‘Mixed up Materials’ was the theme of the day for some children from each class in years 1-5 on Friday 6th May. Children worked throughout the day on developing their own questioning as scientists. They investigated a range of materials and found out what happened to red cabbage juice when different materials were painted on to it. The children separated a mixture of materials using problem solving and questioning to guide them through their thinking as a team. The day culminated in a Mentos and fizzy drink ‘fireworks’ display where materials that were combined in a surprising way. Much fun was had by all involved and the children all developed their questioning approach in science through the activities.
Below is a link to some photographs from the day
'Mixed Up Materials' Day 6.5.16 (703.1 KiB)
Please note the following statement from West Sussex County Council:
“West Sussex County Council is aware of a campaign by ‘Let Kids Be Kids’ urging parents of children in Year 2 to keep them out of school on Tuesday 3rd May, a day during the window for the administration of the KS1 tests. Please be aware that if you do not send your child to school for this reason, the absence will be marked on your child’s attendance record as ‘unauthorised’ and no other absence code will be used.”
PTA UK is delighted to have teamed up with Churchill Insurance to get 50 lollipop men or women for 50 schools across the UK – but we need your help. There are thankfully more than 20,000 `Lollipoppers’ who help keep our kids safe across Great Britain. Sadly, the number of these amazing Lollipoppers on our roads is beginning to dwindle, with Churchill Insurance’s research showing that nearly a third of parents are aware of a Lollipopper being removed from their local area with no suitable replacement. With your help, Churchill want to redress the balance and make this safeguard around our nation’s schools stronger than ever. As you are aware St. Peter’s does not currently have a lollipopper. We are asking parents if they could kinldy nominate our school by visiting churchill.com/lollipoppers. It is a quick process to do and once nominated, we will be in with a chance of being one of 50 schools to benefit from this great initiative. Lollipoppers are a vital part of our communities and the more we have out there, the better – so nominate your school now!
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Isabel and Eva Maria, together with two of their friends swam 5km (200 lengths) and raised over £300 in a Sports Relief Swimathon at the Triangle Leisure Centre last Sunday 20th March 2016.
Each child took it in turns to swim 50 lengths (1.25km) which is a huge distance, especially for Eva Maria as she is only 8. The team did really well and completed the 200 lengths in 1 hour 43 minutes. Well done to the girls and their friends.