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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!

What's Happening in Class (Spring)

Welcome back to everyone this week.  It has been lovely to see the children return to school and settle so quickly. We will continue with our topic, How Things Work, however, as you can see below, we began our return to school with Science Week.

Week Beginning 22nd March

The children have written, edited and presented their biography.  Below you will see extracts and the display all about Amelia Earhart. 

The Life of Amelia Earhart

Week Beginning 15th March: PE and Computing

Week Beginning 15th March

This week the children have been writing their biographies about Amelia Earhart. These will be posted next week, once they have been presented in neat. The year 2 children, in maths have been learning about halves and quarters, and those in year 1, have been studying capacity. So, for this weeks post, there are some photos of children completing their computing and PE lessons.  The children have been getting use to the new platform, Purple Mash, logging on safely, and completing a few tasks. In PE, the children enjoyed a carrousel of activities improving their coordination, jumping and ball skills. 

British Science Week 2021- Week Beginning 8th March

This week we have welcomed the children back in to school AND we have celebrated British Science Week. We have done plenty of investigations (see below!) and we are also working on a piece of writing about Amelia Earheart. See the link below to watch a video about her life, using a story that we shared in class. Your child should already know a few facts about her life!

Do Taller Children Jump Further?

One of our Science Week experiments was based on the investigation, 'Do taller children jump further?' 

We discussed fair tests and recording data. We then explored our results as a class. The results of our investigation showed that taller children do NOT jump further. We thought about what the possible reasons could be for some jumping further ...practice, weight, strength. 

Off we jump...

Other investigations carried out this week:

Dancing Raisins!

This experiment was a really fun one! We put raisins in still water and then raisins in sparkling water to see what would happen. The raisins in the sparkling water danced up and down - your child will be able to tell you why! We then investigated whether different sized glasses had the same effect and different sized raisins.

Ice Melting Experiment

The children were exploring making predictions. We asked the children which ice cube they thought would melt the quickest. They wrapped different materials around the ice cube and then held them. 

Investigations

Week Beginning 8th March

Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about the life of Amelia Earhart.  This will culminate in the children writing a biography about her life.  This week we have been finding out all about her using different sources. The video clip below is a book we read in school together.  Towards the end of the week the children created a mind map showing what they had learned about her life (see documents below).  These will also be used to support their writing next week.  

Amelia Earhart: Little People, Big Dreams | Read Aloud Books for Children

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