The children in upper school have been working hard to create animal habitats to encourage creatures to make our school grounds their home. We have produced bat boxes, bird boxes and insect habitats using a variety of D&T skills including accurate marking out, drilling, screwing and even burning designs into the wood to make them the highest possible quality. They have done a fantastic job so far. Next steps: add a small solar powered light to the bug boxes to encourage insects into the habitat.
Click on the link above to see some more pictures.
(We will add more as we complete more of our habitats)
This afternoon our year 5 and 6 classes experienced a PE lesson with a difference.
Mr Whiteman with the help of Mrs Fox and some year 6 helpers created an exciting Triathlon course, complete with bike/scooter circuit and running track. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite have enough time to build and fill a real swimming pool, so a pretend pool had to be constructed.
Well done to all the children who took part, you all made a terrific effort to complete the course.
Team Endurance worked hard recently to design and build a parachute and landing module for their "Eggstronauts" so that, when released from the school roof, they returned to earth without cracking! Well done to the winning team below for not only keeping their egg intact but for also creating the most efficient parachute and winning the Easter egg prizes.
(Click on the image above for some more pictures.)
Upper School have been learning about the fascinating history of the Central American Maya culture. They were clever scientists and prolific builders with intriguing and gruesome religious practices. We have also been learning about the groups of people who made up the different levels of their society from the highest kings to the lowliest slaves.
In this activity, we have been designing costumes befitting of wealthy and very important Maya citizens. The children did an amazing job!
For anyone who is interested: here is our KJS guide to fraction arithmetic. Use this to help you to confidently add, subtract, divide and multiply fractions. Team Endurance will begin our fraction arithemtic unit very soon so have a look through this guide to get a leg up! (If you are viewing this on an iPad or an iPhone, click on open with iBooks and you will have a copy saved to your device for easier viewing.)
All the children of upper school are really excited at the launch of the Radio 2 500 Words competition 2018. We will be working over the next few weeks to write an entry of our own! The children got involved in the BBC Live Lesson which launched the competition, came up with loads of amazing story ideas and got some superb story writing tips from Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Comment below with your story ideas to help get your classmates' creative juices flowing!