(18.12.20) Crazy hair day and some fabulous double-page spreads inspired by our whole school Christmas read!
(15.12.20) Festive forest school! We enjoyed s’mores (with marshmallows toasted over a fire and hand whittled sticks!), hot chocolate and another chapter of our Christmas book ‘How Winston Delivered Christmas’.
(01.12.20) We practiced recording data and representing data using a line graph today. We had a boogie and took regular measurements of our heartbeats before plotting the data on a line graph.
(01.12.20) The Flying Penguins took part in the NWLSSP virtual games this afternoon - we recorded our scores in teams as we moved around the different athletic challenges!
Our Heliocentric Solar System
We took our science lesson outside this week to apply our understanding of how the planets orbit and rotate around the Sun. We were all a bit dizzy afterwards!
(26.11.20) Project Enlightenment: The Mechanics of Plants Virtual Workshop
The children created fascinating art using close observation skills and a chemical reaction to dye their paper. We were really astounded with the results. Well done Team 5!
Anti-Bullying Week - Team 5 explored reasons that someone may become a bully. We recognized that although there is no excuse for bullying, there are often reasons behind behaviors. #empathy During the week, we also discussed how to spot signs of someone who is a victim of bullying, and identified strategies of support.
(18.11.20) The Flying Penguins made pocket sized solar systems to take home so that they could take their knowledge of the planets anywhere they go!
Moira Remembers - Team 5 crafted their own poppies during a special day of reflection and remembrance.
(26.10.20) A great start to our new enquiry - ‘Why do some earthquakes cause more damage than others?’. Our team did a brilliant job engaging in lots of analysis, questioning and discussion to find out about an earthquake that took place in Christchurch, NZ in 2011.
We talked about what children who live in earthquake zones around the world need to be prepared for - there were many similarities when we compared earthquake drills with our fire drills!
(15.10.20) We had such a wonderful time sharing our home learning! So much more was discovered, beyond our topic week, about the Vikings thanks to some brilliant #independence and #love of learning. Well done Flying Penguins!
(28/09/20) This week, during whole class reading, we have been focusing on pronoun tracking and making links to different characters within the text. We read the opening chapter of M.G Leonard's 'Beetle Boy'. Next, we applied this skill in a different context - the lyrics to 'Eleanor Rigby'.
(10/09/20) We have been working scientifically this week by taking accurate measurements to investigate the effect of gravity! Lots of maths skills this week - as well as accurate measuring in science, we also spent time ensuring we were ready to progress by recapping our rounding skills - always useful to activate our prior knowledge!
(04/09/20) What a busy week we have had! From finding out about the 'terror' that arrived in Britain on June 8th 793, to why King Alfred is regarded as 'Great' among many historians!
(28/08/20) Welcome back! What a pleasure it has been to invite the children back in to our classrooms! We had a busy few days back with lots of activities linked to physical and emotional well-being. We launched balloon rockets, built #teamwork towers that almost touched the ceiling and of course we enjoyed time outside!