A special mention to ALL the children in Team LF for their hard work, commitment and general amazingness. I have been very lucky to have had the pleasure of teaching you since September and will miss you all very dearly. Keep focussed, keep engaged and keep being the fantastic little learners that you are! Take care and I will see you soon. Love from Mrs Firth.
The same message applies to ALL the staff at Park Street. You really are such wonderful people and I couldn’t work with a better group of colleagues. Thank you to each and every one of you for always working hard and making Park Street such a great place to be. I will also miss you all very much and look forward to catching up with you soon. Love from Mrs Firth.
During our gymnastics lessons we have worked on being able to perform forward rolls and backwards rolls with a range of entrances and exits. Some of Team LF have found this to be quite challenging but as we continue practising we are making progress. Last week, we used what we had learnt so far and incorporated a range of rolls into a routine. A few members of the team were confident to perform their routine in front of others and what a grand job they did!
On Thursdays, we have attended swimming lessons at Hoyland Leisure Centre. The progress we have made in such a short space of time is unbelievable! Some of Team LF have removed their arms bands, some have progressed to the larger pool and some have even made it into the deep end. Although we are all at different stages, each and every person has made progress and we cannot wait to see what is achieved by the end of the summer term!
This half term, Team LF have focussed on Spreadsheets throughout their computing lessons. The children have worked on the following:
Team LF have used 2Calculate (on Purple Mash) to format numbers and add formulas to cells in order for cells to automatically create calculations. The children have combined tools (timer, random number, spin) to make fun ways of exploring numbers. They have also used a series of data in a spreadsheet in order to create a line graph.
During 0ur lessons this week we have focussed on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. We know that when the numerator is greater than the denominator we call this an improper fraction. We also know that a mixed number consists of an integer and a fraction. During our initial lessons, we looked at visual representation of this before using our multiplication and division knowledge when looking at fractions in the abstract format.
We planned our own Greek myths, including creating our own hearo/heroine and our own hybrid creature. On Friday, we wrote our introductory paragraph which included a setting description.
@BarnsleyTTC, we can't wait for you to see our Table Tennis posters in person. Two members of Team LF have put in a great deal of effort and we are so proud of their work!
This week, we were given a musical instrument challenge - to design and create our own instrument using our knowledge and understanding of sound, including pitch and loudness. We were given the task of creating something that makes high, low, loud and quiet sounds. We could create any instrument (string, wind, percussion) using junk modelling items. We worked collaboratively to design, make and evaluate our instruments and even had a visit from Miss Fury (Science lead) so that we could present what we had made.
This half term in PE we have focussed on two units - dance and hockey.
In our hockey lessons we have focussed on, dribbling, passing, finding space, keeping possession, shooting, tackling and marking. Team LF have also had the opportunity to apply new skills in a competitive games against each other.
In our dance lessons, we focussed on the Haka. Team LF learnt Haka movements, and even choreographed their own dances based on the Ka Mate Haka. Below is a recording of Team LF performing a routine from New Zealand's All Blacks rugby team.
Our focus this half term has been World War One. We have learnt about various aspects of the war including:
There are some elements that we have not yet covered and we will be focusing on these next half term and also hosting our popular WW1 Day with Mr Fidment.
Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan – a Pop Ballad sung by Adele.
Our music unit this half term focussed around one song: Make You Feel My Love. Each week we integrated music games, elements of music (such as pulse, rhythm and pitch), singing and playing instruments. We learnt to sing, play, improvise and compose alongside this song. Each week we also listened and appraised other Pop Ballads.
This half term, we have been using 2Logo (Purple Mash) to write code in order to control an on-screen marker, incorporating our mathematical knowledge, in order to draw shapes and letters. Throughout the unit we have:
There were strong links between 2Logo and maths, and it was beneficial to think about our knowledge of angles when creating our coding language.
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