In our Science work we were investigating how some materials can be made stronger, just by folding. The children were given 8 pieces of paper to build a bridge that would take a car from one end of their drawer to the other. Some were able to fold it easily - and realised what made it stronger - others found it more frustrating!

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Robins and Kingfishers worked hard to create the Christmas production of Babushka. The children all performed their parts on Tuesday and Wednesday to very appreciative audiences. We, as staff, were very proud of their achievements. IMG 1012IMG 1015IMG 1026IMG 1032IMG 1062IMG 1064IMG 1066IMG 1068IMG 1079IMG 1084

Gretton's Burning!

To finish off our Great Fire of London topic, we went up to Forest School with our Tudor houses. We had a treasure hunt quiz, based on what we had learnt during the last few weeks. Next we toasted marshmallows over the fire, and drank some hot chocolate. Finally, we set fire to the houses we had made. We positioned them close together, as they would have been in Pudding Lane, and the wind did it's job of spreading the flames, from one house to the next. The children were not at all sad about their houses being turned to cinders!

After that, on our return to school, we had a volcanic eruption. Sarah  had made a volcano at home, and brought it in for us to look at. We added the ingredients to make the volcano erupt - and stood back to watch!

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Fire Engine Visit

Today we went (in the pouring rain!) to the Royal Oak where we had arranged to see the Fire Engine.

Everyone had the opportunity to explore the cab, squirt the hose and feel the pressure of the water. Because we were already soaked - more water didn't bother us at all!!

It was AMAZING - it then got better, as they offered to bring us back to school in the fire engine - as by this time, the rain was torrential.

The fire fighters came and asked us questions about the Great FIre of London - and we asked them questions we had prepared yesterday.

Finally we had some warm (not quite hot!) chocolate to warm us up. It was a very memorable morning!

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