Archive for March, 2013

Curiosity – The Mars Rover

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2013 by Mr Davy

To round off our Universe topic, Year 4 have been learning about NASA’s very exciting mission, Curiosity.

It truly is a magnificent achievement by the human race and we have thoroughly enjoyed viewing the stunning images sent back to Earth. In addition to researching the mission and the Rover itself, Year 4 have chosen some choice facts to share, which can be seen by clicking the link below:

http://padlet.com/wall/Curiosity-Year4

In addition, the class have been investigating lever technology in a D&T session. Using this knowledge, the class have designed their own Mars rovers which will include a working ‘tool’.

Here are some photos… Keep checking back for images of the finished products. 

If you want to find out more, click the links below.

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http://search.bbc.co.uk/search?go=toolbar&scope=newsround&q=mars+rover+curiosity

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-

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Tree Planting – Heartwood Forest – Friday the 1st March 2013

Posted in Uncategorized on March 5, 2013 by Mr Davy

Wow! What a brilliant morning of tree planting!

Well done to Year 4 who smashed the previous record. We planted 297 trees! These trees included Oak and Field Maple. Can you remember any more species?

Click the link to find out more about the amazing Heartwood Forest project ===> http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/our-woods/pages/wood-details.aspx?wood=5622#.UTSSNx3QArV

Also, check the Woodland Trust website for great learning resources and information about tree planting trips for families. ===> http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/our-woods/pages/wood-details.aspx?wood=5622#.UTSSHx3QArU

Enjoy the photos: