We did an experiment to see how quickly tennis balls orbitted around our heads! We found that the longer the string, the longer the ball took to orbit. This helps to explain why Mercury orbits the Sun much quicker than the Earth does.
We took part in the Quicksticks competition at Park School. We were up against lots of other schools all trying to win a place in the Devon County Finals in Plymouth. Our two teams advanced from the group stages but both were eventually defeated at the quarter-final stage. It was a fantastic day and we look forward to next year’s event.
We are learning the viola in class. So far we have learned what the strings are called (C,G,D,A), learned how to hold the instrument and pluck on the open strings. We have started to learn how to hold the bow too:there is lots to remember!
We have been learning about the ancient Egyptian gods. Did you know that the ancient Egyptians had over two thousand gods?
Today we took part in a netball tournament at Pilton Community College. We played against other schools and performed really well. We entered two teams into the competition, with one of those teams qualifying for the next round. We all showed great spirit and camaraderie.
We had a great time at the Apple Store in Exeter learning more about coding using an app called ‘Tinker’ on the iPads and then using the iPads to control a robotic ball, ‘Sphero’. What fun it was!
We had a fantastic time learning more about ancient Egypt at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. We took part in three workshops: mummification, scribe school and senet (an ancient Egyptian game that is lots much fun to play). We also had a tour of the museum with a focus on the ancient Egyptian artefacts.
We enjoyed improving our hockey skills and having the opportunity to play on a large astroturf at Park School.