Year 6 spent the afternoon at St Clement Danes School where they took part in a STEM challenge and had the opportunity to go inside a planetarium. The children used a range of skills to support them during their STEM challenge and asked a range of high quality questions during the planetarium visit. Thank you to St. Clement Danes school for hosting and STEM ambassadors for organising.
Today, year 6 have had a great day of thinking and enquiry. We were extremely lucky to be joined by a team from The National Holocaust Centre and Museum who shared an insightful journey of a boy, Leo, in 1938. The children took part in a range of discussions and were given clues to establish who the boy was and how his journey from a Berlin began. It has been extremely insightful for the children and todays experience will be the foundation for our next piece of writing!
During STEM week, Year 5 took the lead on designing and teaching the rest of school about safeguarding. They revised last years assemblies from the NSPCC which focussed on speaking out. They gave each pupil a card with all the details of the NSPCC and explained what the NSPCC do. The NSPCC will return next year.
In addition, the pupils also designed a poster to be put up around school which explains who our DSPs are and their role. After the half term the pupils are excited to see which poster has been chosen to be professionally printed and displayed in every classroom. Have a look at some of the posters . . . .
Today the children have been learning all about sugar (sucrose) where it comes from, how it is made, it’s benefits and side effects. They then went on to make pancakes from scratch, including designing a source of heat to cook them, and replacing sugar with natural sugars from fruits to enjoy the sweet taste they are used too, but a much healthier option!
Today, Year 5, along with some children from Year 3 and 4 have been using their plan from last week to start writing letters as if they were being an evacuee from WW1. We created a success criteria so we know exactly how to be successful in our learning and to also know what to include in our letter. Children have stopped and reflected on their learning and have already made changes which shows that writing can always get better and better. I’ve also been amazed to see that they have applied specific learning from guided reading to their letter writing.
Every Wednesday afternoon, after their library/topic session, Year 3 practice getting quicker and quicker at completing their number bonds. They now only have 25 seconds to complete their test’s and have risen to the challenge! Here they are enjoying some number bond games before their tests. Please ask your children what number bonds they are on each week to help support them at home.
This morning, members of school parliament and their teams went into classes to introduce themselves and share the Maple Cross goal – To improve our school and local environment. This is an extremely big challenge, so school parliament have decided to carry out set projects in classes and this morning they began listening to ideas of classes, as well as sharing some ideas they had thought about.
We are looking forward to hearing about the class projects in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, if you have any more ideas let your MP know or make a comment on the blog!