This week ….. The year 5s finished our lighthouses in DT with Mr Parker.
We used cardboard or a pringles can with paper mache for the shape then glue gunned them together. It was very hard to cut the construction card and put the wires inside the shape and then made circuits with batteries, wires and bulb. We found out that there were 2 types of circuit parallel and simple, simple is the one we used for these brilliant Lighthouses.
In art we have been making collages (with newspaper) of different sea creatures such as: Walruses, Lobsters and Whales.We have had to use many different colours for different things.
On Wednesday the year 6s going to HRS had two taster days of how the school works, and on Thursday Forest Hall went too. They found out what form they would be in, rode the bus, ate the HRS lunch and made new friends and saw old ones and of course it was A LOT quieter here! They all had a great time and we hope they will enjoy their steps into high school.
By Olivia and Ben👍
The highlight of the week, of course, has been our trip to the Sealife Centre!
Before that, in literacy we have been exploring the issue of keeping animals – particularly whales – in captivity, and writing a balanced argument to help us decide our own opinion on the topic. In maths we have looked at line graphs (Y5) timetables (Y6) and at finding fractions of numbers within the context of problem-solving. Y6 have continued rehearsing, and everything is gradually piecing together…
Just a reminder Y6 – no scripts as of next week! It’s be great to get any costumes in as soon as they’re ready too, please.
On Wednesday afternoon many of the children in Moon went to an athletics tournament where they performed very well in spite of the extreme heat.
Today, of course, we were off to the Sealife Centre to mark the end of our ‘Under the Sea’ experience. It was a wonderful day, and the children were fascinated by the sea creatures. Following our literacy work, the children also took an interest in the animals’ welfare: the otter-keeper said she’d never had such good questions.
An inspiring and educational day was had by all, and all the adults were very impressed by the children’s behaviour and enthusiasm.
This week has been a bit busy as the Year 6s are going out to practise their production (Beauty and the Beast) and the Year 5s been having different teachers, including Mr Parker, who is a teacher who will be working in the school until the Year 6s leave for secondary school.
On Monday, the Year 6s were rehearsing their play all morning whilst the Year 5s had science with Mr Parker, where they were planning their working mini lighthouses and making prototypes out of cardboard. In the afternoon we got were all back in the same classroom and we started writing explanation texts on tsunamis.
On Tuesday, the Year 6s went to a college in Saffron Walden called St Marks and we were learning about bullying, railway safety, prison records, drugs and alcohol, water safety, fire safety and about the ambulance services. Meanwhile, back at school, the Year 5s carried on with their lighthouses and worked with Miss Cordon, learning about biomes.
Also, the Year 6s have been practising a dance routine for their production with Miss Ski.
You may know that the school do a lot of school competitions, and this week about 26 girls went off to Chelmsford Sport and Athletic Centre to do a cheer leading competition. They were split into two teams, one 3/4, one 5/6. 3/4s came 1st, meaning that they were 2017 champions and the 5/6s came 2nd, with 3 points in it. From Moon, there were only two girls : Imogen and Ella S.
On Monay we had an inset day so we got reboots our brains ready for school. On Tuesday whilst the year 6s were doing their production (Beuty and the Beast) the year 5s had a supply teacher – Mr Parker. We were looking at circuits with him for hoping to get onto making mini models of lighthouses with a circuit inside. In our simple circuit, we had to include; Batteries/cells, wires and a bulb.
Here are a few photos of the year 6s production.
On Wednesday we were with Mr Parker again and we did more science during the year 6s rehearsal. After break we did maths where we had to find out the perimeter of compound shapes.
In geography we have been looking at tsunamis and have been looking at the short term impact and long term impact on humans. We have also looked at how tsunamis happen. After that we did some acting outside from 4 days later to a couple of years later.
This week Moon have been learning about tsunamis in geography and writing about them in literacy. In maths, they have mastered rounding decimals, including finding the ‘upper and lower bounds’. They have also revised Roman numerals, negative numbers and column multiplication.
Year 6 have begun rehearsing their production, and have some lines to learn over the holidays. There is no spelling or maths homework over half term, but learning log activities are available should you be looking for a fun and educational activity to do!
Have a wonderful half term and enjoy the sunshine!
This week we have been writing stories inspired by the film, ‘Song of the Sea’.
In maths we have been investigating prime number and practising our division: today we divided 6,469,693,230 by the first 10 prime numbers. After all that work, we were surprised by the simplicity of the answer!Wednesday morning was an exciting time for Year 6, who were auditioned for roles in Beauty and the Beast. There were many promising performances… parts will be announced before half term!
This week was, of course, rather taken over by SATs! Fortunately, we all had an opportunity to relax on Thursday afternoon, watching the film ‘Song of the Sea’ in preparation for our new experience, ‘Under the Sea’.
This week Moon Class have been working very hard in preparation for the Y6’s SATs tests next week. All the children gained Head Teacher’s Award today in recognition of their hard work and support for one another. Very well done, and best of luck to the Y6s next week!
During this week, Moon Class have been writing News paper articles about World- Famous Usain Bolt and his life! We added informal and formal language to add more emotion! Moon Class have been working on a new leaflet and it is about Sealyham in Wales and they have wrote a persuasive leaflet for people to go to Sealyham!
In maths we have been multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting mixed fraction and a whole number! We also have been doing morning maths with dividing a number by 10,100,1000 and we also have divided decimal by decimals for e.g. 7.7 divided by 0.7= 11. As well as that we have been calculating percentages from a shaded area! We also conveted Kilograms and Grams, e.g. 1.2kg = 1200g!
In P.E we have been doing athletics, this week we focused to running skills and getting new personal bests! We have also been doing 5,10,15 meter sprints and we did that three times to see how much times we beat our personal bests!!
As the Year 6’s have been doing practice SATS papers, the Year 5’s have been making an iMovie to show the new reception parent about how our school works! In each group there was a topic they had to focus on.
This week in Moon class we have been having a Usain Bolt fitness camp every day, in literacy, Moon class have also been writing a newspaper report about Usain Bolt.We watched a short animation about when he was young and how he got interested in sprinting. Did you know that Usain Bolt was the first 17 year-old to run 200m in less than 20 seconds?!
In maths we have been working on testing our fraction knowledge. We converted mixed fractions into improper fractions and then multiplying and dividing them.Within our lessons Miss Fitness will visit us and blow her whistle so we follow her to the playground to exercise.