We were delighted to meet and share our school with David Gauke. We hope to see him again at the Student Council Forum and the Rickmansworth Parade.
Please see below the plans for our first ever Tea Party being held Friday 9th February. We look forward to seeing you all there! The Student Council.
With such a jam-packed agenda, we will hold our usual Celebration Assembly the first Friday after half term.
This week our learners created two card circles – one small, one large – and stuck them to the end of a straw. What was that for? Well, that’s what we asked the learners and they made some great predictions: ‘Is it for looking through!’ ‘Maybe it’s for holding something!’ ‘A telescope!’
In fact, it was a human powered flying object:
We then asked everyone to think about what they’d like to investigate further: ‘I wonder what would happen if…the circles were the same size; the straw was longer, shorter, heavier; we used triangles instead of circles?’
Why not find out at home?
If you do, take a picture and let us know what you discovered!
This week we explored what happened to a well known confectionary when it is left on a plate and water is added. Here are some of our results:
We then had some great questions that we ask you all to explore at home: What would happen if we used warmer water? Which colour dissolves fastest? How could you prove it? How much faster? Which colour dissolves the slowest? how slowly? Do other sweets and food stuffs have a similar response?
Today, Ms Scourfield asked us to investigate which household item – honey, hand-wash, syrup, bubble-bath, or ketchup – was the stickiest. To find this out we stuck two pieces of card together (with a little overlap – see pictures) and found out how many clothes pegs could be hung from them before they came apart. After a journey through scientific thinking: observing, questioning, reasoning, predicting, exploring, experimenting and explaining – all in 3ominutes of Learning Fun – we discovered…well, why don’t you find out for yourself at home!
Join us next week for more science experimenting and exploring!
In preparing for a Maths Booster for a Hertfordshire Maths Competition, I came across this useful memory developing game. Memory is critical to mental arithmetic and practice makes better – why not have a go with your family – who has the best memory at the moment? Who can improve the most?! Have a go!