Stone age village models adorn the surfaces in our Year 3 classroom as the girls delightedly explain what materials they used to build theirs and what each item represents. We moved from Tribal Tales to a mystery story this week as we became detectives in our latest class novel – ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’. Predicting, hunting for clues, discovering secrets and investigating evidence has got us longing for the next chapter each day.
We began our new humanities topic, ‘Mighty Metals,’ by exploring the playground equipment. The pupils had to identify how they could show: push pull, twist, inertia/ momentum, gravity and air resistance/ friction in action. Lots of fun was had by all.
As a finale to the ‘Playlist’ topic, Year 4 really enjoyed producing leaflets based on their favourite artists. They used their research skills to gather relevant information and their literacy skills to write an informative and interesting non-fiction text. The girls planned how to present their leaflet and incorporated photographs and illustrations to make it more attractive and appealing to the reader. Whilst they worked, they listened for one last time to the Class Playlist.
This half term, Year 5 will be losing their heads – but fortunately, not literally like the ill-fated Anne Boleyn. To introduce the children to our new topic, ‘Off with her Head’, we visited Bramall Hall, in Stockport. The children undertook a range of Tudor activities which included making a ‘wattle and daub’ wall, playing the crumhorn, writing with a quill and making the essential nosegay. The children toured around the hall and were able to see this beautiful Tudor building in all its glory, made all the more glorious by the fabulous sunshine.
Year 6 enjoyed a maths lesson outside in the sunshine searching for angles and revising multiples and factors.
The girls also had the chance to complete their artwork based on an endangered animal.
Some of the Year 6 Engineers had an invaluable “Afternoon in Industry” experience at a local Bury company, Datum UK. They learnt about the history of engineering, had a tour of the workshop and then a hands on experience making circuits to achieve various goals. All of the girls began to understand how wide and varied a career in engineering can be and I know that they have been inspired to consider this as they get older. A huge thank you to Datum UK for holding this event.