Class News

Leeds Discovery Centre Trip

Posted on Tuesday 04 July 2023 by Miss Goswami

Yesterday, Year 5 went to Leeds Discovery Centre to take part in an Ancient Egyptian workshop. The children were able to touch artefacts, design their own Egyptian town and create a self portrait (in the style of hieroglyphics).

The children were amazed by the fascinating Leeds Discovery Centre store, which holds over 1 million artefacts. We were able to look at a range of different items from the past; we were even able to touch moon rock and look at a meteorite!

Help at home: Discuss something they have learnt, their favourite part of the day or a question they now have about Egyptian life.

DT food: fruit bars!

Posted on Tuesday 04 July 2023 by Mr McGriffiths

Today in DT we made fruit bars! We very carefully weighed, mashed, chopped, melted, measured stirred, mixed and baked! We were very responsible and Mrs Russell was very impressed with how mature and sensible we were in the kitchen. Once the fruit bars were baked, we had a taste. Most of us thought they were delicious! There was even enough for everyone to take a second slice home.

Help at home by doing some more baking. What could you make?

Living and learning: body image

Posted on Tuesday 04 July 2023 by Alice Needham

In Living and Learning we are learning about body image.

Body image describes our idea of how our body looks and how we think it is perceived by others. This can include our thoughts and feelings about our height, weight, shape, skin, colour, and our appearance and attractiveness more broadly.

We started our session by looking at adverts and discussing whether what we saw in the adverts was real or fake. We then talked about the implications that adverts/media can have on our self esteem and body image.

We talked about the fact that we are all different and therefore all look different. Year 3 discussed how we should be confident in who we are – love ourselves and our bodies and not comment on other peoples.

Year 3 also shared how although we can sometimes be aware of what we look like – it’s what’s on the inside that counts!

Help at home by asking your child what they like about themselves. This links to last week’s Living and Learning statement – I can say something good about myself.

Design and Technology

Posted on Saturday 01 July 2023 by Miss Birch

Our topic this half term is Design and Technology.

Design brief:

To design and build a prototype go-kart.

Design criteria: 

  • must move freely
  • must be able to hold a model figure
  • must use an electrical circuit for motor

Challenge: 

To use a steering mechanism.

The children designed their go karts using annotated sketches. These included dimensions and components. This week, they began building and they made a fantastic start.

They each had a role within their team:

  • an organiser of the components
  • a builder
  • a design checker

They worked amazingly in their groups using great listening and teamwork skills.

Junior Warrior 2023!

Posted on Friday 30 June 2023 by Mr Wain

Today, Year 6 attended Junior Warrior 2023 at Bramham Park!

Junior Warrior is a 3KM course full of tricky obstacles and lots and lots of… MUD!

Everybody who attended in our class finished and was awarded a medal for their efforts! Well done, Y6!

Summer 2: Week 4

Posted on Friday 30 June 2023 by Mrs Wood

Literacy
This week, we’ve been reading Clean Up! by Nathan Bryon.

This book has helped us to think about how to look after our oceans, animals and earth. It has helped us to understand that we are responsible for our own litter. The children have extended their vocabulary through the use of: recycle, sanctuary, island and pollution.
We’ve even given our school playgrounds a Clean Up!
Art
We’ve been busy creating our own mobile sculptures based on Alexander Calder’s famous moving mobiles. We used wire, polystyrene 3d shapes and tissue to create our own representations of his work.
Living and Learning
This week, we’ve been recognising our strengths and saying good things about ourselves.  I am good at…

FlM – looking after my baby sister.
HFW – building sand hills.
TH – passing a ball.
DD – Numbots.
SB – tidying up.
FiM – football.
ER – gymnastics.
SS – phonics.
AP – quizzes.
HW – tidying my room.
JZ – playing on the slides.
AS – being a good friend.
RY – sports.

We look forward to welcoming you back into classroom for our final learning journey drop in this year. See you all next week!

Lotherton Hall trip

Posted on Friday 30 June 2023 by Mr McGriffiths

On Wednesday Year 1 had a fantastic trip to Lotherton Hall. The weather was extremely kind to us and everyone had a brilliant time!

Help at home by discussing your child’s biological knowledge. This links well with this week’s Talk Time homework.

Living and Learning: Body Image

Posted on Friday 30 June 2023 by Miss Goswami

This week in Living and Learning, we talked about what body image is and what might influence it.

The children created a variety of definitions but in the end all agreed that ‘Body image is our idea of how our body looks and how we think it looks to others. This can include our feelings and thoughts about our height, weight, shape, skin colour, appearance or attractiveness’.

We then went on to discuss potential influences. Here are the ones we thought of:

  • Social Media
  • TV
  • Celebrities
  • Friends
  • Family
  • News
  • Ourselves
  • Fashion
  • Experience (e.g. sports clubs, school, parties)

Help at home: Discuss how each of the influences might impact our body images.

Lotherton Hall Trip

Posted on Thursday 29 June 2023 by Mrs Lake

On Wednesday, Year 2 enjoyed a day out of school to Lotherton Hall. It was jam-packed day of sunshine, smiles and wildlife!

As part of our science learning this half term, we enjoyed a workshop called ‘who eats who’. In the workshop we looked at  lots of science vocabulary: herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, prey, predator and producer.

The Year 2 children were brilliant at identifying skulls from different animals by looking at the size, teeth and features.

Before we left, we enjoyed time climbing and enjoying the park grounds and playgrounds.

Help at home by discussing your child’s biological knowledge. This links well with this week’s Talk Time homework.

Design and technology: food

Posted on Wednesday 28 June 2023 by Mrs Taylor

This week, Year 2 have been using their design and technology food preparation skills to make our latest recipe, fruit bars.

After the cooking, we carried out the evaluation of the product and we enjoyed the tasting all together.

I liked the fruit bars because you could really taste the coconut and honey but next time I would change the apricots more dates or raisins.

I liked it because it was really crunchy. I would change it next time by adding blackberries.

I didn’t like the bars because of the seeds. Next time, I would leave the seeds out.

I liked the bars because it was sweet from the honey.

I really liked it because I could all the ingredients. Next time, I would take the seeds out and I would replace them with watermelon.

I liked the fruit bars as I liked the apricots but I would eliminate the seeds and replace them with dried berries.

It was so good that I want another one.

Help at home: Ask your child/children what food preparation skills they have used in this learning and can they demonstrate these at home.