Monthly Archives: July 2019
As part of our topic work this term, Year 5 have designed their own treasure chests. They experimented with different designs before choosing the one they liked best. They then used paint carefully to transfer their design on to their chest and learnt different techniques to create patterns and straight edges. Finally, they had the … Continue reading
As part of our Island topic, Year 5 have looked at Maori art. They have then used Sharpies to transfer some Maori style sea creature pictures on to tin foil. The children worked with care and the finished products looks great.
Year 5 won the school Attendance Award this year and were rewarded with an afternoon with Anna’s Dance. The children had lots of fun playing games and learning a dance routine, which ended in a class dance off.
The Junior children have taken part in the ‘Rowing Machine Challenge’ over the last week. Each child rowed for 30 seconds to see how many metres they could ‘travel’. Here are some pictures of Year 5 taking part.
Yesterday’s performances of our end of year musical, Matilda, went brilliantly. Here are some of the photos we took during the shows.
Thursday night was our Leaver’s Disco for the Junior children. Lots of the children attended and had a fabulous time. There were games to play, food to eat, songs to dance to and of course the ever popular Photo Booth. Here are some of the photos we took during the evening.
Yesterday the Juniors performed our fabulous end of year musical, Matilda. The children have worked incredibly hard in our rehearsals and the hard work definitely paid off. Here is the video of our dress rehearsal. Enjoy!
Year 2 have been learning about life in Kenya. This week we have learned about the Maasai tribe and their culture. We found out lots of interesting things about their traditions and way of life. Did you know that the warriors do a jumping dance to show off to the girls in their tribe? Year … Continue reading
Year 2 have been learning about micro-habitats and the conditions that animals might like to live in. We explored the grounds of our school looking for different kinds of habitats and seeing which creatures we could find.
On Wednesday evening 6.45-8.30pm people followed our Local History trail. Mr Morris and Mrs Finnegan with our History leaders welcomed members of the community and 20 members of Royton Townswomen’s Guild. Mr Morris led the walk with local Historian Mrs Frances Stott. We held regular stops to explain the sites. Everyone really enjoyed it and … Continue reading
This afternoon we completed an author wildcard challenge. The children were put into groups and chose an author from a bag. They combined and applied their BLP skills and worked effectively as a group to complete the given challenge.
Today we continued our learning in Design Technology and made healthy wraps. We chose from a variety of ingredients including tuna, cheese, chicken and salad. They made links with our work on instructions and identified the imperative verbs as they were creating their wraps. The children thoroughly enjoyed making their own wrap and enjoyed eating … Continue reading
This week to consolidate our learning we have thought about the things the Romans left us with. We were given some cards with legacies written on and in pairs we had to decide if they were Roman or not? After much deliberation we shared our ideas with the rest of the class and then found … Continue reading
During this half term we have been exploring Roman jewellery. We have designed and created our own bracelets.
As part of our Islands work, Year 5 made some Maori bread this morning. They had a great time preparing and cooking it and an even better time eating it!
Year 2 had a great day visiting Blackpool Zoo. The children put their Science learning about habitats to good use as they looked at the animals and discovered where they lived. Sid, the keeper told the children about how animals are adapted to their environments and about rainforests. Highlights of the day were the lions … Continue reading
This half term we have been learning about Buddhism in RE. This week we learned about the 5 main teachings of this religion. Then we devised a board game to reach Nirvana after learning about enlightenment. The children showed a good understanding of the Buddhist beliefs and made links with other religions.
We have been following the progress of England’s team in the world cup. We prepared for England’s semi-final match against USA and completed a mindfulness activity. Even though England didn’t progress to the final they will now play off for third place. Well done England!!!
On Wednesday Mr Otto and Mrs Otto (Isabella’s Mum and Dad) joined us in class. Mr Otto is from South Africa. First we looked at videos of South Africa to look for different landscapes, mountains, beaches and deserts South Africa has everything! We then had to spot different animals to link with our jungle theme. … Continue reading
`On Monday 1st July Wimbledon started and to mark this we first learned about the history of this prestigious tennis event. Then we solved the mystery of the missing tennis balls. We had to solve maths problems to find clues to find out which tennis player discovered where the missing balls were. We made links … Continue reading
Year 5 have been exercising their maths brains today by tackling problem solving investigations. The children worked together, using their maths skills, to work out a series of puzzles. They showed good collaboration and used resources well to help them find their answers.
This week, Year 5 have been exploring stereotypes. The children worked in groups to write descriptions of different types of people like nurses, builders, ballet dancers. They then shared their ideas with the rest of the class as part of a class discussion. Today, the groups looked at a variety of photos and matched them … Continue reading
Last week, Year 5 worked in groups to find out more about the threats to our oceans. They researched the different problems and found out about the ways we can protect the oceans, and the creatures that live in them. The children then created non-chronological reports, posters, leaflets, computer presentations and animations to tell people … Continue reading
Today, as part of our DT, we designed and made fruit smoothies using fresh ingredients. We also designed the packaging for our smoothies if they were available to buy. We tried some fruit combinations for the first time and even found new things we liked after tasting.