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On the trail of maths

Today was the day we raced around the field solving tricky maths problems, which had been cunningly hidden on trees, fences, railings, and even inside the willow tunnel!

Well done to all the mathematicians who managed to solve so many puzzles.  As you can see, a few people needed a rest after their exertions!

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History comes to life!

We have just returned from hiding behind Hadrian’s Wall, experiencing the Savage Saxons’ ideas of justice, surviving the vicious Vikings and watching the Celts get crunched by the ruthless Romans – just a few of things to happen before our eyes during the show at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre!

And, best of all, 3D Bogglevison meant we came face-to-face with deadly snakes and carnivorous dogs, dodged flying arrows and blood, ducked as severed heads flew our way and scattered before a talking Viking longboat!

History has never been such fun!

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Science Life Education Centre

We visited the Mobile Science Life Education Centre this afternoon where we learned all about the human body and how to look after ourselves.

We helped Harry’s brain to send a message to his (Freya’s) hand to wave and, finally, helped a couple of friends to compromise when they were faced with a problem.

This was a great hour spent learning about our body and how to look after it, and other people!

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

In our study of the classic poem (and well-known traditional story) “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”, we set up an outdoor theatre in which to perform our versions of the story.

As you can see from the pictures, the town of Hamelin was overrun with particularly nasty rats, until a mysterious, brightly-coloured Piper lured them all away with his magical tune.  Unfortunately, after being refused his payment by the Mayor, he returned to exact revenge on the people of Hamelin!

All this was played out to a captivated audience!

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Games of skill and strategy

Using mathematical skills and strategies to outwit an opponent were the order of the day when we played in our teams games such as “Cross the Bridge”, “Never Touch” and “Hexagon”.

So far, Green Team has an early lead, but all could change after the final round next week!

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