On Tuesday morning, Rowan went to visit the local library. They had a talk from one of the librarians about things you can do in the library, how to find books on the shelves and how to borrow books. Rowan listened very carefully and enjoyed spending time looking at all the different texts!
On Monday 2nd of November and Tuesday 3rd of November Art Solutions came in to help create the breathtaking masterpiece (located in the KS1 hallway.) On Monday they came in and helped us start the project. On Tuesday we finished our wildlife by adding engaging colours to them. Also the year 6s had a lot of enjoyment helping the younger ages!
‘Fiddling with paper can make your imagination run wild!’ Isabel L and Sophie.
On Wednesday 4th November, Redwood Class had a fantastic ‘Science-themed’ Day. In literacy we looked at a light poem called ‘A Light Exists in Spring’ by Emily Dickinson. In maths some of us completed some Science -themed word problems and in Miss Giles’ set we were forensic investigators cracking codes and worked on some ‘sciencey’ problems. We shared what we learnt at the end of the lesson and taught each other our science problems.
In the afternoon, we looked at how light travels and set up an experiment using torches, chalk, lego, white paper and black paper. It was really fun. Below is Mohamod’s write-up of what we did.
At the end of the day, a visitor came in with a huge, inflatable planetarium. We were able to discover our planet and the solar system in a different way.
What was your favourite part of the day?
What did you learn?
Would you like the inflatable planetarium to come back?
Which was your favourite planet to visit?
Bailey & Eddie
On Friday 6th November, four pupils from Redwood class took part in an inter-school Tag Rugby Tournament at KEGS. Eight other schools took part and we played four matches – we won every match! Here are the scores:
Match 1 – 9-4
Match 2 – 7-2
Match 3 -10-6
Match 4 -2-0
We are very proud of our champion players: Kain, Harrison, Yasir & Alyssa! Because we were so successful, this means that we get through to the next round!
On Tuesday 10th November, Redwood class visited our local library. Pupils were given the opportunity to learn about:
‘Where fiction and non-fiction books are set up’ Eddie
‘That you don’t have to be a certain age to get a library card – one lady was even 101.5!’ Isabelle C
‘Non-fiction books have numbers on the side of them, which was a system devised by Melvil Dewey in 1876.’ Sophie
‘Some fiction books are set out in alphabetical order’ Kiana
‘You can borrow audio books and dvds from the library too!’ Melodie
‘The books have different codes on them for levels of reading confidence’ Katie
‘You don’t have to go to the desk, you can scan your own books on self-service machine’ Bailey
Also pupils were able to get and renew library cards so that they could borrow some books of their choice.
In Rowan Class, we celebrated Science Day by looking at Science in different contexts and linked to our new topic about Light. In Literacy, we looked at a classic poem called A Light Exists in Spring by Emily Dickinson, which describes light in its natural surrounding. We analysed it’s effectiveness and then recited it in groups to each other.
In Maths, we looked at negative numbers, which we often use in Science to record temperatures when experimenting.
In the afternoon, we took part in a Science experiment to find out how light travels. We discovered that light can only travel in straight lines. Also, the colour of the object affected the reflection on a screen. The darker the object, the less light reflected onto the screen. Therefore, the lighter the object, the greater the light reflected on the screen. We knew this because a shadow was created as the light could not travel through the block.
Finally, it was our turn to visit the Inflatable Planetarium. We watched a “tour” of the night sky, looking at the stars and planets above us. It was a very exciting experience for us all!
What was your favourite part of the day? Miss Jennings
Year 6 were fantastic role models and helpers during our special visit from Art Solutions, to create a fantastic display for our new school. They were split up across the school, from Year 1 to Year 5, in order to help the younger pupils and get involved themselves! Have a look at some of the aspirational and passionate role models in action!