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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sub Zero Rescue Missions

As the Sub Zero has been stranded in the Antarctic with their passengers, understandably panicking, we have been asked to send them a Facetime video to reassure them that help is on the way. Here are our first, rough efforts. How could they be improved?

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Norther Lights Haikus

We have been researching pictures and videos of the Norther Lights. We then used oil pastels to make our own interpretations of Northern Lights landscapes.

As a class we thought showered words that we thought of when watching the Northern Lights. We broke them down into syllable charts and then created Haikus.

Using Explain Everything, we photographed the pictures and then superimposed our Haikus over the top.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Kaspar Prince of Cats diaries

We have begun reading Michael Morpurgo's Kaspar, Prince of Cats as it is our author focus. We have also been recapping on what a good diary looks like. Following this we wrote diary entries as Johnny Trott on the day he hears some devastating information about someone close to him. Here are some of our entries:

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Marshmallow Igloo challenge

We kicked off our Frozen Kingdom topic by being given the challenge of constructing igloos from marshmallows and cocktail sticks. Here is how we got on!

Studyladder Homework

Online homework will be set on Fridays. Usernames and passwords will be given to pupils in their reading records.

For ease of access, the following links can be clicked to access your pupils' year groups login page. All pupils will need to do is add their password to their username.

Year 5 homework login page HERE

Year 6 homework login page HERE

Academic Year 2017-18 - Welcome back!

Welcome to a new academic year!

Our topic this term in Year 5/6 is Frozen Kingdom. This is a Geography based topic looking at the planet’s coldest places. Pupils will be learning about the Titanic; Captain Scott; Icebergs; producing Northern Lights art and music pieces and the history of polar travel.

In maths we will be continuing with the mastery approach to mathematics and will be focusing on number.

Our literacy focus is linked into our main topic as we will be studying Michael Morpurgo’s Kaspar, Prince of Cats. This is a story that tracks the adventures of one amazing cat from the Savoy hotel in London to the Titanic.

Our science topic is going to be material changes, focusing on solids, liquids and gases. We will also be looking at dissolving, freezing, evaporating and condensing.

Our PE days be on Tuesday and Friday. On Tuesday pupils will require PE kit for outdoors (trainers, tracksuit bottoms and a warm top), as we will be having a focus on striking and fielding activities. On Friday pupils will require PE kit for gymnastic activities (shorts and t-shirt).

Online homework will be given via studyladder on Fridays. Usernames and passwords will be written into pupils reading records for safekeeping.

Reading books are expected to be read with an adult at home everyday and brought into school on a daily basis. Reading journals will be handed out next week with pupils being expected to complete one activity per week.

We will be sharing our learning journey via our Twitter account @lps140club and our blog http://llanharanpsyr456.blogspot.co.uk

Friday, 9 June 2017

Our school's General Election

We held our general election to run alongside the actual taking place in the country. Our class was divided into the five parties that were standing in our Ogmore constituencies, with the make up of each group being randomly chosen.

The groups made campaign posters, party political broadcasts using iPlayer and wrote a speech to be delivered to the voters.We wrote emails to the 5 local candidates and got various responses.

The posters, adverts and responses can be found by clicking on the links for individual party blog posts:
Liberal Democrats
Plaid Cymru

On Thursday the pupils from Years 1-4 sat and watched the party political broadcasts and listened to the speech. They then took their ballot papers, made their choices and voted.

This morning, we separated into counting teams and totaled up the votes.

The results were as follows:
As there were 99 votes, we decided that there would have to be be a magic majority number of 50.  No party achieved this number so we were left with a hung parliament. We then offered all the leaders to enter into a coalition discussion. After heated debate, Labour decided to enter into coalition with Plaid Cymru.

We then took our data and put it into graph form and worked out percentages.