To start off our topic on Earth and Space, the children investigated the relative sizes of the Sun, Earth and Moon. They made scaled versions of the Sun, Earth and Moon and compared them to each other. They were able to see that the Sun was 108 times bigger then the Earth and the Moon was 4 times smaller than the Earth. Here is an example of one of the scaled models:
Following this, the whole class went outside and measure out how a scaled distance of the Sun to the Earth and Moon. We used a trundle wheel to measure out 150 m and it ended up being all the way across the other side of the field.
In this photo, the Earth and Moon are all the way in the distance near the KS1 playground.
Well done to Grace S. who won lots of medals at the Hull and District Gymnastics Association competition last weekend. Congratulations also to Olivia P. who did very well in the Bradley Youth Festival for singing and drama. It’s great to see you achieving in your hobbies outside of school.
In Literacy, we will be writing a balanced argument linked with our World War Two topic. Today the children interrogated texts (analysed them and pulled out key information) to help them understand what a balanced argument is. They did some great partner work.
In science, we have been investigating light. This week, we explored how light reflects and why some surfaces reflect light better than others. We used spoons to create the effect of a Hall of Mirrors. We were able to turn our reflection upside down and make ourselves look taller and shorter.
We had a fantastic day at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, The Usher Gallery and The Collection.
When we arrived at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, we were given an introductory talk on World War Two. Following this, we split into two groups and headed off to our workshops. One workshop was on rationing and the other was on air raids.
Once we had finished our workshops, we walked through Lincoln, down Steep Hill, to The Usher Gallery where we had our lunch. Then, we explored the Usher Gallery and did some sketches of two paintings: ‘A Tank in Action‘, 1917 by John Hassall; ‘Britain at Play‘, 1943 by L. S. Lowry.
For the last part of our trip we explored The Collection Museum, where we looked at the periods of history leading up the start of World War Two.
We had a brilliant day and we hope you enjoy looking at our photos.
Last week, we had a visit from Emma from the youth team at the British Red Cross, who came to speak to the children about first aid.
The children learnt about what the British Red Cross does: they are an impartial organisation that helps people in need and can be found all around the the world. To begin with, the children looked at some photos and decided if they would, or would not help the person in need and had to give their reason why. They watched this video about giving first aid to people on the street.
Following this, the children learnt how to do a basic assessment of an injured person on the floor, and how to put them in the recovery position.
Finally, the children, in small groups, were given different first aid situations to act out. They did a great job.
For more information on the British Red Cross First Aid, visit their website here.