We have had a great week - all based around science! We have explored using science investigations and even had some Year 6 children come and show us some really cool science demonstrations!
We used out STEM skills to try and build the tallest unsupported tower using spaghetti and marshmallows!
On Wednesday last week, 5G went out in the snow and headed out for a taste of what life is like for children in High School. We had a great time and had a glimpse of life after Wilbraham Primary! Have a look at our photos.
We learnt about the different food groups and what they did for our bodies. Then we planned a balanced meal using the information about the food groups.
After that, we went to try our hand at t-shirt designing using spray paints and stencils!
After lunch in the school canteen, we did some mindfulness meditation about being brilliant - then wound our way through the school to make some badges! We had a great day!
On Friday 9th March, w e went to Manchester Museum to explore more about our topic of Ancient Egypt... But we saw much more than that! Kids; can you comment on the pictures to show what you learnt?
We had to try and mummify a member of our group securely and neatly in a limited time and with limited ‘bandages’ ... the classroom was chaos but we had great fun,
Today we moved to the build up of our story of ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne. It’s a picture book with little writing so we are using it to create some super narrative writing.
Using ‘Conscience Alley’, we split into positive and negative thoughts and tried to influence the main character as they walked down the alley... or crawled down the tunnel.
It’s a rainy Saturday morning and I am enjoying the opportunity to have a little ‘me time’ - reading this brilliant book!
It’s about a girl who finds it difficult to speak and is struggling to fit in to her new school. I’m nearly half way through and it’s got me hooked!
What are you reading?
Today we had a visit from some amazing mathematicians from BAE Systems who work with our Air Force and navy to provide aeronautical engineering solutions for our country’s defence. They were here to tak to us about STEM which means Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering and how exciting and important these are in our everyday lives. We all enjoyed the assembly and saw for ourselves the amazing things Maths can do!
First we met Maya the robot. She was funny and clever. She danced for us, answered questions and even picked herself up from lying down!
Next we learned about how objects gather momentum and force according to their weight when they fall, and how these can be accurately measured. The team got out a huge drainpipe and rolled a heavy ball down it. We all thought the ball would fly out of the end and over the children’s heads... but it barely went any distance because its weight was too much to gather the momentum.
After a clever card trick, the children picked on Miss Gee to try and solve a mathematical problem about balancing weight on a huge aircraft carrier. Miss Gee looked perplexed (she thought she was going to have to climb on the big balancing model!) but managed to solve the problem (with the help of a calculator) to balance different aircraft!
Next, we had a go at a spatial awareness test. Pilots have to show they can visualise and gauge distance and space accurately to be able to fly high tech aircraft with real precision.
Finally we learned about using forces that can send us sky high! Literally! They showed us a paramotor - a huge fan that creates enough lift to fly a person up to 20 000 feet! They showed us the real thing and started it up. The air was so strong it blew paper cups off the volunteers’ heads! (It was a bit smelly, too!)
Look at our fabulous hieroglyphic wall! If you walk down our end of the corridor, why not see if you can spell your name?
We have been doing some Talk 4 Writing in our English lesson today. We have made up actions to help us to tell the story.
Can you tell the story to someone using the pictures to help you?
We did a top secret big write on Friday - we wanted to congratulate Mrs Bradshaw on receiving a medal in the New Years Honours list from the queen. Mrs Bradshaw is a huge part of Wilbraham Primary School and she does so much to help us... but she also does so much for the community! Well done Mrs Bradshaw, we are very proud to know you.
Wilbraham Primary School are taking part in 'The Mile a Day Challenge'
The challenge is for every class to run/jog/ or walk for a mile every day starting Monday
15th January. All of the children and adults are joining in.
Year 5 have already started this and have attached some photographs - can you find yourself in any of them?
You can watch a short video link on youtube - Movement is Life - Dr William Bird.
This explains why we are joining this challenge and what the advantages are.