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INVENTION CONVENTION

To celebrate the last day of our amazing STEM topic we have had an Invention Convention in the school hall. We really hope you managed to visit to share our amazing creations and ideas. Here are some of Year 1’s inventions and some pictures of us enjoying looking at the ideas children came up with in other classes.

All of the inventions were fab and it was so hard to select winners. That difficult job was undertaken by Mr Williams who, in Year 1, chose Hollie’s Wiper Goggles as first place, Martha’s Plastic Eater as second and George’s cereal pourer as third. Well done to everyone who took part- it was a fantastic effort and we say thanks yet again for your support.

 

STEM Thursdays

Just a few pictures from some of the STEM activities that have been going on in the Robin Classroom on Thursdays this term. We have cooked, experimented, built and programmed! Every single one of us has enjoyed asking questions and trying to find answers.

A big thank you too to those children and families who took part in our Invention Convention- some amazing ideas. I especially liked the idea of a bedroom cleaning robot, Leia!! I wish I had one of those for all the untidy boys who live in my house! Hope you manage to come into the Hall today and tomorrow to see for yourselves some of our ideas.

Wishing all of our Robins a happy and safe Easter. Thank you again for all your support this year.

Mrs M, Mrs S and Mrs C

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What a wow Wednesday we had this week! A huge thank you to the PTA for arranging for the climbing wall to come to Welton. Mrs Matingley and Mrs Cockerill were so proud of our Robins as every single one of them had a go at climbing. They all earned a gem and a certificate for their courage! We clearly have a little monkey in our midst as Noah made it all the way to the top of the tower to ring the bell- despite a lot of the gaps between footholds being bigger than his legs! Hopefully you can find a shot of your little monkey below.

Robins- you did us proud!

Robins Visit Midsomer Norton Railway

Robin Class had an excellent trip to Midsomer Norton Railway Station today despite the cold weather.

The children met the signal master and were allowed to move a real signal for themselves – even Adam’s mum had a go!

Then we had a look inside an old train carriage from the 1950s.  It was very different from train carriages today.

Then we had a surprise treat… a ride in the guard’s carriage.  We travelled along the track towards Chilcompton and back again.  Everyone had a great time and asked some super questions.

Many thanks to the team at the station for putting on such a great trip and also the adult helpers from Welton who braved the cold weather to join us.

 

Here are a few pictures from the trip…

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Home School Challenge Term 4

Invention Convention challenge

Where possible, it would be great for the children to make a model of their invention. However, where that’s not possible, a labelled diagram/explanation would suffice.

The children will need to bring their inventions in by Thursday 22nd March and parents will have an opportunity to come and see them on the Thursday afternoon and then Friday morning (more details to follow).

I hope that helps – please let me know if you have individual concerns.

 

Scientists at Work!

Today Robin Class worked really hard on a scientific experiment to find the best material for making an umbrella for Pirate Pete.

Overall we decided that the plastic would be best but it would look better if it was coloured like the fabric.

The children were super scientists organising their resources carefully, taking health and safety precautions and using English and Maths skills to support their Science learning.

We are now looking forward to our STEM term where we will have lots more hand on experiments.

 

 

Robin Class Visit Pampurred Pets

Last week Robin Class visited Pampurred Pets in Midsomer Norton.  We felt really sad about the way that George treated his pets in our class book ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and so we decided to create some pet fact sheets for George.  We found out lots about guinea pigs in particular and all wrote a Big Write fact sheet for looking after guinea pigs on Wednesday.

Thank you to the pet shop and also our parent helpers.