Whole School


Bridge Building Challenge!

We’ve rounded the end of term off in style this time – Scafell have been designing and building bridges!

From studying famous bridges around the world, we found out the types of tricks engineers use to make their constructions strong, light and as cheap as possible. We looked at lots of different engineering methods to join and construct the sections of our bridge, thinking carefully about the parts that were in tension and compression. We found out about the strongest types of shape, and how to reinforce sections of cardboard so that they are strong in lots of different directions.. We made our own cardboard ply for the decks of our bridges, used triangle beams to support them and used plates, tabs and flanges to allow us to screw the bridges together.

 

Have a look at the media gallery below to check out our creations – some were super strong and able to hold over 5 kilograms, others had a massive span of over a meter! Well done to everyone who took part, especially those who tried, failed and tried again until their design was just right!

 

 

 


Year One Easter Egg balloons

Year One have been learning about the significance of Easter for Christians this term and finding out about some of the ways they mark the celebration. They have found out about why signs of Spring signify that Easter is on its way and made the connection between new life and the happier part of the Easter story when Jesus comes back to life. They also found out about the importance of the colour purple at Easter time and have made their own Easter egg balloons which they decorated with pictures related to Easter.


Baking in Year 1

Year 1 enjoyed some practical learning on Friday morning baking Abbey Biscuits.

This was a great opportunity to put many different skills into practice and share a wide range of knowledge that included some incredible maths facts!! We collaborated in two teams to create these delicious tasty treats.


Year 6 Learning about Circles

Year 6 have been learning the vocabulary for different parts of a circle including: circumference, diameter, chord, radius, sector and arc.

We also learnt that you can calculate the radius of a circle if you know its diameter as the radius is exactly half the length of the diameter.  Of course, you can also find the diameter of a circle if you know the radius!

We enjoyed being in the outdoors to find the diameter and radius of circles during our lesson.


Reception hunt for signs of Spring!

On Friday we braved the winds and showers to hunt for signs of Spring. We talked about how the world around us is beginning to change and that it will soon be Easter time. We turned into nature detectives and went for a bracing walk around our playing fields and school grounds and we were really surprised how many things we managed to spot when we looked really carefully.


Amazing Art from Year 5 + 6

This term, Scafell Class have produced the most creative and original work in their unit on line, colour and pattern.  All of which has been completed at home through a carefully planned sequence of work delivered via recorded lessons on Teams.  The quality of this work has been outstanding.

We began by looking at the work of Carolee Clark who produces very bold, colourful portrayals of the things around her including: animals, buildings, people and studies of fruit.

Scafell have been studying in detail her use of colour, line and pattern as seen from this collection of pieces sent in to us recently:

We have learnt the difference between tints, tones and shades to make a wider range of colours in our palettes:

 

And finally, we have created our own pieces of original work inspired by the artist by applying all the skills, knowledge and understanding over the final two weeks of lessons:


Displays around our School

Look at some of the lovely new displays around school to celebrate all your learning at home and your amazing achievements in running and cooking too!


Final Foodie Challenge – Pizzas!

The very last of our three challenges over recent weeks really seems to have ignited plenty of imagination.

We have chocolate pizzas, hotdog pizzas, and barbecue pizzas!

Well done everyone, including parents who no doubt had to tidy up afterwards. Mrs Mason has a nice surprise for all entrants this week to welcome you back to school.

Drool worthy photos attached.


Keeping our School safe!