What a wonderful week it has been in Beluga and indeed across the school, as of course it has been World Book Day (week!).
Celebrations started with the launch of The LNSPS Great Spelling Bee and the customary dressing up and jollity that comes with the actual World Book Day. On Wednesday the children were greatly inspired by Ellie Irving, a local author, who ran workshops on creative writing with particular emphasis on characterisation. Children came up with all manner weird and whacky personalities. After making an initial thumbnail sketch of their character, children then went on to investigate character’s motivations, obstructions and hopes and dreams. The master-class was thoroughly well received by the children. Who knows ….a literary- giant- to- be, might be about to germinate from the fertile soils of Beluga Class!
Can you guess the characters from their photos?
Monday 24th February 2020 – Friday 28th February 2020
21st October 2019 - 25th October 2019
Here are some of photographs from our recent trip to Duxford!
The children of Beluga have turned in another fabulous week here at North Street!
In history, we have sought to have an in depth look into the true causes of World War 2 and have begun to realise that in order to understand the Second World War we need to examine the first war – the war to end all wars. As a consequence we have examined the Treaty of Versailles and it’s contributing factors to the mood of the German Nation leading up to the conflict. Additionally, children have continued to look at the erratic and capricious character of Adolf Hitler whose dark charisma persuaded so many to follow his repugnant and catastrophic ideology.
Our English studies have shed light on WWII but from the domestic, home-front perspective. Children have been reading Michelle Magorian’s Goodnight Mr Tom. From the initial reading there is much evidence to suggest that its sensitive themes and incisive writing style are having a positive impact on their own diary compositions.
Children made papier macheˊ models to support their wartime diaries writing.
In science, we have been posing philosophical as well as scientific questions about the definition of life. We challenged ourselves to devise a set of test to prove that something is living or non- living. This is our first rung on the ladder to the understanding life processes.
The children of Beluga could not have made a more purposeful and determined start to their very last year at Leigh North Street Primary!
From the outset, they have shown an immense enthusiasm for furthering their learning by posing insightful questions, participating in discussion and debate, and by listening intently. As you may well be aware, the first two days of the new term have been dedicated to our commitment to reflecting on how we learn. During these Learning to Learn days, children have been investigate the necessity for laws in society to keep us safe and applying this knowledge to making and understanding our new class rules. In order for us to fully understand how to create an effective code of conduct we engaged in role play. One of the scenarios we investigated was what happens if laws and rules break down in the city….the results were pretty devastating!
Other activities packed into the two days were portrait painting, quick-fire maths, spellings and practical first aid! Phew..! Please see what we’ve been up to below.
A lawless society!
Children attending to an unresponsive patient….what would you do?
In dramatic full flow!