On Thursday, Rohan, Fay, Gaby and Oliver R travelled to Eaton Bank Academy for a Fairtrade workshop session.
They went into a DT room with children from other schools and learnt about Fairtrade and talked about how farmers in other countries need to keep birds from eating their crops. They made windmill bird scarers which they decorated with images of birds of prey faces and eyes. Ollie’s artwork was even commented on by their art teacher- well done Ollie!
The group then went to a Geography class and learnt about how items are manufactured in other countries and are then traded for money and goods with other countries. They played a trading game where they had to manufacture shapes from paper which they could sell for money or trade with other teams for equipment. each team started off with different amounts of money and equipment.
On Friday we learnt all about the difference between Ancient Greek Olympic sports compared to modern day. Rohan shared his half-term homework about Olympic sports and we then each posed as an olympic sport and then some of us guessed what sport each child was posing as.
Year 5 were visited by 2 firemen from Congleton Fire Station who told us all about Fire safety and to think about our fire plans at home. Some of us even got the opportunity to try to go in a smoke tent.
This morning Year 5’s were treated to an extraordinary visit from Roberts Bakery where they learnt all about what bread is made from and the science that is involved with making bread. They even became bakers for the morning and made their own small loaves of bread. What a fab morning had by all!
Year 4 and 5 went to Crewe Lyceum to perform as part of Singfest. Marlfields were even lucky enough to be invited to stay in the afternoon to play with Congleton Orchestra in which we had such a brilliant time. Thank you to Love Music Trust for inviting us. More pictures to follow.
We’ve had a super start to Anti Bullying Week this week. We talked about what respect means to us and then we talked about how we can show respect. Miss Sowry then talked about what is nice about each person in our class and introduced Student shoutouts to the class.
What a fabulous afternoon that we had! On Wednesday 24th October, we were visited by Adele a ranger from Chester Zoo who came to tell us all about life cycles. We learnt all about the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates, how long an elephant carries her baby for and we even got to see a video of an elephant being born at Chester Zoo. Thank you to Mrs Radcliffe for organizing it for us.
This morning Reception-Year 6 walked to St James’ church to perform the songs for the harvest festival. Thank you to Year 4 for sharing Harvest around the world with us as well as the choir performing and Miss Booth for helping us to learn the songs.
Year 5 have had a super day for No Pens Day Wednesday. It has been a day that has encouraged Miss Sowry to plan lessons that didn’t involve the children needing to use their pens or pencils and to run a day of hands on and speaking and listening activities. In English we performed our news reports in front of the the class and then we discussed what was good about each news report and what they could improve for next time. Each child said at least one positive aspect and one aspect that each group could work on.
In Maths, we created a ‘human’ negative number line with the whole class- which was so much fun 🙂
Then in Science, we began to make and develop our parachutes as part of our Forces topic in Science- pictures to come soon.
Overall, we had a fantastic Wednesday and enjoyed not using pens, pencils or even whiteboard pens for the day.
Whilst we were in the woods today Connor made a surprising discovery. He found a bird’s egg on the ground. At first we didn’t think it was real. Mr Hunter told us it was a wood pigeon’s egg and that they aren’t very good at making nests.
This week at Marlfields it has been Forest School week. Today we designed and created nature shoe boxes. We worked in our teams (Polar Bear, Snow leopard, Panda and Orangutan) to create the habitat of our adopted animals. Can you tell which habitat belongs to which animal?