A Wonderful Week in Cherry & Chestnut Class

We've had a really busy time in Chesntut and Cherry Class with lots of exciting activities to make learning fun.

World Book Day saw some wonderful costumes and we spent the whole day talking about books.  We played 'Who am I?' where the children had to work out which famous character from a book they were holding above their heads; we wrote book reviews of our favourite books; we designed book marks; we did World Book Day Brainteasers; we got competitive with a World Book Day Quiz and we took part in the BBC World Book Day Live Lesson with interviews and workshops with famous authors.

Science Week started with a bang – well more of a 'smash' as three eggs were sacrificed as part of an experiment to see how strong their shape was. 

During the week, we then took part in a Forensic Workshop where we analysed finger prints and looked at DNA evidence and other clues to find the culprit. 

Year 6 participated in a workshop run by Affinity Water where they competed to construct pipelines to transport water effectively and cheaply. 

Year 5 had a workshop run by CleanUpHitchin where they did a quiz and played 'To flush or not to flush'.  They learned lots about rubbish and recycling and all created their own pledge to show what they are going to do to reduce their rubbish.

Later in the week, Year 5 continued with the theme of Journeys for Science Week and looked at Air Resistance.  They created wingless planes, helicopters and normal paper planes to see which ones flew the best.

With all this happening, we still had time for Algebra in Maths, counting to 200 and using Euros in French, learning about the History of Hitchin in History, discussion about Adaptation and Evolution and Charles Darwin in Science with Mrs Driver and an investigation into the features of rivers in Geography.

Story Writing hasn't been forgotten either.  The children have been writing some wonderful short stories to enter in the Rotary Young Writers' Competition and we've been lucky enough to listen to some of the children's entries to the BBC Radio 2 500 Words Competition.

We've ended the week with Comic Relief Day – an opportunity to support a good cause and wear something red.  We've had lots of red nose 'accidents' – they just don't seem to stay on!

What an amazing time we've had in school.