This morning, Crew Hamill took part in a Crew Challenge in which they had to work in mini crews to create the tallest, free-standing tower using their shoes. They worked together to stack their shoes in order to create towers. Can you see which mini crew made the tallest tower?
Our timestable rockstar day ended with quite the battle! Crews battled against each other to gather points in the hope their crew would make it to the final! There was great encouragement by all and it was lovely to see the improvements in our timestable knowledge! A big well done to everyone that took part 🙂 A big shout out to Crew Boswell who made it to the final! And to the 2 children who beat Mrs Ibbotson!
Today, Crew Hamill had an amazing time continuing our learning about light in Science. We investigated how shadows change by creating our own shadow puppets, casting shadows against the wall with our torches. You can see some of the shapes we made in the pictures below.
This afternoon, we were fortunate to have a visit from firemen from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. We learnt all about fire alarms, fire safety and how to keep ourselves safe in an emergency. We found out it was essential to have a battery in your fire alarm and to test it works at least one day a week. Next, we learnt all about fire safety and what to do in case we catch fire. We need to stop, drop and roll to make sure the fire doesn’t get worse. Finally, in an emergency it is important to leave everything and leave by the nearest fire exit. What an informative afternoon we have all had.
Crew Hamill worked in pairs this afternoon to investigate how light travels when it hits a reflective surface. We tested our previous knowledge in which we learned that light travels in a straight line to see what would happen when it was travelling towards a surface that it would reflect off. We found out that the light hits the reflective surface and bounces off, changing direction.
Crew Hamill worked extremely hard to create poppies which were added to our class wreath that was beautifully made by Miss Kelly! This was added to the Remembrance Day display that is currently in the entrance hall.
This afternoon Crew Hamill and Crew Thompson worked together to complete an investigation. First, we made a prediction about how light travels. We then used torches and string to see how light travels. We found out that light travels in a straight line and doesn’t bend round objects. We are going to continue our investigations over the next few weeks and can’t wait to find out more about light.
During French, we have been looking at ways to communicate feelings. We looked at the new vocabulary before playing a number of different games to try and better our understanding. First, we played ‘Thumbs Up’ which involved us working with a partner to hide gestures representing each feeling ‘I am good, I am very good, I am sad, I am very sad, and neither good nor bad’. Our partner had to guess, in French, which gesture they thought we were hiding behind our back before it was revealed to us! We then played a game of ‘Captions’ where we had to listen carefully to the phrase that Miss McGlone said. We then had to choose the correct picture from around the room to go and stand by that we thought was the matching image to the phrase. To finish our lesson, we had a go at applying all of our knowledge so far in the form of a conversation.
In Crew Mcloughlin, we deepened our understanding of feelings in French by working with a partner to practice our pronunciation. One person pronounced one of our new phrases whilst the other drew the matching face. If the face was correct, the drawer got a point. If it was incorrect, the speaker stole the point for themselves!