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Sharks super science trip!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Today Sharks went to the Torquay Girls Grammar School for a science workshop to learn about electricity which is Shark’s next topic.

They learned about different types of electricity and how electricity works. They had to conduct their own tests to find out which materials were a conductor and which materials insulated the electricity. They also learnt how static electricity is made and they had lots of fun rubbing balloons on their jumpers to create the static and then try and stick the balloons to the walls. Here are some photos from todays trip.

Sharks - What a week!

Friday, November 29th, 2019

As you maybe aware that at the beginning of this week Sharks had to move out of their classroom and into the assembly hall. This is because with all the rain we have been having lately our roof decided to leak!  Anyway we wanted to let you know that despite the chaotic start to the week, the children have been brilliant with the changes and we wanted to let you know how proud we are of them.

We have also started a new topic this week which is a sewing topic. The children are going to design their own bookmark.  This week we started looking at the different types of bookmarks and evaluating them to see which type of materials will work best.

These are some of the bookmarks that they have been evaluating.

Sharks turn scientists!

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

In our final lesson of the Viking/Anglo Saxon topic Sharks had to become scientists for the lesson. It was a brilliant lesson that all the children enjoyed! They had to dissect Viking poo!!!! (Not real poo!)

The Poo had all sorts of wonderful ingredients mixed into it, like berries, seeds, pretend fish bones, cabbage leaves, stalks of fruit and fruit. The children had to dissect the poo to find evidence of how the Vikings ate.

Sharks have a Viking adventure!

Friday, November 15th, 2019

The sharks Anglo Saxon and Vikings topic has almost reached its conclusion.  This Thursday Sharks had a Viking experience in forest school with Miss Schofield. They had to measure 30 meters and then mark out on the ground the outline of a long ship using very long branches. Once the outline was completed they had to get in their ship and then pretend to row into battle and raid new lands. The children also got to try some yummy flat bread which was typical of how the Vikings would of made their bread. They also tried some roasted vegetables in honey as this was also part of the Viking/Anglo Saxon diet (some of the children were not too keen eating the vegetables!).

Les requins peuvent parler français (Sharks can speak French)

Friday, November 8th, 2019

This week in our French lesson with the Grammar school sixth form students, Sharks learnt the words: like (j’aime), love (adore), do not like (je n’aime pas) and hate (déteste) and they had to use these words to create a sentence about which subjects they either like or dislike.

The children are doing really well with their pronunciation and the French teacher was really impressed how quickly they are learning the French words.