In science this week we looked at seed dispersal. We studied sycamore leaves and how they are dispersed by the wind. We made our own versions of sycamore seeds and tested them under different conditions to see how it would affect their flying ability.
In preparation for Youth Sunday this weekend, Class 5 went to a celebration mass this afternoon with other schools from our partnership. It was lovely to gather together with lots of other children to share in our faith before such an important weekend.
Today Class 5 got into the spirit of Children in Need. We wore our own clothes and donated money. We discussed the importance of giving to charity and why our donations are all important as it all adds up!
This week we have been focusing on anti-bullying and choosing respect. We have written postcards to a bully in one of our favourite books (Mr Stink) to persuade her to stop bullying. We have also planned and created artworks based around the word respect. We split the artwork into 4 and made all of the sections different. This shows that while everyone is unique, everyone deserves respect.
Well done to our girls’ football team, made up of Year 5 and 6 girls, who took part in the football festival this week. They represented our school wonderfully. Well done.
Today Class 5 walked down to the war memorial in Shotton. We laid a wreath and said prayers to remember the brave people who have fought for us. We also walked to a local shop to see a remembrance display. It was great to take time out of our day to say thanks to those who made sacrifices for us.
Today we had a visit from firefighters from Peterlee Fire Station. The firefighters came to tell us all about safety with fireworks and bonfires. The talk was full of information and very interesting. We all enjoyed learning about fire safety.
As a part of our English learning we staged a debate today in class. Our debate was linked to our Ancient Greece topic, as we debated whether we should preserve old buildings. We worked in teams to put our ideas across to each other. It was interesting to hear both sides of view about this important issue.
Today Class 5 and Class 6 started their Greek vase models. We blew up balloons and made paper mache. We then started to cover the balloons with the mixture of flour and water to create a vase shape. We will update the blog with our progress as we make the vases over the next few weeks.
Today Class 5 and Class 6 had some special visitors! The team from Wicked Workshops came to work with us and teach us all about Ancient Greece. We took part in games, learnt about myths and legends and held Ancient Greek weaponry. It was a fun-filled afternoon of learning!