Spring 1 Week 6
Well done to our award winners this week! They are: Elena (Golden Citizen), Thomas D (Whizzy Worker) and Ellie Mae (Behaviour).
It's been a busy and fun last week! We have finally finished our collage of the world and have put up a display, showing some 'people who have positively changed the world' and where they are from. It was very tricky to make the continents and put them together, so the children have done a fabulous job.
There's no homework this week as we have sent out learning logs for the children to have a go at during half term. We started one of them today, making a fact poster for someone they have learnt about, so they may wish to continue this at home.
Have a great half term everyone. The last 6 weeks have flown by and the Stormwhales have impressed me so much with their behaviour and attitude to learning. Have a well deserved break!
Spring 1 Week 5
Well done to our award winners this week! They are: Armaan (Golden Citizen), Wentworth (Whizzy Worker) and Lily M (Behaviour).
This week, as part of our online safety week, the children have been learning about the digital 5 a day campaign, which is all about using technology in a healthy way: Be mindful, be active, get creative, connect, and give to others. You can find out more about this here: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2017/08/06/digital-5-a-day/
After learning about this, the children made posters about one of the 5 a day with a partner, which they presented to the class. We have mostly focused on being creative this week, as the children have also been helping out with their class blog. They have written some parts of it (below) and all the photos on this week's blog have been taken by the children.
In Literacy we have focused on the Suffragettes and we are starting our first draft of our diary entry. Did you know that when they were in prison they were force fed and that all women got the vote in 1928? (Beth and Mahdhi)
In Maths we've been solving word problems and we've been thinking of the four operations. (Lucy)
In Science we've been concentrating on plants and growing some plants with the help of sun, air, nutrients and warmth. (Brooke) We have grown peas, radishes, cress and lettuce. (Thom)
Spring 1 Week 4
Well done to our award winners this week! They are: Thom (Golden Citizen), Samir (Whizzy Worker) and Ishak (behaviour).
This week in Maths we have been working really hard at applying our arithmetic to some reasoning problems and the children have demonstrated a fantastic attitude when trying to work these out. This week's homework includes some examples of these for some further practice.
In Literacy and in our Creative Curriculum lessons the children have been continuing to learn about the Suffragettes. Today, the children got into role as both a Suffragette in prison and a reporter asking questions. We were all working on empathising with the Suffragettes, in preparation for a diary entry the children will write next week. The children also made protest signs. They had to think of a catchy slogan and include some important, strong words, making sure they stood out.
Spring 1 Week 3
Well done to our award winners this week! They are: Rio (Golden Citizen), Raiyaan (Whizzy Worker) and Sammy (behaviour).
This week we've been continuing to learn about the continents and on Monday the children put their collage skills to the test by creating collages for 6 of the continents (Asia was so big we had to split it into two!) Take a look at their fantastic pieces of work. I'm looking forward to seeing it all together.
Spring 1 Week 2
Well done to our award winners this week! They are: Athena (Golden Citizen), Lilly J (Whizzy Worker) and Thomas D (Behaviour).
Our first week together without Miss Solinger has been a busy one! Thank you to parents and children for making me feel as though I've been at Walkley much longer than just two weeks, you've all been very welcoming!
We started the week off with a code cracking problem solving lesson in Maths. The children had to work with a partner to figure out the number puzzle and put the pieces in the right places. Everyone worked collaboratively with their partner and some children spotted some patterns on their hundred square - perhaps they can tell their grown ups what they found out.
Well done to our award winners this week! They are; Ronnie (Golden Citizen), Betty (Behaviour Superstar) and Savannah (Whizzy Worker).
As it is my last day today I would just like to say another huge thank you to all of the staff and parents, but especially the children of Walkley Primary School. It has been a brilliant first term and I will miss the Storm Whales without measure! I know that Miss Robinson and the Storm Whales will have a fantastic Spring and Summer and I will be keeping in touch throughout the year. Thank you so much to the parents for your kind gifts; baby boy Solinger will look super cute in his formal wear!