We started our Design & Technology woodwork projects by making the chassis for our model catapults – inspired by Anglo-Saxon / Medieval siege weapons.
To round off a couple of weeks learning about addition and subtraction we had a treasure hunt outside where we had to solve sums but choose a mental or written method to solve it.
We enjoyed an outdoor learning morning as we walked to Millennium Wood in the village and used nature for our own art projects. Inspired by the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, we used leaves and sticks to replicate his work before leaving it in the woods. We then wrote a recount about our morning the following day.
On Friday morning we learnt about Nelson Mandela’s life by Zooming in to a meeting with many other Norfolk primary schools hosted by Chris Lubbe – Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard. It was fascinating to hear his experiences and struggles. The children added a double-page entry in their memory books to reflect on the stories learnt.
The children have loved being back at school after a long absence. We have been doing activities this week that have helped the children return to their routines. We have established our class values and have worked hard as teams as we have built and re-built relationships. Our particular highlights of the week have been creating silly stories, river crossing with our teams and researching our new house team names. We are excited to use our new ‘Minecraft’ themed reading corner.
Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a share afternoon as parents came to be ‘the dragons’ in a wonderful presentation of children’s work. The children had designed and made a product that would make the lives of people with disabilities easier in some way. Ideas ranged from braille stationery to grabber devices. All the children were very brave and pitched their ideas well to the dragons. Everyone went away with a deal!
Year 5 and 6 had a visit from Mrs Elkins (Science teacher at Litcham High School). She brought in pigs’ hearts for the children to dissect. This was a great follow-on lesson after learning about the heart and the circulatory system in our own Science lessons.
4 of our Y6s took part in the Northgate Primary Maths Challenge this morning.
Our winners of the Primary Engineering competition.
8 children were selected from Year 1, 2, 5 and 6 to go to the Aviation Academy in Norwich with their vehicles for a celebration event with other schools who participated.
We need children to arrive at 5:40pm (no earlier) and come straight into the classroom block. Come dressed in costumes. Costumes are not needed during the school day.