How does the drum in our ear help us to hear?

Year Four children have been busy in Science this week thinking about how our ears work and how we hear sounds around us.  We found it fascinating to learn the different parts of the ear such as the ear canal, ear drum, the ossicle bones (hammer, anvil and stirrup) and the cochlea and to think about how clever our body is!

The children learnt actions to help them remember the journey of sound waves funnelled into the ear through the pinna (outer ear) passed on through vibrations to help send a message to the brain.  We were also interested to find out that ear wax is actually a good thing to help keep your ears clear of infection and the three tiniest bones are found in the ear. Ask Year Four to show you their knowledge with the actions we learnt this week.


Covid-19 & School

Welcome to the new normal! In these strange new times school has changed a bit and there’s new ways of doing some things. We’ve put together a resource page of information and guidance about what it means for HPS.