Hay Festival

Dosbarth Mrs Curtis had a fantastic day at Hay Festival. We saw three authors, talk about their new books, then had the opportunity to meet them and get books signed.

First we saw Onjail Q Rauf, talk about her new book: The lion above the door.

Next we saw Rob Biddulph and his book Peanut Jones and the illustrated city. We all joined in with a draw with rob session, having a go at drawing Doodle the dog.

The last author we saw, was Emma Carroll talk about her new book: The week at world’s end.

The Animal Man

On Monday the man from Corner Exotics came to our class and showed us lots of exotic animals. We had the opportunity to hold a tarantula, a chameleon, a giant frog, some snakes, a scorpion, a hedgehog and a chinchilla. We had so much fun but also learnt lots of interesting facts. Some of the children overcame their fears of snakes and spiders once they had the hands on experience with the animals and insects.

What a fabulous morning the children had!

Our Senses

Over the week Dosbarth Miss Burgoyne have carried out a variety of experiments to explore our senses.

We smelt a variety of things including mint, vinegar, perfume and orange.

We tried lemon, chocolate, salty popcorn, jam and cheese puffs. The lemon was very sour!

Lego WeDo

Dosbarth Mrs Curtis have been using the Lego WeDo sets and app, to make Milo the Science Rover. We then added a motion sensor, that will be used to detect the presence of a corpse flower in the Indonesian rainforest.

 

Once our Science Rovers were built, we used the Lego WeDo app to program the rovers to stop and sound an alarm when it found the corpse flower.

 

 

 

 

Synnu

Dosbarth Mrs Curtis and dosbarth Miss Powell have been looking at Henri Rousseau, and his painting; Tiger in a tropical storm (Surprised).

We have been using this painting as inspiration, to produce our own ‘Synnu’ art work.

They all look amazing!

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Size of Wales workshop

On Friday dosbarth Mrs Curtis and dosbarth Miss Powell took part in a rainforest workshop from Size of Wales. Size of Wales is a Welsh charity with a mission to sustain an area of tropical forest twice the size of Wales.

 

During our workshop we looked at the issues of deforestation, climate change and what we can do to help.

 

Chester Zoo

Dosbarth Mrs Curtis and dosbarth Miss Powell had a fantastic day out at Chester Zoo. Both classes took part in a Rainforest workshop, looking at how animals adapt to their habitats, deforestation and what we can do to protect the rainforest.

 

We saw lots of animals that we have been learning about in school from the Amazon and the Indonesian Rainforest.

 

Mathematics

Dosbarth Mrs Curtis have been working out how much carbon is absorbed by the trees in the school field.

First the children measured the circumference of a tree about 1.5m from the ground.

We then used information from ‘Just one tree’ to work out the trees dry weight value in kg.

The carbon stored in the tree is half the dry weight, after dividing the weight by two we had the amount of carbon absorbed by that tree.