This morning year 6 used a variety of instruments to follow beats in music, the level of difficulty increased as they worked their way through. Although the classroom was a little noisy, much fun was had and they were given the opportunity to perform their piece at the end of the lesson.
This week in maths, the children have been identifying different types of angles and measuring degrees. Today, they were introduced to protractors. They began by measuring angles less than 90 degrees by careful placing the protractor on the baseline and starting at 0 on the inner scale and following it round until we see the line of the angle. They then compared their answers with their partners.
This morning we were thrilled to invite our dads into school for a special Father’s Day breakfast run by our fabulous Friends of St Barnabas. Judging by all the smiling faces, it was a huge success!
In PE this week, Year 4 have been coaching each other to help develop bowling skills. They were fantastic at using technical language to direct their teammates and applied this to our match at the end of the session.
Today during RE, year 6 have been thinking about the impact of how the Bible teachings can deepen our understanding of God. We then moved on to consider different perspectives, focusing on the story of ‘The tower of Babel’, how people of that time would react to the story compared to us today.
Reception have really enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. Today, they had a closer look at a cocoon and released the butterflies!
The children have been comparing poems and explaining their preferences. They have been identifying where they differ and are similar by giving a deeper appreciation and understanding of them. Thinking about the ways in which the poets have approached their subject matter.
In story and craft club, we listened to a book called, ‘The Night Before Father’s Day.’ We discussed the special people in our lives and how we can make them feel loved. We then created a card for them.
Well done to our Year 6 Orienteering Squad who took part in the BwD competition at Witton Park today. The teams worked together, showed perseverance and sportsmanship to achieve great things. We had some super times and look forward to hearing the results!
What a great start to the summer term. Three of our Year 6 girls took part in a gifted and talented netball session down at BRFC. The girls had a great time practising their netball skills and played a number of games. A representative from West Pennine netball also spoke to them all about joining West Pennine Netball Club, who train at Darwen Vale on Saturday mornings. If you would like your child to join, please email [email protected] or contact their facebook page. They have sessions for girls from reception class upwards.
In French, Year 3 have been using prior learning of numbers, colours and fruit for writing in sentences. For example - Il y a six pommes vertes. ( There are six green apples.)
During our class worship, we looked at the term 'referee'. The children shared experiences that they have had previously with referees in school and out of school. We looked at the job of a referee and how important the role of a referee is. We also discussed that we may not always agree with decisions made by the referees but without them, some games could not be played. It is important to always show respect to sports officials involved in the games we play.