Year 2 are Researchers

Year 2 are completing the unit ‘We are Researchers’ in Computing this term. As our topic is, ‘What would you find in the deep dark wood?’, we have been researching woodland animals and creating PowerPoint presentations on them. We will post them online when we have finished!

Rainforest Shape Hunt

Miss Stainton’s maths class have been very busy this week learning about the properties of a wide range of 2d shapes. Today they had to solve some rainforest animal riddles to reveal the hidden shapes the animals were hiding! There was some excellent team work going on as the children ventured around the pod working in pairs.

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Rights and Responsibilities

Children from the Christopher Pickering School Council were privileged to attend Ganton Academy to work alongside the students in Venus class. Work was undertaken on the ‘UN Convention of the Rights of a Child’ whereby the children identified and discussed some of the articles held within the charter. We also undertook some role play activities where we collaborated and acted out significant articles for other groups of children to identify. The children then conducted a QR code hunt using I-pads to match the article numbers to relevant information given. A super morning was had by all, children and staff alike!!! Thank you Venus class!!!

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Significant Saints

In R.E, Year 4 have been using the I-pads and QR codes to research the four Patron Saints of the United Kingdom. We have identified and compared similar traits and qualities between these significant men (Each were Christians; selfless; brave; kind; loyal etc), as well as the heroic and brave acts they were recognised for.

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Rainforest Fact Files

Miss Stainton’s class really enjoyed immersing themselves in their rainforest themed pod this afternoon as they worked hard to carry out independent research on their topic. They were given some key questions to investigate and worked in pairs to research these using the iPads whilst also exploring what could be found in the pod! Some children even got into character by dressing up as rainforest explorers! Super work year 3.

 

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Year 3/4 Rainforest WOW day!

Year 3/4 were really surprised when they walked into their pod after the Easter holidays to find it had been transformed into a tropical rainforest!

They spent the day hunting for QR codes to scan which revealed interesting facts about the rainforest. The children showed excellent team work as they worked together to complete their booklets. We are really excited to find out more about the rainforests over the next term!

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Letter writing

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Miss Barnett’s literacy set have been looking at how a letter a should be organised usingQR codes to find the features. Children worked well in pairs using the iPads to support their learning.

Blitz QR code hunt!

Miss Stainton’s class really enjoyed their afternoon in the pod hunting for QR codes! They were given a Blitz quiz and had to search for the answers using the scanner on the iPads. Lots of excellent teamwork skills were being demonstrated as they worked in pairs and they found out some really interesting things about how Hull was affected during this time period in History!

Collaborative Research

In English, children in Year 4 have been working collaboratively whilst using their computing skills to research important information about one of the significant ambassadors of Hull: Sir Leo Schultz.

We found out that he led a major campaign whilst serving as an MP for Hull at the beginning of WWII to ensure that each household in the city received an Anderson Shelter to keep families safe during air raid attacks. We also discovered that he himself served as an air raid warden throughout the Blitz, for which he later received an OBE from the Queen in recognition of his work both during the war and for his service towards the government!

We will be using our new found knowledge to assist us in writing a formal letter directed to Mr. Schultz and/or the council in relation to the campaign at the time it was led.

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Internet Safety

IMG_0010Miss Barnett’s class have been learning about how to stay safe when using the internet. We created posters to promote staying safe online.