We made fake snow, which can be molded just like the real thing. If you want to have a go at home its 3 parts bicarbonate of soda to one part white hair conditioner. You can make snowmen too! from the budding scientist in 80
Tuesday in Beech was all about Forces.
We tried out a little water resistance.
Friction by spinning marbles on different surfaces was fun. And picking up the paintbrush in the rice was pretty amazing too – all friction.
Gravity we tried out by tilting the paperclips on the rod and by dropping balls of different weights; then different sizes. This was especially good to watch in slow motion!
We investigated air resistance, by comparing two cars – one aerodynamic and the other with a front more like a bus.
Following all of this we were ready to design Santa’s sleigh, to make it super efficient against gravity, air resistance and friction. And these were a couple of the ideas we came up with…
Santa, call Beech class for engineering consultation – we have some great ideas!
Dear Parents and Carers
Reporting symptoms after the school closes for Christmas Holidays
If your child develops symptoms that result in a positive test, up to and including December 20th which result in a positive test up to 24th December, you must inform the school at Contact Us – Croft Community School which can be found on the school website.
Please include the name of your child, their class and the date that their symptoms started, as well as your own contact details.
From Monday 21st December 2020
If your child develops coronavirus symptoms from Monday 21st onwards, they must be tested and, if positive, follow the advice of Test and Trace. You do not need to inform the school of any symptoms which occur after this date.
Contact tracing during the Christmas break
Please be aware that the school, following the guidance of the Department for Education and Public Health, will do the following for 6 days after the end of term:
• Collect information from staff and pupils with positive tests and families of symptomatic pupils
• Advise families of close contact with confirmed Covid cases, and inform them of self-isolation requirements
The children in 80 thought it would be a nice idea to make an advent calendar to give out acts of kindness rather than receiving a treat. All the children shared ideas and wrote them on the back of a number. Each day a name was randomly picket out of the tub and the pupil picked the act of kindness that they had to deliver throughout that day. Some of the acts were telling a friend a joke, saying a lovely morning greeting, keeping the door open for others, give a compliment to another person and help with cleaning at school and at home. In return the pupils had the choice to receive a dojo point or a small chocolate treat. From the words of Bobby Rockett “Christmas is not all about getting it’s about giving and being kind”.