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Earthquake Challenge

Birch class became architects, material directors, accountants, project managers and builders and had a constructing challenge. Each team had to design, build, and test a model structure made out of uncooked spaghetti sticks. There model was tested on a specially built earthquake machine. This machine simulates the stresses that occur during earthquakes. The model aim was to withstand a 10 second earthquake without collapsing. They competed against other companies (teams) by attempting to build the best structure.

Natural Phenomena Day

On Thursday 21st November Birch class took part in a Natural Phenomena day. Half the day the class took part in some mini medics training from JMS First-aid. They learnt about the following: -What is first Aid -How to call for help -Keeping safe -How to assess a casualty – DRABC -CPR -Recovery Position -AEDs. All the enjoyed this part of the day and they all got a certificate to say they had the training. The other half of the day focussed on disaster prevention and relief. The children went to a committee meeeting and became members of a team which would help when a disaster happened somewhere in the world. They had to think about what was needed to support the people and discuss the priori

Children in Need

Well done to everyone who came in PJs today to raise money for Children in Need today. At break-time the Pupil Parliament (with staff) ran some games/competitions including the CIN Duck Race (where Beakwell Tart was crowned the winner).We managed to raise a massive £225.16. Thank you!

Maths Week England

This week was Maths Week England and we decided to take part in some of the activities they had planned to raise the profile/enjoyment of mathematics in school. Children did some fun activities/puzzles with a maths focus and each year group did a mathematics quiz to enter a competition. Birch class watched a live webinar where a mathematics puzzle was shared and children worked live around the country to try to tackle this problem. Today children took part in some puzzles at lunch-time where some prizes were on offer. Well done to Jack B, Heidi, Athena and Millie for winning.

Elm's Viking Visitor!

On Wednesday 6th November, Elm were visited by a Viking! We all had a fantastic day learning more about the Viking way of life, armour, burial ceremonies, Kenning riddles and board games. We even learned a song in Viking language!