Looking at states of matter and making rockets for Science week
Raising the Roof on the O2
What a great way to spend a Friday, singing at the O2 with over 7700 other pupils and teachers. The Young Voices Choir sounded amazing as we ran through our repertoire of songs. A huge thank you to all the parents who came and supported us in the evening.
Dancing, Acting, Performing, Cooking and a few Fractions.
What a week! Not only have we been practising our recital of 'The Jabberwocky' for Sharing assembly but we have also begun our Musical Theatre sessions, learning both a dance sequence and how to act, as part of our PE lessons. Pupils have also been busy in the kitchen creating a stunning soup to warm us up on these cold winter days. As well as all of the measuring skills they have learnt whilst cooking, we have continued to develop our fraction knowledge (helped by the occasional chocolate bar).
Welcome back and Happy 2018!
We have begun to learn 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. We had great fun thinking what this nonsense poem might be about and using our knowledge of language to unpick it. We are now going to put actions to our recital.
Groovy Greeks are Great Success!
After studying Ancient Greece for the Autumn term, Willow class set up and ran our very own museum to show case all of the fabulous work we have created. Parents and pupils from the other classes came to visit and experience the exhibits. This included: an archaeological dig, a theatre production of the story of 'The Seasons', fashion advice on how to wear your Chiton this year, how to build the best temple, what's trending in the world of food, how to row a trireme efficiently, which Gods and Goddesses are in vogue with Zeus, the best pottery designs, how to survive mythological creatures and how education can help you avoid crime and punishment.
Fun in the snow
It's not every day that you get to build snowmen and snow caves with your class, it was great fun.
PE Fitness Session with Year 4
Willow decided to use their new Playleader skills to put Rowan class through their paces in a fitness session. Everyone had fun and we learnt lots about teaching sports and our own fitness levels.
How Healthy is Your Diet?
We have been looking at keeping our bodies, and minds, healthy in Science and measured out how much sugar there is in some of our foods. We were rather shocked by the amount of sugar there is in a bottle of flavoured water. This information has helped us make some important choices about what we eat and drink.
We will remember them!
Year 6 were proud to recite John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields' poem as part of our school memorial service on Friday. We were joined by Reverend Linda, who helped us place the wreaths we had made, and said a prayer for all of those lost to conflict. Our wreath was made by creating a small poppy out of our fingerprints. We then added any family names, or photos of family members, who had fought or had died in conflicts.
Running a mile!
We've begun our Mile a Day running. Our aim is to get fitter and faster so we've timed ourselves and aim, over a Term, to get quicker!
Using our Coding skills, we have created animations based on Ancient Greek myths. Firstly, we looked at, and then wrote, scripts in our English sessions. We then used a program called 'Scratch' to make our animations. This week we were able to show our finished films in assembly. If you would like to see them, come and visit Willow class.
Willow pupils joined the rest of the school in helping to make the school grounds ready for Winter. There was weeding, planting, tidying, moving flowerbeds and pruning to mention a few activities. Thank you to the parents who donated bulbs and bedding plants, we look forward to the wonderful display they will make in the Spring.
A Ramble for Children in Need
16th October - What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, walking around the beautiful countryside of Woodcote and raising money for a fabulous Charity too.
A wonderful but very busy week. We thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the beautifully written thank you cards and emails from the residents of Woodcote, who we had delivered Harvest boxes to. It was great to hear that all the produce they received will be put to such good use.
We also spent time outdoors looking at, and trying to catch, insects and plants so that we can sort them into the various Kingdoms in Science. We learnt the Scientific names for many of the creatures we found and also for a lion, although we didn't find one of these!