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Today in Class 4 and yesterday in Class 5, we looked at the causes of pollution in the UK. We had 2 samples of water: A was from a pond in the countryside and B was from a puddle near a main road. Everyone practiced using a pipette to add the reagent to each sample. Sample B turned black/brown because the reagent reacted with the pollutant.
The children enjoyed using the scientific equipment.
On Tuesday 5th March, Bryn Offa’s girls athletics team took part in the County final held at Shrewsbury Sports Village. The girls had won two previous rounds and earnt the right to represent North Shropshire. The standard was incredibly high, but the girls produced some amazing displays to finish in a very credible 6th position. Well done to all!
Following their huge success in the Oswestry Area competition, Bryn Offa’s athletes represented Oswestry in the North Shropshire competition. Both our boys and girls team performed amazingly well. The boys finished in joint 1st position on points only to narrowly lose out to Market Drayton Junior School in a sudden death relay.
The Girls however, went on better. They won the overall competition and will now represent North Shropshire in the County final on MArch 5th.
Well done to both teams – They were brilliant!
This week Class 5 will be debating a number of topics in class. These include:
- School uniform should be banned for Year 6 pupils;
- Children should take part in one hour of P.E daily;
- Packed lunches should be banned at Bryn Offa;
- Children in Class 5 should have one hour of homework daily;
- Children in Key stage 2 should have an afternoon break.
Keep posted for the results of the motions on Friday.
All the Year 6 children are now fully back into the swing of the new academic year. It started in the best possible way, with a visit to Arthog. All of the children had a great time on each of the activities, working as a team and preparing themselves for the challenges that lie ahead. All of the staff who accompanied them from school and the Arthog instructors were incredibly impressed with not only their behaviour but also the way in which they supported each other throughout the week. Please see the photos below. A great time was had by all.
On Friday 15th June, Class 3, Class 4 and the Year 5s from Class 5 all went on a trip to Chester Zoo. It was a really enjoyable day and each group also attended a workshop related to our current science topic of animals and humans. The pictures below are from the ‘Survival in the Wild’ workshop the Year 5s attended. This focussed on how animals are adapted for survival and food chains. Some of the objects the children got to touch, which can be seen below, were confiscated by customs agents and donated to the zoo.
The trip was such a success, we hope to repeat it in a couple of years time.
A huge thank you to everybody who supported our stallholders during last week. The class 5 children have raised just over £600. Which, I am sure that you will agree, is an amazing achievement. As promised, the money will be going on a script for the end of year play; a leavers gift for the school and the remaining will be put towards the end of year trip. It was such a huge success that we have already decided to run it next year. Well done to all of class 5 who made last week so successful.
Last week, Bryn Offa year six pupils took a break from their SAT examinations to lead an athletic master class for the pupils from classes 3,4 and 5. The coaching skills on display were incredibly impressive and all pupils had a very enjoyable afternoon.
Thank you Year 6 for all of your hard work.