Planets and their orbits

Posted in Science

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.

Quicksticks Hockey

Posted in Sport

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.

The Viola

Posted in Music

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!


Space and the Solar System

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We have been looking at models of the Solar System and our Universe. We are comparing what ancient civilizations like the Egyptians thought, with what we now believe is true. The pupils made some great posters to show their ideas:


Posted in History

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.