On Tuesday 11th June, we went to Cromford Mill to find out about Sir Richard Arkwright for our 'Proud to Be British' topic. We had loads of fun, despite the rain, dressing up as mill workers, weaving, carding and spinning and having a special tour of the mills and village. Have a look at our photos below.
On Friday 24th May we did a 'Tough Runner' obstacle course in our Active Day and raised around £400. We loved it and had a great time with cargo nets, Charlotte's web, the tunnel, tyres and lots more. At the end there was a 'slip 'n' slide.' In the afternoon lots of parents got the chance to come and join in on the tough runner and they enjoyed it. Later on in the day, we did athletics with Miss Hunt and did running with parachutes and a resistance belt. It was a great day.
Last week we had a fantastic time learning about medical/science careers during science week. Each day we had a different guest who spoke to us about their science-based career and we did activities based around them. We were so grateful to all the amazing people who spoke to us.
Our guests included Kuldip and Abby from Specsavers, Mr B from Amber Valley sports partnership, Sophie the secondary science teacher, Lauren the physiotherapist and Mrs Hardy the vet. We loved hearing all about their exciting careers and the paths they took to get there.
On Monday, we also had a visit from the 'Medical Mavericks' who brought lots of medical equipment with them for us to play with. We loved having a go at using vein scanners, ECG machine and trying keyhole surgery.
We learnt so much throughout the week about science careers. The main message from all of our visitors was that you need to work hard to achieve the career you want and to, most importantly, have great passion for it!
Last week, year 4 and 5 produced the most wonderful performance of 'The Rocky Monster Show' for our end of year production. It was a crazy tale of a mad professor in the spooky village of Arkham. We are so proud of what they achieved in such a short space of time and are (as ever) in awe of their talents. Have a look at some pictures of the amazing performance below, we think you'll agree that they are spectacular!!!
Today, we were so sad to see Ellia leave our class and our school. Ellia has been such a special member of the class: beautiful, kind, caring, intelligent and a FANTASTIC basketball player. We are all devastated, but wish her every success in her new school.
WE LOVE YOU ELLIA! Come back and visit soon!
lots of love,
For the past few weeks we have been reading a truly AWESOME book at the start of each day. 'You Are Awesome' by Matthew Syed has been inspiring us to think in a different way about ourselves and about how we can achieve our dreams. It's all about changing your mindset, believing in yourself, learning from mistakes, working hard to achieve your goals and changing from Kid Average into Kid Awesome.
Now, in Falcons, we already know we are AWESOME, but we wanted to reflect on what we'd learnt from Matthew's book, so we wrote down why we think we are awesome, but also what we are going to do to become MORE AWESOME! Have a look at the pictures of some of the Falcons below to hear their thoughts.
If you haven't read Matthew's book, please do, as we think every single person on the planet should because EVERYONE IS AWESOME!
Miss Hunt and Mrs Marshall
As part of our 'Let Me Entertain You' topic, we have been exploring the sixties and, specifically, sixties dancing! On Monday, the whole class through themselves into learning some of the popular moves and grooves from the 1960's. We were twisting and hand-jiving as well as doing the swim, the mashed potato and the pony!
Take a look at our super moves! Can you do them?
Last week, year 5 travelled to Lea Green Activity Centre for a memorable few days away. We were welcomed by beautiful scenery and sunshine, as well as our fantastic instructor Howard! During our stay, the children took part in orienteering, climbed a tower, solved problems, enjoyed delicious meals, walked up a stream, played with an earth ball and even made their own beds!
All of the children represented our school perfectly and had experiences that will last a lifetime.
Thank you Lea Green! You were amazing!
For the last few weeks, the Falcons have been honing their acting skills, as we have been reading the play script version of Roald Dahl's 'The Witches.' For each mini play, the children have been performing it in small groups and focusing on a different element of performance each time. They have all improved so much and have produced some terrifyingly accurate portrayals of witches!
They have also started a new topic on materials and this week were experimenting to find out which solids were soluble. Have a look at the pictures below to see the scientists at work!