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’



Wed 7th – MAST Hannah Wills ~ Moses
Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins