Pirate’s Gold

In Maths, Year 4 had to carry out accurate additions in order to win as much pirate treasure as possible. They were brilliant at estimating their answer to ensure they were correct and nearly emptied the treasure pot! They showed enormous focus on their learning.

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Mr Watson’s sundial.

Can you estimate the time that I took this photo, based on the position of the shadow?

Mr Watson is not the sort of person to let a learning opportunity slip away un-noticed! Yesterday, he noticed that the netball hoop post was basically a massive sundial. His group made a chalk mark of the suns position at 10.00am and then checked on its progress for the next few hours. This was completely un-related to everything else we were doing – I do love a good tangent!

When do we learn

Where do we learn?

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Y5: Rounding Rap

Y5 were introduced to the ‘Rounding Rap’ today. The first version is most useful, from a learning point of view…

…but, you all enjoyed this version too – good for a laugh, and for the actions!

Is this an effective way of learning, year 5? maybe we should write our own rap to help us remember other rules?

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What is the meaning of the print?

This week Nursery have been print detectives. Over the last three days at school the children have been identifying letters and words, numbers and shape in the environment. Understanding that print carries meaning is vital to the children.

When the children identified words they counted the number of letters in each and tried to spot any letters that also appear in their name.

What can you find at home?

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Year 6 – Battleship fun

To consolidate our Maths learning this week, Year 6  have had great fun playing battleships with a partner of their choice. They showed great maturity in their choices of their partner and thought about themselves as a learner rather than working with their friends. Year 6, how did you decide who you wanted to learn with this morning?

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Music: ‘Ode to Joy’, Beethoven

Mr Fisher shared this video with us today, then years 5 and 6 began learning how to play it on their instruments. We’re not quite up to the standard of the musicians in the video yet, but you have to start somewhere…

Which instruments can you see/hear?

Can you work out the BPM?

Mr Fisher also asked if you could make a graph of this piece of music? What could he mean? Is anyone willing to have a ‘can do’ attitude and give it a go?

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