Our Owl has said goodbye for the next few months...
Each Friday this term, we have looked forward to the visit of our friendly toy owl, wondering each week what it will be dressed up as (Bat-owl, Little Red Riding Owl, Fairy Owlry Mother, Harry Pot-owl) and where it will move to next in the class. Today, our feathery friend was dressed in the best rabbit's ears sitting on a nest as it was unable to move due to a bad leg after having an accident at Morrisons whilst buying us chocolate eggs! See you again later in the summer our little friend!
We took George's huge aeroplane kite outside today and are pleased to say that we got it flying high up in the sky!
Red Nose Day Fun
A big thank you to everyone who donated money for our Comic Relief collection on Friday!
Online Safety with Mr Jefferies
Our class were able to find out even more about how to keep themselves safe online with our visitor in class this week. Ask us what we know about the blue light on tablets, phones and screens that can make us struggle to sleep at night, and ask us the ages we should be before using online social media and games. The children know that rules are put into place to protect them both at school and at home. Super listening and participation with Mr Jefferies!
Peter West's Visit to Start Science Week!
A HUGE thank you to the wonderful Mr Peter West who spent all day in school with us with his kites. He started the day off with an amazing assembly in which he explained the origins of kite flying and how they helped with the inventions of planes and parachutes. He also explained very well the effects of forces upon a kite in the air. After the assembly, he spent time in each class then took us outside to see some of his large kites in action and to let us have a feel of the force on them as they flew high up in the air.
We will all be making our own kites this week and flying them in our Key Stages on Friday.
Science Week- Let's Go Fly a Kite!
Something to get you in the mood for our fab science week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBkSy3dnIY8
Flag Fen Trip
Wow- what a fabulous day! Everyone agreed it was a brilliant trip and we all learnt so much.
The day started with a timeline activity and an activity to sort real and replica artefacts into the correct time periods. These activities really fit in well with what we are covering in class at the moment!
Next we went to another part of the site for some experimental archaeology to find out if children could have made some of the clay pots that were found at the site by having a go at making clay pots ourselves.
We found out why the reeds and bulrushes were so important for the people of Flag Fen.
We saw the remains of Bronze Age boats that have been protected by the mud and water for thousands of years- the only ones ever found in Europe. We had a chance to have a photo inside a replica boat!
We were able to see part of the largest Bronze Age structure ever made- Flag Fen's causeway. Now it is uncovered, it will rot away completely over the next few decades. Go to see it whilst you can and imagine yourself back in Bronze Age times...
Ask us to tell your about the causeway story Chris told us about Dour, Merthyn and Birga. He told us in a round house just like Bronze Age people would have told each other stories.
Pop-in Session Tuesday 7th March
A big thank you to all the parents who came along to our first pop-in session and stayed to help us with our Post Office Stamp Design Competition work. It is always great to get parents into class to see what we are doing. Parents who attended said they would like to know a little more about some aspects of Maths and Grammar in future pop-ins. If you have any other areas you wish us to cover, please see Mrs Upsall or Mrs Furnell.
Science- Using Circuits
Challenge: to make a clown picture with a bow tie that will spin in both directions. We had a lot of fun and are glad to say that we achieved our challenge this afternoon.
World Book Day
Wow- what a great looking class! A big thank you to all our parents who helped their child look so great today. We really appreciate it!
We had Harry Potter(s), Fantastic Mr Fox(es), Matilda, Red Riding Hood, a witch, a pirate and many more! Take a look at a few of us closer up...
Sports for Schools
We welcomed Paralympian Claire Cunningham (and her Gold Medal) into school on Monday to help us raise money for our school and other paralympians. It was exhausting but great fun. Well done to everyone who joined in. Can sponsor money/donations please be into school by Monday? Thank you.
Poetry using iMovie
On Monday and Tuesday, we used the iPads to film signs of winter or spring around the school grounds which we then imported into iMovie. Looking carefully at the short clips of film, we wrote lines of descriptive poetry over the clips using our knowledge of alliteration, expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, similes and metaphors. Our finished pieces are fantastic to watch!
Dangers of Electricity Homework Activities:
Electricity websites to help your research:
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Welcome back to term 4 on Monday 20th February!
Don't forget our class trip to Flag Fen this term on 9th March. Fingers crossed for good weather!