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Year 5 Trip to Bickley Hall Farm

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 2:08pm

Year 5 enjoyed a very warm and exciting visit to Bickley Hall Farm on Thursday 19th April. The visit was linked to the Science topic of Plants and Animals covered in the Spring Term. During the visit the children took part in picking rhubarb and using it to make rhubarb crumble (then eaten after lunch), sheep feeding, and pond dipping.

We had a great day with excellent behaviour from all the children (and Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Elliott too!!)

 

Year 3 Computing - What is a Loop?

Date: 22nd Mar 2018 @ 3:11pm

This week, Year 3 have been learning about Loops and how they are used in Computing. We watch a video, demonstrating how looping can be used for effect in dance rountines. Please see below.

Year 3 tried to use loops by following instructions and replacing repetition with loops. You can see our efforts below.

We then used code.org to create code containing loops.

Year 3 Computing - Real life Algorithms

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 2:46pm

This week, year 3 have been learn how algorithms feature in real life. Whether, you are a chocolate maker or a race driver, they all use algorithms in their day to day life.

Year 3 created an algorithm for making a paper airplane and then tested how well they flew, with varying results.

Remember to try your hour of code at code.org

What Does JUSTICE mean to us? by Junior 1

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:27am

 

 

What does JUSTICE mean to you?

Junior 1 have been looking at 'What justice means to us' over the past couple of weeks during class worship. We have based on class worships on Mr Whittle's whole school collective worships about JUSTICE.

We looked at different types of Justice such as; Global, Personal and Social and how this relates to us in school and the wider world. Over the past couple of weeks, we have planned our ideas through posters, discussions, role play and a song.

We thought of key words that relate to Justice such as; opportunity, compassion, fair play, honesty and fairness and created our own posters.

During our discussions, we looked at how justice related to stories in the Bible and how this is part of every day life. We read the 'Good Samaritan' to represent the outsider, and 'The Leper' which represented the outcast'. We then found phrases that we felt represented Justice.

Isiah 58: 6-8

'Isiah the prophet called God's people to worship God by behaving justly towards others'.

We then discussed the following questions:

Do I always act fairly?

Am I fair to other people?

How can our community/world be fairer?

What does God think is unfair in our world?

Well done Junior 1! 

 

Year 3 Computing - Graph paper programming

Date: 8th Mar 2018 @ 3:04pm

In computing this week, we have been learning about algorithms and programs. What they are and how they are used.

We tried to create our own programs and asked our partner to run them, with varying levels of success.

Please remember to keep practising your coding at code.org

 

Mieke and Lauren

Date: 6th Mar 2018 @ 4:02pm

Mieke has created a power point about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii and Lauren has been story writing!

Well done girls!

Year 4 Computing - Crowdsourcing

Date: 8th Feb 2018 @ 3:01pm

This week, in computing, we have looked into crowdsourcing and the advantages it brings to all areas of computing. We have learned that animators and astro-physicist use crowdsourcing alot to complete complex tasks.

We have tried to put this into practise by completing a number of challenges, involving sorting coloured pegs.

Here are some pictures and a video of our attempts

Year 3 Glocks

Date: 8th Feb 2018 @ 2:58pm

Year 3 Frere Jacques

The Year 3 children have been learning to play the Glockenspiels. They have been learning different notes and how to play them.

The children worked out how to play Frere Jacques and also how to sing it in a round. When playing it on the Glockspiel, the children played this in a round too.

We have recorded our performances for you to listen too! Please enjoy!

Mieke: "I really liked playing it in a group rather than on my own"

Joseph: " I liked playing it with the notes on the whiteboard because it helped me to play"

Lauren: " I liked the song we were playing and I liked doing it in a big group."

Archie: " I liked playing it in a group and helping the others play it."

Sarah: "I liked listening to other people playing Frere Jacques by themselves."

Alyssa: "I liked performing on my own."

Joe: "I found it easier to play after practising."

Iona: " I liked listening to my friends playing the song in a round. It reminded me of when we sang it in a round".

Gemma: "It reminds me of learning the Glocks on the residential and I really liked playing the song with my friends".

Roberts Bakery

Date: 7th Feb 2018 @ 1:54pm

On Thursday last week, Roberts Bakery came into school to teach the children all about bread: how it is made, the different types and how many they make each day! The children even got a chance to make a small loaf each! Don't they look good in their hair nets!


 

Perseverance By Junior 2

Date: 2nd Feb 2018 @ 8:38am

Perseverance

This term, during whole school worship, we have been considering what 'perseverance' means and how we can be more persevering in our lives.

We created posters with what we think perseverance means and then made a video to Miley Cyrus 'Climb' song.

We hope you enjoy!

Year 4 Computing - Function

Date: 12th Jan 2018 @ 3:16pm

This week in computing, Year 4 have been looking at what a function is and how to use it.

We looked at how functions are used in songs. We listened to two songs and tried to work out the function(Chorus) was.

Try for yourself!

Tattenhall residential

Date: 29th Nov 2017 @ 8:50pm

We have all had a great first day. Arrived on time, walked through the village this afternoon, then a fantastic dinner followed by group games, treats and plenty of fun! Everyone is fine 😀😁🤣

Year 5 - Computing -Algorithms; making tangrams

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 9:14am

TANGRAMS

In Computing, we have been looking at Tangrams and how using the right set of instructions (Algorthim) can make it easier.

