last week we celebrated anti-bullying week with a theme of ‘change starts with us’ we though about how we could make our school community a happier place for everyone.
It was lovely to see the children focusing on being kind, paying each other compliments, offering support, praising effort and SMILING! The children have made a pledge to make a small change to their behaviour in school that could make a huge difference to someones day.
The children also wore odd socks to celebrate diversity and to highlight that we are all unique and special.
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.
Today we’ve been really lucky to have a visit from an author. Billy Bob Buttons has written lots of books and taught us about characterisation. He helped us use similes and metaphors to tell our readers about characters. We also used our senses to describe them. We learnt that it is important to make our characters seem real.
This morning we had an introduction assembly to Science week, we found out that if you add bicarbonate of soda to lemon it causes a chemical reaction and fizzes, to make it more exciting we added food colouring. After this we worked collaboratively in our house teams and had a Forest School morning. We were given four different activities to complete in our groups. The yellow team started at the pond area, we were given a scavenger hunt to do and the resources to do tree rubbings. We were very successful and found all of the things Miss Carter had put on the list even a wild card item, we think we will get the extra points for ours.
The second activity we completed was the den building, we had lots of fun and even used rope and tarpolein to make our den draft free. The third activity we completed after break time was the collaborative art, we had a big yellow sheet and found lots of natural materials to put together to show our team animal which is a snow leopard. Finally we were in the quad planting nasturtiums, we took it in turns filling our pots with compost, popping the seeds in, covering them and watering them.
It was such a wonderful start to the week, even the sunshine came out. A big thank you to Mrs Daley and Miss Carter for arranging a fabulous morning!
We are here safe and sound and have settled into our new home for the night. We have taken part in a drama workshop with Clem from the busy days company. Our theme was volcanoes and earthquakes. We work hard to be creative, imaginative, and to work as a team. We had lots of fun and have laughed a lot too.
This week we have been thinking about how the Romans helped to shape our lives today. The Romans were the first to build proper roads in Britain. We had a go at making our own Roman Roads, but a much more interesting version! If you would like to have a go at making your own Chocolate Roman Road then follow the instructions below, written by Charlie Pass:
How to make a CHOCOLATE Roman Road
Have you ever wondered how the Romans built their roads? If yes, then read these instructions and you might be able to make your own tasty, edible version.
What you need:
What you do:
First put muesli in the cup. That stands for the rubble that the Romans used at the very bottom, once they had dug a trench.
Secondly put the fig roll in. This is like the layer of concrete.
Next Carefully place the KitKat on top of the fig roll. They are a mixture of stones and concrete
After that, place the maltesers (which are the large stones) and try to make sure that they don’t roll away.
Finally, lay the Oreo biscuit like you would smooth paving stones.
Don’t eat it all at once or you might be sick. Make sure that you share with your friends.
In Science club this week to link with ‘Switch off fortnight’ the children were given a challenge. The challenge was to make a circuit and then create a switch using household materials. The children used tinfoil, paper clips, split pins and card to do this. They all did a fantastic job and had fun too!
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.
Years 3 and 4 had a fantastic day at the Clonter Opera. Our first task was to design our own sets for a stage production. Next we had a music workshop, where we sang songs, recorded a magical forest sound track, danced and even learnt the alphabet in sign language. In the afternoon, we watched the actors and singers perform. There were songs from West Side Story, Matilda and Sweeny Todd. We all enjoyed it and can’t wait to visit again.