Year 1’s learnt about Lady Godiva. We read a poem and thought about the language in it. The children worked in groups to draw some great pictures of Lady Godiva on her horse.
In year 1 we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. The children designed and made Tudor houses… and then burnt them down! The fire began in a bakery in Pudding Lane and spread quickly. Thank you to red watch from Binley Fire station, who helped keep us safe and put out the fire. The children loved watching
This morning we were fortunate enough to have a guest speaker come to talk to us about the history of our city. We learnt all about ‘Coventry firsts’ including a famous Tudor banquet, the invention of the jet engine and Coventry City joining the 1st division under the management of Jimmy Hill.
Last week saw the final session of Fizzpop Science club. Both groups, Key Stage 1 and 2, hosted their ‘Fizzpop Graduation ceremonies’, where each child was given a certificate and gift (UV invisible ink pens) to celebrate their successful completion of the course. They were also quizzed, in teams, to check what they had learned in the previous four sessions
This week our younger children became detectives and looked at some forensic techniques. Our older children identified when chemical changes take place, using slime, hydrogen and Ph scales.
This week, our younger children explored chemical reactions (using Ph scales) and then made their own pot of slime! Our older children tested conditions in which an alien could survive, by monitoring chemical reactions. More fun was had by all!
This week, our younger children tested different planet samples (yeast and sand) and discovered ‘alien’ life-forms! Our Key Stage 2 children tested their problem-solving skills by using the force of gravity to help construct working marble runs and bounce pads.
Our new science club, Fizzpop Science, began last week for children in Years 1-6. The older children learned forensic techniques, taking on the role of a police detective. Our younger children tested Isaac Newton’s Law of Motion, using marbles, tracks and bounce pads. They all had a great time after school.