September 8

Hello, can you hear me?

Making and playing with string telephones helped us to understand that sound can travel through the string as we send messages to each other. Some of us even got to have a four-way conversation by crossing two string telephones. It was important that the strings on both were always touching. It involved a lot of patience and teamwork.

September 8

Hands On Science

 

To help us to learn more about light and sound, Hands On Science came to visit us. What fun we had! Our presenter, Jenelle, had so many experiments for us to try. We learnt about vibrations and sound waves. We listened to how sound travelled through different materials and had fun using a tuning fork. By shining torches on different materials, we discovered more about the words transparent, translucent and opaque. We explored how light bounces off objects and how our eyes see the image upside down. It was exciting to see all the colours of the rainbow as the light passed through a prism. Hands On Science was a great learning experience.

September 8

World of Maths

World of Maths came to our school. There were lots of fun activities for us to try. We had to follow the instructions carefully to try to solve the mathematical problems. We learnt to work as a team and to learn from our mistakes. We also discovered that there is more than one way to solve a problem. The activities were exciting and involved us making and doing which really helped us to learn.

September 8

First Aid Fun

The St John’s Ambulance Service visited Berwick Lodge and we all got a chance to learn a little more about first aid. We learnt about safe and unsafe places and how to make sensible choices. We were reminded how to call for help and how to give the emergency operator as much information as possible. We practised the first parts our DRSABC – look out for Dangers, get a Response, Send for help. The older grades learnt how to check the Airway, listen for Breathing and start Compressions. We also had an opportunity to imagine our buddy was injured and we learnt how apply a bandage. It was great fun.

September 8

Book Week Dress Up Day

We loved the opportunity to come to school dressed as our favourite book characters. There were superheroes like Hulk, Batman and even Violet from the Incredibles. Cinderella and Prince Charming were there and so was King Arthur.  There were movie favourites such as Jesse and a Minion along with  fairies, a penguin, a unicorn and even a cranky bear as well as characters from ‘Hey Jack’ and the ‘104 Storey Treehouse’. Can you spot them all?

September 8

BLPS Literature Festival – Hazel Edwards

Hazel Edwards is a great story teller. She is a famous author who writes books for children, teenagers and even adults. Her most famous children’s books are about a child who has a great imagination and who has a hippopotamus living on the roof having all sorts of adventures. We loved listening to her tell us about how she got her ideas for writing books. We have been reading lots of Hazel Edwards’ books in class.

September 8

BLPS Literature Festival – Mitch Vane



Mitch Vane is an illustrator of many children’s books. She came to school to show us her work and to help us become confident illustrators. She helped us to realise that we are in control of what we put on the paper and that what we draw is right.

Here are some of our amazing illustrations.

September 8

BLPS Literature Festival – Mark Carthew

We are so lucky to have Mr Carthew at our school. He is a children’s author and he talked to us about some of his books. He even gave us a sneak look at his new Marvin and Marigold book, A Christmas Surprise.  Ms Kelly read us a different Mark Carthew book every day. Our favourites were The Gobbling Tree and The Moose Is Loose.