Class 5 discussed differences in people and discussed qualities they had that make them different to each other. They drew pictures of themselves showing their ‘difference’ and these were put together to form a class montage of ‘differences’.
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!
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!
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.
Children danced to 'The Locomotion' as we have been doing Pioneers of Transport for our history topic.
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
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.
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.
Class 6 has been learning about the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan. This annual festival celebrates the love between brothers and sisters. The word ‘Raksha’ means ‘protection’, and ‘Bandan’ means ‘tie’. The children made bracelets for their siblings or for someone special in their family.
As the children were getting better at reading co-ordinates, I challenged some of the them to an NRICH activity to really get their brains working.
The children have completed a number of activities linked to the rainforests. One of the homeworks was to make some food from ingredients from the rainforest. We also compared the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil to Sherwood forest in England.