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Spring Term, 2020

Spring Term, 2020.

It is incredible to think how quickly we have raced through our Autumn Term, celebrated Christmas and then returned for a NEW Year and Spring, 2020.

Planning For The Spring Term, 2020 in Class 4.

Planning For The Spring Term, 2020 in Class 4. 1

Knowledge Organisers

Star of fear, Star of hope.

Set in France, during the Nazi occupation of World War II, a gentile child named Helen recalls the mounting persecution of her Jewish friend. She wonders why does her best friend, Lydia, have to wear a yellow star? Today we continued to build our understanding using role play and drama. Each group needed to work together considering a ‘speech sandwich’ technique to develop dialogue and action.

Science Circuits. What happens when....?

Today we began the process of experimenting and finding out what happens to our circuit when we change or add something. Each of us created a set of questions that we were able to test to find out what happens.

Sparking into action this afternoon! Exploring electrical circuits and how they are made. Practical sessions are a great way to begin a unit of work.

Eglantyne Jebb - Save the Children.

With great pleasure we welcomed the team of Juliet, Claire and Trudy to continue our work on the famous founder of the children’s charity. Eglantyne Jebb and her sister Dorothy were both local people who lived in Ellesmere and only last year we were part of the 100 year Centenary. All of year 5 and year 6 pupils gathered today to begin the process of planning a Labyrinth and Sculpture.

He’s Behind You !

What a great treat for our first week back, our annual trip out to the pantomime. This year we were treated to Aladdin at Shrewsbury Theatre Severn. Great fun and a great way to bring the school together after our holiday.

MicroBit Learning from Home.

Learning isn’t just about school, it’s bringing everything together which may even include some new gifts from Christmas. Building on from our coding projects we were delighted when one of our year 6 pupils brought in one of his Christmas presents, a BBC MicroBit Computer. This computer allows the user to use Scratch style coding to allow L.E.D. Lights to work in pre programmed routines. 

Computing and using Audacity.

Our new computing unit of work is all about creating our own digital recordings. Using the fantastic Audacity program will allow each of us to learn about how tracks can be digitally altered, stored and converted. It was great fun today as we began the journey of exploration. 

E2E Computer Club with Mr. Nicholls.

It was interesting today to spend some time finding out about the new computer club starting next week on HTML web design. After School Clubs enhance learning in a meaningful way and the computer club is a genuine development of highly skilled computer skills. This term pupils enrolling in the club will be designing their own websites. It will be great to perhaps showcase them here on the school class page. Pop back soon to see how their work is progressing.