This week the children in Foundation Stage have been enjoying the sunshine, following their interests and developing their learning.
We have completed our DT project, the children painted their boxes to make them look more realistic and we tested them for a final time.
We are very proud of Scarlett and her football team Congleton Town, as last weekend they played in a tournament, there were 24 teams in total and Scarlett’s team finished 3rd overall. This was in the Congleton Chronicle which she has brought in to show the class. Well done Congleton Town.
This week Year 4 have been extremely busy working on a project. The children have learnt all about electricity during their science lessons and have put this to good use this week when being faced with a scenario.
The scenario was that – Elena is fed up with her baby brother coming into her bedroom and messing it all up, she wants to put an alarm on the door so she knows when he tries to go in. Can you design a battery-powered circuit for Elena to help her solve the problem?
The children worked hard to research how they could do this, spent time planning how they were going to do their design and finally made their alarm systems. Every group managed to make an alarm that sounded when a door was opened.
The children evaluated their designs and said what was good about them and how they could improve them next time, well done Class 4.
The children have been busy making patterns in FS2. We started by learning how to make a repeated pattern with 2 colours (AB).
We have then moved our learning onto making more complex patterns using the method of ABB or BBA.
This week we have continued our work about ‘Superworm!’ The children have created their very own wormery to watch and observe how worms make tunnels and holes into the soil.
The children had to make layers of soil and sand and then top the wormery with leaves and sticks.
The children are enjoying watching the worms make their tunnels now…
We have also made a story map of our own to help retell the story of ‘Superworm!’ We have been telling the story to our friends.
This week the children in EYFS have started their new topic based around the book of Superworm by Julia Donaldson. At the beginning of the week we enjoyed watching the animated version of the story. We have then made our very own worms by wrapping wool around a card shape worm. Then we have ended the week going for a worm hunt to find out where worms live.
In our class we have been finding out about the Magna Carta and also The 1272 Congleton Charter.
We were very lucky to be able to borrow the town’s display screens with mountains of history about our locality.
The children explored the Magna Carta by dramatising the story of Magnus Carter the Mole. They learnt about how the people petitioned King John to agree to the rights outlined in the Magna Carta.
After this we learnt about Henry de Lacy a Manor House owner in Congleton who granted people the rights to grow their own crops, trade and have more freedom.
we have also compared a map of Congleton in 1898 with now by sticking on colour coded spots.
This week we have started to film our own animations using ‘stop/ start ‘ animation’ .
we started by making magic drawings then moved on to making our own moving characters inspired by Morph, Wallace and Gromit. Our team working skills were excellent during this activity .
We had such a lot of fun – look at our photos !
This is Mr. Liew signing off. I would like to say a massive thank you to the whole of Marlfields for being the most welcoming and incredible place to work at.
I’d like to first say thank you to all the members of staff that I’ve worked with, I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people. I’ll be forever grateful to you all helping me with anything that I needed whether it was advice or just a general chitchat.
Thank you for the gifts that I’ve received. The messages in the card have made my day and I wasn’t expecting the extra gift inside it. I’m sure my girlfriend will be making great use out of that.
Thank you to Mrs Isherwood for giving me the opportunity to work at Marlfields.
Lastly, a massive thank you to the children. You’ve all been amazing to teach. Everyday has been a joy to be with you all.
I’m going to miss you all, this won’t be last you hear or see from me!!!
See you soon.
P.S. sorry Mrs Radcliffe for using the blog for the week.
Over the past term the children have been studying all about Volcanoes. We have found out facts about them, how they are formed, where they are located and even been back in time to the town of Pompeii.
The children then made their own volcanoes, planning the steps they would take to build them, what they would need and finally spending lots of ‘messy’ time building them.
We began making them from an old bottle and a piece of cardboard. We then made papier-mâché and built all around the bottle making a cone shape. We then finished off the first design laying strips of paper and made the final structure.
The volcanoes then needed a coat of paint, or two, to make them more realistic adding an extra unique quality to each.
The final part of the design and technology project was to let the volcanoes erupt. Using vinegar and sodium chloride mixed with a little food colouring the children were able to go out and see their volcanoes erupt.
Year 4 are making great progress in their music lessons.
On Wednesday morning, as a school we visited Trinity Church and Reverend Tim for our Easter service. Year 4 led the service with the rest of the school singing.