April 23rd 2018
Class 7 celebrated St George's day by learning about the story of 'George and the Dragon'.
We made a flag using tissue paper and acted out the story of 'George and the Dragon' outside in mixed ability pairs and masks.
Today Year 2 have enjoyed becoming Digital Artists, creating masterpieces in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.
Some members of Class 4 took part in a Bikeability workshop. They received their level 1 certificates, which meant they were able to do things like control a bike with one hand, start and stop with control and ride alongside other cyclists and pedestrians.
On March 23rd we raised money for Sport Relief. It was an exciting day for the children allowing them to help and support others. The children took part in lots of 'sporty activities' throught out the day, including a run around the school!
Photographs show Year 2 enjoying their dance lesson and Reception and Key Stage 1 joining together to run a mile around the school.
Class 7 had a fantastic Science week learning all about 'Disgusting Science'. On Tuesday we investigated who the poo (pretend!) belonged to. We also learnt how to make slime/snot by following a set of instructions. In sensory, we explored disgusting textures. Finally on Friday, we learnt all about mould and why it is important to wash our hands!
In Reception, we have been learning about how the germs on our hands can travel. We have learnt how to wash our hands effectively, so we can help to put a stop germs travelling.
Year 1 looked at why the body produces snot and used shaving foam and contact lense solution to make their own snot.
Then they looked at why we sneeze and measured how far a sneeze could travel, using a syringe and a skeleton skull. The children then squirted the solution through the syringe and out through the nose.
'Year 2 have been learning about mould in our Disgusting Science. We have set up our own investigations to see where bread will turn mouldy the quickest. Lots of us think that the bread we have put by the radiator will turn mouldy first.'
'Year 2 have had a lovely afternoon making cottage cheese from sour milk! There are some uses for disgusting things!'
This week during Science week, we have investigated different types of sick. Our first lesson involved us trying to decide whose sick we had. We had the options: an Ancient Greek civilian, a Tudor civilian or a Word War II solider. We then did a little bit of research on 'what makes us sick?' We then produced a scientific poster looking at micro-organises such as: bacteria, virus and fungi.
We also investigated the best material to make a sick bag. We asked our own question, predicted and observed what would happen to each material once we applied a teaspoon of fake sick. We are now ready to plan our own sick bag.
After 7 weeks of learning to play the Cornet and Baritone, class 3 enjoyed their music concert to mark the end of their lessons. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning to play these brass instruments and look forward to begin playing the Djembe drum next term. Thanks to all parents who joined us for this musical morning.
Belle, Alice in Wonderland, several Harry Potters and even the Mad Hatter made an appearance at Palmers Cross Primary School during our World Book Day!
The children celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book character and joining in with different book related activities.
For World Book Week, Year 5 emerged their selves in the Asian Culture. We looked at a Japanese and Korean book and animation. Also we learnt about the Japanese method for multiplication and Tangrams. We produced some fantastic pieces of writing looking at inference on a setting and character and ended with a superb diary entry. In addition to the mornings, we also looked at origami and blooms trees in the afternoon.
The children in Year 2 worked with their moms to create a beautiful photo frame.
Mother's Day Celebrations in Reception
Class 4 showed their technology skills by creating digital music and lyrics for a rap in pairs.
Class 7 celebrated ‘Chinese New Year’ by learning about the traditions celebrated in China.
Children made a Chinese drum using Chinese writing and features the ‘Year of the Dog’
Finally we shared fortune cookies with each other and learnt about their significance.
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Class 3 spent the afternoon creating Chinese drums with paper plates, lolly sticks, string and beads before decorating them with Chinese symbols. They worked together to thread the beads which was particularly hard but made some fantastic piece of art and music.
Year 5 looked at Chinese numbers and did some formal written methods using Chinese numbers. In addition, they investigated Chinese blossom trees and did their own piece of art. They also looked at Chinese New Year Facts.
Year 4 had an exciting visit from Severn Trent to learn about water use and sewage treatment. We found out how water travels around the water cycle and, in groups, we measured out the water use of different families to identify water savers and water wasters.