Today Year 1 had a very special visitor called David. He used to be a Science teacher and wanted to teach us some amazing experiments which you can do with balloons. David was really good at explaining the science behind the experiments.
The best thing is that David did not use any special equipment or apparatus, he used simple things you can find around your house! Year 1 really enjoyed watching, taking part and learning about the science in the different activities with the balloons!
This visit links really well with our whole school Erasmus International project based on ‘Flying High in Europe’ which has a special science focus!
Who thinks they could carry out their own experiment at home?
To mark 100 years since the end of World War I, the children planned and led a very thoughtful liturgy on Friday afternoon. Not only did the children remember those soldiers who had lost their lives fighting for our country, but celebrated everything they have achieved for us today.
Year 2 have made beautiful hot air balloon silhouettes. This linked in perfectly with our Erasmus+ Project titled ‘Fly High in Europe’
The children began by looking at a selection of photographs of hot air balloons, but specifically silhouettes of hot air balloons. Having already identified warm and cold colours, the children chose to have wither a warm or cold background.
They children then carefully tore a selection of papers in their chosen colours to create the background. At the end they added one contrasting colour.
The children then carefully panted their hot air balloon and this was stuck onto their background.