Starting from 16th June, there will be a game called Beat the Street coming to Sheffield! Each week of Beat the Street has a theme. You can find out more about the ‘Go Weeks’ in the Video Assembly and PowerPoint. The first week runs from Wednesday 16th to Tuesday 22nd June and is called ‘Go Play’. This is all about getting out and enjoying playing Beat the Street.
Your child will receive a fob that they can use to play the game and you will also get a card to join in too! All you have to do is find a Beat Box and hold your card/fob over it until it beeps and flashes! Make sure that you register any card/fobs you get so that you can earn points, track score and even win prizes!
Here is a video to explain more:
If you need any help registering, have a watch of the video below of Mr Steele running through the process:
Tying in perfectly with Beat the Street is the 10-day active challenge, which starts next Monday and runs until 25th June. Children will be able to walk to school to complete the challenge and use their fobs to Beat the Street at the same time! Details of the 10-day active challenge is below:
Today, we started our science Topic ‘How are life cycles different for plants and animals?’ We started by planting our own sunflower seeds. From this, we will observe, measure and record the changes that we see.
Smashing our CLICs, publishing our lovely writing on Ancient Baghdad, performing some poetry on the stage outside, quiet reading outside (including in some rather strange places!) and then this afternoon, creating our own dances and trying giant cup stacking.
Inspired by a video review of her book from Chloe Hoyes, award winning author, Catherine Bruton paid the Y5 and Y6 children at Watercliffe Meadow a virtual visit to discuss all things reading. She discussed some of her books, reading an excerpt of one of her novels, ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’.
She gave the children tips about becoming a writer and answered lots of questions, revealing to us that it takes a whole year for her to write a book!
Today, the Year 5 children were given details of their new creative home learning project for this half-term. To tie in with our visit and the letters we are writing to our local MP, children have been set the task to design the ideal playground!
In children’s home learning books you will find more details about the project. Children can design their playground in many different ways, from cardboard, using a shoebox, Lego or even Minecraft.
Some children have already started, Jamie, Alfie and James have spent over 2 hours on a Friday evening starting to create their ideal playground. Well done boys! Have a look below at their efforts so far.
Designs can either be brought into school or emailed to us on Y5@watercliffe.sheffield.sch.uk
In Literacy we are writing letters to our local MP to try and persuade her to help make improvements to Busk Meadow Park. To gather ideas about what could be improved, we took a trip across to Busk Park Meadow and carried out a survey of the area.