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Bramcote Church Of England (Aided) Primary School, Hanley Avenue, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3HE
Head Teacher: Mrs S Meredith    Business Manager: Mrs W Gill

A Busy Start to the New Term!

26 January 2016

What a busy start to the new term! Class three and I have been working really hard the past few weeks and have so much to say.
The highlight of the first week was definitely persuading Mr Boggington of Onions R US not to build his new factory on the school field. This preposterous idea spread like wildfire throughout the school building and, as a result, nearly every child became incensed at the preposterous proposal. Every child worked really hard and came up with some great arguments against Mr Boggington’s evil plans and I sent their letters to him as soon as they had finished. He replied promptly, telling us he had thought about their letters and had decided to build in another location. Victory!
The next week we spent researching about non-renewable energy (particularly coal power stations) and renewable energy (wind, solar and hydroelectric power) and their pros and cons. The children really enjoyed learning about this and consequently ‘wowed’ the Education Team at Attenborough when quizzed about it, which made Mr Burton very proud indeed!
Talking of Attenborough, we went on a visit to the Nature Reserve on Monday (18th January) to take part in a green energy activity day. In the morning we went across the Reserve to a meadow and played three games which helped us to learn about carbon dioxide and the effect it is having on our atmosphere; how to live more sustainably in our homes; and we also learned about some of the animals and plants that are affected by global rising temperatures.
In the afternoon, we split up into two groups and did two activities, one after the other. We learned how solar cells work and attempted to build solar powered boats – despite the lack of sunshine, some of us even managed to make the propellers spin for a few seconds! The other activity was all about wind power. We did an investigation into what shape of propeller blades make the turbines spin the fastest, using real wind turbines and wind machines.
I can speak for everyone when I say it was a really great day and everyone really enjoyed it. This week we will continue our topic on Forces and Magnets, and next week we will start our sustainable art mural just outside the classroom and begin designing recycled musical instruments to form Bramcote’s first ever Recycled Orchestra. Exciting times lie ahead for Class three…

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