Science Week starts today! What is British Science Week?
British Science Week is a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.
It is a programme of thousands of events running throughout the whole of the UK. This year’s theme for the activities and poster competition is ‘Innovating the future’ – celebrating the amazing diversity we see across the world.
Oldfield Brow will be celebrating in the wonders of Science, technology, engineering and Maths on Tuesday 9th March 2021, where each class will be participating in activities that promote our inner scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
There is an exciting poster competition running as well. You are invited to create a poster around this year’s theme ‘Innovating for the future’. All the details are in the Download section, but here is how you enter…
1. Once the masterpiece has been completed, bring your work into school no later than the 26th March 2021.
2. Each school is able to enter a maximum of five entries so we will run a competition on the 27th March 2021 to select the top five to enter from Oldfield Brow. Each child will be asked to choose their favourite 2 pictures and the 5 pictures with the most nominations will be put forward for submission. The team at Oldfield brow will then upload your art through the online entry form. Remember to include the key information on the back of your art, including your first name and your age.
Here is our maths challenge for you for today...
IT'S WORLD BOOK DAY !!!!! YIPPEEEE !!!!
I wonder how many of you are sporting dragon looks! Isabelle looks incredible! You've worked so hard on this creation, and I hear it is all your own work too! Brilliant. Gavin has created his own sword, ready to fend off any rogue and dangerous beasts and Marcus and Abby have created a stunning picture of a dragon of their own creation. Well done, all of you!
Here in school, there is a fantastic variety of costumes too! There has been lots of work put into so many costumes. Well done, everyone! I love Cruz's wings and tail and, Eddie - I think that must be the funniest costume I have ever seen! Fabulous everyone, fabulous!
Here is another dragon, I couldn't resist including it - it is very usual. As it is a sea dragon, it doesn't have leg! Great work, Maisie!
There have been some other absolutely amazing creations this week, of the literary kind. I think the battle scenes you create between your dragon and the snaggle toothed dragon are going to be spectacular. There are lots of ideas to help you on the daily learning sheet and also a vocabulary box of powerful words at the end of the document. This link will take you to a really good site that has lots of information, hints and tips for writing with flair about dragons.
We have a couple of assemblies to share with you today, (head on over to the Literacy Page for our World Book Day and the class assembly videos! https://www.oldfield-brow.com/info/literacy/ ) and don't forget the Whole School Sponsored Read event which is happening today. All details and sponsorship forms etc are available in the Downloads section. Have a spectacular World Book Day :-)
Here is our Maths challenge for the day - answers as always in the Download section
Are you up for a challenge? Here is today's Maths challenge :-)
(Answers in the Download section)
As we look forward to everyone returning next Monday, there may also be some feelings of anxiety regarding coming back to school. Young Minds offers a wealth of advice and support. Either click the picture or follow this web link.
******* IMPORTANT ****** Please follow this link for today's Maths lesson https://vimeo.com/507906973
Did you that the 2nd March was Dr Seuss' birthday? In honour of one of the world's best known authors, here are some fun facts about him...
Top 5 Facts About Dr Seuss
1. Dr Seuss wasn't really a doctor and began using his title to add credibility to his writing. His real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel.
2. He wrote 'Green Eggs and Ham' after his publisher bet that he couldn't write a book using just 50 different words.
3. He had a large collection of hats whenever he had a writing block, he would put on a suitable hat to help the words flow better.
4. The original pronunciation of 'Suess' rhymes with 'voice' rather than 'juice'.
5. He won several major awards including two Academy Awards and two Emmys.
Alice has done a terrific job of designing her Mayan's booklet, including a contents page and introductory page. Well done, Alice !
Here are some of the dragons which were drawn in school, some of them are looking decidedly Welsh! There were some excellent results, and everyone really enjoyed drawing them. I hope you did at home, too.
Hello, and welcome to World Book Week – Dragon style!
We have so many activities to look forward to this week, don’t forget our dress-up day on Thursday – this could be creating a dragon mask, or wearing a costume of a character from a book that has a dragon in it. (That could be quite a good game actually, can we guess the dragon book from your costume J A witch from Room on the Broom would be a good one!)
Happy Saint David's Day as well. The iconic Welsh dragon fits so well with our theme for the week too!
