Over the last two weeks we have learnt all about what Fairtrade means and how we can help when we shop. We looked at the Fairtrade symbol and have tried to spot it in our local community. We discussed how the farmers need a fair price for their produce. Look at our lovely work …..
This morning in assembly we talked about how we are thinking about the children in Ukraine. We discussed our UNCRC articles and rights that we all have as children. We decided that we would like to show the children in Ukraine that we are thinking about them during this difficult time. Each child planted a sunflower seeds that we are going to take care of in school. In the warmer months we will then plant them outside on our school field to watch them continue to grow.
UNCRC Article 1 – everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention.
Mr Graham and the staff organised us an exciting afternoon of activities to get our mathematician heads into. It was lots of fun and all of the school shared the afternoon with a different class teacher. We had so much fun taking part in a whole school Maths Day. Mr Beveridge even joined in the fun and helped deliver Active Maths with Mrs Morton and Miss Milburn.
- Mrs Morton worked with the wonderful Class 5 and WOW! It was wonderful to see the progress the children had made in their maths learning journeys (a one close to her heart as her first class of EYFS children…..now in Year 6!) We used lots of variation when working on individual mental arithmetic calculations before heading into the hall for a carousel of Active Maths activities – we certainly put the children through their paces.
- Mrs Aspinall visited Class 4 and was super impressed with the knowledge of the children….so impressed that Mrs Aspinall put her feet up and let the children do the teaching! Well done Class 4!
- Miss Grimes worked alongside Class 2. They had lots of fun solving tricky addition and subtraction problems, Miss Grimes was blown away! After this, they enjoyed joining in maths games and puzzles to put their knowledge of maths to the test.
- Miss Milburn and Mr Beveridge taught Class 3, who had so much with an active maths session! The children added their scores playing skittles, knocking down dominoes, bean bag hoop throwing and a hoop throwing number game! Everyone enjoyed adding up their scores to see who the winners were!
- Mr Graham worked with the youngest children in the school. They used concrete objects to solve different numerical patterns…. their favourite being the addition with haribos!
Today we were very excited to learn about the Mammal Web that we are using as part of our Science work. Mr Straughan helped us attach the Mammal Cam to a tree in our little garden. We are hoping that the camera will catch videos of animals that living in or visit our school grounds. We cant wait to see what the Mammal Cam catches!
UNCRC Article 31 – right to join in a wide range of activities
Well done to this weeks Multi Skills Superstars!
UNCRC Article 31 – relax and join in a wide range of activities.
Today we had lots of fun kicking starting Science Week in school. This years theme is growth. We began by having a mass planting session with the whole school …. We are excited to watch our flowers grow.
Miss Grimes worked with class 1 where they had the most amazing time planting different seeds in each one of the fingers of their rubber gloves, some contained cotton wool and others contained soil – all were attached to the window once complete and we are going to watch them grow! 🪴
Miss Milburn loved working with Class 2. We combined science with art and created our own waterlilies. We folded the petals and predicted what would happen when they were put onto water. Some children predicted that the flowers would open up and everyone observed closely to see if they were right!
Mr Graham visited Class 3 and we looked at healthy eating. The children categorised a large variety of food into their food groups, looked at the food they had just eaten for dinner and asked the question…is it possible to eat healthy ‘sweet’ food?
The children worked incredibly hard and helped to make Sugar Seed balls using natural ingredients.
Well done to all our children who demonstrated their rights respecting gold ethos in abundance 👍
Mrs Morton had the pleasure of working with Class 4 and certainly had their minds blown when they discovered that a Coral Polyp was in fact and animal (with tentacles to paralyse it’s prey before eating it) and not a plant or a rock type!
We looked in detail at the world beneath our Ocean when studying one of the largest and most diverse ecosystems in the world – the Coral Reef 🐠
The most memorable part of our afternoon was creating our own individual Coral Polyps – that were completely edible 🤩
Mrs Aspinall visited Class 5 and they learned about DNA … everyone found out very interesting facts … we couldn’t believe that 50% of our DNA is the same as a banana! We had 3 main suspects, Mrs Lee, Mrs Hill and Mrs Gallacher we interviewed all 3, who had very good alibis. Only Stacey guessed the culprit …. Mrs Hindmarch!
A massive thank you to Mr Straughan who helped us make our cress trays in Science club.
Science week is fasting approaching us and this year the focus is growth. We decided to celebrate this by planting cress seeds … we can’t wait to try them!
Our EYFS and KS1 children and impressed us with their athletics skills this week. Darren and our Sports Leaders led a session where the children had to demonstrate a range of skills to help earn points for their team. We were amazing. PE superstars!
Well done to this week’s sports men and women …. Well deserved Sainsbury value certificates. Little super stars 🌟