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Plum term 3

Week One
Well done to everyone who completed the Twelve Days of Christmas challenge and an extra thumbs up to the nine children who made a project too!
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We love cooking! We made ginger bread people during our well being days as well as introducing the daily mile, practicing yoga and sharing our Christmas news.
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Week Two
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Week Three
In music we have learnt about crotchets and quavers. We can read the music and play it by clapping. Some of us can also write our own music.
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Once again, this term, the standard of home learning is really high.
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Week Four
To start the Science Week, we researched and made fact posters about the first American woman to go into space, Sally Rider. The best group won the most team rocket points. Later we made individual posters for a competition about journeys.
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This static electricity experiment generated (pardon the pun) so many questions and was of course the best fun anyone can have with a balloon. We tried lifting different shapes of polystyrene, tissue paper and feathers. As well as mad Professor hair, a few balloons popped, the general buzz was electric! 
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Our experiments here, were to find which water was polluted using a reagent (grape juice). We made a class hypothesis and then tested the water to discover that the busy road was polluted and the park water was not.
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It was a long walk to Hadlow College but worth it. We had a good viewing of the otters, Mika and Mango, and a chance to meet many exotic and interesting creatures
Lots of our experiments were based on the properties of material; this one involved melting. We recorded our observations of wax, chocolate, play dough, ice and jelly and looked to see if they turned into liquid. 
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The Science Fair, run by Year Six! was so interesting and we could also win prizes. An inspiring event! 
Today, we had a day of healthy living and we started off with a first aid class. We are becoming experts in bandaging.
It was astonishing how much sugar is in different cereals and soft drinks. We all guessed how many sugar cubes were in each item and decided which breakfast cereal was the healthiest option from our research. The average child in the UK eats the equivalent of 2800 sugar cubes a year; more than double the recommended amount.

As part of our day on healthy living, we taste tested different fruit and vegetables. We described the tastes and textures and guessed which fruit or vegetables we were eating. Finally, we had a try of something from the 'dare tray', this consisted of green beans, celery or spinach. Nearly all of us tried one thing from the 'dare tray'.

We thoroughly enjoyed discussing the brain gym challenges such as, would you rather be a cat or a dog and why? We demonstrated our amazing speaking and listening skills and exercised our brains with deeper thinking skills at the same time! 
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We followed the clues to discover the treasure! It was extremely difficult to solve the final riddle but on finding the bottle and prize, we discovered that we have won a science book for our classroom! 

Part of messy Science day was painting with natural made brushes using mud and blackberries as paint. There were sunsets, muddy puddles, trees and bees amongst some of the subjects painted. Messy and fun!

We made a transport time line, first organising the laminated pictures and then adding our own forms of transport. We added how long ago these forms of transport are invented.
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Week Six
In Design and Technology, we have designed and built carriages for the Marquis of Carribas. We were able to make working wheels and used saws and a glue gun to build our carriages.
Week Seven
We made our own computers and considered which parts were input or output devices.
Week Seven
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