African Masks

For Art this term we have been learning about African Art. We have already created stunning pieces of artwork based on Tinga Tinga Artwork. This week we have been designing African masks and are planning to create them using cardboard and papier-mâché. These are the designs we came up with. 

Rocket Science

Our school is part of a fantastic project, called Rocket Science, which gives around half a million UK children the chance to learn how science in space contributes to our knowledge of life on earth.

Two kilograms of rocket seeds were taken to space and given to schools to see what growing plants in space can teach us about life on Earth and whether we can sustain human life in space through the production of our own food. We were invited to input our results into a national online database so that our results can be compared across all schools in the UK. The project is aimed at inspiring pupils to think scientifically and helping them to see the potential of future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) and Horticulture.

Here are the pictures of us planting our seeds.

Engage to Compete Activity Day

Yesterday was a gloriously sunny day, perfect to take part in some outdoor sports activities. The orangisation, Engage to Compete came to our school to test our fitness levels. We had so much fun and were amazed at how fit we have become since Seotember. 

 First we were put into groups of 2.  

   For the first activity, one partner had to do as many star jumps as possible in 1 minute while the other partner counted. We then swapped roles.
   
 The second activity involved us throwing and catching a ball. 

    
    
 For the final activity, we had to run laps around the playground.

   
 Finally we did some stretches to stop us from feeling sore tomorrow.