This week year 6 came to share a story with year 2. Year 6 read with the year 2 children and they then worked together to answer questions about the story. Great team work! Thank you year 6!
A big well done to our Mathematician of the Month winners. Great use of mathematical skills with children confidently answering long division questions!
Years 5 and 6 were treated to a morning from Newcastle University last Thursday where they explored various states of matter. They had great fun, with lots of hands on activities, in finding out the difference between solids, liquids and gases.
Admittedly (even for us) the “Elephant’s Toothpaste” experiment was a hit! We’ve put our science heads on to tell you a bit about it
The foam that’s made is special because each tiny foam bubble is filled with oxygen. The yeast acted as a catalyst (a helper) to remove the oxygen from the hydrogen peroxide. Since it did this very fast, it created lots and lots of bubbles. The children were drawn towards noticing that the bottle got warm. The experiment created a reaction called an Exothermic Reaction – that means it not only created foam, it created heat!
This experiment is called “Elephant’s Toothpaste” because it looks like toothpaste coming out of a tube, but don’t get the foam in your mouth!
Film night at St. Mary’s.
Nightwear on, pillows to snuggle, blankets to keep us cosy and tea is on its way…
Year 6 children enjoyed competing against other schools at the Sports hall Athletics.
Today in Year 6, South Tyneside Healthy Lifestyle Team came in to talk about the importance children about having a balanced diet. Children gained an understanding of the major food groups and the positive effect they have on our bodies. The workshop finished with children making healthy smoothies with spinach!
Today in Year 6, children were given the unique opportunity to investigate a lamb’s heart first hand! Children identified structures and learnt about the circulatory system.
Head girl Aimee, Head boy Drew and William visited Buddy Bear at St.Clare’s Hospice to raise awareness of Jolly Jumper Day.