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.
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!
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?