‘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!

 

Ecobricks project

This term we are learning about the coast. In class today we began to look at what a coastline is and why/how they change.

Throughout this topic we will also be learning about the effect of plastic on the coastlines as well as animals. To give back and reduce our own plastic footprint we are collecting any small plastic items, such as crisp packets or sweet wrappers to place inside a litre plastic bottle. This is because the company wasteaid are running an appeal for ‘ecobricks’ which are the filled plastic bottles to help build houses in Africa. We will then send this to Africa.

Also we will be reusing lots of plastic this term to create plastic sculptures to raise awareness of plastic pollution.

 

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!