Mad about minibeasts

Class 3 have been learning about minibeasts and their habitats. We went on an Autumn minibeast hunt in the school grounds and looked carefully at where minibeasts were living. Our special minibeast for Autumn was the spider. We drew super spiders and their wonderful webs. Visit Class 3 and have a look at our marvellous minibeasts!

Terrific Toys!

We had a special History day where a lady called Jane brought in lots of old toys for us to learn about and play with. We also had a fantastic time making peg dolls, Mr Potato Heads and cup and ball toys. We played lots of traditional games like Snakes and Ladders, hoopla, skittles, bowls, dominoes and tiddlywinks. We hope you like looking at how much fun we had!

History of the Local Area

During Arts Week the Year 3 and 4 pupils visited Whitaker Art Gallery and Museum to support their learning about the local area in the past. Previous to the visit the pupils walked around Waterfoot to find evidence of the cotton industry. They found lots of information and put this on a timeline. Together they could work out what it was like in Waterfoot and when it was a thriving industrial town. Here are some of the photos from the Whitaker Museum and the local history walk.

Judaism - Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceromony

Identifying artefacts used in a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceromony.

Thoughts and Feelings about the ceremony.

Sikhism

As part of our R.E topic on Sikhism we were learning about how charity is a huge part of their religion. We thought about what charity means to us and brainstormed charities we were familiar with. Then we researched KHALSA -AID in our groups and made posters advertising the charity.

Jobs and Money

Our PSHE topic was jobs and money. We began by discussing various jobs and why adults have jobs. We then considered money and how not all jobs are paid the same amount. We did a short activity in groups matching up job salary cards with the jobs. We then researched and designed a job advert for a policeman, nurse or a chef. Including their salary, working hours and job description

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Moral Code Handbook

Class 6 pupils have been debating and discussing different moral dilemmas and deciding what would be the best way to tackle issues that they may face in and out of school. They came up with their own ideas for being a 'moral citizen' and wrote their own 'Moral Code'. Examples of the children's ideas: I will believe in myself and others I will care for friends, family and pets I will always tell the truth These ideas were collated into a class book that they can refer to at any time.

Romans

We linked our dance unit to the Romans and the formations they made when they were in battle. The key to the success of the Roman army was its discipline and organisation. Soldiers were kept extremely fit by rigorous physical exercise, trained to march in step and to move as a single mass, obeying trumpet signals during battles. One famous Roman tactic was the testudo - or ‘tortoise’. A formation of 27 soldiers would hold their shields above their heads and out to the front and sides to protect them - like a tortoise’s shell - as they marched forwards to attack the enemy.

Animal (human) skeletons and movement

Using dog biscuits the children had to make a human skeleton and name the bones that they knew. They then learnt as much as they could about the human skeleton and remade their skeleton adding labels to name the different bones. The photographs show the children with their work.

South American drumming

As part of our 'Arts Week' in school, we were lucky enough to be visited by Steve the drummer! He showed us different types of drums and how to play them. We learnt about tempo, pulse and pitch. We had lots of fun!