Roll of Honour awards

Well done to all the children who won last terms Roll of Honour awards. Your dedication, enthusiasm and hard work is really paying off!

Visit from Bristol University

A big thank you to the team of scientists from Bristol University that visited the school yesterday. We enjoyed an exciting assembly about discoveries in biomedical science. Year 5 and 6 then stayed with them and had a workshop. Look at some of the art they created, showing some of the bacterias that can be found in our mouths!

     

Cabbage water!

We made predictions about what would happen when we poured a transparent liquid into the blue (cabbage) water. I didn’t explode (as some of us thought it might). Instead, it turned pink! You can try this at home with help from an adult. Cut up some red cabbage, put it in water and blend it. Strain out the chunks and you have blue water to experiment with. See what happens when you add: washing up liquid, sparkling water, an egg …

Kicking off British Science Week

Things are getting messy at Stoke Park as we begin our investigations as part of British Science Week. Today, we all saw a ‘magic trick’ as the bits on the water dispersed at the touch of the finger. Can you guess what broke the surface tension of the water to make this happen?

Year 5 Science Show at Orchard School

Today, Year 5 visited Orchard School to take part in a Science show called ‘States of Matter’ where they learned the differences between solids, liquids and gases. The children were amazed to see different experiments happen right before their eyes, including freezing a banana using liquid Nitrogen and being able to use this usually-soft piece of fruit as a hammer! Additionally, they learned the scientific names for changing from one state to another: for example, melting, freezing, evaporation (from liquid to gas); condensation (from gas to liquid); sublimation (from solid to gas) and deposition (from gas to liquid). Year 5 would like to say a big Thank You to Orchard School for being able to take part in this fantastic opportunity.

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Snow closures

10.00 am 1st March 2018

 

Dear Parents and Carers

 

The weather warnings for the Bristol area have just been upgraded. The school will, therefore, close at 12.45pm today. Our aim is to give the children lunch before they are collected but if you wish to pick them up before that time, please feel free to do so.

Please let the school know if you will have any difficulties collecting your child. In addition, I will need to send staff home at 1.00 pm but I will retain a skeleton staff on site to look after any children whose parents have been delayed due to difficulties with travel.

To allow parents to be able to make arrangements for tomorrow, I am making the decision to close the school on Friday as there is no indication that the weather and travel conditions are going to improve; if anything they will deteriorate.

 

Thank you in advance for understanding.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gareth Simons – Headteacher, Stoke Park Primary

Weather conditions

Stoke Park aims to stay open on 1st March 2018 but we will review the weather through the morning. Please be ready to collect your child from 12.30. Thank you.

KS1 trip to Clifton Suspension Bridge

Today KS1 visited the Clifton Suspension Bridge. We learnt all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel at the Visitor Centre. We heard lots of funny stories, including one about the time he played a trick and accidently swallowed a coin! We sang a song about his life and had a ‘best bridge’ competition. Afterwards, we walked across the bridge, taking in the view from both sides. We then drew what we could see, before setting off back to school on the coach!