Light Workshop with Mr B
This week, the year 3 children have had an exciting visit from Mr B and were able to get involved in a workshop all about light. The children discussed key vocabulary such as light, dark and light sources. Then they observed the different uses of light and how they have changed time.
The children even got to make their own thaumatropes, which are optical toys, that were popular in the 19th century!
Rocks and Fossil Workshop with Mr B
Year 3 were overjoyed to get involved with an online zoom workshop with Mr B. Pupils were fortunate enough to explore a variety of rocks, fossils and minerals which were part of Mr B's own exclusive collection.
We observed Mr B use a range of scientific equipment including using scientific glasses to zoom in and explore a range of minerals and also use a microscope which allowed us to take a closer look at the different parts of a rock and look inside different fossils.
“I can't believe Mr B had his own collection of fossils and minerals in his home! Next time I go to the beach, I'm going to go fossil hunting and try to find my own fossils - just like Mary Anning” Isla, Class 3
"Would you believe there are fossils of dinosaur poop on planet Earth? Well, there are and they are called Coprolites and Mr B even held it in his hand. I could not believe my eyes." Luis, Class 3
Birds of Prey Workshop
Wow! What a day! Our children took part in a fascinating, informative science workshop all about Birds of Prey. The workshop was delivered by the Welsh Birds of Prey centre. During the session, the children learnt lots of information about the habitats, diets and features of the different birds. This linked with many of our Science topics including classification. As our children were so enthralled and well behaved, some children were actually chosen to hold the Eurasian Eagle owl!
"To be able to see the birds of prey up close was very interesting. I learnt some amazing facts about these wonderful animals. Did you know that the Eurasian Eagle owl can have a wing span of up to 6 feet?" Eva, Class 1