Today 11M did a Science experiment to see which type of chocolate would melt the quickest (white, milk or dark chocolate). We found out that the white chocolate melted the quickest, the dark chocolate was second and the milk chocolate took over 10 minutes to melt!
We look forward to welcoming back our students after the half term break.
Please note current self isolation guidance for school. Students with Covid19 symptoms should self isolate and order a PCR test. Continue to isolate while you wait for the result. If you test positive you should self isolate and not attend school for 10 days, but 5 days from the start of your symptoms (or test if no symptoms) you can take a lateral flow test, followed by another the next day. Once you have 2 consecutive negative tests on separate days and no high temperature, you can return to school before the 10 days.
In History, Birch have been learning all about the North East and its links to coal mining. We had a talk from Mr Walker, who discussed how his family members were miners and the different jobs they did. We also found out that some children had relatives who had also been miners. Birch were miners for the afternoon. The scene was set…we had our Davy lamps and of course a bird to check it was safe down there!
There was lots of coal in the mine which needed to be collected and then the children needed to find a tool to help them break down the coal wall to escape! We had so much fun recreating a mine and crawling through the dark spaces. We had a challenge at the end of the mine where they needed to take photos of themselves.
We also made some cookies which we all really enjoyed when they cooled down! Phew what a busy day!!!
During food technology today the pupils in 9R decorated biscuits to express their creativity to link to the Article 13. (You have the right to express yourself). The pupils also shared the love of valentine reading the love heart sweets and sharing with each other.
During RRS the pupils in 9R have been working towards learning about Article 13 in which “You have the right to express yourself”. A general discussion was who lived with whom at home and identified that some families can be different. The pupils drew some people and different living arrangements such as 2 dads, 2 mams or living with one parent and not both. Kate did extra work and finished her beautiful posters at home.
We are very excited today to have found out that we have received a grant for £3000 in order to help develop our Community Garden. Over the next few weeks we will be developing the garden area in school to enable us to start growing our own plants and vegetables so if we have any green-fingered people who can come and give us a hand get your wellies and gardeing gloves ready
During RRS the pupils in 9R have been learning about the remarkable young girl Anne Frank who wrote a diary of her true life story that emerged from the second world war in 1942. Anne Frank and her family had to flee from the horrors of the Nazi occupation. Anne was thirteen when she and her family went into the secret annexe of their house and lived in a confined space. The pupils in 9R wrote some fantastic diary entries and added theirs feelings of how it must of felt. Kieran wrote about that he felt sad that he was last in the tin tub for a bath because the water was cold and hoped that next time he can go in first.
This week, in Animal Care, we are looking at different restraints and holds for animals. Ms Levee gave us quite a surprise and brought in a Skink called Bilbo. We found out how Bilbo likes to be kept warm when he is in his carry case. As you can see, we have some very brave students who were more than happy to hold him!