Three different year groups have got new pupils today! We hope you settle quickly into the ‘Sherwood way’.
It must be really difficult moving to a new school with different routines and lots of new faces.
Remember, you have to learn one name – they have to learn 400! Please be patient with them and show understanding.
Year One went out for a spot of tree hugging around the school grounds! They tried to work out what made a tree a tree! They found out a tree is usually tall,it is woody and it has bark – and a lovely trunk to hug! At first they thought that trees did not have flowers but the plant investigators soon found blossom on a tree outside Foundation!
Later on they learnt how to draw trees. Come and have a look at their work if you are passing!
Year One dissected some plants to find out all about what they look like in detail. They learnt about the different parts of flowers.
4PW were treated to a fantastic afternoon of freestyle football!
What a great spectacle!
All the school were entertained by John Farnworth in afternoon assembly. In was amazing!
Year 4 have been doing a Water Workshop with Kingfisher Education on behalf of United Utilities.
We learnt lots about the water cycle and the treatment and conservation of water.
Did you enjoy it?
Year One are learning to be Light Scientists! They looked at different forms of light sources and used a light testing box to see what different materials looked like in the dark. They also entered their new light testing centre! Come and have a look if you are passing! What is it’s other use?
Can you give Year One any top tips about how to be great scientists or do you have some information about light and dark to share?
Year 4 have been looking at ‘Stories From Other Cultures’ and based their literacy around Aboriginal stories from Australia.
We have read and watched different versions of the story of Tiddalik The Frog and we decided to act out the story for the rest of the class.
http://frogs.org.au/arc/storyoftiddalik.php Click the link to find out more about Tiddalik.
Sasha from Year 6 has asked if we can have a post where you can share your best jokes – so here it is!
Remember… They will be approved first – so make them funny!
What is your favourite joke?
A small band of children have enjoyed a week of holiday activities this Easter!
We played benchball, unihockey, badminton and dodgeball. We explored the school grounds by playing scatter and made a giant roller coaster using kinex! Come and see it in class 1RS!
The children made magic tissue paper pots and tried their hand at traditional games like a coconut shy! It was all the fun of the fair!
Year 4 have been doing some great stuff with the data-loggers.
As it was really cold outside, we decided to see whose coat would keep them the warmest.
We set up a fair test. Why don’t you pop in to 4PW to see whose coat was the best?
4PW were treated to a morning of WOW Science.
We made balloon keb
We also used Alker-Seltzer tablets to create ‘fizzes and pops’.
It’s a good job Mr Whelan made us wear safety goggles. Check the video to see why!
Fantastic performance – well done everybody.
I can’t put a zoomed image up, so I’ll do another flag.
I think this is easy.
Year 6, have been very busy this term!
In January, we went to the Manchester Opera House to watch the stage production of ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’. We enjoyed seeing the book and characters come to life on the stage; we thought that ‘Sammy’ the dog was amazing!
In February, we held a ‘Magistrates Day’. Three magistrates from Preston Magistrates’ Court, worked alongside both Year 6 classes during the morning. We conducted a mock trial which involved interviewing the witnesses, before finally convicting and sentencing the defendants. Some of the children made very harsh decisions about the punishments the defendants should receive!
Finally, this week we have been visited by Kelsang Pagpa, a Buddhist Monk from the Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Preston. He talked to us about the central beliefs and practices of Buddhism; the children asked some excellent questions and learnt a lot from what he had to say. Furthermore, we were very privileged to listen to him sing a prayer – we found it very soothing! We also had the opportunity to meditate with him – an experience we will never forget!
I wonder if next term will be just as busy…
SATs…Plas Menai…Year 5/6 production…
Have you had a busy term?
What have you enjoyed the most?
Class 1RS re- enacted the first flight to the moon, as part of their topic about those magnificent men in their flying machines.
They made their own moon-scape and used a box to make a rocket for Neil Armstrong – he was the first man on the moon.
Mr. Fann popped in to tell the children that he remembered when the first flight to the moon took place. He was playing on a slide on Cop Lane when the rocket took off in 1969!
Next time we will taste real space food! Do you think it will be nice!
Year One brought in a range of exotic fruits into class this week. They used the fruit to invent their own recipes for fruit salad, make and test them. I rather liked dragon fruit! Did you?
Later on the children wrote some excellent new recipes!
Check out the photos!
Mrs Miller at Roebuck has set up a blogging club and is using our website to show the children what to do.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
Year 4 were treated to a fantastic rendition of We Will Rock You from students at Fulwood Academy.
Did you enjoy it?