‘Forest School Fun’ Term 1

During term 1 groups from years 3 to 6 have enjoyed several ‘Forest School’ sessions. The children have been busy planting fruit bushes,learning how to light fires safely,whittling and using a bow saw.

They have also transferred their math knowledge that they have learnt in class. Partitioning using natural resources. The final session included toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate.

But most of all they have just enjoyed playing in the mud and getting dirty!!

Astrodome Visit

Following our successful skipathon, we were able to book a visit from the Astronomy Roadshow which visited Year 5 on Monday 14th October.

Inside the astrodome, we were able to see projections of the stars and see how they appear to move across the sky.  We built on our understanding about the way that the Earth and Moon move in space and were able to ask our expert visitor some of the questions that we have been gathering during our learning in the classroom.

We also investigated how gravity on different planets affects weight and were able to look at and hold real meteorites.

         Did you know that they are called meteors when travelling through space but meteorites once someone has picked them up?

 

It was a great experience to end our learning about space.

Thank you to all those who helped us raise money by sponsoring us!

Year 5 Sponsored Skipathon

Today we managed to get out in between the rain showers for our skipathon. The children in both classes did extremely well and reached over 6200 skips!

They enjoyed some juicy tomatoes afterwards. To continue with our fundraising for our astrodome visit, we will continue to sell fruit at break.

Thank you to all those family and friends of our year 5 children who have sponsored them. If you still would like to sponsor, there is still time!

 

Astrodome visit

After all the money raised from the skipathon, we were able to invite an astrodome company in as a fantastic finish to our topic of ‘Space’.

Both classes had a great morning, learning all about the star constellations and facts about each planet.

Trip to Summerfield Woods

Today we visited the Bohemia walled garden to dig up leeks, that the school have grown. We also planted some daffodils and look forward to caring for them and seeing them grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whilst at the gardens we also walked around the woods on a leaf hunt. The leaves the children found they then rubbed over to see the different patterns. Also the sculptor we are studying is Andy Goldsworthy, therefore we tried to create our own versions of his work out of leaves and twigs.

 

We are hoping to make leek and potato soup next week with what we picked today!

 

Year 5 Sponsored Skipathon

We had a lovely morning outside on Wednesday to raise money for an astrodome visit, later on this term, for our learning adventure on space.

Each class had two attempts to work out their personal best for the most skips in 2 minutes. After their attempts they could re energise with fruit and squash!

The aim of the skipathon was for each class to get 1500 skips in 2 minutes. Both classes did amazingly and soared above this!

Pearl class had a total of 2448 skips.

Ruby class had a total of 3265 skips.

Well done to all the children in both classes and thank you to all parents, carers, relatives and friends who sponsored the children in year 5 we have raised a total of £250 and still have some sponsorship forms to come back!!