Marlfields Dodge the Ball

This evening some members of year 5 and year 6 went to compete in a dodgeball competition at CHS. All I can say wow what a team. The children played as such a wonderful team ducking, diving and dodging. After playing five games and only loosing one, we won third place. Miss Trussler and Mr Price were incredibly impressed with their teamwork and sportsmanship, well done team Marlfields.

Year 4 Design Technology – Bread

On Monday the children in Year 4 had a Design and Technology day where after looking at what bread is, where it comes, what kinds there are and tasting different samples of bread it was time to make our own bread.

The children were given bread flour and a small amount of water which they had to form into a dough. From here they had to let it prove, add any extra ingredients and then shape our dough.

It was then off to the kitchen for cooking by our amazing school chef, to whom we say a huge thank you.

After a short while our bread was cooked and ready to taste and evaluate. All of the children enjoyed their bread and many of the children have asked where they can get their own bread mix to experiment at home further.

Year 4 World Religions – Communities

Over the past few weeks the children in Year 4 have been looking at the understanding of community and how we are all part of separate communities. We then looked at religious communities and what it means to be part of these particular communities.

This week we were lucky enough to have two volunteers explain to us all about the Islamic community and what it means to them to be Muslim, what they do within their community and how to show that they are part of their community. The children and myself learnt so much about the Islamic faith and were even introduced to some religious items.

Year 4 wish to say a big thank you to our two volunteers and their amazing knowledge of their religion, sharing with us and teaching us all about their community.

Remembrance at Marlfields

Today the children at Marlfields met for a very special reason, our Remembrance Assembly.
Year 6 led our assembly by introducing us to why we use the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year and why the poppy is a national symbol of Remembrance. After teaching us facts which we never knew, showed us amazing poems which they created as well as their stunning art work we then paid our respect with our two minutes of silence to remember and respect those who gave their lives for future generations.

Year 6 then led the children through the school to our memorial in the front entrance where everyone lay their poppies created in the class.

Remembrance is a special time for all and the respect that the children have shown has been incredible during this special time.
Thank you Marlfields.

Year 6

During today’s assembly Year 6 pupils shared some of their learning about World War 2.
They had a super box of WW2 artefacts which Miss Jackson had loaned from the IWM in Salford. Along side this we saw gas masks pupils had made at home and heard about personal history stories from our pupils’ families. The pupils spoke with empathy about the experiences of all those who’d lived during WW2. Children from other year groups listened with great interest and asked our young historians questions- keen to find out more!
Well done Year 6, thank you for sharing.

Exploring Forest and Woodland Habitats

This afternoon Class 2 explored the school forest looking for evidence of living things. We were super lucky to spot a squirrel running straight to the top of a tall tree as we entered the forest. We also spotted bird feathers, our badger set, small slugs, insects and on the way to the forest several mole hills.
We discussed food chains and the children found several fallen leaves that had been nibbled at, the children thought this was probably caterpillars eating them- for energy!
After our science work we collected several leaves and seeds which will become part of our special art project … watch our blog tomorrow!