Fairtrade at Eaton Bank

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.

 

Chester Zoo Workshop- Life Cycles

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.

National No Pens Day

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.

 

Year 5 had an illuminating experience when they went to Daven to learn about the science of fireworks.

 

Nature Shoe Boxes

 

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?