We created our own Tangrams and gave instructions to our table to try and build the shape. 

Follow the link to try some yourself.

Junior 1 Anti-Bullying Week! (All Different All Equal)

Date: 16th Nov 2017 @ 7:46am

This week is Anti-bullying week and this year's theme is .

In Junior 1, we celebrated being different and liking different things. We have made a short video about what we like and that we all deserve to be treated equally. Enjoy!

Please click on the link for more ideas and activities around Anti-Bullying.

Spirituality

Date: 1st Nov 2017 @ 12:12pm

Junior 1 Spirituality

J1 have been thinking about the question ‘why is red in our world’? We have thought about what red means in different countries, interesting factabout red, the use of red in charity work and phrases that use the word red.

 

Why is red in our World

  • Red represents beauty in many languages and cultures

 

  • In China, red is associated with good luck and fortune.

 

  • To the Hindu, red symbolizes joy, life, energy, and creativity.

 

  • Red jewellery was worn in many cultures to prolong life.

 

Interesting  Facts about the colour red

  • Bees can’t see the colour red, but they can see all other bright colours. Red flowers are usually pollinated by birds, butterflies, bats, and wind, rather than bees.

 

  • Red is the highest arc of the rainbow.
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  • Pure red is the color of divine love, the Holy Spirit, courage, self-sacrifice and all the warm impulses that belong to the great-hearted everywhere.

 

Charities that use the colour red

  • British red cross
  • British legion
  • British heart foundation
  • Leonard Cheshire

 

Popular Phrases that use the word red

  • Caught red-handed: clearly guilty
  • Red in the face: to become embarrassed
  • Seeing red: to be angered
  • Red flag: a warning of danger

 

A question for you to reflect on

Why do you think red is in our world?

Shrewsbury Museum

Date: 30th Oct 2017 @ 1:22pm

What a great day we had at Shrewsbury Museum on 5th October. Here are a few pictures of J2 enjoying the visit:

 

Young Voices 2017 Practise

Date: 19th Oct 2017 @ 2:01pm

Practise is well under way for this concert. All of the choir have been practising the song and dances, and even making up their own moves!!! As you can see we do like to enjoy ourselves a bit!!!

The choir are practising hard and after the half term, it will be time to start with Christmas songs for the Tree of Light and Sandbach Christmas Market.

Shrewsbury museum trip

Date: 9th Oct 2017 @ 3:47pm

                                                        

Shrewsbury Museum Trip

 

It is snowing, the wind is howling outside and you are living in the Ice Age.  What would you eat?  Where would you live and what is the evidence for this?

KS2 found remains of Shropshire’s very own woolly mammoths, had a go at hafting tools onto sticks to make an axe or an arrow.  We found out how the earliest farmers grew and harvested food and what it was like to live in an Iron Age Round House. We completed interactive workshop ithat helped explain prehistory and the change from hunter-gatherer to farming economies.

The children really enjoyed going on this trip!

Thank you to all the teachers and helpers that came with us on the trip.

 

 

 

Prehistoric Cave Art

Date: 6th Oct 2017 @ 8:16am

Junior 1 have been learning about cave paintings from the prehistoric era. We researched cave art from around the world and why these were created.

We made our own cave art, using charcoal and chalk, then created Junior 1's Cueva de las Manos

Cave of Hands).

 

 

 

 

 

Please enjoy looking at our work.

United Utilities visit Year 2

Date: 5th Oct 2017 @ 8:32pm

Today the children in Year 2 had a superb visit from Jayne at United Utilities. The children were able to actively learn about the Water Cycle through becoming the cycle as a class. They thought carefully about how they use water at home and also how they can save water. The children throroughly enjoyed the visit and were excited to find out more about water. Take a look at some of the photos below to find out more;

 

Rocks and soils

Date: 15th Sep 2017 @ 2:02pm

Year 3 rocks and soils

                                             

Year 3 have been looking at rocks and soils today. They have been discussing different properties of both rocks and soils and thought of words to describe them.

                 

 

The children really enjoyed exploring the different textures and colours! Well done year 3!

E-Safety Autumn 2017

Date: 7th Sep 2017 @ 3:01pm

This term, we have learnt  how to make a strong password and why it is important to have one. We have found out the Do's and Don'ts. 

We created posters, to show what we have learnt.

First week back!

Date: 6th Sep 2017 @ 12:01pm

Junior 1's first week back!

On our first day back, we found out about our new classroom and decided where we were sitting. We had a whole school worship where we played 'Mr Whittle says'. We really enjoyed playing this!

In the afternoon, we decorated trees ready for a display in the corridor. We also designed our reading diary front covers.

We have also looked at the books we will be reading in English which are: 'UG the boy genius' and 'How to wash a woolly mammoth'. These books are really exciting!

We are really enjoying our first week back in school.

 

Animation

Date: 16th Jun 2017 @ 2:21pm

This afternoon, Francesca and Eva created a short animation. They wanted to share it so her it is.

Spirituality

Date: 15th Jun 2017 @ 12:38pm

Spirituality

By Harry & Freddie

 

In Junior 2, we had to think about linking the school golden rules to the theme of 'play'. We thought carefully about the different Bible stories that we could use such as: Feed the 5000, The unmerciful servant, The paralysed man, Noah's Ark and the last supper.

We then used role play to act out different scenes and explained why they linked to the school rules.