Today we began preparing the work for our Lino printing which we will be doing next week. We chose a William Morris design before tracing this which we will transfer onto our lino tiles next week before cutting these out on the lino and printing these using our chosen warm or cool colours.
Year 2 enjoyed a visit from Garston Firefighters. The children enjoyed sharing lots of facts about The Great Fire of London. It was great to see what is inside of a fire engine.
Today in Year 6 we read about a fictional scenario involving two school children. We were all given a role: a fire officer, police officer, the parents, the headteacher or teacher. We discussed in role what we thought should happen to the children and why, thinking about what our character would think and why. We then decided, democratically, what we thought the punishment should be for the children when we were no longer in role. We listened to each other’s ideas and held a vote where needed.
Today we were lucky enough to have the School Sports Partnership in to deliver stay active basketball sessions, ensuring that we were physically fit for life.
Today in science we looked at how nutrients are transported around the body and the function of the circulatory system. We looked in more detail at the parts of the heart and lungs and used our model to pump the oxygenated blood around the body in the arteries and deoxygenated blood back to the heart and lungs in the veins. We were certainly academically fit for life!
We had great fun in science experimenting with soluble and insoluble solutions.
Today in English we were creatively fit for life whilst we performed a parody! We looked at our legend of Robin Hood and thought about how we could change some of the scenarios to add humour. We changed the relationships between the characters as well as the personalities of the different characters. We had to use a clear voice, face the audience, use expression as well as behaving as our character would. We thought they were excellent and provided some feedback in the form of peer assessment!
Today we worked in groups to create a poster which described the way in which nutrients and water are transported in the body. We had to work together and ensure that we were clear in our explanations, using diagrams to support our explanations. Our posters are now on display in the classroom.
This afternoon, I (Mrs Williams) was treated to an afternoon with 5LH. The children showed me how academically fit for life they were in our coding lesson, where we began using ‘if’ statements. Well done 5LH, I had a great afternoon with you.
Today in English, Mrs Williams’ group worked together to peer edit our setting descriptions. We read one person’s work at a time, supporting each other with spelling and grammar errors, as well as suggesting ways in which we could improve our work, either through prepositions, personification or expanded noun phrases. We really enjoyed working together and improving our work together. We were extremely academically fit for life.