Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Gifted and Talented Maths Day

Today, some of the most able mathematicians from Earl Soham, Bedfield, Creeting St Mary, Helmingham and Sir Robert Hitcham, Debenham, came together to enjoy a day of maths puzzles, problems and challenges.

They calculated how fast they could run in mph and compared their average speed with that of other animals; they built an array of 3D shapes from wood and masking tape, and studied their properties; and they solved some tricky problems to earn crystals in the Crystal Maze.

It was a fantastic day, and a great opportunity for these children to mix with like-minded individuals from their local community and begin to forge friendships.

Thank you to Mrs Lawrence and Sir Robert Hitchams School for hosting the event.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Bottle Rockets!

This afternoon, in our science lesson, we took to the field to carry out some experiments with bottle rockets. The rockets were made from plastic fizzy-drink bottles, with a cork instead of a lid. Into the cork, we inserted a football pump valve. In our first experiment, the rockets were 1/4 filled with water, then air was pumped into them through the valve until they took off. We measured the horizontal distance that they travelled.

In our second experiment, we kept the volume of water the same (300ml) each time. We discussed the forces acting on the bottles to make them move, slow down and fall.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

PTFA Welcome Party

Our fabulous PTFA held a welcome party this afternoon in the school hall to share some of the work that they do and get to know some of our new parents. The aim this year is to raise £4,000 for the school and fundraising events will start soon.

Today was a chance to get to know people over a cup of tea or coffee and a plate of sandwiches, crisps, fruit or cake, with the children enjoying a fun treasure trail around the school grounds for the chance to win that ever-popular prize: a balloon!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Welly Racks

A huge thank you to the PTFA for buying the new welly racks -they look great! Thanks too to Mr Baldry for making and installing them for us.