MP History Lessons
MP class have been studying the Tudors in history. They also read a version of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare which they really enjoyed, despite the very sad ending. They designed and built their own Tudor theatres using shoe boxes, card and paper. The theatres showed their favourite scenes from Romeo and Juliet. It took many weeks to complete, but all the pupils were really proud of their finished theatres.
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.
Middle school had a Magic Workshop at school on Thursday 16th November with Jay and Tim. They did a brilliant trick with 3 pieces of string that kept changing length! They showed pupils how to link two paperclips together without touching them and also how to make rubber bands jump from finger to finger. Everyone got better as they practiced. It was great fun, but the pupils can't tell you how they did it, as magicians never reveal their secrets! It was really good for everyone's fine motor skills as they had to do some quite fiddly moves and try to be coordinated for the tricks to work.
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.
MP class visit to Fambridge Solar Panel Farm
On Thursday 6th July MP pupils visited a solar panel farm in Fambridge . As part of their Science topic they have been looking at renewable energy sources and were therefore very interested to see lots of things in action that they had been learning about. A great day was had by all!
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.