Rivington Landscape Artist of the Year

Rivington Landscape Artist of the Year

We took our sketching outside this week in a bid to draw a decent landscape picture featuring a foreground, middleground and background. The view from on end of the playground, looking down towards the town hall over the roof tops was perfect for us. In…

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E safety and Evaporation!

E safety and Evaporation!

More mega mixes science this week. Firstly, we looked at how to separate solids not dissolved in liquids, then moved onto how to separate the ones that had already dissolved. Choosing suitable equipment and using it correctly was the challenge for the first separation…

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Mixing, dissolving, reacting

Mixing, dissolving, reacting

 

We’ve really got to grips with science this week. Planning and conducting our own scientific experiments into the factors affecting dissolving, recording the results and portraying them in an easy to read and visual way before drawing conclusions.

In…

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‘Problems with Gas’

‘Problems with Gas’

 

Investigating material states and their uses was on the agenda this week as we started our new topic of ‘Mega Mixes.’ We have been first looking at what constitutes a solid, a liquid and a gas, examining especially how the particles are arranged in each state of matter.…

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Space Age Music

Space Age Music

 

Starting with the learning of simple cyclical patterns, this week the children have begun to compose their own Space Age music. The idea is that by the end of next week, the children will have composed, written, practised and recorded their own linked cyclical patterns to…

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The Dark Side of the Moon

The Dark Side of the Moon

 

This week, we have been investigating the moon. Does it actually change shape as it seems to? We used our brains and a little bit of logic to explain that actually, NO the moon doesn’t change shape, it merely appears to. The different appearances of the moon are…

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The Space Time Continuum

The Space Time Continuum

 

This week we have been investigating the relationship between Space and time. Do you know what a year actual is? Do you know that a year’s time actually depends on which planet you are on? Do you know that a month is called a month because of the moon? Do you know…

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Did you know it only takes the International Space Station one and a half hours to orbit the Earth?

Did you know it only takes the International Space Station one and a half hours to orbit the Earth?

Neither did we…. until our Space expert, Mr. Allcock, visited Rivington class this week. Mr. Allcock, who is a secondary Science teacher at St. Michael’s, is helping us to get our Space Education…

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS..

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS..

We went on a school trip to Astley Hall to experience what life would be like in Victorian Britain at Christmas time. We learned that may of our Christmas traditions hale form the Victorian times and also from Germany. We made Christmas recipes,…

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Child labour

Child labour

As young as 5, children in the Victorian times would be sent up the chimneys to sweep and clean earning a mere 3p. This week we tried to recreate what it must have been like in the chimneys for these poor, unfortunate children. We took it in turns to climb through our own ‘chimney’…

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‘A poem paints a picture in your head.’

What a Performance

 

‘A poem paints a picture in your head.’

 

This week we have been learning some classic poems off by heart to recite to the class and anyone who would listen! We started the week by thinking about techniques that help us to remember things such as times tables,…

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Rivington Pals do battle

Rivington Pals do battle

 

Rivington Class have become the Rivington Pals this week as we study WW1 in the run up to Remembrance day. The topic, which is just for one week, is to teach the children a little more about what we are remembering on Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies. We…

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