Our first Science After School Club
Our first science after school club was a huge success (we had a waiting list for places). The children completed a range of investigations and activities, including: chromatography, rocket making and superficial tension. Each sessions brought a lot of wow moments, while also creating excellent discussions, explorations and questioning. A huge thank you to Rev. Stephen and Ruth Evans (from NISCU) who help with the organising and delivery of the club. Also, a huge thank you to Jill Bawden, who helped us receive a grant to purchase lots of our resources to make the club possible.
We are hoping to run another after school club in the coming months with lots more fun!
Kidsty Pike and Blencathra's visit to Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens
To enhance our plant unit in Year 1, 2, 3 and 4, we went on a visit to Dalemain Mansion and Historic Garden. While there, we had a tour of the house, where they told us all about the history of the manison. The head gardener spoke to us about her role. We asked her lots of questions which built on and extended our prior learning, she was very impressed with out knowledge and questioning.
We then spent the rest of the day exploring the different gardens and walking along the tree lined path. We used classification keys to identify the different flowers, plants and trees. We used the tablets to take photos of different pollinators that we found, plus may more different activities.