Wheal Fortune - science:
How does light travel experimenting. What might a WW2 pilot have seen and how might they have been seen on the ground?
Who is behind the wall? Light investigations continue...
With the sunshine out, the children in Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have been looking at shadows and making them using the toy animals. The children talked about the shapes and had a go at drawing around them.
An Eventful Afternoon
Wow! What an amazing afternoon! A big thank you to all the parents who were able to attend. The children thoroughly enjoyed reading their riddles to you all (hopefully you were all able to solve these! We were blown away by the fantastic support and we have managed to raise almost £75.00! This is incredible and the children will be extremely happy about this. We look forward to contacting both Cats Protection: Cornwall Adoption Centre and The Flicka Foundation to see how our donation will be able to help. We have all thoroughly enjoyed this topic
Natural Habitat Collages
Wheal Rose had a great afternoon creating natural habitat collages in the lovely sunshine, as part of our Animal Allsorts topic. Well done everyone!
Have a listen to some of our animal riddles that we have written today in Wheal Harmony. We are so impressed with the scientific facts that they have included in the riddles.
Wheal Plenty had a great time today at Mr Hanley's family in-law's farm!
They learnt about sustainability farming, ecology and got plenty of good old, Cornish fresh air!!
A visit from Flicka
Today the year 1 children from Wheal Harmony and Wheal Unity had a visit from the Flicka Foundation . The Flicka Foundation donkey sanctuary is a charity that looks after the donkeys. Today we learnt lots of interesting facts and everyone had a go at learning how to brush a donkey and look after their coat.
As part of their ‘Animal Allsorts’ topic, year 1 had a visit from Sarah who volunteers for Cat’s Protection. She spoke to the children about cat welfare and some very interesting facts!
Understanding the Science
Once Wheal Busy had visited the Geothermal Plant, Suzy (a geologist) visited to play a game with the children so they could better understand the science that is used to generate energy from the earth. It was a fun game that helped everyone to understand what they had seen in the morning.
Last Thursday Wheal Busy visited the Geothermal project at United Downs to find out how they are going to generate electricity from the heat that comes from the earth. They saw some enormous pieces of machinery. Can you work out what some of these pictures show? Can you estimate how deep into the ground they have drilled?
The Caterpillars have arrived
So the caterpillars have arrived in Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly! There was much excitement this afternoon after the children named their baby caterpillars!
We can’t wait to watch and see the life cycle process!
Today we launched our topic ‘Animal Allsorts!’ Thank you to those of you who have sent in photos of your child with their pet or favourite animal! We have received some wonderful fact-files and pictures. Here are just a few! We are very excited for this topic. Children will be writing their own animal riddles using scientific facts. We also have some special visitors lined up to come in and speak to the children
Wheal Harmony are carrying out their own plant investigations and learning about what plants need to grow. Next week they will be taking home some of the seeds they have planted.
Feeling the Force
Wheal Bunnie have been feeling the force to explore how magnetic forces work. In the next 3 weeks they will be looking at magnetic and non-magnetic materials and different poles in magnets ready to make our magnetic game.
A visit from Western Power Distribution
Today Wheal Busy were visited by Ruth from @WesternPowerDistribution to deepen their science learning about electricity. She taught them how to stay safe around electricity and showed them how their learning about conductors and insulators keep electricians and us all safe
Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have been thoroughly enjoying their latest book, Supertato! They’ve written wanted posters (to try and catch Evil Pea), they’ve investigated ice and jelly and they have even had a go at making traps to catch this
A Visit to Peninsula Dental School
Wheal Busy had an amazing morning at the Peninsula Dental School trying their hand at dentistry and building on their amazing learning about teeth. We have loads of great photos and videos that we will share over the next few days. The dental students and staff all commented on all of the children's fantastic knowledge and behaviour. Well done Wheal Busy.
Visit to the Planetarium
Year 6 went to Redruth School today to use their Planetarium. They loved it.
The Learning Dip
Wheal Busy were (deliberately) placed in the "learning dip" this afternoon when they were given some equipment and no instructions and asked to make a bulb light up. As well as tackling the challenge the children reflected on how they were feeling and how they got out of the dip. Good suggestions were: use what you already know; try a different way; work with your partner; stay calm and persevere.
Don't forget to brush your teeth
This morning, when you've finished your breakfast, don't forget to brush your teeth! What a fantastic reminder Wheal Busy have produced here with their app!
James showing the class skeletons of animals - skulls, teeth and spine. Pupils discussed what ancestor line they may have been linked to
Science in Wheal Fortune
Science in Wheal Fortune: collecting samples for a herbarium (as Charles Darwin did) and beginning to make observations, record details and categorise.
A Visit from Peninsula Dental School
Wheal Busy were visited by Wendy from the Peninsula Dental school. The session helped the children learn about the science of teeth and how to care for them, in order to be more healthy.