On Thursday 10th of May, Year 3 went to Cambridge to visit both the Science Centre and the Botanical Gardens. In the gardens they enjoyed strolling through a variety of different areas; the scents’ garden was a favourite – one of the plants smelled like lemon sherbet! They had time to do some sketching of plants or leaves they’d seen – some even drew the beautiful fountain we came across.
At the Science Centre the children took part in a workshop called ‘You are what you eat’. First they arranged foods into food groups that they recoginised, then we focused on protein. Using beads as an example, they explored proteins and how they are made up of different amino acids.
The children and adults all had a wonderful day and the children represented the school exceptional well. Thank you again to our volunteers on the day who helped us make this trip the success it was.
Year 6 had a wonderful time on our trip to Cadbury World last week. Anumi tells us a little bit about the day.
“What a enthralling day! We started the day by developing our understanding of the Mayans (the civilisation that found cocoa beans). I was astounded to find out, that Mayans used to use cocoa beans to trade with…So I guess sometimes money really does grow on trees! We continued the day by travelling through the different stages of chocolate development, from the depths of the Mayan jungle through to the building of Cadbury’s Bournville factory. Throughout the day we were given lots of different chocolate tasters and we even got to choose a topping to have on some melted chocolate (I had popping candy). I didn’t want the fun filled day to stop…”
Year 5 are currently learning about Ancient Sumer in literacy and visited the British Museum in London this month. The trip was an invaluable opportunity for the children to enrich their learning about Ancient Sumarians, who were an extremely advanced civilization inventing many things which have shaped how we live today. The children had a wonderful day, as they were captivated by artifacts (and real mummies!) which could be seen nowhere else in the world.