This is too cute not to make a point of showing...thank you, Google!
Our Mystery Readers can be found here (can you find the Year 6 teachers?)
Click on the green box at the top to access the videos.
As you can see, Stephen Fry has a message for us. If you click the picture, the video will open :-)
This week’s spellings are words which have their origins from other countries –check out the booklet in the Download section, and of course, our spoken spellings on Friday!
A few people mentioned how much they enjoyed The Giant’s Necklace by Michael Morpurgo last week. As it is World Book Week, I’ve searched and rummaged and managed to find a downloadable copy, so if you want to check if your predictions came true – read on! (I read it, and believe me, I did not see the ending coming at all!!!)
I think our new Topic is going to be very popular judging by the wonderful booklet covers that we have seen so far. Here are just a few of them:
It has been fabulous to see how creative you have been with the Art activity as well. Who knew how many combinations could be made from a selection of semi-circles??? The first two are from Oliver and Yvie, and then a selection from some of the children in school (apologies, I didnt get chance to link names to art, but they were too lovely not to include on this page!)
Wahey, we have a History Detective in our midst! Well done, Talia! I know a few of you have completed the trail now, and it has been lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed yourselves!
Here we have another wonderful front cover for our Mayan topic - well done, Lizzy!
Another week has hurtled by, and next week will see all things dragon. Next Thursday is actually World Book Day and in line with tradition – it is dress up day! To be fair, I would be quite surprised if everyone had a dragon costume big enough to fit a Year 6er! As this year is tricky for a number of reasons, we are hoping to make this as much fun as possible, and also as small a headache as possible! With this in mind, we would love it if your child could dress up on Thursday either in a costume of a character from a book or film that has a dragon in it, or creates a face mask of a dragon to wear instead. My Google Meet virtual class this morning were very taken with this idea, and I can’t wait to see them all next week – a sea of dragon faces staring back me! Fabulous!
Our extra maths challenge of the day is:
We have fun challenge that incorporates two of our favourite things: Maths and chocolate! Watch the video in the Downloads section – can you work out why it works?
Here are a couple of the exercise routines made for others to follow! Have a go and have a look in the download section for a PPT with lots of others to get you even fitter!
***** Following a reminder regarding how to do the title on your booklet, here is one I made earlier!! You will need to then use the pictures on the sheet to help illustrate it beautifully!!
We hope you have all settled back into the school work routine by now - lots of good work has come in that would suggest you have!
Today we start our Mayans topic, which will be done in those fabulous little booklets in your pack and we look forward to seeing what designs you come up with for the front cover today.....
We hope you enjoyed creating your own 'Joe Wicks style' exercise routines today! If you send them in we will post some on here so you can all have a go at each others!
Here is today's Maths Challenge!
Some fabulous creations were sent in last week to celebrate Chinese New Year - here are a couple to impress/scare you!
These dragons will lead us nicely into World Book week starting on Monday where our theme is 'dragons!'
Our music today is going to look at tempo, and our learning will be guided by the wonderful BBC presenters as help us understand all the complexities which go towards creating a truly successful song.
Today sees the unveiling of our school assembly which will tell us all about some of the exciting plans for World Book Week next week. Mrs Chetwyn will be taking us through a beautiful text which will form the basis of some of our activities next week. There are lots of dragons in this book, as you can see, Year 6 have adopted the snaggle toothed dragon!
As you can seem Year 6 have been given the snaggle toothed dragon
Next week, there will be a number of 'mystery readers' on the Literacy page (under Children tab) where you find some familiar faces reading extracts from a variety of different dragon themed stories - how many readers will you recognise?
Hello everyone, happy Tuesday! I don't know if any of you saw the sun rise this morning at about 7am but it was truly stunning - the sky was rippled with red!
We are looking forward to our class online meets today, so we can catch up with everyone after the break and also share how we feel about the news last night that we will be all back together on the 8th March.
We are also going to be getting into the swing of preparations for World Book Week next week, and our topic this afternoon is tax!
Mrs Thornton and I think your 500 word stories are fabulous, it is going to be really tricky to pick between them. You are all so creative and imaginative - there has been a wonderful variety of themes and characters :-)
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Year 6 really enjoyed a video from Mrs Chetwyn today which they shared on the Google Meet calls, then children in school ...made a discovery!