Archive for November, 2008

Have you seen the planets?

November 28, 2008

On my way home this week (from about 5 to 5:45pm) I have seen two very bright “stars” in the sky to the South.  In fact they are not stars at all, but the planets:  Venus – the brightest – and above it and to the left is Jupiter.  Apparently, if you use binoculars, you can even see some of the moons of Jupiter!  Has anyone else seen these planets? Do you know how far away they are from Earth?  What else do you know about the planets?  What questions could we ask about them…?

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Samorost – an exciting online game

November 23, 2008

I suggest that you try the game called Samorost because Stephanie and I loved it.  If you do try it then I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did. It is super!  You have to guide a character through different screen solving problems by clicking on various objects on the screen.  It is very simple, but great fun working out how to solve the different problems.  If you want to try it then just click here.  We think it is fabulous.

 

Comment below to let us know what you think. (Post written by Hannah)

Jonathan the Jester

November 15, 2008

This week, we were excited and delighted to have a visit from Jonathan the Jester.  Jonathan started with a talk and demonstration to the whole school.  He showed us some balancing – standing a year 3 pupil on his shoulders; juggling while standing on a giant ball; various tricks with a diabolo (which he explained was a toy dating back to ancient times); spinning plates; and hula hoops.  He also explained some of the science of spinning things.  Later, each class had a time with him in the hall trying out some of the tricks.

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Here are some photos of the activities.  Let us know what you enjoyed most about Jonathan’s visit.  Did you buy any toys?  How are you getting on with them?

 

DT geared vehicles

November 15, 2008

This week …

6S have been using K’nex to design and  build a vehicle with a motor and gears.  It was harder than it sounds though because we had to make it successfully drive up a slope.  The vehicles came in all shapes and sizes and had  different structres and frames.  It was a challenge for some because they had never used K’nexs before , but by the end of it everyone was more confident and surprisingly good at making these tricky models.  We’ve all now had good experience of using K’nex.  Hopefully now this experience wil help us in the future and i mean girls and boys.  6S have had great fun in the making. 

By Laura and Izzy

Look at these pictures of some of our vehicles.  What do you think?  If you are in year 6 and have taken part in this project, tell us about your experiences.

Recycling and other ways to save the planet by Verity

November 15, 2008

Hi, I’m going to talk about how you can recycle all your used things and save our planet!!
If you have used paper write on the back or recycle it!!
Give unwanted toys and clothes to charity shops.
Turn all lights off when you go out of a room.
only use heating when you need to and if you really need to keep all doors shut so the heat can not escape.
re-use envolops stick a piece of paper over old address or use it for jotting notes.
Turn off electrical equipment at the mains not just at the switch.

Hope you enjoyed some useful tips!

Halloween and Bonfire Night – safety tips

November 1, 2008

Here are some tips on how to stay safe on halloween and Bonfire night!

HALLOWEEN:

Only trick or treat to houses with lights or decorations up.
Don’t eat sweets which rappers have been undone or opened.
Don’t egg peoples houses or do tricks on people.
If someone says they have no sweets just walk away calmly.
Don’t scare old people with your costumes or with a big group of people.
Always go with an adult.
If no one answers the door first time just leave that house and go to the next one.
And have fun!!!!!

BONFIRE NIGHT:

Stay away from unexploded fireworks or fireworks that have just gone off.
If you are using sparklers always use gloves and have some sand or water by your side.
Keep pets inside so you don’t scare them.
Keep little younger brothers or sisters away from hot fireworks.
Tell your mum or dad to take a mobile to a displayjust incase something starts to burn.
Keep behind the ropes that the people with the bonfire have put out for you.
Maybe take a torch.
Only let experts let the fireworks off.
Don’t let off your own fireworks at a display because yours might ruin the display.
Wrap up warm.
AND ENJOY YOURSELF!!!!

 

Post written by Alexandra