Home Learning Spring 2021
World Book Day - Reading can give us wings!
The children thoroughly enjoyed our World Book Day activities. They enjoyed reading 'Dear Green Peace'. They imagined what animal they might find in their gardens and write their own letters to Greenpeace. They used non-fiction books and the internet to research their animal and how they could look after it.
In RE we have been exploring the meaning of the Christian word 'agape'. During Heart Day, the children took part in a range of activities linked to 'agape'. They made a large 'Heart' poster with the Rev. Eileen, share their thought and ideas during Circle Time and decorated their own hearts. The children also wrote love poems.
In Science the children have been learning about food chains, producers, consumers and predators
The Science of Sound
The children took part in a range of investigation to find out how sound is made.
This half term Year 3 have an athletics coach from the West Lancashire Sports Partnership.
Class 2 Trip to the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
On Thursday 12 December we went to the Walker Gallery in Liverpool. The children were amazed by the size and detail of the paintings on display and particularly enjoyed the 'Spot the Difference' task looking at the painting 'And when did you last see your father?' by William Frederick Yeames. When some of the children were asked the same question, they replied, 'this morning!!!' As part of our RE work the children explored the different galleries, identifying paintings that portrayed different events in Jesus's life. The children were particularly impressed by the portrait of Henry VIII by Hans Holbein, and were keen to dress up as Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I.
I'm Gonna Shine
On Friday 6 December 2019 the whole school performed in our Nativity I'm Gonna shine! All the children in class 2 had lines to say as well as learning all the words and actions for the songs.
This half term, Year 3 and 4 have been learning a dance routine. They have worked very hard learning the moves and choreographing their own group dances to incorporate into the whole dance.
Ormskirk Food Bank
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. Matthew 7:12
In conjunction with St Mark's Church, we have been supporting the Ormskirk Food Bank.
The Great Plague of 1665
The children found out about the Plague Doctors known as 'Quacks'. The year 2 children make posies to take away the smell of the dirty street of seventeenth century London.
The Year 2 children used peg boards and pegs to support their work on multiplication arrays.
The children planned and made their own 'Electric Personalities'. They used their knowledge of electrical circuits and how to make switches to design a circuit, and incorporated it into their model. In some models the eyes or the nose light up, in others the nose, tail or bow tie spins around and some children have included a buzzer 'voice' too.
The children worked in pairs to explore making different kinds of switches. The used copper tape, 10p coins, foil, paper clips and butterfly clips as conductors.
Carrying the Bucket Challenge
It was raining this week, so our outdoor addventurous activities took place in the hall. The childen had to work together to create a carrying frame to move the bucket form one side of the hall to the other.
More Golden Time Fun!
This week the children chose Lego for Golden Time. Sitting in a circle, a huge tub of Lego was tipped onto the carpet. Working in small groups, the children chose the Lego they needed and build some wonderful models.
This half term the children have been taking part in Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA). The children had to work as a team to build a bridge. They placed a bucket on their bridge and counted beanbags into the bucket to test how strong and stable it was.
To celebrate good behaviour the children have 25 minutes Golden Time each week. At the beginning of the week the children suggest two activities they would like to do and over the week the children vote for their favourite. For the first golden time of the new school year the children suggested parachute games or games on the field. The vote was very close, but parachute games won 11 votes to 10!