Monday, 18 June 2018

Birch's Acid Eggsperiment

This afternoon, Birch class started the first part of an experiment into how acids affect tooth enamel. After a quick revisit of the pH scale, the children started to ask what happens if you add acids to alkalies, alkalies to acids, and neutral substances to both.

Morgan asked what happens if you something neutral to something neutral; Sophie asked what happens if you add three things together, and Charis told us how she once put vinegar on a bee sting to help the pain.

In partners, Birch then put 2 eggs in a beaker: one covered in toothpaste, one with no toothpaste, and left them in vinegar to see what will happen to them overnight.

Evie wasn't too impressed with the smell of vinegar!

Birch class then followed up the experiment by predicting what the effects would be... We'll find out before our trip tomorrow morning!

And no laughing at the way Mr Nicol says 'toothpaste'!

Year 3's Spellings W/C 18.06.18

Please find below Year 3's spellings for this week. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings every night so that they are prepared for their test on Friday. 

Sequoia's Star Writer!

Great job to Harry in Sequoia who is this week's Star Writer.

Harry wrote a brilliant recount of his time at the Museum of Childhood. He made sure that all of the information was in chronological order and used adverbials of time throughout.

"It was fun to remember the day at the museum. My favourite part of the day was when we used magnets to move hair on a picture. I added a long beard to my person!" Harry, Sequoia.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Year 4's Spellings W/C 18.06.18

Please find below Year 4's spellings for this week. Please encourage your child to practise every night so that they are prepared for their test on Friday.

Miss Daly and Mr Nicol :)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Ash- Star Writer! 15.06.18

In Ash class, our star writer for last week was Georgie!

Georgie has produced a fantastic piece of descriptive writing based on the story 'Sugarcane juice'.  He has used interesting similes, edited his work and shared his incredible ideas with the class!

I can't wait to read your sequel to the story, what will happen to Hamid next?

Well done Georgie, you are a super star! Keep up the excellent work!

I can't wait to read more of your writing, Miss Daly :)

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Year 3 at The Museum of Childhood

Wow! Year 3 have had such a fabulous day at The Museum of Childhood today. They had the opportunity to explore a range of toys from the past and toys that are still popular today. Even the adults had a great time reminiscing over their childhood!

We started by exploring the museum and riding on the rocking horses.

"It was so much fun when we got to ride on the rocking horses and a little bit scary!" Kiera, Sequoia

After the children had explored some of the museum, they enjoyed a workshop where they learnt all about toys from the past and even got to play with some!

"I loved the Victorian's version of a fidget spinner, I think it's even better than modern ones!" James, Sequoia.

The children were then given the opportunity to make their own toy. Some made dolls, others made superheros, and some even made butterflies!

"It was really fun when I made my crocodile, I can open its snapping mouth when I play with it!" Joshua, Hazel.

After they had made their toys, they were given another chance to explore the museum where they: had an imaginary tea party (in which Mrs Claxton was treated to a delicious hot chocolate), played with beautiful doll houses, built towers with lego and played in the sensory area.

We had such a brilliant day and we were so impressed with how Year 3 represented Broadford! Great job!

Bill and Jill - Year 4 Poetry Extravaganza

Wow, Wow, WOW! Year 4 have had an amazing, poetry-filled week.

On Wednesday, both Ash and Birch class got the opportunity to take part in a poetry workshop with Bill and Jill. Both classes showed their excellent reciprocity skills, working together, sharing ideas and performing to the best of their ability.

Here is the link for Ash class' performance of 'First Day at School' by RogerMcGough.

On Wednesday afternoon, Bill and Jill took to the stage to perform the famous Greek myth 'Perseus and Medusa'.

"I loved watching Bill as the scary Medusa, his facial expressions made the snake hair come alive!" Charis (Birch)

"I actually felt like I was part of the show and I liked that the audience was allowed to join in." Tyrell (Ash)