A creative week 

 

A creative week 

 

This last week has been very busy. We had a boat race at the Black Brook as part of our science work into water and air resistance. We also had a parachute design competition, launching the parachutes from the school roof to see which canopy created the most air…

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To Bee or not to Bee

To Bee or not to Bee

Rivington class Spelling Bee got underway this week with all the class participating. After a few early round exits, we were left with a group of 7 finalists which then dwindled to 3 after some tough spelling challenges.

After a mistake from Ethan in the final round,…

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River Walkers

River Walkers

We’ve really got our teeth stuck into our topic work on rivers this week firstly by getting on digimap and locating the source of the River Chor and tracking its route all the way to its confluence with the River Yarrow down at Gillibrand reservoir. We then got a little more…

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The children have been fine tuning their landscape drawing skills this week

The children have been fine tuning their landscape drawing skills this week, focusing on foreground, middle ground, background, horizon line, perspective and scale to produce some marvellous sketches. See the pics below for examples.

In science we have looked at how evaporation and condensation…

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This week we have been focusing on our landscape drawing in art.

This week we have been focusing on our landscape drawing in art. We have experimented with line guides for foreground, middle ground and background which helped us to segment a landscape up into specific zones. This helped us to tackle more complex drawings of more difficult vistas. We then headed…

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Easter is here

Easter is here

The most important day in the Christian calendar is fast approaching and we have had a very Holy week in preparation, learning the story of Jesus’ final days and watching Yarrow Class perform the Easter story (which was extremely well done!)

Meanwhile, we have been fine tuning…

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We’ve delved into the world of Roald Dahl this week as we started reading George’s Marvellous Medicine.

We’ve delved into the world of Roald Dahl this week as we started reading George’s Marvellous Medicine. We’ve conducted some quite in depth character analysis of our protagonist, George and our antagonist, the evil Grandma, through book analysis and a great drama session led by Sarah Lee. One…

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Out of this World!

Out of this World!

Rivington Class blasted off to the Planetarium at Liverpool World Museum this week where they found out much more about both our own planet and the rest of the universe.

 

The children enjoyed the planetarium experience where they discovered that the possibility of…

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This week we have had a visit from Derian House as part of our ‘Mission-Community’ Come and See topic.

This week we have had a visit from Derian House as part of our ‘Mission-Community’ Come and See topic. We looked at the founders of Derian House whose vision was to create a hospice where sick children can stay to offer respite for their families. Sue (our visitor) was very good and told us more…

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Watch this SPACE

Watch this SPACE

We have begun our adventure into space this week by firstly thinking about what we know about space and also by thinking about what we would like to know! Our minds were blown to discover that all the stars we see in the night sky are actually suns and that our galaxy alone has…

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Life in a Victorian Classroom

Life in a Victorian Classroom

This week we have looked further into whether or not we would like to have been a child growing up during the Victorian times. We have had a go at being chimney sweeps (Mr. Roden was the cruel master bossing the children around!)

 In literacy, we have studied…

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We started to explore our Victorian topic...

We started to explore our Victorian topic last week. In literacy we were introduced to the hideous and cold hearted character of Scrooge. Meanwhile, in Design and technology we began gathering research that would be benificial to our pop up books that we are making. We are going to create a pop…

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