Larch class took part in a light and dark science workshop today. We shared our prior learning on light and dark and were taught even more engaging scientific information! Children were able to make a kaleidoscope to show how light reflects off mirrors, go into a pitch black tent to see what happens to our eyes, as well as make finger puppets to show how objects block light and make shadows. Ask your child to explain how the sun, moon and Earth work together to form day and night!
We have been studying the different layers of the Earth, to understand what you find underground. We used different coloured plasticine to show the different layers of the Earth (inner core, outer core, mantle and crust) and made our own Earth model!
The School Council were lucky enough to visit The Houses of Parliament today. We were given a tour of the building by Harriet and Yasmin. During lunch we had a question and answer session with our local MP Richard Harrington. Check out our photos!
Over the last two days, Year 3 and planned and carried out their next science experiment. We have put white carnations into water (mixed with food colouring) and are waiting to see if they petals change colour.
Children enjoyed eating a specially prepared royal lunch with their friends on the field today.
In Science, Larch class conducted an investigation. We wanted to know how water travelled through plants so we planned an experiment to find the answer! We decided to use celery as our plant. After discussions, we realised that water was see-through, so in order to see it we mixed it with food colouring. We made sure our investigation was fair so used 50ml of water in each beaker. We are currently awaiting the results to see what happens to our celery!
66 Book Club are open in Hemel Hempstead this weekend, 10 until 6 each day. They can be found at 66 Wood Lane End, HP2 4RF and give between 70/80% discount on the thousands of books they have available! You can then come and exchange them after they have been read!
In Science today, we learnt about the effects of UV light. We discussed what UV light is, how it enters our atmosphere and the damage it can cause to our bodies. We conducted an experiment where we closed our eyes for 30 seconds and then watched what happened to our pupils. We were amazed to see that our pupil shrunk as we opened our eyes!