Scientists, Authors and Artists

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 wOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAe 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!


26 Responses to Scientists, Authors and Artists

  1. Jane R October 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    Well done 5P another wonderful blog. I really enjoy reading all about the activities you have been doing. The art work was particularly interesting as my father is also called William Morris! Keep up the great work Miss Heightley!

    • Miss Heightley October 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

      Wow! I wonder whether your father has the same artistic flair?!

  2. Mrs Heightley October 2, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    Great blog 5P. Keep up the hard work!

  3. Sarah M October 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

    I wish I was in 5P, what a lot of interesting, fun things you do!

  4. Mrs Attfield October 2, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

    Hallo Miss Heightley and 5P. It is lovely to read about your work. Perhaps you would like to come to 5H and we could share our stories, as 5H wrote some exciting paragraphs too.
    I visited Jaws and Fiona before I went home tonight – sadly, I think they might be getting too plump to fit through the tunnel, so I will try and find something else to make their playground more exciting.

    • Miss Heightley October 2, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

      It would be lovely to share our stories with one another, Mrs Attfield. What a great idea. I don’t believe that Jaws and Fiona have become plump, rather the tunnel is too narrow. I do believe that the children of 5P keep them quite entertained though!

  5. Ms Bryant October 4, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

    It was nice to see a science experiment actually work, as we hadn’t had much luck with them lately! I think it will be Mr Squishy that becomes too plump soon, with the amount of food he is eating! Fantastic blog Miss Heightley!!

    • Miss Heightley October 4, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

      I think you’re right, Ms Bryant. It will be Mr Squishy who becomes plump! I’m quite envious of his great adventures so far!

      • Ms Bryant October 4, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

        I am too… He is very lucky to have so many wonderful children who want to share their adventures with him!

  6. Samantha October 6, 2015 at 7:34 am #

    Mr Squishy is looking forward to coming back to school today. We would like to upload some photos of his weekend on to this blog. Is that possible?

    • Miss Heightley October 6, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

      Hello Samantha. I hope Mr Squishy enjoyed his weekend with Hollie! If you e-mail the photographs to the school office, I will include them in this week’s blog. Thank you!

  7. leo October 8, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    I like Ryans art picture

    • Miss Heightley October 8, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

      I do too, Leo. It’s lovely that you have complimented another pupil’s work.

  8. Hollie October 8, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    I have really enjoyed doing art

    • Miss Heightley October 8, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

      I’m pleased to hear this, Hollie. I’m sure everybody is looking forward to viewing some completed examples in the next blog!

  9. Ryan October 8, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

    I loved doing art and math. I liked Leo’s art and I love P.E

    • Miss Heightley October 8, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

      You seem to be enjoying a variety of subjects, Ryan!

  10. Mac October 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    Miss Heightley what is 999,999.99 divided by 56?

    • Miss Heightley October 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

      That’s a good homework question, Mac! You tell me!

  11. Mac October 8, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    Maths question = 17857.142 using a calculator. Please check, and the fish aren’t a distraction but Mr squishy may be ?

  12. Mac October 8, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    I meant the fish aren’t a distraction mr squishy may be ? Tell me if he is a distraction

  13. Hollie October 8, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

    wow that is so hard miss Heightley 🙂

  14. Bea October 8, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    I loved doing the art based on William Morris, also I am loving maths at the moment. I love the independent writing we are doing on a Thursday because we get given a picture, and we write down our own thoughts also it’s an hour of writing so there’s lots of time to write

    • Miss Heightley October 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

      I’ve got something more exciting for you to write about during next week’s independent writing, Bea!!

  15. Nalani October 9, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    can’t wait for the next blog I REALLY hope I get Mr squishy

  16. Annie November 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    I love doing the science as well as the literacy ☺️

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