Materials and their properties
In the middle of November the school was a hive of activity as the children were,
for the second science week of the year, learning about Materials.
This included scientific processes, including the need for close observation,
how to ensure that experiments and tests are conducted fairly, and safely,
along with learning lots of technical language.
Examples from a very varied week include permeability and waterproofing lessons.
The children were equally able to use their Maths skills to help sort and order animals.
Some of the younger children learned how layers of fat provide insulation against the cold for animals living in extreme climates.
In a very colourful lesson, some of the children were experimenting with "icebergs",
learning about solids, liquids and gases.
As we enter November 2018, to mark the hundredth anniversary since the end of the First World War,
the children have been creating a "Dean School Poppy tribute".
With the older children working alongside our younger pupils, the poppies soon began to take shape.
When complete they will form a display near the school's front entrance.
European Languages' Day
26th September 2018
To mark the European Languages' Day, at the start of the day, children were split into mixed groups.
During the morning session, the children all worked on four separate tasks, including finding out about the shapes of each country. Most found Italy easy to remember.
We were also joined by our Mrs Irving who comes in once a week to teach French to the older children.
A popular session was the food tasting!
Tour of Britain
On 7th September the Tour of Britain was passing close by the school. With a calm and dry day, it was great for the children to be able to see this event at close quarters.