To round off this weeks residential, the group went to the impressive Ashgill Force where we slid, jumped and fell into Ashgill Beck. Students were amazingly brave, some even thought they could fly!!
On Wednesday, our girls football team attended the final fixture of the season at Walker Dome Activity Centre. They finished the season on a high, winning all their games which meant they were top of the league and could bring home the trophy!!!!!! So proud of you – go girls!!
In science today P3 were learning about electricity. They enjoyed carrying out experiments.
First experiment P3 had to predict whether or not the bulb would light up using tin foil, plastic or wood and recorded the results.
Second experiment was to make a circuit using a bulb, battery and two wires. P3 were either given a diagram to follow to make the circuit and light the bulb or independently through trial and error.
They then replaced the bulb with a buzzer or motor.
P3 really enjoyed science today.
The children explored North East inventors and their inventions – Swan’s light bulb took a lot more time and hard work to perfect than you might think!
We particularly enjoyed the Science Maze though. Air hockey is amazingly good fun and Que was a bit of a pro! Luke investigated each science activity to the full, working out the theory behind it. Oliver did some great problem solving with the gravity ball spiral, working out how to get the ball back when it got stuck.
We have had an amazing first day at Allenheads, settling in at the lodge, enjoying team building games and a brilliant night walk. We are so proud of our students’ attitudes and behaviour; they are role models for Croft. More updates tomorrow! We we have some very tired students tonight!
P3 are doing a poets study on Michael Rosen. This morning we listened to the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. Miss Robson made it into a sensory story.
One pupil said “we used green paper for the grass, swishy swashy.”
Another said “Miss Robson sprayed at us, splash, splosh.”
P3 enjoyed the sensory story.
P3 enjoyed making special chocolates today. They had to follow instructions to make the chocolates. Once they were finished they then had to order the instructions for the next person.
Then as part of Maths P3 had to answer questions and follow instructions on fractions. Working out what 1/2 or 1/4 of the chocolate was and what fraction of blue or pink smarties were in the box.
As part of our Design Technology work we have to design our own board games. In order to design their own games we felt it was important to test and review other board games, to help with ideas.
We then completed reviews of the games and gathered the data to see which was the best and why.
According to the data collected P3 all agreed that ‘Pie Face’ was the best game.
We are very excited to design and create our own games now!
All staff and students had a brilliant first day yesterday at Allenheads. After arriving and settling into their rooms, we participated in team building activities before a yummy spag bol followed by a night time walk and chocolate bananas and marshmallows on the fire!! Photos of today’s adventures to follow later!!