As part of class Mars’ science topic on plants we wrote stories linked to the book ‘The Little Gardener’ by Emily Hughes and made a sensory garden for the children of Key Stage 1. Today we enjoyed sharing our stories and showing Venus and Earth class the garden.
‘Mini Mudder’ 2
Bigger, better and more challenging than before, the Mudder was back! Thank you to Year 6 who designed the course and all the families who were able to join us to cheer on the competitors.
STEM Landing Day
Our whole school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) topic culminated in a visit from an AECOM traffic engineer who shared their latest work on driverless cars! The children were very excited to find out about the innovations already being developed and the prospect of Driverless cars being on our roads in the not so distant future! During the workshop, they were challenged to program robotic Driverless cars to complete a route. Not only that, they had to ensure another groups cars would not collide with their own. The children used problem solving and cooperation skills to complete the mission and began to consider the huge implications facing Driverless car developers. Steve, the engineer, questioned the children about how people will be kept safe and how these problems need to be considered.
Many of the children have made grand designs of the Driverless cars of the future … perhaps we have a few Barlby Bridge engineers in the making.
Healthy Eating Topic Day
On Tuesday 19th February 2019 we held a whole school healthy eating day, supported by Tesco and the Healthy Child Team. The children looked at two different lunchbox options and talked about the sugar contained in each. The first lunchbox contained a whopping 55g of sugar, more than three times the recommended allowance for primary age children. Classes then looked at healthier alternative options to higher sugar items. There was a lot of talk about hidden sugar in food- the children, staff and parents were all shocked by just how much sugar is in the items that are branded as ‘healthier’ choices such as cereal bars. You can download a great Change 4 Life App that has a bar code scanning tool, telling you how many cubes of sugar are in an item before you buy. Thank you so much to all of the parents who came in, joined in and helped out.