Oscar Awards week

Oscar Awards week

We have been working extremely hard in the last week of term to produce our documentary films on America. We wanted them to be like David Attenborough’s films and show all the good work we have done on animal life cycles, animal diets, the Native Indians and the geography of…

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Lights, Camera….. Action!!

Lights, Camera….. Action!!

 

This week in Rivington Class we have turned our attention to the directing and filming of our ‘America’ documentary films for our writing celebration next week.

The children have been busy recording green screens and doing voice overs and commentaries for the…

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Welcome to the Wild West!

 

 

Welcome to the Wild West!

 

Saddle up… this week the children have been focusing on the WILD WEST. The children started the week by writing some whip cracking descriptions of a Western town in preparation for our stories with historical settings. See our great display of this work…

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The Circle of life

The Circle of life

 

This week our Year 5 scientists have been investigating life cycles. They have specifically looked at amphibian life cycles and in particular the American Bull Frog. We have discovered the nature of how the animal reproduces and then how the larvae of the animal…

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HOW!

HOW!

This week in Rivington class we have been studying the Native American tribes of America; their homelands, traditions and culture. On Monday, we were lucky enough to have a go at axe throwing, a hunting and fighting technique used by many Native American tribes. Mr. Worthington, who is…

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As we are settling in to Year 5 after a long holiday,

As we are settling in to Year 5 after a long holiday, it was important to start our year with a reminder about all the skills they learned last year. For this reason we have had a revision week in maths and literacy last week, concentrating on Year 4 writing skills in literacy and times tables in…

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

 

In Rivington Class this week we have been looking at animal science as part of our Africa topic. We have also been using our DT skills to think about preparing Healthy food in readiness for health and fitness week next week. Finally, we have also…

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What a Performance!

What a Performance!

This week we were lucky enough to have actors from the M and M amateur dramatics company at school performing a version of ‘The Jungle Book.’ The performance itself was fantastic and really sparked our imaginations. Rivington Class then followed the performance up with a…

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May the Force be with you!

May the Force be with you!

 

This week and last has all been a bit forced as we looked at the different forces affecting our everyday lives. We started by looking at the forces acting on us at any given point in a day. We then moved on to showing how a force’s strength and direction can be…

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“Cliff collapses and falls into the sea…. Read all about it!”

 

“Cliff collapses and falls into the sea…. Read all about it!”

 

This week the children have turned into reporters/journalists and reported on many incidents and accidents. They used green screen technology on the Ipads to record their news reports as they became Anchormen for the day.…

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Two Trips in One Week!

Two Trips in One Week!

 

This week we went on two trips…both of them were field trips which is a trip where you study geography.  The first one was to Formby Point National Trust Nature reserve where we studied sand dune erosion and deposition. After a cold start on the beach, we soon…

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Rivington class became expert designers

 

 

Rivington class became expert designer this week as they set about creating a water movement system. The challenge was set by Mr.Maloney who had heard the children were looking at shadufs (a tool used by the ancient Egyptians) to move water from the River Nile into their irrigation…

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