Author Archives: Mr Learmonth

After a huge dinner of lasagne or steak pie (both came with chips and carrots) and a caramel slice for pudding, Group 1 are now channeling their emotions into some ‘passionately’ contested fights. During our fencing session, we have learnt the stance for en garde, how to parry and repost and how to challenge our …

A competitive three minute race ended with Oscar winning by only one crate. Group 1s first activity has been great fun.

Kingfishers inserted different materials into a circuit to see whether they conducted electricity and lit a bulb. We found that some were insulators and some were conductors (not the bus kind).

Doves discovered all about trading during an activity that saw them creating and selling products, as well as negotiating for raw materials. The class was split into teams and each team faced unique challenges as they attempted to buy and sell. A number of different real-world scenarios ensured the trading world changed at different times …

KS2 Music – Song writing musical workshop | 14 Jan 2022

Doves and Kingfishers showcased their musical skills on Friday as Music Nuggets Live came into school to deliver an engaging workshop. The children took part in a host of different activities throughout the day, including playing a wide range of instruments, learning South American songs, singing and expression through movement. They then tried their hand …

Doves and Kingfishers were treated to a unique Science lesson this week as part of our learning about the circulatory system. Dr Bowman kindly visited the school to share her expertise, performing a dissection of a heart and lungs. The session included an in-depth exploration and discussion of the key functions of the organs in …

Having been chemists during our lesson yesterday, today we became biologists who created an accurate representation of blood. Using Hama beads, chocolate sprinkles, water and custard, we studied the distributions and function of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in the human body.

This afternoon, the Doves have been investigating the recipe for fake blood. You can create this using simple household items: golden syrup, flour, water, red and blue food colouring. Each group chose which variable they would investigate and were then given the exact measurements of the other 4 ingredients. Their job was to test and …

This morning, the Doves have been working scientifically. They were already aware that exercise causes your heart rate to increase, having done this in LKS2. Today, they have independently designed a line of enquiry around what influences this increase. The children have looked for correlations between your height and your heart rate and have investigated …

Last week, the Doves all got their hands dirty and created a working model of the process of digestion. The pictures speak for themselves but, their faces really were a picture. Particularly, when the food left the stomach, via the duodenum into the small intestines. AND, even more so when the food left the rectum! …
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