Mr Elson's Class
Curriculum Newsletter - Summer 2018
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Greatworth Hall Farm
The juniors had their third visit to Greatworth Hall Farm. We learned about the jobs involved in food production and food miles. We looked at the availability of crops local to us. We cooked Spanish omelettes after collecting the eggs.
In the afternoon we visited our partner field and studied the crop of wheat growing there. We painted some water colours of the landscape and finally, we tried to find our partner sheep. She was elusive.
SAT's week and pizza making
Year 6 had a busy week last week. Monday to Thursday was all about SATs while Friday was a little less stressful with pizza making and a tea party.
Here are a few pictures from pizza making.
Using Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes as a stimulus year 5 and 6 have written their own Revolting Rhymes and performed them for us below.
Inspired by the photographs from Shackleton's expedition, year 5 and 6 produced some beautiful watercolour paintings.
Following our visit to Prodrive and being inspired by engineering, we are now developing our own ideas and inventions. As part of our Primary Leaders Award project we are creating solutions to everyday problems.
Visit to Prodrive
As part of our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) work we visited Prodrive, Banbury to see engineering in action. We toured the factory looking at car design, development and the work and precision that goes into a Le Mans race winning car. We also learnt that each badge on the front of an Aston Martin is made by a jeweller!
Here year 5 and 6 are stood by the 2017 Le Mans winning Aston Martin.
Trip to Bletchley Park
As part of our WWII topic, we took a trip to Bletchley Park, where we focused on codes and ciphers. We got to actually use an original Enigma machine and saw a working Bombe machine.
Partner Farm Visit
As part of a local study we are partnering with Greatworth Hall Farm. We are investigating the changes that take place during the year and how humans and nature can interact to produce food and where our food comes from.
The Machine Gunners
As part of our literacy work we are reading "The Machine Gunners" by Robert Westall. We have used the book to help use develop our grammar and punctuation skills. Our writing is progressing in leaps and bounds as we use the text as a model for our own writing.
Year 5 and 6 are embarking on an experiment to get an idea of the challenges and joys of parenthood. They have been given their very own 'flour babies' whom they will take care of for two weeks. Whose babies will survive or thrive?
Discovering forces. We have investigated, gravity, friction and air resistance.