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Here you will find information and pictures from just some of the exciting things we do in our wonderful class.
Egyptian Hieroglyphics code breaking...
As part of the Egyptian theme we investigated hieroglyphics. We talked about e.g. how many there were (700) and how you know which way to read by the direction the animal hieroglyphics face in. We then had a go at reading some hieroglyphics in the classroom. The children’s challenge was then to use their code breakers hieroglyphic alphabet to break codes on the field. They had 10 codes to translate into English. They worked in pairs or small groups and tried to break the codes as quickly as possible. After this activity, the children then wrote their names using hieroglyphics on papyrus paper. Great fun had by all
The Kitchen Sink Show took our children on a journey around the kitchen and opened up a world of science fun. It was a curious, messy, slimy world full of the materials and objects of everyday life.
The show aimed to motivate pupils to have a go, puzzle over problems and think through answers. Loads of interaction engaged them with ideas for science, at home or at school.
Many of the experiments used everyday materials, which are inexpensive, familiar to the pupils and might otherwise end up in the rubbish bin.
A Rubbish Adventure focused on the science and engineering used to sort, separate and recycle all the useful stuff we throw into the black bin. It was a hands-on and great fun, as pupils take on a challenge, explore the technology behind a real waste recovery facility, and learn how we can make our lives more sustainable by being nice to rubbish!
The Elemental Areas consisted of Earth, Fire, Water and Air areas each showing a fantastic array of interesting, educational and fun exhibits. Most exhibits were hands-on and great fun for the pupils and even staff! We splashed in water, operated real JCBs in Earth, Watched a tornado made of fire and even Blew up a rock face!
On Wednesday the 6th of May, we held our Eurovision theme day. We had year 3 classes visit us from St Marys and Queens Road Academy. We had a fantastic day presenting the countries we had been researching and ended the day with a quiz which we took part in, in teams with children from the different schools. The children created their own imovies about our country Russia. No changes have been made to the videos as they are the children's own work (please excuse some spelling errors!) We hope you enjoy and learn some new facts too!
Den Day Wednesday 3rd June 2015
We had a fantastic morning in the beautiful sunshine creating some spectacular constructions! Thank you to everyone who sent in materials for den building and to the parents who came to help. The Children were set the challenge to build a shelter which the whole team could sit in, that would shelter them from the sun, wind and rain and that would keep them from getting cold, wet bottoms! Enjoy looking through the photographs