We all wrapped up warm when we went out on a winter walk. We heard the frost crunch under our feet and watched it melt on our warm hands.
Learning is fun!
We are enjoying learning to read, write and count in lots of different ways.
Chinese New Year
We have been finding out more about the Chinese culture. We all used chopsticks to eat a Chinese banquet and enjoyed watching the lion dancers.
Our Summer Trip
We had a fabulous day yesterday with the rangers from Stadt Moers park. We made dens, tree trolls and wooden necklaces. We even made a campfire, roasted marshmallows and made popcorn! Well done Reception you were all amazing!
Our Reception children are very curious as they watch their caterpillars make a chrysalis. We can’t wait to see the butterflies emerge soon!
CAFOD in Lent
One of our Reception children has been exceptionally kind. During Lent he has asked everyone he knows to put money in his own special collection box at home. He brought this into school today overflowing with coins and notes. Well done and thank you.
Valentine’s Day learning
Chinese New Year
We enjoyed learning about other cultures during Chinese New Year. We watched the lion dancers, read information books and ate a Chinese banquet with chopsticks.
We all enjoyed looking for signs of Autumn today. We learned that some trees are evergreen and some are deciduous – we found out that means they drop their leaves at this time of year! We enjoyed watching sycamore leaves spin and Mr Newstead showed us an apple tree.
The children in Year 2 have created their own healthy pizzas against the given design criteria.
Today the children have worked with Gary Melia from Knowsley CLCs to complete problems using a range of data. The children have used their maths skills in a cross curricular manner to create tally charts, bar charts and answer questions based upon these.
Science – Everyday Materials
The children in Year 2 have been working scientifically to find the best material to make Traction Man’s suit from. We wanted to see which material was waterproof and did not absorb liquids.
The children in Year 2 made Christmas cards using different folding techniques.
DT – Christmas Decorations
The children in Year 2 followed a design criteria to design, make and evaluate their own Christmas decorations.
The Year 2 children have been learning about the seven continents and five oceans of the world. Here are some of the children’s projects that they completed at home with their loved ones.
Year 2 – Dance
The children in Year 2 performed a dance inspired by the class read ‘WILD’.
We have been working scientifically to identify plants and animals that live in micro-habitats.
We have been using base ten to identify the number of tens and ones within a given number.
Music – Composition
We have improvised and composed a musical piece to accompany an animation.
Computing – Super Sci – Fi
The children have worked with Gary from Knowsley CLC to create aliens and write sentences about them using the app Brushes.
Art – Self Portraits
The children in have drawn self portraits of themselves using 2B art pencils. They have experimented with line, texture and shape to produce their final piece.
Year 3 enjoyed the visit from the archaeologist John Hill and enjoyed handling real prehistoric artefacts.
Year 3 really enjoyed their visit to the synagogue
Year 3 investigating if the tallest person has the longest shadow
Year 3 have been investigating if the tallest person has the longest shadow. We came to the conclusion that the tallest person did have the longest shadow however the length of the shadow changed based on how straight each child was standing.
The children, who have taken part in the gymnastics club all year, performed their sequence to the whole school today. They showed confidence, control and the ability to work as a team. Everybody was very impressed.
Science – light
The children in year 3 have been working scientifically to investigate light and draw conclusions based upon their findings.
In Art, the children have been learning about the artist Andy Warhol. They have explored pop art and researched information on his life. The children enjoyed experimenting with Warhol’s blotching technique during art lessons and they created their own celebrity portraits using pop art as their inspiration .
During our trip to the library, the children were provided with an interesting tour. They explored the children’s books section and were given the opportunity to read a variety of genres with their friends. Children were shown how they could become members of the library if they wished and if they were members, the opportunities that they would receive! This was a fantastic trip!
We really enjoyed the inflatable obstacle course- there were lots of smiling faces all around!
Lego Rover Robots
Today, Key Stage 2 children have been lucky enough to have the Lego Rover Robots visiting from the University of Liverpool. The Rover Robots are replicas of the Rover Robots used on Mars. Lego Rovers is a fun, engaging activity for schools, which teaches simple programming concepts. Children get to navigate their own space rover, see the effect of the time delay between the Earth, the moon and Mars, and experiment with the effect of different rules and automation options. The children loved this activity, as you can see from the photographs.
Model Image exhibition
Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Sudley House to see the Model Image exhibition (based on a Liverpool model, Jane Duncan). They learned all about her life, the history of the Holt’s family and general local history of Liverpool also. This linked to our Famous Fashions and Local History topic, with more work being done this term around this. Please visit our blog to find out more http://sjcpsh.creativeblogs.net/.
The Man Who Walked Between The Towers
Children really enjoyed studying the book ‘The Man Who Walked Between The Towers’. Children were able to put themselves into the position of Philippe Petit and the reasons for completing such a high risk stunt. They ‘walked the line’ in an activity that enabled each child to explore and infer Philippe’s emotions and thoughts, and then wrote a description from Philippe’s perspective. The extensive topic ended with a newspaper report about the event, focusing on relative clause and parenthesis use.
Year 5 children investigated forces in their most recent science topic. Children can explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity, they have recognised that levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect and the children were able to identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces. The topic ended with a scientific investigation, exploring the effect of water resistance, which the children really enjoyed and gained a lot of scientific understanding from.
School Shakespeare Festival
Children in Year 5 and 6 performed ‘A Midsummers Night’s Dream’ at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park on Friday 23rd November. We are extremely proud of the children and their performance.
Visiting Huyton Library
Year 5 visited Huyton Library this morning to explore some of the books and authors on offer. Children learned about the logging systems within the library and used the subject index for non-fiction books. We would encourage all children to regularly visit the library, to further inspire reading at home and to also take advantage of the services and clubs they have on offer.
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