Today Year 4 went to Bradford City. We went to learn about bullying. There were lots of fun activities like the graffiti wall (see above) where you have to write how you feel when someone has been bullied. We were learning about what bullying is. We had to try our best and collaborate.
Children who collaborated really well were chosen to win a prize. The teachers also had to chose a winning team but they couldn’t because we were all so good! Claire from the Positive Lifestyle centre had to pick one out of the box. It was team Amber.
So from now on do not bully anyone because it will hurt their feelings. Year 4 say NO to bullying!
We had a special visitor during our health week. Harold the Giraffe from the Life Caravan popped in on Wednesday lunch time. He loved meeting everyone and was pleased to see children enjoying their healthy packed lunches and school dinners.
Harold would like to know what you would put in your ideal healthy packed lunch.
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed on November 7 of the same year. At the time of its construction, the bridge was the third longest suspension bridge in the world.
Watch this dramatic video of the event and then have a go at writing a newspaper report about it. You could:
Create a great headline using tricks like alliteration and puns.
Write an opening paragraph using the 5Ws (Where, when, who, why, what happened).
Write the story, making sure the story sounds dramatic (you may even add a few bits, which are not quite true!)
You could even include an interview with an eyewitness.
Add a picture (just like a real newspaper uses photographs).
In Year 4, we have been working on making persuasive leaflets to go to Lister Park.
We have learnt a persuasive text that will help us to write our own leaflet. Then we identified the Toolkit, so that we can imitate it and use the same features in our leaflets. Then we thought of some parts of the park, made notes about them and planned the layout of our leaflets.
Now we need YOUR help!
Can you tell us which is your favourite part of Lister Park? Can you explain what makes it your favourite part?
Year 3 have been studying dinosaurs and in DT we created some 3D dinosaurs using different DT skills. We stretched our planning muscle to create designs, drew our own outlines and cut them out. Next we added newspaper and enjoyed getting messy using papier maché. Then we painted the base layer and finally we carefully added detail to make our dinosaurs as realistic as possible.
What do you think of our work?
Which learning muscles do you think we had to stretch?
Year 6 will be using this game to help them with some maths and design technology challenges next week. However, you could use this cool game to learn all about bridge building too!
Its starts really easy, but you will have to use all of what you know about designing and using shapes to build strong structures as you progress through the levels. You will also have to have pretty sharp maths skills to keep a check on how much your bridge has cost. Your perseverence muscle will be stretched to the limit!
This week in Nursery we have been using our noticing and persevering muscles to do observational drawings of plants and flowers. The children were able to produce controlled marks to create recognisable pictures and were able to name the diffrent parts of the plants and flowers using the correct vocabulary.