Y4 spent the afternoon creating French menus and trying some French food at the end of our Food topic. Most of the children tried brie cheese, pate, baguette and pain au chocolat. Some of them went home VERY full!
A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunties etc who attended our Safer Internet Day training sessions this week. Our e-cadets did a fabulous job of creating and presenting information on everything from your digital footprint to scams and online shopping. They finished it all off with a competitive game of Kahoot. Great fun was had by all!
Today, children worked in pairs placing decimal numbers onto a number line. We used tape on the desk as our number line and placed the decimals in a coloured pen. The children thought carefully to place the numbers in the correct order on a number line from 0-2.
We have been studying light and how it travels to make reflections. As part of our experiment, we made a track on the floor where we then had to use a mirror to see our feet. We used these reflection to walk around the track. It was very tricky but we completed the challenge.
On Monday 29th January 2018 children and parents/carers were involved in the River Wear Trust, John Muir Award and Daisy Arts producing a willow igloo, wire river creatures and clay fish. This took place across the whole day with 210 children and 71 parents/carers participating.
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages you to enjoy the outdoors, get to know more about nature and wild places, do something to look after these places and share what you do.
It isn’t a competition, or a set programme and anyone can participate.
To achieve the John Muir Award the Year 5 children must discover a wild place, explore it, conserve it and share their experience. Part of this project was to build an Igloo structure using living Willow.
In one of our ‘We Believe’ time activities, we spent some time working on a task using spaghetti, string and marshmallows. We had instructions to follow and had to work as team to see who could build the tallest free-standing tower. The task took a lot of determination but we all showed great resilience and patience even when things didn’t work out straight away.
This week, the children attending our Games After School Club enjoyed playing Twister, Ker-plunk and What a Performance in small groups. This is a great opportunity for the children to play with others who they may not normally play with and build confidence and self-esteem. Lots of laughter had by all!
Science this week – 5C have been separating materials using the correct process. The children were given 4 different mixtures of materials to try and separate. For example, the children had to separate rice and paper clips, using the process of magnets to attract the paperclips from the mixture. What a messy but super lesson!
We added to our scientific knowledge when we carried out an experiment. Firstly we put some vinegar into a bottle then we put some bicarbonate of soda into a balloon. After that, we stretched the balloon so it was over the neck of the bottle and slowly poured the bicarbonate of soda into the vinegar. We were astonished to see the instant reaction when the two materials came into contact with each other and gave off gas to inflate the balloon.
This week in Nurture, we have been using our creative skills to construct a model using blocks of various shapes and sizes. We spent time planning, designing and working out which pieces we needed to ensure our design came to life. We needed to use good listening, reasoning and concentration skills as well as understanding how to work as a team and be flexible and accepting of others’ ideas, even if we did not always agree. As you can see the children did an amazing job and everyone was very proud of their efforts. Well done everyone!