Science Museum Manchester - March 2018
We enjoyed a fantastic day at the Science Museum. Take a look at our very own astronauts. See who you can recognise.
Inventors and Inventions and Science Spring 2
We have learnt about inventions of the last century and also about the effect of forces this term. At the museum we were able to see some of these wonderful discoveries and look at pulleys, gears and levers in real life situations. Can you spot any of these component parts in the machinery in the photographs?
In Science, we have been designing our own parachutes and boats. We thought about shape and materials and which would work best against the forces of air and water resistance.
Les Planètes - Sentence Building
Lovelace children have been learning about the planets and solar system. They have learnt new adjectives and how to add detail about size and location to build more complex sentences.
Collective Worship - The Power of Love
The children have been in reflective mood learning about St. Valentine. They shared their thoughts about love and what it means to them.
Earthlings - The Art of Peter Thorpe
Lovelace children have been looking at the abstract art of Peter Thorpe. They learnt that he was a fan of all things connected with space and started his painting using leftover materials. They have enjoyed trying to draw their own space art based on his abstract style.
Capacity of Containers
In Maths this week we have been thinking about the capacity of containers. Firstly we looked at the containers and thought about their shape and how they differed in size. Next, we estimated which container had the largest capacity. Finally, we used different measuring equipment to accurately determine which container held the most liquid.
Le Petit Dejeuner - Lovelace Style!
This morning we brought a little bit of France to Lovelace class. To experience what breakfast time is like for children in France the children tried various forms of bread and pastries, including baguettes, croissants and brioches with raisins. They drank fruit juice and hot chocolate just like their peers in France. We had a lovely morning sampling the different foods on offer.
Earthlings - Update
This week we have been able to add our Galactic Gallery of planet paintings for our friends in school to identify. We have also been writing descriptive French sentences to describe the planets in our solar system.
Diary of A Disciple
Some of our children visited Emmanuel @ The Mount Church this week. They participated in an R.E. workshop, learning about the disciple Luke. Each child was given a book to take home and made a matchbox size story which features in some of our pictures.
Earthlings - To the Moon and Back
Lovelace children continue to work on our Earthlings topic. Today they have been experimenting with colour blending and different paint techniques to paint their own images of planets from our solar system.
BFG - Story Telling
St. Mary's children enjoyed a wonderful afternoon listening to Tony Pedley, the storyteller who joined us to share Roald Dahl's magical story The BFG.
Earthlings - Topic Spring 1
Lovelace children participated in a 'Solar System Speed Dating' exercise this week. They used this format to learn and record as much as they could about the planets in our solar system.
All the children enjoyed the festive spirit during the last days of term. They donned their best Christmas outfits and made donations to help fund a defibrilator (School Council project). They also had an afternoon of fun and party games, topped off with a gift from 'Santa'.
The Advent Journey - Lovelace Posada Box
During Advent the children have shared our Posada box with their families. They have been thinking about the special journey undertaken by Mary and Joseph in preparation for the birth of Jesus. They shared their thoughts in our Posada diary and shared prayers in their own homes.
Are You Fit and Healthy?
Led by Curie Class, we took part in a fitness session to check how fit and healthy we all are. The children joined in various drills and exercises, helped by Coach Chris and Curie pupils and had a great time.
Science - Reversible and Irreversible Changes
In Science we have been investigating the processes involved in making reversible and irreversible changes. We took three different solids (salt, flour and headache tablet) and added water to see whether they would dissolve and also if the original solid could be recovered from the solution.
Anti Bullying Week 2017
This week marks Anti Bullying Week 2017. Lovelace children have been learning about treating each other fairly and equally. They now understand that although we are all different individuals, we are the same in different ways. Working together they thought about how they could solve difficult playground situations. They all tried to write their own recipes for 'Good Friends'. #All Different All Equal.
Celebrating Great Handwriting
What an achievement! Lily, Eli and Evie have been awarded their 'pen licences' for consistently using good handwriting. We look forward to reading some of their fantastic work in the coming months.
A Journey to School
This week in French, children used simple symbols to represent features in the locality. By the end of the lesson they were starting to read and understand short journey descriptions.
Angles and Symmetry
This week Lovelace children are learning about lines of symmetry and angles. After working out what lines of symmetry each shape had, they moved on to measuring and drawing angles using protractors.
Following on from writing their own advertisements scripts, Ada Lovelace class children have been performing them in front of their peers. The children were commenting on features that they liked and suggesting ways each advertisement could be improved.
Writing to Persuade
This week Ada Lovelace class have been looking at and listening to, adverts for various products. Using features they have learnt about, eg snappy slogans, word play, appropriate music, and positive language, they have now planned advertisements for their own products.
RE: The Creation
This term children in Ada Lovelace class are learning about the story of the creation. They retold the story using storyboard formats to explain what happened during the first seven days.
Reading for Pleasure
Children from our class make the most of our newly designated Reading Area to share their books.
A New Year Begins
Both children and staff returned to school with happy faces, ready for a new year at St. Mary's. We welcomed Miss Cardwell (Ada Lovelace Class) and Miss Davids (Albert Einstein Class) to the St. Mary's family.