ICT at Westacre Middle School

Mr Barber showed us some programmes we could use at school or at home, we really like Hour of Code – especially the Minecraft game. We were able to programme our own algorithms and debug if the programme had to be changed. Some of us also got to use the ipads.
Thankyou to Matthew Howard and Rosie Bell for helping us all afternoon. We had a great time and we will have some ideas to take back to school.
Thank you Mr Barber.

Birdwatch

Despite the chilly weather, we have tried to spend some time outside over the last couple of weeks as we have been working so hard in the classroom!

This week we have been doing the RSPB Birdwatch. We looked for birds around the school grounds and made them some bird feeders to hang up around our forest. We are going back in next week to see if they have eaten them! The previous week we went on a welly walk with our own sticky leaf and collected lots of different colours and textures that we found around school. They are now on display outside our classroom.

Next week we are finishing our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and are learning about Chinese New Year. Hopefully it’ll be a little bit warmer soon too!

 

 

Pyramids and Death masks.

As part of out Ancient Egyptian topic we are looking at pyramids. We learnt about Zozer’s Step pyramid and were challenged to build our own step pyramid out of Lego. Some of our pyramids turned out brilliantly; just like a step pyramid, others were a bit more ‘unusual’. We had great fun building them though!

We have also started work on out Egyptian Death masks. We followed our design to build up the base of the mask using cardboard and masking tape, then we started to cover it in ‘mod rock’; it was quite tricky and very messy. We will be working on them over the next couple of weeks. They will be beautiful when they are finished!

STEM visit to Westacre

We had a great time at Westacre learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We started with a maths trail, then had a challenge to produce a trampoline fun park from recycled materials.The best bit was looking inside our bodies and at ‘lungs’through the Virtual Reality headsets. After we measured our heartbeat before and after we got to use the amazing sports equipment in the hall. Thank you Mr Barber and the other staff for the experience


Young Voices

What an amazing day and night we had at Young Voices.

The coach took us to The Resorts World in Birmingham. After eating our lunch and finding our seats in the huge arena, we spent the afternoon practicing our songs and dances with nearly 7000 other school children.

We performed with some big stars including Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet and Charlene Hector from Basement Jaxx.

On the evening we performed in front of a big audience including our parents and families. It was a fantastic experience; we all enjoyed every minute of it!

Our teachers were so very proud of us!

Ancient Egyptians

We have started the new year with a fantastic new topic –  Ancient Egyptians.

We have already found out about the Ancient Egyptian Gods;  we researched our own God as a group and presented the information to the rest of the class.

A box of Ancient Egyptian artifacts arrived from the museum for us to study; we sketched them and discussed what they were and who they might have belonged to.

In our dance lessons, we are learning an Ancient Egyptian dance. 

We are all really enthusiastic about our topic and looking forward to finding out more.

Science in Year 3

We have been learning about magnets and magnetism in Science.

We have investigated which materials are magnetic and how the poles of a magnet attract and repel each other.

Christmas celebrations in Year 3

We had a lovely end to our first term with lots of Christmas festivities. 

There was a fantastic trip to the pantomime, the school Nativity and Carol service in church,  a visit from Father Christmas, a reindeer drive , a Christmas quiz, the Christmas party and a games morning.

After all that and all our hard work this term we were ready for the Christmas holidays!

Happy New Year and see you all on 7th January.

Christmas in Year 2

The children loved all the Christmas festivities. 

There was a fantastic trip to the pantomime, the school Nativity in church (they sang beautifully), a Christmas arts and craft morning, a visit from Father Christmas, a reindeer drive  (it’s like a beetle drive but you build a Rudolf!) and the Christmas party.

After all that we were ready for the Christmas holidays!

Happy New Year and see you all in January. 

Carol Singing at Vax

Ombersley School Choir were invited to entertain The Vax employees at their Christmas party.

They all sang Christmas carols and songs beautifully. After they had finished singing, they were given a drink and cakes plus a Christmas present to say thank you. The school were also given  a new Vax vacuum cleaner as a thank you. 

We all had a lovely  morning and were very proud of our choir, as always!

Cluster Carols

Years 1, 2 , 3 and 4 had a lovely afternoon at Tibberton First School, taking part in our Annual Cluster Carols with Hindlip and Tibberton schools.

It was a lovely  start to our Christmas festivities.