Harley the Hawk visit (18/4/18)
We had a wonderful day on Wednesday in school. Each class had a workshop with Katie and Harley and learned all sorts of great things from our village expert. We learned lots of science regarding things like food chains and animal classification as well as about falconry terms still used in language today like ’under the thumb’ and ’fed up’ and a little about it’s place in our history. It was fascinating and everyone learned lots of new things, including the grown ups!
We got to see Harley fly, although this didn’t entirely go to plan as Harley decided to have long rest in the tree and it took us a while (and some help from the fire service) to get him down safely! This added to the excitement and the tree will now, forever be known as ‘Harley’s Tree’ !!
The children will all have a souvenir photo to take home of themselves with Harley and Katie to remember the day by and I hope they’ve shared their new knowledge with you!
It’s a world of motion in Year 4! (14/3/18)
Year 4 Design Technology Project: March 2018
It’s a world of cams, linkages, motion and fun for the Y4 children at the moment! With careful assistance, everyone has had the opportunity to build an ‘automata’ based around the traditional ‘Punch and Judy’ show. Turn the handle and characters burst into life: crocodiles, policemen and Punch arguing as they do in the traditional puppet theatre.
Children learn many engineering and science principles, turning rotary motion into reciprocating motion, building levers and linkages and the advantages of different types of levers plus real practical problem solving skills.
It is claimed that the UK was short of 20,000 engineers in 2017. Let’s hope that in 2027 some of these bright young students from our school will consider a career in engineering when they finish their ‘A’ levels!