Yesterday afternoon, some of the year 6 pupils worked with Sgt Mac to learn about parachutes and how they work. Following on from their work on navigation, the children looked at the principles of air resistance and uplift. Sgt Mac brought in a real parachute and the children explored how it worked.
On Monday, the year 5 and 6 children took part in Primary Workout. They were visited by four members of the local community who all had very different jobs. First of all, they had to ask them closed questions to work out what their job was. Then once they had guessed they could then ask further questions about their jobs. This helped the children to think about different career paths that they might want to take, and how they could apply their skills in many different ways.
Next half term our home learning will be a whole school challenge. To mark the launch of our fantastic board game cafe, our competition will be for children to create their very own board game. See below for more details.
We can't wait to see all the fantastic entries come "rolling" in. (Sorry for the awful pun)
The Girls football team finished their final matches at the Bushfield tournament with games against Two Mile Ash and Oxley Park. The girls played fantastically well. Due to a few missing team members, we borrowed some players from another team and the girls did well to work with their new team mates. Unfortunately the results did not go in our favour, with a loss against TMA and a draw against Oxley.
Well done to everyone who has taken part in the tournament. I hope you have had as much fun as I have.
The boy's football team managed a last minute victory over Emerson Valley School last week in a close fought game. After taking the early lead, the boy's let in a last minute goal to make it 2-2. Not deterred, they rallied together and went straight up the other end and scored a fantastic goal to finish the match 3-2 victors.
A huge congratulations to all of the team and particularly our man of the match, Betsaleel (Year 6).
The year 6 children have be learning new games to help them develop a love of words. They have been learning and playing Bananagrams during early work to help with spelling and vocabulary. They love it!
The girls took part in their first competitive football matches in more than 4 years at Bushfield school last night. The three, 15 minute, games took place on a cold and damp evening. After taking a while to get going, the girls started working as a team fantastically well and didn't give up. They represented our school beautifully and should be extremely proud of themselves. Next week there will be three more games and will give the girls another opportunity to practise the skills they have learnt in PE.
Our "lady" of the match was Zahara who was fearless in goal and had a showed a great eye for the ball.
Well done to our year 6 team: Zahara, Lolade, Rudy, Millie, Neave, Tayla and Chantelle.
Check out our first edition of the Roving Reporters news! It was really interesting coming round to interview you all. Keep watch for future editions published here!
Read Issue 1 Here
In Year 6, we have begun studying 'The Scottish Play.' We have started reading the story of Macbeth. To help us understand the play a little better, we took part in the BBC Shakespeare Live Lesson and did some freeze frames of our own. Over the coming weeks we will be exploring the character of Macbeth and considering the hideous witches influences on his actions. Through drama and art, we will investigate the moral consequences of Macbeth's actions. Was becoming King really worth all the bloodshed?