What a busy week we have had. Monday saw all of KS2 take part in Sports Day and huge congratulations to Aqueduct who were our winners of the day. We attended a French workshop on Tuesday which was very funny and saw us put all our French vocabulary into action. Furthermore, we took part in a Music workshop on Wednesday with Mr Fifer in which we played lots of fun games and learned a new song.
This week we became news reporters, going back in time to 1925, to document the work of William Watt as he uncovered the Stone Age settlement in Skara Brae. It was fascinating to hear about the early settlement and all the artefacts that had been found there.
We had a fantastic time this Thursday at the Golf Tournament in Tudor Grange Park. We had the chance to compete against lots of other primary schools and put all our newly learned skills to the test. We then finished the week with our annual Peterbrook Dance Festival. We had so much fun dancing to our song 'Happy' and couldn't help to feel the same :)
This week in PSHE, we discussed the needs of new born babies. Lots of us have younger brothers, sisters or cousins and so we all had lots of experiences to share - some very funny! We discussed that new born babies need lots of support from their parents or carers for feeding, bathing, learning, cleaning etc. We also discussed the importance of love and care for new born babies to grow and develop healthily.
What a busy first week back! We have started our brand new History topic called Scavengers and Settlers which started with a scavenger hunt in the Eco Garden. We then ended the week with our fantastic trip to Sarehole Mill were we were able to imagine what it would have been like to live back in the Stone Age. We made our own shelters, create cave paintings and explored an Iron Age archeologically site. In addition, we took part in Race for Life and were pleased to support such a worthy cause. A huge thank you to all those who took part or helped to raise money at home.
This week we had lots of fun celebrating the Royal wedding. We took part in a playground disco, had photos with 'the royal family', took turns on the inflatable assult course and played pass the parcel to name just a few exciting activities. It was a fantstic way to end the week and made us all the more excited for the royal wedding on Saturday.
This week in Science we have continued to learn more about plants and in particular we looked at seed dispersal. We discussed the need for plants to spread their seeds away from densely populated areas to ensure they can grow strong and healthy. It was really interesting to learn the different ways that plants do this e.g. through animals, water, explosions and through wind. Can you think of an example for each of these? Which was the most interesting? Which do you think is the most effective and why?
This week in PSHE we discussed Fairtrade. Firstly, we were able to try some Fairtrade chocolate and look at other products that are available with the Fairtrade logo. We then discussed what Fairtrade meant and discussed in more detail what effects buying Fairtrade items had on our own lives and on other peoples. It was particularly interesting learning where the raw ingredients to each of our favourite meals and snacks originally came from. Follow the link to learn more www.fairtrade.org.uk
This week in Science we have been learning about Microhabitats.
"A microhabitat is a very small, specialized habitat, such as a clump of grass or a space between rocks.
It is a habitat for extremely small creatures such as woodlice."
We went out into the school grounds to see what different habitats we could find along with the creatures that lived in them. We found that many of the creatures were suited to that environment for one reason or another and were able to identify why. All of the information we gained we then used to influence our Design and Technology task, in which we worked together to create 3A's very own bug hotel.
This week in PE we had a professional golfer join us to begin to teach us some key golf skills. Later in the term, we will be putting all these newly learned skills to the test when we take part in the local authority Tri Golf Tournament at Tudor Grange park. Everyone had alot of fun and showed real skill and potential!
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