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Columbia Grange School

Little Steps, Big Aspirations For All

Spring 1

Super Star Scientists

Discovery Museum

We enjoyed our visit to the Discovery Museum, we especially enjoyed taking shadow photographs. 

Team games with Alex

Skittles experiment

 We enjoyed doing our Skittles experiment. 

We used different liquids to pour over the Skittles to see if they made the colours into rainbow or not!

We found that some of the liquids took longer to make a rainbow than others and some liquids did not make a rainbow. 

Shipley Art Gallery

We had a lovely visit to the art gallery, we walked around and chose our favourite pictures.  

Art - Steven Brown

 In art we found out about the Scottish artist Steven Brown. 

He is most famous for painting the bright colours and his paintings of the McCoo.

We painted and named our own McCoo pictures. 

They took along time to complete as we had to wait for each colour to dry before adding the next colour. 

Science - Chocolate experiment

 We had great fun experimenting with chocolate bars, to see if they would float or sink!

We completed our science booklet, with our predictions, our materials, our method and results.

We put our findings onto a bar graph and pie chart. 

we found that the

Twirl, Aero, Wispa, Kit Kat, Double Decker, Mars Bar and Crunchie all floated. 

and the

Dairy Milk, Maltesers Bar, Fudge, Chomp, Curly Wurley and Twix all sank!

We think the chocolate bars floated because they had bubbles or air gaps in them., 

Arts - Robert Burns

 For Burn's Night we found out all about the poet Robert Burns and keeping with the Scottish theme looked at the artist Steven Brown.

.  We completed a comprehension sheet all about Robert Burns, we had to read the information and answer questions about what we had read.  We then looked at rhyming words and all helped to make our own poem about Navy Class, we hope you like it - we do!


Navy class is good,

We all know that we should,


Try to always be kind,

And then we will find, 


The best of friends,

who play and lends.


We share all the toys

Most of us are boys


We have two lovely girls,

We watch them do their twirls. 


We like to use the chrome books,

And on Monday’s we are cooks.


In maths we learn our shapes,

At snack time we eat our grapes.


We paint pictures in art,

We are all super smart. 


We try hard at our writing,

We do not like fighting! 


We help the rest,

But we are the best!


Yey we love being in Navy Class!

Science / Literacy

Our experiment this week was

'Air Float' 

We all got to pick an object to see if the floated when put on a hairdryer. 

It was really good fun watching some items float in the air, we found the ping pong ball, feather and tissue paper were the best. 

We continued to predict and recorded our results, materials and method in our booklets.


We have continued to learn about weight and this week we used the non-statutory unit of weighing objects with cubes.  We recorded our findings and then put this data onto a bar chart so we could order the objects from lightest to heaviest. 


We started our team games this week with Alex a coach from the SAFC foundation of Light.

Street Art

As part of our Arts Award we have been looking at street art, we had a drive around Sunderland looking for it.  

Afterwards we came back to school and Googled some images, we then had a go at drawing and painting our own ideas on the wall. 

Our first 'eggsperiment' went really well. 

We all took at turn at putting an object into a bag with an egg and then dropping it. 

We had to predict whether we thought the egg would 'crack' or 'not crack' and then we had to record our results, materials and method into our own science booklet. 

We really enjoyed our yoga session this week

We were all excellent at trying the new poses.

We started learning about weight in our Maths lessons. 

We were able to work with our friends to find objects around the classroom that were heavier and lighter than each other.  

Some of us even managed to get our scales to balance with equal weights.