Be Good to Ourselves day

We all had a good day today.  It started with us singing in the hall to some of our parents to open their mental health workshop with the charity ‘Mind’.  We then had a lesson on mental health too.  We discussed our emotions, did some breathing exercises and we know it sounds funny but we had to laugh a lot too.  We then made a sunflower and on each petal we wrote about what we are good at and why we are special.  We have taken our sunflowers home to put up in our rooms so that we can remind ourselves just how special and unique we are.

Year 4

We all had a fantastic time today at Gallery Oldham.  Our morning started with a pattern and print workshop.  We became pattern detectives by looking closely at artwork and recreating it in our sketch books and then we used our patterns to make a tile for printing.  We then printed our design onto fabric.  They all look brilliant; we are really pleased with them. After lunch we had a self guided tour of the Gallery, it was very interesting.

Water

Today we had United Utilities in our class to talk about the water cycle, how they clean water, water usage and safety in reservoirs. We did a lot of fun activities such as we had a quiz and for each correct answer we were given a card and then we had to order ourselves with little pictures cards of the water cycle. We also got handed a sheet to see how much water we use and Harry used the most water at home it was 280 ¼ litres and the least was Abbie’s with 28 ¾ litres of water used. We were told never to put a wet wipe down the toilet and not to put meat grease, fat and oil down the drain because it would make fat mountains in the sewers. We were also told that you can only put the four P’s down the toilet. We also got some water aid photos and a piece of paper and some questions about the pictures and we had to answer them. We would really like you to all think about how much water you use and to see if you can save water in any way.  We all came up with a promise about how we could save water. We all had a fantastic morning.

By Harry and Alfie BW

Visitor

I had a great time this morning when Janet from Kingfisher Education came in to deliver the workshop on the water cycle.  She was extremely impressed with how knowledgeable you all were and she was very complimentary about how you all conducted yourselves.  I know you are all well mannered and polite but it’s always nice to hear it from someone else.  Well done Year 4, I am super proud of you.  I can’t wait for our trip to Gallery Oldham on Monday, let’s hope we can impress them too.

Mad science

In Mad Science you learn all about science like on our first week we learnt about toys and their kinetic energy. We played and learnt about toy cars, Jacobs’s ladder, a Slinkey, a Jack in a box and bouncy balls. It is really fun at Mad Science and you get a free toy every week like on the first week you got a yo-yo. We also learnt about force with the bouncy balls. Everybody is excited about it and we all will be sad when Mad Science club is over.

By Noah

First News

We love reading the weekly First News newspaper!

One of the reason they want to read First News is because ‘the pictures are attractive and the articles are interesting.’

An article recently enjoyed was ‘England Glory’ because they like reading about sport.

The comprehension activities that accompany the magazine are challenging and really make us think.