Whilst some of the children have been at Grangewaters, the rest of us have been having a themed week! We learnt about WWI and participated in different activities! We set up each class as a platoon with a Lieutenant and 3 Sergeants. Some of the activities included code breaking, making silent movies and trench warfare!
In Science, we explored mechanisms. To help us understand how levers affect forces we all created our own lollipop stick catapult! Can you explain how what affect a mechanism has on a force?
In Art this week we have been using our sketching skills to sketch a traditional Tudor house.
In History this week we looked at why Henry wanted to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. We pretended we were Henry VIII and wrote persuasive letters to the Pope, trying to get him to allow Henry his desired divorce. We had some incredibly imaginative letters, including Evie’s, who managed list a number of reasons why Henry wanted to end his marriage.
This week in Science we have been learning about air resistance. To do this, in pairs we had a made a parachute holding an egg using different equipment. The aim was to make a parachute which allowed each egg-stronaut to safely land on the ground. We had some success, but also some cracked eggs!