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Another busy week has flown by in Base 4. This week the children have combined their work in English with their science- now planting a range of items in the school gardening area to see which, if any, will decompose. The children selected their materials with care, they then measured and weighed them before they were taken outside to be planted. Base 1 have also been interested in this topic so they came to join us- helping us weed the flower beds and then plant our items. All the children really enjoyed this, working with friends, outside in the fresh air, while carrying out a science project- wonderful. We will come back in 6 weeks to see what is left!
The children have also been busy developing their skills in geography- they are planning a route for the city of London to make its way across Europe. The children have been looking at the land and vegetation features of the landscape to plan their journey — however they have to be careful as other cities will be chasing them, should they hide or make a run for it? This is just a snippet of what we have been busy doing this week- I'm excited to begin our work next week...what will Base 4 get up to?

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Mr Lindop: Sat 15 Jun 8:32pm

We've had a great time this week in Base 4. We've continued out work on properties of materials, investigating thermal insulators, dissolving and methods of separating materials. The children made some fantastic observations when finding out if materials were soluble or insoluble and lots of scientific inquiry was on display. I was impressed with how well the children used the...

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: Fri 14 Jun 6:50pm

We have been budding scientists this week. After reading our class text 'The Garbage King', we decided that Mamo needed a new mattress as we felt that a straw one probably wasn't that comfy. Before we could even think about making them, we needed to investigate the properties of the materials that we found on the 'garbage dump'. We couldn't make a mattress without...

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Mrs Holdsworth: Fri 14 Jun 4:34pm

We've spent a lot more time than normal inside this week in Base 1 thanks to all the wet weather, but this has meant that we've had a chance to explore our new 'construction zone'. We have created a space where buildings and models can be kept on display when they are finished. To earn the right to do this the children must write a sentence or a label about their model and display...