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!)