Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School
Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand
This week, we have carried out a very important job. Those of us who wanted to, did speeches to be a school councillor. Today, we went to our school polling station (the hall) to cast our votes. Some of us took part in cross country this week at Spring Grove. We tried our best and did really well.
This week in science, we have been learning about gravity. It is a force that pulls us towards Earth. In maths, we have been learning about multiplication facts. We have also had Buster in to teach us guitar. In English, we have been learning about using simple and perfect tenses in biography writing.
This week in science, we have been learning about friction, forces and gravity. We had fun testing friction by seeing how far and fast a toy car would travel on different surfaces. In English we have been writing a biography about Aprille Eriksson-Jackson who is an aerospace engineer for NASA. In DT we have been starting to design a working fairground ride. We will be using a circuit and battery to make our rides move.
We are very excited that Miss Dodsworth and Mrs Kinneer are holding dance auditions to find out who will represent our school in a dance show in the spring. In science, we have been learning about air resistance. When an object falls, gravity pulls it down but there is an opposing force acting on it too. This is air resistance, and it slows the object down. Tomorrow, we get to wear our own clothes and bring in a treat to go in this year's tombola for the Christmas Fair.
This week in science, we have been learning all about air resistance. We made our own parachutes in groups and dropped them from the same height (for a fair test) to see how long they would take to descend. We also worked out the average time it takes to descend. Some of us entered a dance competition and have been selected to represent our school in a dance show. We're very excited! We are also in the process of learning our class Christmas song called, All Around the World. Watch this space for the grand video of our performance. Today, we are looking forward to watching this week's Masked Reader. We wonder who it is!
Yesterday, we had fun with 'Pick a Present'! We all got to take home a wrapped present for just £1. In English, we learnt and performed the poem, The Ride. We are now creating our own poems in this style. Tomorrow, we will have the whole morning finishing off the fairground rides that we're making in D.T. (design and technology) We will add the final components and include the switch and motor to make our fairground rides turn. It's also Christmas jumper day tomorrow. We will make sure we don't get any paint on them!
We have been getting in the Christmas spirit this week. We played out in the snow and made snowmen. It was really fun and very cold. We are so excited today because we are having our school Christmas dinner today - yum! Year 1 and 2 have also delighted us with their nativity. They spoke and sung so well. We enjoyed listening to Year R sing Christmas songs. We then got to hang out with our buddies and congratulate them.
Tomorrow is our last day of term before the Christmas holiday. We are very excited but will be sad to say goodbye to our favourite caretaker, Bob. Don't tell Bob, but we're going to dress up as him and celebrate his time at Lady J. It will be an especially sad day for Swift Class as we say goodbye and good luck to our wonderful TA, Miss Hogben. Her new school are so lucky to have her!