For sports relief this year we covered 3 elements to help us get our ‘game on.’ We learnt about the heart and the affects of exercise on the heart. We put our hearts to work during our active mile. We also looked at the body and learnt about how to be healthy. Each class designed and made a healthy meal or snack. We also spoke about our soul, and how we can be calm and happy, for this we did some yoga and a guided meditation.
Please click on the link below to see pictures of the day in each year group. It was a lovely fun day for all year groups and we really did learn a lot in aid of Sports Relief and raised money.
Sports Relief 2020 – Heart, Body and Soul Day
Wow! What a fantastic day we had visiting Vistory Leisure Caravan factories!
Some of our year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a fantastic real-life learning experience and had the opportunity to witness first-hand how some of the most luxurious caravans in the UK are made! Not only that, but various members of staff were more than happy to share their expertise and chat with the children about their route into this line of work and tips on the children could follow in their footsteps.
It was amazing to step foot inside the huge factory and see how much team work is involved in assembling the caravans
We were particularly amazed by the workmen’s vending machine…No chocolates and drinks in here – just tools and equipment to be dispensed!
It was great to chat to the lead graphic designer whilst he showed the children his high-tech software!
Mary was also keen to chat to the children about her job as an interior designer and how she furnishes and decorates the inside of the caravans.
And finally, the children completed a caravan designing task and shared their plans. The winning group were pleased with their prizes of giant chocolate bars!
The children in the year 3/4 STEM club were very excited for the first session! They had a great time working in teams to create bridges using only newspaper and masking tape. They loved testing the strength of their bridge with a model car. Some were more successful than others but everyone contributed brilliantly and most importantly they all thoroughly enjoyed the task.
To launch their new topic, Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Year 5 designed and created Viking Shields. First of all, we looked at some sources of evidence, depicting original and replica Viking shields and discussed the size and shape of the shields; the materials used to make the shields and the colours commonly used to decorate them. Using these ideas, we designed and constructed our own replica, Viking shield.
Megan D, Mia-Louise Y, Cameron C, Ronnie H, Darcie C, Leila BH, Declan G and Dawood M with their fantastic Viking shields.
As part of our Wow Day to launch the topic, ‘What is the Roman Legacy’, Year 4 investigated who lived in Britain, before the Romans invaded. We then used our construction skills to make a Celtic Round house. Here are some of our replicas.
As part of our Wow Day to launch the topic, ‘Who first lived in Britain?’, Year 3 designed and made Stone Age replica necklaces. First of all we looked at some photographs of Stone Age necklaces and discussed the materials that these were made from. Using these ideas as a prompt, we designed our own.
We then made our necklaces using clay. We had to make sure there were no cracks in any our pieces.
A few days later, we painted our necklaces and threaded them onto string.
Wow! We can’t believe how beautiful they look!