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Year 5 Condover Visit

Evening All!

I have just checked my emails and realised that I have received one from the Year 5 pupils and staff from Condover.  It sounds like they are having an amazing time.

Everyone is having a great time at Condover and are well into their second morning activity, archery. Yesterday the children tackled different height challenges, either trapeze or zip wire. I am sure the children can’t wait to tell you all about the activities they have done.

We look forward to welcoming them back at school tomorrow afternoon.

Mr Jones

Balaji Temple Visit – Class 3 and Year 4

Yesterday, we had a fantastic day visiting the Balaji Temple. The children were extremely well behaved and were very enthusiastic as they learnt lots of new facts about Hinduism. As Reese Derwas said “This is so interesting!”

Miss Hyde

Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple

On Thursday 26th September, Years 5+6 visited a Hindu Temple close to Birmingham.  The children were invited to see the various  shrines dedicated to different Hindu Gods.  For many children (and staff) this was their first visit to a Hindu place of worship.  All pupils found the visit incredibly interesting and it really brought the Hinduism topic to life.  Amelia Edwards summed up the day perfectly when she commented, “This religion is fascinating!” As always, the children’s behaviour was superb and the respect  shown to members of the public who had come to worship at the temple was wonderful to see.

Mr Jones

Class 4 – Roald Dahl Day

For Roald Dahl Day in Class 4, we created our own poems based on Mr Twit’s beard. We then shared our ideas and used them to create a class poem, which we shared in Achievement Assembly. The children performed really well, they all spoke with loud and proud voices. Well done, Class 4.

Mr Twit’s beard poem class version

Class 4 – Space model

On Friday, Class 4 used their research to make a model of Space using fruit.

Each planet was represented by the following:

  • Mercury = peppercorn
  • Venus = raspberry
  • Earth = cherry tomato
  • Mars = blueberry
  • Jupiter = watermelon
  • Saturn = grapefruit
  • Uranus = apple
  • Neptune = lime

We then discussed how we could improve our model. Some of the fantastic suggestions were to include the moons of the planets, draw their orbits and make sure our model is to scale.

Miss Hyde

 

Frame Structures in Class 4

Today, Class 4 explored making some frame structures. We started by creating a 2D shape from spaghetti and marshmallows. We then used that shape as a face for our 3D shapes. After that, we made the tallest structure we could. As our structures got taller, we had to reinforce them with extra spaghetti.

After break, we used bamboo kebab sticks, paper straws and elastic bands to make a frame structure which could hold a weight. Will’s structure managed to hold a weight of  1700g! As we added more weight, we had to reinforce our structures and try to balance the weight in the middle of the structure.

Today’s activities allowed us to work as a team, as well as develop our resilience and perseverance. Tomorrow, we will design a frame structure for forest school for Class 1 and 2 to use.

Well done Class 4

Miss Hyde

Class 3 and 4’s St Agatha’s Church Visit

This morning, Class 3 and 4 enjoyed a fantastic morning at St Agatha’s Church, learning all about the different features of a church.

Thank you to Reverend Trimby and members of the parish for their support in making the visit a great success.

 

Class 4’s display

This term in Class 4, we have been looking at Rivers and water. We made a big display showing rivers and the water cycle. It was so beautiful, we didn’t want to take it down but luckily we have taken a photo to share with you!

Miss Hyde

Arthog Outreach – Canoeing and bushcraft experience

Today, the Year 4s and some children who had previously missed out on the opportunity went to Pool Quay. We spent half the day canoeing and the other half completing bushcraft activities. Everybody had a lovely day in the warm, sunny weather and the behaviour was excellent.

Miss Hyde, Mr Bevan and Miss Hughes

Class 4’s terrific trip to … Attingham Park – by Lottie Lee

Yesterday (Wednesday 22nd May), class 4 visited Attingham Park. As it’s part of a new topic – living things and their habitats. The teachers and volunteers who went were:
  • Miss Hughes,
  • Mr Bevan,
  • Mrs Morris,
  • Mrs Hyde and Miss Hyde.

We went by coach, or bus as some people like to call it, it was about 45 minutes long.

Later on, I discovered I was in Mr Bevan‘s group, which was fun! Mr Bevan suggested to do the tractor ride first. We shuffled to the lunch hall and put our bags down on the tables. Me and my friends chose the smallest table. Soon, we arrived back at the tractor site and mounted our tractor.
Immediately, the tractor started, the lady commented “stay seated at all times!” Off we went! Next, the tractor driver (Will) stopped at some deer and shared some information about the deer with us like when they are first born, they live near nettles because they can’t walk and it helps them stay safe. It was very interesting.
Swiftly, we jumped off the tractor and started a woodland walk. The instructor showed us this stuffed mole, which I did not touch! Next, we got to see some badger holes. I made a joke, saying a white rabbit is just going to grab us and take us like it did in Alice in Wonderland.

Now onto my favourite part, lunch! I had a really nice lunch. I have the following:

  • Sandwiches – cheese and ham ones;
  • Crisps – ready salted flavoured;
  • Fruit – an apple and a banana;
  • Some chocolate – two bars they were the smallest!

After that, we had a play outside of the mansion.

Oh was it big… It’s like it grew bigger and bigger! Then we had a picture. Pshing!
A few minutes later, we were at the pond dipping site. The pond was as big as… As… Anything indeed! The instructor told us to get into partners so I partnered up with Elsey-Mae. We found a transparent thing, a snail and an insect that looked like a stick.
I would recommend this trip for anybody but people who are eight and over because the toilets are quite far away from the house or should I say mansion. It is very good for families as well. My favourite part was… Everything! My friends liked the trip very much and the volunteers said we were “very good and knowledgeable!” We thanked them and said bye. Then jumped back on the coach and back to school we went.
Do you want to visit Attingham Park?