This week, we have enjoyed being scientists, authors and artists…..
In Science, we have been continuing with the topic of electricity. We revisited how electromagnets work, and the children investigated how electricity affects the reading on a compass. We have also learned that if we happen to be using a compass to find our bearings during darkness, not to hold a torch too close to the compass, otherwise we will end up very lost!
5P have been authors for the past 5 days! They were given the opportunity to write the next chapter of Street Child, which we have been reading during literacy lessons. It has been lovely to see the children showing such enthusiasm and excitement about writing their own chapters, and then finally getting to discover what the author of the book had in store for Jim. Below are just some examples of the children’s writing from over the week. Well done to all of 5P for producing some superb writing. Perhaps we have some future famous authors amongst us!
In Art, we have been learning about the Victorian Artist, William Morris. The children have created their own art, inspired by the artist. Here we have detailed work by Ryan, Leo, Ruby and Anya.
Look at our blog next week to see the finished product.
The school has a brand new ICT suite, which we have made use of for the second time. We absolutely love ICT! This week, we have started to explore computer programming, using Scratch. We all laughed a lot as we created sprites, which came alive and were jumping all over our screens! We are all looking forward to using Scratch again next week.
Last week, Hannah took Mr Squishy home. He was fortunate enough be taken to an ice cream parlour! I can see a pattern emerging with regards to how Mr Squishy is spending his weekends – most involve eating lots of lovely food!
Last week’s star of the week was Bea. She has been working extremely hard on improving her writing by using her targets. Well done, Bea!
This week’s star of the week has been particularly helpful throughout the week, especially during art yesterday. Whilst everybody was tidying the classroom, I turned towards the sink, and to my delight, Katie and Hollie had started washing up all the paint brushes and pots! One of our School Values is Respect. Hollie and Katie were certainly displaying this value this week. In recognition of the kind and thoughtful gesture, Katie was chosen to be star of the week, and Hollie has taken Mr Squishy home for the weekend. Thank you again for this, girls.
Thank you to those who have brought in things for our shoe box appeal. We have managed to fill two shoe boxes already and are in need of another empty shoe box to fill! If you have a shoe box and would like to donate it to this worthy cause, please send it to school with your child.
Finally, we’re sure you’re all wondering how Jaws and Fiona are getting on! Well, they have had a ‘bath’ this week, although the children didn’t notice that they were looking particularly clean! We’re pleased to report that the fish survived their second ‘bath’. Also, Mrs Attfield kept commenting that the fish looked bored (!), therefore she bought them a present! She has placed a tunnel in the tank for the fish to swim in and out of. We are yet to witness them using the tunnel, but thank you very much, Mrs Attfield.
Thank you for reading about 5P’s learning. Visit our blog again next week!