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Jemmy Button was real???

Today the children learnt that Jemmy Button was in fact REAL! We learnt of the expedition made by Captain Robert Fitzroy to the island of Tierra Del Fuego, just off the South American coast, in the early 1800’s and how he took a boy called Orundellico back to London; renaming him Jemmy Button! WOW!

The children then looked at open and closed questioning and wrote their own questions to ask Robert Fitzroy…

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Sparrow Class - Maths Homework: Due in 28.03.2017

ENGLISH: Jemmy Button.
Today Sparrow class left the comfort zones behind their desks and re-enacted pages from our book 'Jemmy Button'.  We paid particular attention to how the characters may feel and the new experiences that they had encountered so far in the book.

Once they had some preparation time, some of them were VERY brave and performed their scene...and then sat down to answer the childrens questions whilst STILL IN CHARACTER!

The whole class were really fantastic.  Here is a taster of some of their work :)

Geography:
Our map of the UK is ever evolving. Today (21.03.2017) the children added The capital cities: London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh; AND THEN added the main rivers too! Great work Sparrows! Here you can see a picture of the also updated GIANT MAP!
Stay tuned for more updates...

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Congratulations to Yussuf's family on the birth of their daughter! :)

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Today's mission for Geography was to identify the countries that make up the United Kingdom.  We began the lesson by labeling the countries and their capital cities...Then we had a surprise!
We had a black and white puzzle, without labels, to put together.  You guessed it; OF THE UNITED KINGDOM!
It seemed like mission impossible, however we finally made it!!!


Thank you to Mrs Blythe for letting us use the back of the hall during the music lessons :) 

Time-lapse during our creation

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In Geography we have researched three capital cities of European countries. We chose London, Berlin and Warsaw. We presented our findings with a poster, here they are :)

In Geography we have researched three capital cities of European countries.  We chose London, Berlin and Warsaw.  We presented our findings with a poster, here they are :)  1
In Geography we have researched three capital cities of European countries.  We chose London, Berlin and Warsaw.  We presented our findings with a poster, here they are :)  2
In Geography we have researched three capital cities of European countries.  We chose London, Berlin and Warsaw.  We presented our findings with a poster, here they are :)  3
In Geography we have researched three capital cities of European countries.  We chose London, Berlin and Warsaw.  We presented our findings with a poster, here they are :)  4
In Geography we have researched three capital cities of European countries.  We chose London, Berlin and Warsaw.  We presented our findings with a poster, here they are :)  5
In Geography we have researched three capital cities of European countries.  We chose London, Berlin and Warsaw.  We presented our findings with a poster, here they are :)  6
In Geography we have researched three capital cities of European countries.  We chose London, Berlin and Warsaw.  We presented our findings with a poster, here they are :)  7
In Geography we have researched three capital cities of European countries.  We chose London, Berlin and Warsaw.  We presented our findings with a poster, here they are :)  8
Today Mr Gillies decided to give us a 'fun take' on assessment for Science.  For the first time ever we played a Kahoot!  It is an interactive educational tool that allows the teacher to create a test or quiz or game that the children access via an iPad.  We all had a fun time and the children did great! 
Here is how it looked in action...

 

Kahoot in action

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The Winners!

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The Winners!

The Winners!  1 1st - Leah & Liliana, 2nd - Hope, 3rd - Ehsan
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Todays Experiment (06.03.2017): To understand that magnetic forces can work from a distance.

To test that magnetic forces can work over long distances, we conducted an experiment.  We attempted to make a compass using a bowl of water, a paper clip, a straw and a magnet.

We stretched out the paper clip and rubbed it against a magnet for two minutes.  Once we completed this, we put the paperclip inside the straw and then placed this into the water bath. 

In theory...The straw should spin around until it points to magnetic North.


Here are our results:

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Sparrow Class - World Book Day

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We have been incredibly busy so far this year! Keep a check on our website for all of the latest updates...

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E - SAFETY DAY!
 

E-Safety covers such a large spectrum of the computing curriculum and is a persistent problem and issue in todays society.  Today we have tried to understand just how we can be safe online to protect ourselves.  We have looked at how we should behave online and most importantly: How we should react in situations that can arise.  From this information we have made E-Safety posters! 
We hope you like them :)

 

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SCIENCE DAY!!!

On Monday (06.02.2017) Our class merged with groups of children from Robin class (Year 3) and the two year 6 classes Red Kites and Hawks.  In these merged groups we had a mission to complete... But to understand our challenge, we had to understand AERODYNAMICS and PROPULSION! 

Once the groups had a grasp of these concepts we went about creating our.....ROCKETS!

With a balloon as our vessel, and the CO2 from our lungs as the fuel we tried to create a rocket that balanced aerodynamics and propulsion but also considered the added weight on implementing these. 

We had great fun making the rockets! Some were successful - Some were not; and for those that did not fly far...or at all(!) we discussed why and what we could have improved.

Here is what some of the children thought:

- I loved the Rockets because we got to build a rocket out of paper and a popping balloon! - Oliver. S

- I liked it when we was testing the balloon rockets with Mr Gillies and my groups balloon went the furthest!  - Liliana. Z

- I thought it was awesome because we made a Spurs badge on our rocket! Making the balloon was great fun! - Jayden. S




Check out some of the footage and pictures below! :) 

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The Good...

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THE STONE AGE!

 

As you may have heard, we are looking at the Stone Age this term. In English we are studying the book 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi-Kitamura. In the book a young boy goes for a walk in the woods and falls down a hole...but when he awakes, he is in the Stone Age! The children have loved the book so far.

The theme of The Stone Age carries across our topics this term: In science we are looking at Rocks, Fossils and Soils and in History we are looking at... THE STONE AGE!

The children have been SO enthusiastic about our topic for the term, please support them to pursue and continue their imaginations and inquisitive minds :)

We have created our own corridor this year...and then drawn cave art on it! Take a look...

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The Gregory Cool song...performed at the beginning of every Gregory lesson!

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...This is our Christmas Sprout version!

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Pantomime reviews for the Sparrow News Team!

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Sparrow class were incredibly lucky this week to have Zoe and her group spend some time with us.  We addressed what bullying is, what our perception of it was, what to do in situations and even had a go at acting out some freeze frames of action scenes!

Have a peek below at some of the pictures and a very quick time lapse video!
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In science this term we are looking at light.  This week we have been looking and and experimenting with 'reflection.'
The mission was to try and spot the Star Wars characters that had escaped a prison.  To do this they had to use a search light and reflect it at least 3 times to be able to spot them.
Luckily; Vader, Darth Maul, Chewbacca and Anakin(!) were apprehended! 
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