Class Teacher - Miss Fitzgerald
As part of our theme this half term, years 3 and 4 have been looking at animal charities and the work they do to support, rehabilitate and re-home a vast range of animals. We were very lucky on Thursday to have a visit from Michael from Animal Rescue - based in Lancaster. Alongside him was his companion, Buddy the Border Collie. Classes 7, 8, 9 and 10 were visited by Michael and Buddy who discussed the work that Animal Care complete and how we should treat all animals with respect and care. It was a fantastic morning and all children and staff enjoyed the workshops - Buddy loved his time with the children too.
During this half term, Simon from Burnley Rugby Club has been teaching class 7 how to play tag rugby. We have enjoyed the competitive experiences as well as the opportunity to play with friends within teams. As part of our Empowering Learner skills, we have been focusing on team work and effective participation. We have lots of fun every Wednesday and are always looking forward to the next session.
During our World War 11 topic, we discussed the benefits of different air-raid shelters, built our own out of card and used our tables to re-create an Anderson shelter.
In Science, we have been looking at simple investigations and discussing how you would set up experiments. Our challenge on one occasion was to make a paper clip float on water. Whilst we had many failed attempts, the class persevered and the majority had success in the end.
Over the past few weeks, class 7 have been up to lots of exciting things. We’ve been coding in ICT, creating collages and silhouette pictures alongside learning about WWII.
In PSHE, we have been discussing the term resilience. I challenged the class to balance a spoon on their noses and to persevere if they failed initially. We had lots of fun working together and demonstrating ways of completing the task differently.