27 Jun Y5 Challenge Day at East Barnet School
A small group of Y5 pupils attended a Challenge Day at the local secondary – East Barnet School.
The children enjoyed the following activities:
- History: what is history? One of our pupils was complimented for her GCSE level answer that “History is the impact and significance people in the past has on today”.
- Forensic science: a ‘crime scene’ where the (fictional) headteacher of East Barnet School had been murdered! With 4 suspects, the pupils undertook 5 different tests (fingerprints, fibres found on victim from murderer clothes, soil from shoes, powder found at the scene and an ink test from the note found with deceased) . For this session the year 5 pupils were taught by the year 9 science leaders.
- Mathematical towers: Our pupils took on the ‘Paper tower challenge’. Given 1 roll of sellotape and 1 newspaper, they had to create a tower that would support a tennis ball. The pupils had to think about surface area of the base against height and strength. This is a real contest held in New York every year!!!
- Robotics: design, build and drive own robot. Using their engineering skills the groups competed in the “Robo-Cup” contest to score goals. Year 9 subject leaders also led this session.
A great day had by all!