Head’s Blog – 9th March 2018

Forensic Science

Now that the majority of the snow has gone we can get back to reality! Before the ‘Beast from the East’ hit, Willow went to Dene Magna to carry out some Forensic Science.  We arrived to a scene of crime: someone had stolen the answers to the exam papers to make sure that their class scored the highest marks.  The challenge was to investigate and carry out lots of tests to see who the culprit was.


Some of the activities included:

  • Using Benedicts to test whether there was sugar in blood – the culprit cut themselves whilst committing the crime
  • Using Chromatography to test which pen was used by each suspect – a note was left by the culprit
  • Finger prints detection – there was a partial print at the crime scene so the children had to compare finger prints to find a match
  • Filtering mud left in footprints, then heating the solution to see if there are any salts in it. This could link the culprit to what they have been doing recently.

The children had an amazing time and want to go again!

Thank you to Mr Holmyard at Dene Magna.


Bags for School

Thank you to everyone who donated old clothes, the end result was £68.

English improvement Activities

Mrs Hopkins has started work on the Oracy project this week and the children loved it, especially when they got to take home their goody bag and books to share with their parents over the weekend.

We have been very lucky to have Mavis Jenkins bring in her special listening dog, Myfi, to listen to the children read.  This is going to be a regular activity and we look forward to welcoming them to our school.  The feedback from the children has been very positive.

Our Ripping Reads have proved to be popular already, all children can sign out a book from the display in the corridor to read it at home.  Some children have read two books already this week!



Our English creative homework continues and here are some of the WAGOLL work which has made it onto the coveted space on the wall. Keep up the hard work everyone!



Book in a Box

All of the children in school, independently, made a representation from their favourite book.  Here are some of the entries:

Our winners were “Rapunzel and Alice in Wonderland” combined from Oak and then “The Tiger who came to Tea” from Willow.  Well done to everyone.

The Tiger who came to Tea

Rapunzel and Alice in Wonderland


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