Hunting for Stomata

Today P2 were wondering how can plants breath when they don’t have a mouth like us… or so we thought. We used a microscope and found that they DO! They have tiny holes in the leaves called Stomata which they use to take in Carbon Dioxide and release Oxygen for us to breath. We all…

Bubble fun

Today the children in primary had a fun filled visit from Crazy Colin the Bubbleologist. We had an amazing time watching the wonderful variety of bubbles he was able to create. Our favourite was the millions of bubbles Crazy Colin used to give Jane a new hairdo. The white bubble bombs were magical, we all…

Stop motion

To link our science and art, P2 made Plasticine models of different animals they thought they would see in a rainforest. We studied slow motion footage to see how the different animals would move then attempted to recreate this using stop motion technology. IMG_0479 IMG_0480 IMG_0481 MG_1001 IMG_1002

Postcards of Kindness

Today children in P2 have sent their Postcards to a care home near Kingston Park. The residents at the home have signed up to take part in the Postcards of Kindness scheme. The hope is that the residents receive the cards and these stimulate conversation and memory recall. Each week the children are wanting to…

Why should I wash my hands?

To round off our work on Alexander Flaming and bacteria, P2 invited parents to take part in a mold experiment.  Children pressed unwashed hands onto a fresh slice of bread, they then washed their hands and repeated the process. We placed these into individual zip locked bags. So we could compare the results we also…

Call from afar

As part of our work about Canada, P2 received a call from a very important person.   Simon Collier, Manager of Solutions and Standard at the University of Alberta, called so that we could interview him about life in Canada. Simon used to live in Ryton before his family emigrated to Canada when Simon was…

Budding Authors

Stop Press!!! P2 have completed their first novels! After weeks of hard work, creating characters, learning story formats, planning, drafting and re-drafting, our stories are finally complete! This has taken a lot of perseverance and intense concentration from everyone. We are all very proud of our achievements. Character development:   Mapping out our story Drafting…

Jack and the Beanstalk

We had an amazing afternoon at the sports festival based around the story of Jack and the Bean Stalk. The children from P1 and P2, and Jane, pretended to be different animals, run away from giants and climb the beanstalk. It was great fun and allowed us to demonstrate some the of amazing skills we…