2nd and 3rd place out of all the groups from all the schools taking part.
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