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REACH FOR THE STARS...ATTENDANCE RESULTS! Class 14 again achieved the class prize this week with 100%. We have booked them a hip hop dance masterclass with Northern Stars Dance Academy for achieving 100% during Super Attendance Week. 97.1% attendance across the school this past week. For autumn term overall attendance is at 95.9%. School will close today at 3:15pm and reopen on Monday 30th October - Friday 20th October is a Teacher Training Day.

Science

Year 1 have been looking at life cycles. They incubated some eggs and observed chicks hatching. After several days all the chicks hatched and they were moved into a larger pen with a heater to keep them warm. The teachers have set up a 'chick-cam' to observe their development.
Children had a fantastic day learning 'astromaths' with staff from the Centre for Life. We learned to measure distance using light seconds, light minutes, and light years. We also investigated the optimum angle for launching rockets as well as determining the density of rocks which enabled us to discover which ones were from out of space. We were all amazed when we were told that we were holding a rock that was 4.5 billion years old and was from out of space. Thanks for a great day; we all had so much fun and learnt SO MUCH!

LIFE visit Westerhope!

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Pupils worked together in teams to design, make and launch rockets. They used launch angle as their variable and measured the distance the rock travelled in metres and centimetres. Huston we're ready for launch!

LIFE visit Westerhope

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Year 5 Science Ambassador demonstrating his understanding of our new science unit 'Earth and Space'. Here you can see the before and after shots of his first concept map. He knows a lot about space!

Year 5 Science Ambassador demonstrating his understanding of our new science unit 'Earth and Space'. Here you can see the before and after shots of his first concept map. He knows a lot about space! 1
Year 5 Science Ambassador demonstrating his understanding of our new science unit 'Earth and Space'. Here you can see the before and after shots of his first concept map. He knows a lot about space! 2

These girls worked as a team to answer the question 'How do bees make honey?' They also learnt that nectar is stored in honey comb and that bees waft their wings to evaporate water, leaving behind honey. I (Mr Bell) really enjoyed our conversation at the science display over lunch time. Thanks girls!

These girls worked as a team to answer the question 'How do bees make honey?' They also learnt that nectar is stored in honey comb and that bees waft their wings to evaporate water, leaving behind honey. I (Mr Bell) really enjoyed our conversation at the science display over lunch time. Thanks girls! 1
These learners won the Super Scientist Star award this week with their brilliant answers to the questions 'Is your heart really burning when you have heartburn?' and 'Why do bunnies run away from humans?' I wonder who next week's winners will be? Look out for the question on the science display in the main corridor and our ambassadors will help you to enter the competition.

Our two 'Super Science Stars' with our Year 6 Science Ambassadors

Our two 'Super Science Stars' with our Year 6 Science Ambassadors 1
On Wednesday we had our first Science Ambassadors meeting. We are all very excited to be a part of the science team and to receive our very own lab coats which we will wear in our science lessons. Photos of the important work we are doing in science will follow, so watch this space.

These Year 6 learners enjoyed investigating the effects of adding and moving components within circuits. We had a lot of fun!

These Year 6 learners enjoyed investigating the effects of adding and moving components within circuits. We had a lot of fun! 1

This learner was awarded 'Super Scientist' for her amazing skills when working scientifically to investigate the absorbancy of materials.

This learner was awarded 'Super Scientist' for her amazing skills when working scientifically to investigate the absorbancy of materials. 1
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