Middle School Sharing Assembly
Middle school pupils shared some of the things they had been learning over the year in a grand assembly. Mrs Davies' pupils showed some of their spyware whilst MP acted out their own version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (this one had a happy ending). Mr Lazell's class re-enacted some of the highs and lows of the Protestant Reformation under Henry the Eighth and unravelled how we have the Bible in our own language today. Over 100 parents and carers were at the assembly and everyone attending was very impressed by all of the performances.
MP Class Snail
Mrs Mills has brought her pet snail; Stuart, into MP class so that the class can look after him and learn all about African Land Snails. Jamie has been really interested in learning all about snails and is taking a key role in looking after him in class. The class recently visited Scales and Fangs in Leigh, to get some more information and check what Stuart needs to eat and how to care for him. Some children have been really brave and held Stuart, he is really very friendly.
Middle School Science Lessons
Middle school's Science topic this half term is 'Changing States in Matter'. MP class have been looking at how some matter can be changed from one state to another and that some can be returned to their original state. They carried out some experiments to prove the theory. Firstly they added heat to chocolate to change it from a solid to a liquid. They then put it in the fridge, reducing its temperature to turn it back into a solid. They discovered that this was a reversible change. Secondly they toasted some bread but were unable to revert it back to its original state so that was an irreversible change.
ML Class Life Skills
Class ML have been learning about fire safety in Life Skills this term. One of the exercises they have been doing was to make a practice telephone call to the emergency services. Mrs Bradshaw acted as the operator at the other end of this phone conversation with Grace. They plan to visit their local station this half term.
Pupils from our Middle School recently entered the special competition run by BMW Fairfield. Pupils had to design a BMW of the future and the competition was exclusive to Cedar Hall School. In our assembly this week the winner of the competition was announced. Mahalah from MP was chosen as the winner and as you can see from the photograph her winning design was truly spectacular! Mahalah's prize includes tickets to a Southend United football match and a full replica kit. She will be the team's mascot at a future game and will even lead the team out from the tunnel onto the pitch. A huge well done to her.