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This half term in geography we will be learning about the Alps. We will discover where they are, how they were formed, how homes are adapted to suit the alpine climate, what the main industries are and how glaciers and avalanches have changed the landscape. In science, we will be learning about forces and how these were discovered. We will learn about why gravity is important, how air resistance works with parachutes, what friction and water resistance are and how this links with our DT topic of pulleys and gears.

 

                   

 

                   

Week Beginning 9th March 2020

Thank you so much to everyone who came to learning together. This term we shared mental maths strategies that children use to help remember key facts and to calculate questions mentally. 

Week beginning 2nd March

What an eventful week! On Thursday we visited Dippy the dinosaur at Number One Riverside. He is on a farewell tour of the UK before being retired from display at the National History Museum. If you haven't seen him yet, it's a must. Friday was also our World Book Day. There were some fantastic outfits and each child got to choose a book to read. 

Week beginning 17th February 2020

This week we took part in an active learning workshop about the Vikings. We learned about when and where the Vikings lived, how they cooked their food and how they made their houses. We also tried on various items of Viking clothing and jewellery. We then took part in a range of team games linked to the Vikings, for example the longboat shuffle.

 

Week beginning 10th February 2020

 

This week we have been thinking about online safer for Safer Internet Day. We discussed phishing and looked at different examples of webpages and emails  and thought about if they were real or fake. We've also been reading about Anne Frank and wrote our own diary entries based on our class novel and her experiences.

 

  

Week Beginning 3rd February 2020

In PSHCE this week, we discussed how the world, our country and our local community is made up of diverse groups of people and how they bring a range of experiences, knowledge and qualities that make up a multi-cultural society. We then created jigsaw pieces to show the diversity within our society and how they all work together to make up our society. 

 

Week Beginning 27th January 2020

 

This week in science, we investigated filtering. We discussed how this compares to sieving. We then experimented with different materials dissolved in water and tried to filter them to see which one came out the cleanest. 

Week Beginning 20th January 2020

In science this week, we investigated sieving and dissolving. We chose to investigate how long it would take for sugar to dissolve in water using a range of variables. For example, the volume of liquid, temperature of the liquid and how many stirs of a spoon.

Week Beginning 13th January 

This week in music we listened to a piece of Dubstep music, a type of electronic dance music. We created musical score using colour to represent:

- Different features

- Number of sections

- Instruments

- Dynamics

 

Week beginning 2nd December 2019

This week we performed for our adults and showed them the progress we have made with the violin over the autumn term. We loved it and are so proud of what we have achieved this term. Thank you to everyone who attended. 

Week beginning 25th November 2019

This week in geography, we presented our findings on how Heywood has changed over the years. This followed on from out field trip around Heywood. We compared photos and drawings of Heywood in the past to the photos we took of Heywood in the present day. 

Week beginning 18th November

We learned a lot about how Heywood has changed over the year on our geography field trip on Thursday. We visited Heywood Railway station, the Cenotaph, St Luke's Church, Heywood Sports Village, Queen's Park and Mutual Mills. We also held out termly Spelling Bee. Well done to all participants. 

 

 

Week beginning 11th November

In science this week, we learned about an irreversible change. We mixed vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create carbon dioxide and see how much we could blow up a balloon. On Friday it was our Anti-Bullying Day. We discussed the theme for this year ' Change starts here. Change starts now. Change starts with us.' We also pledged to make some changes and made a bursting book of kindness. 

 

Week beginning 4th November 2019

We've had such a fun packed week. We took part in a science workshop about separating materials. We continued our wider opportunities programme learning  the violin and also took part in an NSPCC workshop about keeping ourselves save. 

Week beginning 28th October

What a great start to the half term. In computing we learned about different ways of communicating with a particular focus on Semaphore. We practised our flag signals and wrote codes for the class to decipher. 

Week beginning 14th October

This week in science, we completed a collaborative task and presented information on the different planets in our solar system. 

Thursday 10th October

Today we made our bread and really enjoyed it. We also learned about the Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon hoard and why they buried their wealth. 

Friday 4th October

Thank you so much for coming to our class assembly. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We really enjoyed reading all your lovely comments. 

Week beginning 30th September

This week we discovered artefacts that had been buried during Anglo-Saxon times. We discovered they were from the grave of Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon warrior who defeated Grendel.

 

Week beginning 23rd September

This week we learned some new skills for our design technology topic of bread making. We learned how to mix ingredients into a dough and kneed it too.  We also continued with our violin lessons. 

 

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Week beginning 16th September

We had so much fun with Freddy Fit. We learned how to keep our bodies fit and healthy and what a healthy plates looks like. Take a look at the pictures below. 

Week beginning 9th September

 

This week we started out violin lessons. We learned about the different parts of a violin and even learned a song.

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