Well done to all the children in my class that worked hard collecting 40 or more reads this term in order to win their badge. I am proud of you all, whether it was the bronze badge you received or your silver! Here’s to next term’s badges – we need to beat 20!
Yesterday was a fantastic day for all those children in Year Five. In light of the learning we have done on maps, orienteering in PE and about the London landmarks in our writing lessons, we went down to Hillsborough. Each class was taken on a guided tour of the landmarks by Mr Hiron and Miss Eden. We stopped by Hillsborough Leisure Centre, the Cadbury/ Bassetts factory, Owlerton Stadium, the Barracks and the Walled Garden in Hillsborough Park, whilst the teachers did their best tour guide impression! This is definitely not a WAGOLL for being guided by the children in London.
The tour was good, but the orienteering session run by Pauline in the park was the best. We were finally able to consolidate all of the skills that we learnt in PE and we did ourselves proud. Each pair used maps to orientate themselves around the park and find the controls. It was made even more fun as each pair also had an electronic dibber! They even got a print out of their times! What was equally as impressive was how resilient they were for running all over the park for an hour, particularly as we walked 5 miles that day in total! Great practice for London.
Here some of them are in action:
And here are some of the things the children said about it when we got back:
I like how we were encouraged by the dibbers and how we encouraged each other. I also really like the way there were no boundaries and it was electronic, which was more fun.
I know a lot more about Hillsborough Park now I have been on this orienteering visit.
I really like the way it recorded our time so we knew what to beat.
I really liked the way how the dibbers worked (that you had to put it inside the controls and the start, finish and clear).
This morning has been very egg-citing! The children in Y5GE were egg-cellent! Okay, enough of the egg jokes! All of Year Five have been finding fractions of quantities. Today was Y5GE’s turn to apply this to an Easter Egg hunt with a sweet reward. Mr Hiron’s class will be doing it early next week.
The first step was the hunt itself! Baskets at the ready we went searching in Amy’s Garden:
Upon returning to the classroom, each egg had to be cracked open (another joke – sorry!) and inside was a fraction of quantity question! The children had use their knowledge, practice and the WAGOLL to solve the questions:
With the prizes on show, the mission did not end there! The children then needed to use the alphabet grid to decode the magic word for the prize – there was great team work involved. All children were successful!
Lewis Johnson strikes again! On Wednesday morning I was delighted to be given two fantastic models, made from air drying clay. Each one was a perfect representation of two of London’s most famous landmarks. Both of the landmarks we have been learning about in class for our London Residential Guidebooks, and we will see them in May. The first model was Elizabeth’s Tower – more commonly and incorrectly named as Big Ben!
The second was a model of the iconic London Eye!
As you will know, we had the Ice Pad in school on Wednesday. After spending Tuesday evening setting it all up, the team were ready for the children to skate. Everyone who went on was really brave, particularly those who weren’t very sure before hand. They all had a good go, and even those who fell got straight back up and carried on!
Last Thursday was World Book Day. Unfortunately, due to the bad snow, we were not a full class and will have to wait until the author day this Thursday for everyone to be in. However! There were some fantastic efforts in costumes. They looked brilliant and even braved the cold to wear their outfits!
Below are some of the photographs:
In Year Five, following our three sessions with Andy Cope for ‘Being Brilliant’, we are using a 10 point plan to spread happiness and create 2%ers!
Part of that process was trying to summarise the impact the sessions had one us. Here are some of our records: