Friday 20 October 2023

Year 6 5k sponsored run

Year 6 showed determination, resilience and a positive mindset this week through running a 5k for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), a charity close to many of our hearts. We raised money for their new cancer unit in particular. The children were outstanding role models and used their training from this term, putting their technique and stamina to the test. So many children encouraged each other to keep going, with everyone achieving so much more than they though they could. Some children ran even more! There were certainly some very tired people! The money we raised has not yet been finally counted so there will be an update!

The whole Year 6 team are so proud of each and every one of you. A huge well done!

Thursday 5 October 2023

Year 5 STEM workshop

Last Friday, we were delighted to welcome volunteers from Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Ltd to Year 6 for a very special STEM activity. We donned our lab coats, gloves and safety goggles in order to........very gently pulp strawberries! We filtered the pulp and added a magical chemical concoction,which extracted the DNA from the  strawberry. This rose to the top of our beaker and we were able to take it out and admire it (it looked like a bogie!). In Class 14, the prize for the biggest amount of DNA extracted went to Emily and Lucas, which was due to their very careful pulping of the strawberry. They were last to finish with the biggest reward!  We all learnt lots about how to be scientists, about how the scientists leading the activity work with DNA to help with creating medicines.  

Wednesday 13 September 2023

Class 14 Forest School - Natural or Man Made?

 On Tuesday, Class 14 went on a hunt for some man-made objects I'd hidden in forest school. Along the way, they found plenty of man-made objects I hadn't put there. It was rather shocking to find so much, prompting a discussion about caring for the environment and the harm that objects left in the wrong place can cause.

And on that note - we never did find Mr Reindeer who obviously took the opportunity to fly out of his tree and back to his proper home....hopefully he will return for a visit soon!