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World Book Day
The children celebrated World Book Day by dressing up, participating in the national World Book Day lesson and sharing reading time with Dahl Class.
We used counters and a diagram to describe the function of the heart. Blue counters represented the deoxygenated blood and red counters represented the oxygenated blood. Watch one of our fantastic explanation below:
Miss Rodgers' maths class had lots of fun on number day! We started with a dance to Steps - 5,6,7,8. We then played a percentages board game! We worked out some pretty tricky percentage problems!
Leaf News Reports!
After reading the whole school text Leaf, we were challenged with the task of summarising. We combined our English skills with our computing skills to create news reports to summarise the story of Leaf! We filmed and edited all of the footage and created some fantastic news reports! Would you like to see some of our wonderfully edited videos? Check them out below:
We were very lucky to be chosen for some skipping fun! We learned how to skip forwards, backwards and using a big skipping rope. We even got Miss Rodgers and Mr Grant involved too! Some of us were then chosen to be part of a promotional video - appearing on a local news channel!
On the last day of term, we thoroughly enjoyed dancing and bouncing as we participated in boogy bounce
Shakespeare class enjoyed lots of Christmas activities, including a Santa dash around the track, our Christmas party and serving the rest of the school Christmas dinner.
We learned all about William Morris and his fantastic prints. We used his inspiration, alongside different wallpaper samples, to create our own printing block. We then experimented with colour and printed our own patterns.
We celebrated Halloween on the last week of half term and the children enjoyed dressing up . We ended the day by playing Halloween games, including mummifying each other with toilet roll!
The whole school was given a maths challenge - complete the magic square. All rows and columns must add up to make the same number.
First, we solved Mr Mason's magic square where all rows and columns added to 15. Then we created our own but with negative numbers. Can you work out what our rows and columns added up to?
One of the best times of the year has to be our visit from the children's author Adam Bushnell. This time his visit was space themed! He showed us some amazing videos about the Mars Rover and we then designed our very own 'space craft'. This space craft was to land on a newly discovered planet - a planet the children themselves created. We used ideas from Pandora (the planet in the movie Avatar) to create our planets. We thought carefully about the animals and planets that lived there, as well as the atmosphere and weather.
We are now super excited to be working towards building our space crafts in DT!
The Votes Are In!
Shakespeare have been learning about democracy. We started by discussing what this word actually means and how we use it in our lives. We then explored a recent newspaper article about the UK's voting age and debated whether it should be lowered. Whilst exploring this, we came across the names of different political parties; Labour, SNP, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats. We chose a party and researched them further; looking at how they get their points across and persuade you to vote for them. We noticed that each party had a leader and, as a class, we elected 10 possible candidates for Head Pupil. With our candidates ready, we created our very own Coxhoe political parties.
After forming our parties, we worked together to create manifestos, posters, leaflets, rosettes and persuasive speeches. Once complete, it was time to perform our speeches to the rest of the school. During assembly, each party performed their speech, persuading the children and staff to vote for their candidates as Head Pupil. Using the ballot papers, the votes were collected and Head Pupils and Deputy Head Pupils were elected!
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