In Geography today, Class 9 explored how the use of land in Heywood had changed over time. Applying our previously learned knowledge of four figure grid references, we looked at historical maps to see what land was used for in 1890, 1950 and 2019. We discovered that since 1890, Heywood has become more urban, with more land used for residential and retail purposes now.
Class 9 had fun making the water cycle in a bag this week in Science. This activity was a fun way to learn about the role that evaporation and condensation play in our weather. They bags are taped to the window so we can watch closely to see our oceans become clouds then fall back as rain.
In RHE, Class 14 wrote gratitude postcards to members of staff in school who they were grateful for. Children discussed many people around school who help them including lunchtime staff, cleaners, caretakers, teaching staff, administrative staff and many more. Have a look at the children delivering their gratitude postcards below.
This week, we have started to learn about Minibeasts. We read ‘Mad about Minibeasts’ and we discussed each minibeast in detail. At the end of the story, we discussed which was our favourite minibeast. We all had different favourites – Butterfly, Spider, Ant, Dragon Fly and many more! We went on a minibeast hunt around our classroom and today we made some symmetrical butterflies and hand print spiders.
Over the past few weeks, Class 9 have been learning all about musical notation with Mr Dixon from Rochdale Music Service. They have learnt the names and lengths of different notes and then applied this to perform a piece of body percussion to Dance Monkey by Tones and I. You can watch a video of their performance below:
We have been reading Jaspers Beanstalk and we made and verbally rehearsed a beginning, middle and end sentence. We shared wrote our sentences together making sure that we included capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and used our Fred fingers to help us sound out/ spell the words that we needed.
We began our Art this term by drawing animal eyes. Picking out individual and unique features were tricky things to do. After looking at a selection of different dragon eye designs, we had a go at drawing our own using pencil and pencil crayons. Not only have we been working on our pencil drawings, but we have also recreated our dragon eyes using clay. This was a tricky process and we had to carefully shape Read more…
Class 14 have started their new English text this week ‘Who Let the Gods out’ and we will be starting our new History topic soon: Ancient Greece. Therefore, for the Easter Holidays homework children were asked to use the BBC Bitesize website to create some Ancient Greek style homework. This could be a PowerPoint, poster, 3D model or anything else they could create. Here are some examples of children’s homework.
In Class 10, we have been exploring decimals in more depth. First, we found number bonds of tenths and hundredths to 1. Next, we represented decimals on place value grids and use these grids to help us compare decimals. Now, we are beginning to use diagrams to understand the decimal equivalents of simple fractions, such as a half and a quarter.
Today we took part in a Kahoot! quiz to test our understanding of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ so far. Each child had an iPad and had to answer questions related to all our lessons to compete for first place! We really enjoyed the quiz and it provided some topics for discussion about things that we didn’t quite understand. Well done to our winner Lewis!