Sound Science

During this half term the children in KS2 have been learning about sounds in science.  The highlight of the unit was learning about pitch when we invited a local brass band player into school.  During the afternoon we were given a demonstration of how the three instruments (a cornet, trombone and a tenor horn) sounded and how they each differed in pitch.  The children all enjoyed blowing the instruments and using the valves to change the pitch of the notes.  Great fun was had making a variety of sounds and learning about why the three instruments sounded different.  The afternoon culminated in a fun activity making straw oboes and seeing who could make the highest and lowest pitch.









         Cornet, Trombone and a Tenor Horn












                    Playing ‘Straw Oboes’



Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins