Year 6 focussed their learning during Science Day on taste. Our first investigation aimed to prove a scientific theory that children prefer sweet foods and dislike bitter tasting foods.
Are you a supertaster? Well...Year 6 aimed to find out if they were by counting the number of fungiform papillae on their tongues. We painted our tongues with blue food colouring and repeated the counting 4 times and took an average to determine the total number. Our observations found that the majority of children were classed as tasters which backed up the scientific evidence.
To celebrate British Science Week, children in Year 4 have been investigating: 'What materials make the best thermal insulator?'
We made our predictions before conducting our investigation.
In the afternoon, we shared our results with Key Stage 2 in a special assembly.
Well done to the children who took part in our mini performance!
On Thursday 27th February 2020, Year 2 were lucky to have a visit from Animals in Hands. Mo (the animal man) taught the children about animals from the rainforest. The children saw Shahrukh the python, Charlie the chinchilla, Brian the snail, Alisha the tarantula and lots more
We all really enjoyed Mo’s visit, especially being able to touch and hold the animals. Well done Year 2!
Year 4 had a wonderful morning with the Police Community Support Officer Team!
The children were extremely well behaved and the officers commented on the children's enthusiasm and positive attitude.
Well done children, we are very proud of you!
Year 4 had fun at Elston Hall Primary School with other pupils from across our trust.
They have been exploring the app 'Garage Band'. The children have learnt many skills that they are going to bring back to Goldthorn and teach their class friends.
We are looking forward to making music!
On Tuesday 11th February 2020, the children at Goldthorn Park celebrated Safer Internet Day. The digital ambassadors presented a special assembly to KS2 children about online identity. Children across the school took part in a PSHE afternoon session. EYFS created avatars and buntings about their favourite online activities. In KS1, the children discussed and created their ‘This is Me’ online identity and understood what information they can and cannot share online. Meanwhile, KS2 children created their online identity wheels and discussed how children needed to be careful what they share online.
On Tuesday 11th February 2020, EYFS and KS1 children watched a Live Read session that was broadcast across the UK. The broadcast featured a police officer, Dax Bryne Turner from British Transport Police, who read a new Thomas the Tank Engine book, Stay Safe with Thomas. During the live broadcast, the children learnt how to be safe when using the railway.
Year 1 children took part in ‘Paddington’s Space Mission’ inspiration day. The children made NASA space badges and rockets ready to take off to the moon. We took off in our rockets and watched the first moon landing by Neil Armstrong. Once we were safely on the moon, we listened and followed instructions to create a moon dance. We also created our own aliens using handprints. After a busy day we listened to the story ‘Whatever Next’ and had our own space picnic on the moon before coming back to Earth. I think the children will all agree that it was an enjoyable day and were left feeling inspired for our learning this term.