Monthly Archives: January 2018

RE: Open the Book

In today’s worship time with Hope Church, we heard all about a story where Jesus visited someone’s home.

It seemed that too many people were in that house though to see Jesus – they all wanted to see Jesus for themselves!

As they waited, they then suddenly realised that someone was trying to get in through the roof! Everyone couldn’t believe it!

Amazingly, a sick and lame man was then being lowered through the roof right before Jesus. The crowd were astonished at what was going on.

Jesus then laid his hands upon the man and forgave his sins: he had the power to do this as he was the only Son of God. Thanks to Jesus, the man was not only forgiven but completely healed too.

What an amazing story!

Science: Seed Dispersal

With Miss Hillidge this afternoon, we thought all about the process about seed dispersal.

Dispersal could happen by:

⁃ Animals (such as birds) as they might pick them and move them, or they could eat the fruit that contain the seeds.

⁃ Seeds could be carried by the wind.

⁃ Some seeds have a sticky surface that gets ‘stuck’ on moving animals.

⁃ Some seeds are dispersed via a mini-explosion that spreads the seeds far and wide.

⁃ Coconuts move their seeds using water.

First, we conducted a fair test based on the model of a spinning Jenny seed.

We made it a fair test by keeping the height we dropped the helicopter from and the size/material of the helicopter model the same.

We changed the length of the helicopter wings, making them shorter each time.

After completing the experiment, we realised the longer the wings, the longer it took in time to drop to the floor. This is really useful for some plants as it means that their seeds can be carried further by the wind.

Some of us then worked out an average time for each of our experiments.

SMSC: Assembly Award Winners

Well done to our award winners in assembly this morning.

Also a huge well done and congratulations to the Year Five children who represented our school at the Highland Games at Leigh Sports Village last week, where they came first! Their trophy arrived yesterday and they were given a celebratory parade by the whole school and today in assembly each child received a gold medal. We are all very proud of you!

26.01.17: What are we learning next week?

In English, we will be completing a recount based upon a short video of a very mischievous cat.

Maths will continue to look at fractions.

In our topic lessons, we will be starting the RE unit of ‘Jesus the Teacher’.

Also, the children will be given their scripts for our class assembly which is to be held at 9am on Thursday 9th February. Please help your child to learn their words and book the date in your diaries as we’d love to see you there!

19.01.18: What are we learning next week?

In English, we will be completing our recounts based on ‘The Clock Tower’ video.

Why not watch it for yourself by following the link below?

Maths will continue to look at fractions.

Topic work will focus upon the science unit ‘How different will you be when you are as old as your grandparents?’ The children have been asked to bring in a photograph of one of their grandparents on Monday for one of the lessons in this unit.

On Monday, the children will be having a science lesson at Golborne High School where they will be exploring the wetland area.  Please can you ensure your child has their wellies and a pair of long trousers for this visit?

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Homework: Super Work!

The birds around Golborne are going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a garden to visit this spring.

Madison and Lily have completed these projects as part of their homework for this half term.

I’m sure you’d agree, their feeders and bird box look brilliant!

Science: Seeds and Microscopes

Continuing with our Science unit on ‘Do all animals and plants start life as an egg?’ we thought about the life cycle of a plant.

We began a scientific experiment by planting some cress seeds.

Miss Hillidge spoke to us about how it was important to think about making any experiment we do a fair test.

In our experiment, we will be investigating what conditions cress seeds need to grow.

To make it a fair test, our control variables need to be:

⁃ The same amount of cotton wool.

⁃ Same amount of water used.

⁃ Same amount of cress seeds (approximately 20).

Our independent variables will be:

⁃ Water

⁃ Sunlight.

Dependent variable:

⁃ The amount of growth.

The dependent variable will tell me the best conditions to grow cress seeds.

Then we used the microscopes to look at pollen seeds which we found fascinating!

Miss Hillidge then asked us to look at one of our hairs under the microscope lens. It was brilliant!

Homework: A Brilliant Bird Box!

It was a great surprise this morning to see the amazing homework that Liberty (and her Dad) completed over the weekend.

I’m sure that any bird would be lucky to built their nest in such an attractive and well-built bird box! Let’s hope this happens in the next few weeks when it’s placed in Liberty’s garden.