VR Space Workshop

Year 2 had lots of fun at our VR space workshop. We learnt about most of the planets and got to experience seeing them through a virtual reality headset. Mr King asked us lots of questions and we remembered a lot of facts. Our school colour raffle paid for the workshop and it was so much fun!

Year 4 Go Karts – Sport Enrichment Week

Year 6 Residential Pictures

Science Investigation – Dental Health

Year 4 have been learning about teeth and how different liquids can affect their dental health.  During British Science Week, we conducted an investigation into which liquids were the best and which were the worst.  The results surprised us!  Orange juice proved the worst liquid and water was the healthiest.

Music Assembly Photos

Today we had a musical treat courtesy of the Norfolk Music Hub, as part of their live music week. Five musicians came to deliver a special music assembly, where they talked about their instruments and played pieces of music from a piece composed by Henry VIII to Harry Potter and even Star Wars! The children really enjoyed this experience and the musicians were really impressed with how knowledgeable the children were about music. One child in Year 1 even knew what a tuba was! They were also impressed that all the children in school from Years 2-6 learn the recorder, keyboard and glockenspiel. If your child has been inspired and asks about learning to play an instrument, then please get in touch with Mrs Gittins via the school office email address, as she will be able to point you in the right direction.

Ancient Rome

In Art this half term we have been learning about monuments and in particular, monuments in Ancient Rome. We have been learning about the history surrounding the Colosseum and the Pantheon. This week the children sketched the Pantheon so they can get a good idea of how it was constructed, ahead of constructing their own. I think you’ll agree that their art work is very impressive!

Exploring Fractions

Today we have been exploring equivalent fractions using Cuisinere. The children were tasked with trying to create a fractions wall using the rods. They soon discovered that they needed to use rods of the same colour in each row, to show that the fractions were equivalent to the whole. They also discovered that it was impossible to make all the fractions and that the equivalent fractions they created were different, depending on which rod was the whole at the top.The children really enjoyed this activity and it has certainly deepened their understanding of equivalent fractions.

Science Week

Here are a few photos to celebrate Science Week. We have been learning about circuits and electricity. It was so much fun finding out how to make the bulb light up! We have also been learning about what plants need to grow. We made some grass heads and caterpillars in the woods and we planted some cress. We put 2 pots in the cupboard (one with water and one without) and 2 on the windowsill (one with water and one without). Check out the photos to see what happened! We can’t wait for our next science unit, which will be all about materials.

Horstead Day 2