Thursday 21st April 3.30pm – parent meeting for Mill on the Brue residential
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June – Mill on the Brue residential trip
Tuesday 28th June – Induction day for Year 6 at Gryphon School trip
Wednesday 29th June – London trip for Year 5/6 (provisional date)
Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July – Leavers’ Play
Tuesday 19th July – Leavers’ Service in Sherborne Abbey
On Friday 11th March Year 6 performed a poetry recital for their class assembly. The children performed poems by WH Auden, Samuel Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Wilfred Owen, John McCrae, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling. The children had worked hard learning the verses off by heart and performed the poems clearly and confidently.
We arrived at Sherborne Boys School at 9.40am to get ready for a science lecture. The lecture started at 10.00am; the lecture was given by Alison a lecturer from Bristol University.
Firstly, she told us about the different sciences: physics, biology and chemistry. Soon after, Alison told us about the Air and that it is 80% of Nitrogen (N). She explained that she was going to do a couple of experiments. The first experiment she did was where she put a banana into the Liquid Nitrogen and then had a regular banana. After about a minute in the Liquid Nitrogen Alison took it out. Then I got called up to use the hammer of science and smash both bananas. One shattered, the other one squashed and became mushy.
Later on, Alison spoke to us about acids and alkalis. The experiment she demonstrated next was where she put some acid and alkalis into tap water. Suddenly, it started to change colour. It went purple then blue then green and then it went yellow/red.
Finally, Alison did the experiment where she put Helium in two balloons and Hydrogen in the other two balloons. Amy and three other students from other schools had to set fire to the end of the balloons. The two green ones exploded and made a huge flame but the other two red ones just popped.
At the end of the day I was exhausted.
By Connie Barratt
This September the Year 6 class visited the Fleet Air Arm Museum. They enjoyed workshops on the Battle of Britain and were given a privileged trip around the Lynx helicopter hanger. A great time was had by all.