Dear Parents and Carers
Well done to Hirst Class who had their class assembly this week. It was a very professional performance, with everyone remembering their stage positions and lines. Everybody was impressed by the children’s knowledge on Ancient Islamic Civilisation. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came along to watch; the children were nervous about performing in front of an audience but felt incredibly proud of themselves afterwards.
Maths Masterclass at Langdon Park School
Children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the first of four Maths Masterclass sessions held at Langdon Park this week. The course is designed and delivered by maths specialists and leaders from NRICH, The Royal Institution and maths teachers based at Langdon Park. All schools in the Poplar Partnership were represented and enjoyed problem solving with circles and using and applying formula’s to find the circumference and diameter.
Innovated Stories based on The Nutcracker
Lichtenstein Class have been reading The Nutcracker and writing their version of it. The children wrote a good opening for their story by describing the setting and used personification to create a Christmas/wintry mood. Hear Erdra read his story here. This year, years 4,5 and 6 will be performing their collaborative version of The Nutcracker in the last week of term, we can’t wait!
Erdra reading his innovated story of The Nutcracker
Learning about Cam Mechanisms
Year 5 have had a fantastic workshop with Stephen Guy where we got to create and design our very own moving mechanism box. Stephen brought several hand-controlled automata for the classes to explore; some made sounds, some flapped wings, and some created beautiful intricate movements. After that, we began to assemble our mechanisms – piece by piece – until we had a box containing parts which could move when a handle was turned. We learned all about cams, cam shafts and cam followers – these were all essential components to make our automaton work. Then, we set out to decorate and customise our creations with beads, eyes, coloured paper, hot glue and so much more! It was so much fun to be so creative and make an original working piece of art.
Well done to our Learners of the Week!
Summer Reading Challenge 2018
Well done to all of our children who completed the Mischief Makers summer reading challenge this year. It was wonderful to see how many children had been successful in reading at least six books over the holidays, next year we are hoping it will be the whole school!
Friday 30th November