Team building in Scotties

This morning, Crew Thompson were very lucky to have Scotties Heroes. First, we played a blindfolded game of collect the cones. We worked in mini crews and had to make sure we gave clear instructions for our partner to follow. We had to make sure we were listening to the instructions carefully and used the directions given. Next, we went into the forest and tried to get through the string maze. It was really good fun and we can’t wait to try and do this blindfolded next time!

Super shadow puppets! 🔦

In expedition this afternoon we investigated how shadows change. First, we made our own puppets. Then, we started our investigation. We wanted to find out what happened when we moved the object closer or further away from the light source. We found out that when the object is closer to the light source, the shadow gets bigger. When the object is moved further away from the light source, the shadow gets smaller.

TTRS battle in KS2

Our timestable rockstar day ended with quite the battle! Crews battled against each other to gather points in the hope their crew would make it to the final! There was great encouragement by all and it was lovely to see the improvements in our timestable knowledge! A big well done to everyone that took part 🙂 A big shout out to Crew Boswell who made it to the final! And to the 2 children who beat Mrs Ibbotson!

What are shadows and how are they formed?

Today we learnt that shadows are formed when an opaque object blocks the light from the sun. Shadows are the shape of the object, are bigger than the object and shadows can be different sizes. When you move back the shadow gets bigger. We used a torch to see if we could create our own shadows around our classroom.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue 🔥🚒

This afternoon, we were fortunate to have a visit from firemen from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. We learnt all about fire alarms, fire safety and how to keep ourselves safe in an emergency. We found out it was essential to have a battery in your fire alarm and to test it works at least one day a week. Next, we learnt all about fire safety and what to do in case we catch fire. We need to stop, drop and roll to make sure the fire doesn’t get worse. Finally, in an emergency it is important to leave everything and leave by the nearest fire exit. What an informative afternoon we have all had.

What is Sikhism and who do they believe in?

In RE, we discussed the religion Sikhism. We discovered that it is the fifth largest religion in the world and it has 10 Sikh gurus. The ten Sikh Gurus were the first ten leaders of Sikhism, founded in India. They include Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan, Guru Hargobind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan, Guru Teg Bahadur, and Guru Gobind Singh.

How does light reflect?🔦

This afternoon, we investigated how light travels. We used a torch and a mirror to see how it reflects. We placed the mirror at the bottom of our page and drew the line following the reflection. We could see that light travels and is reflected in a straight line.

Does light travel in a straight line?💡🔦

This afternoon Crew Hamill and Crew Thompson worked together to complete an investigation. First, we made a prediction about how light travels. We then used torches and string to see how light travels. We found out that light travels in a straight line and doesn’t bend round objects. We are going to continue our investigations over the next few weeks and can’t wait to find out more about light.