Before half term, year 4 visited Moel Famau in Wales. We had a fantastic day walking the mountain and the weather was beautiful and sunny. We all tried our best and encouraged each other to get to the top. Along the way, we used our map reading skills from Geography to help us. It was so much fun that we are planning another walking trip!
In English, we have started a new book called The Frog Prince Continued. To help us with our writing, we used drama and role play to act out one of the scenes where the princess was disgusted with the frog prince. Have a look at our photos!
Today we invited our parents in to help us with our pneumatics project. We’ve spent some time planning and drafting our ideas and finally got the chance to start putting our plans together. Everyone has worked really hard on making at least one part of our product move using air pressure.
Thank you to the parents that were able to make it, you were a huge help!
Today, during Eco Club, Mrs Lewis received the call from Eco Schools to say we had achieved our FIFTH GREEN FLAG! Everyone – staff, children and families – has worked so hard towards this and we have a lot to be proud of. We also have lots of exciting future plans! For now, look how delighted Eco Club are!
Last term we spent six weeks developing our gymnastics skills with Mr. Lowry in PE. We learnt a lot of new skills including shoulder stands, backward roll, leaps and jumps. Each week these skills got a bit more difficult and by the end we were creating our own floor routines using different apparatus. Check out the pictures.
On Friday we took full advantage of the great weather as we went outside with a group of visitors to learn about different Science topics. We were split into small groups and got to learn about how our shadows change due to the movement of the Sun, different habitats and plants that are in our garden. Our visitors were very surprised at how good our Science knowledge was and we had great fun carrying out different investigations.
This morning, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 went to the Philharmonic Hall for a special “Concert for Schools”. In the concert, presenter Alasdair Malloy and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra taught us about revolutionary composers including Beethoven, Bach, The Beatles, John Adams, Stravinsky and John Cage. The amazing musicians also performed music from John Williams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was an exciting, educational, music-filled experience linked to the National Curriculum. We even had a chance to sing a specially written song as a massed choir accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra!
Today, the Digital Leaders and Computing Council all visited the Apple Store in Liverpool One. It was really fun. One of the workers showed us a coding app called Swift Playground. It was challenging, but exciting. After that, we got to control BB-8 and we saw a new robot Jimu (he was made from Lego). In the apple store we were taught how to code and program. We saw all of Apple’s devices. We all enjoyed ourselves and I would love to come back again.